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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time to renew your membership for the year 2019!

Time to renew your membership for 2019. Please use this form or renew online

at https://www.gsha-sc.org/membership.html

Help out the organization by donating your use or new books to our library or adding a $ donation to the application or while paying online thru our PayPal account. All donation are recognized and tax deductible. GSHA-SC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. #33-0589453



Who Do You Think You Are returns for a new season

TLC’s Emmy Award-winning series, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns on Monday, December 3 at 10:00p.m. ET/PT, with four new episodes featuring celebrities tracing their family history, as they dive into their past and explore their connection to generations that came before them.

With the help of Ancestry.com and historical documents, these stars get the opportunity of a lifetime and embark on exciting missions to discover their own heritage. For some, that may mean tracing back several generations to distinct moments in world history. The celebrities featured in these new episodes are:

12/3 – Mandy Moore – Actress Mandy Moore is shocked to discover ancestors who lived in Australia and travels far, determined to unlock the mystery of how they got there. Moore is touched by the courage of those who made THE JOURNEY and the sacrifice of those who were left behind.

12/10 – Josh Duhamel – Actor Josh Duhamel travels to England to investigate the extraordinary life of his twelve times great-grandfather and uncovers an astonishing, dark twist of interrogation and torture that rocks his belief system to the core.

12/17 – Matthew Morrison – Actor Matthew Morrison explores his American roots for the first time and is surprised to discover his family’s ties to the Revolutionary War. He learns of the bold lengths his ancestor went through to protect his allegiances and the brutality he faced on the battlefield.

12/17 – Regina King – Actress Regina King investigates her maternal FAMILY TREE and uncovers an ancestor who was a passionate civil rights activist in Alabama; a man who came out of slavery, endured horrific violence, but never stopped fighting for his people.

Ancestry, the leading family history company, is teaming up again with TLC as a sponsor of the upcoming season. As part of the show sponsorship, Ancestry provides exhaustive family history research on each of the featured celebrities to help make discoveries possible and build out the story of each episode.

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? is produced by Shed Media (a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television) and Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky’s Is Or Isn’t Entertainment for TLC.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Support our organization by shopping thru Amazon smile

The holidays are approaching and you can make a difference for our organization!  AmazonSmile donates to Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-So CA Branch when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0589453
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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Interesting article on Sephardic Jews

Please read this interesting article on Sephardic Jews. Hit here

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Smile.Amazon.com

Time to help out the organization by going to Smile.amazon.con and select GSHA-SC as the designated non profit organization and purchase your items.To celebrate, they're launching their biggest bonus donation to date — 5% for 5 days. From Oct 29 - Nov 2, they're donating 5%, ten times their usual rate, on all eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Click here for details.



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Día de Muertos

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original name, Día de Muertos. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico where the day is a public holiday. Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer. Gradually, it was associated with October 31, November 1 and November 2 to coincide with the Western Christian triduum of Allhallowtide: All Saints' Eve, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas, honoring the deceased using calaveras, aztec marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Visitors also leave possessions of the deceased at the graves. Credit by Wikipedia