Charles Fourquet-Batiz, a Puerto Rican genealogist and co-founder of The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York recently taped a television program on genealogy specifically for Puerto Ricans. Chaz was a guest on New Jersey’s FAMILY HISTORIAN, a weekly cable show dedicated to genealogy. The program is a half-hour long and will be aired on April 9 in New Jersey’s CTN Channel.
Chaz, researching Puerto Rico for over 7 years, has used his experience to help many others find their Puerto Rican roots here in the U.S. His pursuits for sources and his own research has taken him back to the island several times a year. As co-founder of HGSNY he has been instrumental in seeking out and bringing together novices and veterans for information sharing workshops and meetings. Charlie has created three webpages on the internet related to genealogy and the Puerto Rican culture.
Chaz is a board member of La Casa De La Herencia Puertorriqueña, where the society holds its meetings and conferences. On Family Historian, Chaz brings his expertise to television while he discusses topics such as: How to begin Puerto Rican research, finding resources outside of the island, how to read old census and baptism records and even reviewed some books as aids for research. For almost 10 years, FAMILY HISTORIAN has brought genealogy to people’s homes. Stephen Conte, its host and producer, has also produced several other Hispanic genealogical shows including Cuban and Portuguese genealogy.