INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY
The old cinema with the representatives of the different genealogical institutions, participants in the congress and municipal authorities. Picture: Vinicius Soares Mendes
Between October 17th and 21st, 2022, the XXII American Meeting of Genealogy, the XII Iberian-American Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry and the II International Congress of Genealogy and Family History of the Canary Islands took place in Candelaria (in the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain), where some seventy genealogists met, representing the Mexican Genealogy Seminar of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Puerto Rican Society of Genealogy, the Argentine Federation of Genealogy and Heraldry, the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, the Madrid Royal Academy of Heraldry and Genealogy, the Chilean Institute of Genealogical Research, the Iberian-American Confederation of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences, the Dominican Academy of Genealogy and Heraldry, the Peruvian Institute of Genealogical Research, the Costa Rican Academy of Genealogy, and the organizer of this great meeting, the Society of Genealogy and Heraldry Studies of the Canary Islands.
There were more than 70 registered participants, in these three high-level genealogical events, including attendees and speakers, whose communications and conferences were wrapped with a large presence of the public. On the other hand, in the same municipality of Candelaria two exhibitions were opened, one dedicated to the genealogical sources found in the Provincial Historical Archive of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and another to the Latin American cartoons, by the Canarian painter Néstor Dámaso del Pino.
On the 21st, before the closing, it was decided that the XXIII American Meeting of Genealogy and the XIII Ibero-American Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry will take place in 2024 in San Juan de Argentina and the XXIV American Meeting of Genealogy, and the XIV Ibero-American Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry will be held in San Juan de Puerto Rico in 2025.