Tejano Experience and Genealogy



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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr. Allen Tx
Allen, TX, Texas 75013

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Dr. Robert Saldaña, author of the award-winning Tejano Experience, will speak at the Allen Public Library 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21. Earning acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Tejano Experience is a case study in Spanish-American and Mexican American genealogy. This book resulted from the author’s efforts to find more information about himself, his family, and his fellow Tejanos. 

A subculture within the Hispanic and Latino communities, Tejanos possess many unique cultural and family traditions that set them apart. Thus, tracing ancestries is a daunting task for them. Dr. Saldaña will share how he overcame obstacles while researching his ancestry. As a result of his efforts, he captured family stories which are often overlooked. In addition, he stresses the importance of putting them into print.

A Texas resident, Dr. Saldaña holds an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and a Doctoral Degree of Optometry.

Can’t be there in person? The program will also be streamed live on ACTV. Find viewing options at Watch ACTV or view online at or


The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.