Monday, March 6, 2017

1992 – 2017
Celebrating 25 years

 GSHA 28th Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference
August 18 - 20, 2017
Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel – Ontario, California
2200 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761

“Ancient Trails to Super Highways…Discover Your Roots”
Senderos antiguos a supercarreteras...Descubra sus raíces

It’s been twenty years since the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California Chapter hosted the GSHA Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference. In 1997, the conference was held in Long Beach, California. This year’s conference is being held in Ontario, California. This year also commemorates the chapter’s 25th anniversary.

With the support of GSHA National President, Paul Gomez and GSHA Southern California Chapter President, Leonard Trujillo, the conference planning committee is working on making this year’s conference an exciting and memorable event.

Our special guest room rate is $89.00 per room, single or double. This rate will be extended three days prior to and three days after the conference. If you are interested in a suite, the Radisson is offering only two suites at a rate of $129.00 each. Daily breakfast vouchers may be purchased for $10.00 per person upon registration at the hotel.

To make room reservations on-line, go to www.radisson.com and give Ontario, California as the city, your dates of stay at the hotel, and enter Group Code GSHGSH. Or call 1-800-333-3333 to make your hotel reservations. Please specify Group Reservations and give Group Code GSHGSH. Room rates $89 per night, single or double. If you have any questions, please call the hotel.

The Radisson offers complimentary services and amenities, such as free parking, 24-hour shuttle to and from the Ontario Intl’ Airport, high speed internet in all rooms, use of the Executive Athletic Club, with pool, spa, racquetball and tennis courts.
Hotel reservations must be made by July 28, 2017        
to ensure the special group rate








Thursday, March 2, 2017

Finding Your Roots in Mexico Presentation

John Schmal will present his presentation at two locations in the month of March. Please make arrangement to attend either or both. Locations are noted below:

Mar 11, 2017, 10-12noon, "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" Orange FHC 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA.

Mar 25, 2017, 1-3pm, "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" WLAFHC 10741 Santa Monica Bl., LA.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wrap up on the Feb 25, 2017 Hispanic Research

There were 14 participants who attended the 25th February 2017 meeting. The two topics that host Ceasar Castro discussed were: finding Mexican documents on the Familysearch.org web site and the translating of the Mexican documents.

Mr Castro gave demonstrations on how to get to the actual Mexican birth, marriage and death records on the Familysearch web site. Since many of the Mexican records are not indexed, as of yet, a follow up demostration was given on the procedures in going through the actual documents in hopes of finding the record of an ancestor.

A followup demostration was given on he process of transcription in three steps: 1)Transcribe the document verbatim, 2) transcribe to modern Spanish and 3) then translate to English. Ceasar demonstrated the process and providing several books about Spanish paleography (the study and deciphering of ancient handwriting) which will help the readers in translating old Spanish 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Take A Detour From Route 66: Taos To L.A.

Saturday, March 25 at the Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91745

10:00-11:00 a.m., Children’s Poetry Workshop
In this interactive workshop, children will learn how to use movement, color, environment, and
storytelling to write poetry. This program is ideal for students in grades 2-6. Taught by Peggy Dobreer.

2:00-5:00 p.m., Day 1 Main Event
Poetry, music, art, history, and a Route 66 diner tasting will transport visitors to different
points in time along the Old Spanish Trail and Route 66. Visit five venues around the beautiful
grounds of the Homestead Museum, once part of an immense Mexican rancho. Today, the
six-acre historic site features the Workman House, a Victorian-era country home constructed
around an 1840s adobe; La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion; and El
Campo Santo, one of the oldest private cemeteries in the region.

Sunday, March 26 at the John A. Rowland House
16021 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745

2:00-4:00 p.m., Day 2 Main Event
Join poets from Saturday’s event for an intimate, single-stage reading in the parlor of the
Rowland House. Built in 1855, it is the oldest surviving brick structure in Southern California
and rarely opened to the public for events like this!

Admission is free. Space for each program is limited, and reservations begin February 10.
Call 626.968.8492, or visit homesteadmuseum.org or facebook.com/Route66TakeTheDetour

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Are you tuning in to Jamboree Webinars!

Although the bi-monthly Jamboree Webinars have already begun (started in January), there are plenty more to come!

These presentations are free when first aired and for SCGS members the 100 sessions are available at any time free. Register at : http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Details can be seen at the Jamboree Webinar website.

For a small taste of those coming soon:

Saturday, March 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Family Browse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch
Presented by Mary Kircher Roddy

Wednesday, March 15 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Get Excited About your Pre-1870 African-American Research
Presented by Diane L. Richards

**Special Webinar rescheduled from 2016**
Wednesday, March 22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
What's In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story
Presented by Tessa Keough