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Friday, October 20, 2017

Come join us at the Archives Bazaar Oct 21st, 2017


Please join us for an experience that you may enjoy when you drop by our table at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar at the University of Southern California campus on October 21st, 2017. Please see the pamphlet for more information.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Free Geographic Maps available at the Library of Congress

The Geography and Map Division (G&M) of the Library of Congress has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 56,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form (80,000+). These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are in public domain, meaning those which are not covered by copyright.


Hispanic Research San Diego Oct 28th

This is a reminder that next Hispanic Saturday meeting is on 28 October at 1pm.
This will be the  last meeting of the year 2017.

Please note that the meeting is at the Family History Library in Mission
Valley (4195 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108) not at the
San Diego Central Library.

Lisa Medina will be talking to us about Mexican Genealogy and Research Methods.

Today in History revisited! New Mexico’s Colonial Past

This article first appeared on September 21st at the National Archives! We thought it should be revisited so we are re posting it here.


New Mexico’s Colonial Past


On September 21, 1595, Don Juan de Oñate’s petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya. Already a wealthy and prominent man, he sought to turn the Indians’ wealth into his own and had requested the assignment after hearing rumors about golden cities in the vicinity. Oñate was granted the commission and set about recruiting men for his expedition.
To see it and all it information, click here

Hispanic and Latino Organization (HALO) at the National Archives

As we almost wrapped up National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wish to announced information at the National Archives! Visit their web page for resources on related records and how they have commemorating the month.


The Hispanic and Latino Organization, better known as HALO, is one of several Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs) at the National Archives that staff may join. The general goals of these groups are to promote interagency collaboration, diversity, and inclusion, and to provide a sense of community.