Family Tree DNA Lecture

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Family Tree DNA Lecture
icon BUILDING Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
icon CALENDAR Thursday, October 11, 2018
icon LOCATION 3400 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002
icon TIME 7:00PM
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Family Tree DNA Lecture | Conversos: A Secret Past

Marie Theresa Hernández, PhD
Professor, World Cultures and Literature
The University of Houston

How does your family define its identity? For some families, identity contains a hidden surprise. One of the earliest groups of crypto Jews, or conversos, was brought to North America by Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva in the 16th century and populated northern Mexico and southern Texas. Some abandoned allegiance to Judaism, gradually losing knowledge of their Jewish identity. Others held on to their beliefs and traditions, making modifications in forms of worship. Discover how a long-ago event still reverberates today and how families are redefining their cultural and ethnic identity through DNA testing. Does your family have secrets?

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00PM
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH)
3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Street parking for MATCH events is free around the center. Surface lot parking is available at the
corner of Main and Holman and is $5 after 5:30 pm.

Archaeology Now and Institute of Hispanic Culture Members - $14.00
Nonmember Tickets - $20.00,
Tickets available by phone at 713.521.4533 or in person at the MATCH box office

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