Tuesday, March 13, 2018

General Meeting Announcement Saturday, May 5, 2018 10 AM to 2 PM

Rachel Ornelas will speak about taking advantage of the non-indexed records in FamilySearch.org at our next general Meeting in May. Please join us and learn how easy it is to find and source your records from this vast collection.

Rachel has been involved in family research since 2002.  She was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. She met her husband and married in Mexico City.  In 2012,  Rachel and her husband received an assignment from the LDS church as Area Family History advisers for the Spanish speaking LDS units in Southern California.

10 am Coffee & Setup
10:30 am GSHA Southern California announcements
11 - 12 pm Rachel Ornelas
12 pm Lunch on your own. Door Prize Drawing. An eclectic array of prizes, many geared to genealogy.  Tickets $1/each, 6 tickets for $5 or 12 tickets for $10
                                Research till library closes.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Earning more dollars for our organization by just registering and shopping

GSHA-SC is excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion that will launch soon. Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase our organization, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-So CA Branch's AmazonSmile donations, by reminding your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com.

From March 12 - 31, please use the message and banner below in email to help spread the word to your friends, associates and relatives. .

For additional details about the promotion, visit the promotion detail page.

Remember you can help the organization out by 3x your impact by registering and shopping during this period! Tell your friends and relatives to assist us.

From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0589453 and Amazon donates to Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-So CA Branch.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Join us for GSHA-SC traveling Hispanic Genealogy Research in Mission Viejo March 3rd!

Join with the Genealogy Society of Hispanic America -Southern California for an exciting day of Hispanic research.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher you will glean invaluable knowledge.
Bring the data you have compiled thus far and let us help you expand your research a little further. You might even find a distant cousin or your information could possible help one of the other participants break through a wall.

Learn of the variety of websites that are available as well as new books with gems of genealogy material plus difficult-to-find out-of-print books stuffed with information. It will be a memorable Saturday.

Entry to the Family History Center is at the rear of the building, left hand door.
Contact: Carlos Yturralde, cmyturralde@gmail.com

Jamboree 2018

In its 49th season, the Southern California Genealogy Society is having another wonderful conference for genealogy and genetic genealogy held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. Early Bird Deadline registration is April 14th and Advance Registration ends May 12th , so save your place now! This is one of the best conferences you will attend, and there are classes for all experience levels and even for people who are not genealogists. All days run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. GSHA-SC will have a booth in convention hall. Please come by to see us

"Relative Race" is returning for a 3rd season

“Relative Race” will return for a third season. The program features four, two-person teams who race across the country to find their long-lost relatives. Unlike some other genealogy television programs, the individuals seeking their ancestry are not well-known celebrities.

This season’s episodes will include new routes, new contestants, new cities and new challenges, according to Dan J. Debenham, executive producer of the show. teams will travel for 10 days, completing two challenges every day, with only paper maps, a rental car and a flip phone to help them. To help them find their way through strange cities and complete their two daily challenges, the contestants will receive instructions by text message that will hopefully lead them to discover new relatives. They will then be asked to stay overnight with a new relative that they meet in each city, according to a news release at http://prn.to/2Frq0P2.

BYU Television is available on many cable systems across the country.

You can watch a video “trailer” of the new season at https://youtu.be/GuGyXb5741M .

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wrap up on San Diego Research Day

 The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 24 February 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego Central Library.  There were seventeen in attendance. The theme for the day was “Where did your Ancestors come from?”. Ceasar Castro brought a large map of Mexico and of the United States. Each person marked the spot on the map where their mothers’ and fathers’ families migrated from. In the process each person talked about their families. There was lively discussion particularly, after everyone had presented their 

family migration paths. This session was one of the best received activities. The participants were well prepared with their genealogy.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unable to attend RootsTech 2018? Take advantage using their live stream

RootsTech 2018 Live Stream Schedule

If you are unable to attend RootsTech 2018 in person as I am this year?  Don’t worry—many of the sights and sounds and learnings from the conference will be streamed live on their home page! Join them starting on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. MST to hear from popular speakers such as Amy Johnson Crow, Jim Brewster, Curt Witcher, and more! General sessions featuring keynote speakers will also be streamed. Also, join the conversation happening on social media using their hashtag #NotAtRootsTech. To view the full schedule hit the URL below: