Ellen Fernandez-Sacco PhD started Latino Genealogy & Beyond: Diasporic journeys across time and place last September. A Boricua from New York City, has lived in California who has recently relocated to Tampa Florida, Ellen is a Past President and Life Member of the California Genealogical Society as well as the Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogia.
When asked why she started her blog, she responded:
I wanted to see relevant content online and share finds with family. My focus is on genealogy and its intersections with systems of colonialism, slavery and expansion, based on the island of Puerto Rico. My geographic reach is extending to other areas of the Caribbean, the US eastern seaboard, and Africa. I’m writing my ancestors into visibility. And as genealogy has a restorative justice component, I want to introduce readers to helpful concepts, historical events and people who write on these themes.
Some of Ellen’s recent posts include
- Can Genealogy Be Racist? Identity, Roots & the Question of Proof
- Stories in a Box: Caja 1829, Slavery and the Hernandez family
- Gaining Freedom: gleaning narratives from Caja 1444, Moca, Puerto Rico, 1848-1854
She’s interested in the following surnames: Babilonia, Fernandez, Matos, Calo, and Acevedo.
Happy Blogiversary Ellen!
Contributed by Laura Hedgecock
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