Friday, December 4, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

GSHA Fray Angelico Chavez Chapter Dec 12, 2020 Presentation "From the Steel City to Ph.D."

 The FACC will have Dr. Irene Blea on Zoom, Dec. 12, 10:00 a.m., PST(1:00 a.m. EST; 12:00 CST; 11:00 a.m. MST). The link to this presentation will be sent a couple of days before the event or if you wish to receive an invitation, please contact gsha.vp@gshaa.org and note the event.


Dr. Irene Blea is an award winning and internationally known author, scholar and poetess who draws from her family and personal history, plus her many years as a sociological researcher. She will reveal her journey from a northern New Mexico settlement to Colorado and why it is the focus of her next book, Erené with Wolf Medicine.

The former Puebloan will discuss how she writes, what she writes, and the underlying meaning of her work. The activist scholar and poet has evolved from writing with pencil, a pen, typewriter, and computer to embrace an Internet presence on blogs, Facebook, countless Zoom sessions, and Webinars.

Dr. Blea’s novel, Daughters of the West Mesa, is based on the discovery of 11 women and an unborn fetus in the desert west of Albuquerque. The novel was awarded the Best of Albuquerque in 1915.

She is the author of much poetry, numerous articles, the Suzanna trilogy, and 7 textbooks on women and race relations. Blea taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Metropolitan State College-Denver, as well as at Colorado State University-Pueblo. She retired as a Tenured Full Professor and Chairperson of Mexican American Studies at California State University-Los Angeles. Her work is best known for the style in which characters, including the environment and politics, are utilized in her writing. Dr. Irene Blea is frequently referred to as the Chicana novelist of these times.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Late Notice--Explore Ute horse culture with tribal representative and elders; How have horses shaped the history of Colorado and the West.


Coming Thursday: explore Ute horse culture with tribal representatives and elders


3 December Thursday / 6 pm MST 5pm PST

Zoom Video Conferencing / 

Join Up! Horse Traditions in Ute Culture & History

How have horses shaped the history of Colorado and the West? History Colorado seeks to answer this and other questions about the relationship between equines and humans in our state with a source-community initiative, Join Up! Exploring Equine Culture in Colorado.

In this second program in the Join Up! series, Southern Ute community members will share their stories and knowledge about horses - from the "kava" of pre-reservation life, to horses of the contemporary revival of rodeo competitions. Presentations and conversations from this program will contribute to the development of an exhibition on horse culture in Colorado.

This event is open to the public by suggested donation but registration is required.

Please consider supporting the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series at Colorado Gives.

The Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series is generously supported by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area and Colorado State University-Pueblo.

To here this presentation, you will need to register ahead of time at here

Exploring Jalisco's Indigenous People: Past and Present Dec 5, 2020 1pm

 You will need to register ahead of time at this link, hit here

Saturday, November 28, 2020

GSHA Annual Meeting December 19, 5pm PST

Though GSHA had to forgo the annual conference this year due to Covid 19, they are still required to have an annual business meeting per the bylaws. 

Therefore, the Board of Directors has agreed to a date of December 19th. Saturday, 2020, time 5 pm PST, 6 pm MST, 7 pm CST and 8 pm EST. Meeting will be on Zoom, and an invitation will be sent on December 17th. Please download the ZOOM app, on computer and/or phone, if you wish to attend the meeting.

If you have an item to be added to the agenda or you wish to receive an invitation to zoom, please send to: president@gshaa.org and gsha.secretary@gmail.com, by December 10th.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Finding Women's Maiden Names

One of the most difficult things a family historian faces is tracking the women in their family. To watch the video, hit here

Join Crista Cowan as she shares tips to discover the maiden names of the women in your family!

Bringing together science and self-discovery, Ancestry helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them. Our sophisticated engineering and technology harnesses family history and consumer genomics, combining billions of rich historical records, millions of family trees, and samples from almost 10 million people in the AncestryDNA database to provide people with deeply meaningful insights about who they are and where they come from. What will you discover about your personal history with Ancestry?  

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Family Secrets Emerge as DNA Testing Gains Popularity

Two families with lifelong secrets unearthed because of home DNA test kits are now dealing with the truth. Here's what their stories tell us about the shock that can come from new ancestry technology, and how to deal with it. To watch the video, hit here