Friday, December 7, 2018

If You Don’t Want to Deal with Family Skeletons, Don’t Look in the DNA Closet

A reader wrote in to a newspaper columnist asking what he should do about the results that he found. The columnist gave him some sound advice. Dick Eastman, who writes a blog took the information and provided more sound advice. You can find his original blog article on his Eastman's Online Genealogy 

See a copy below:

Amy Dickinson is an American newspaper columnist who writes the syndicated advice column Ask Amy. In a recent column, she published a letter from a reader asking how to handle a family surprise: upon having her DNA tested, the writer discovered he had a half-sibling that he was not aware of previously. He then shared this bit of information with her family, including with both of her parents.

The information was not well received.

You can read this rather interesting letter and Amy Dickinson’s advice in a number of newspapers, including the Detroit Free Press at: http://bit.ly/2QxfdL6.

Comment by Dick Eastman: I certainly cannot compete with Amy Dickinson’s nationally-syndicated advice column but I will offer one piece of advice to genealogists: If your research finds a something that was previously not widely known within the family, you might want to stop and consider the implications before you broadcast that information to your relatives. Do you really HAVE to tell everyone? or anyone?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Most Controversial Soup in Indigenous Mexican Culture

Pozole: The Most Controversial Soup in Indigenous Mexican Culture on KCET

Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins discusses the symbolism of pozole in her own family's history, as well as in the history of Mesoamerica's Indigenous culture. Journalist Beto Lanz-Hola discusses what anthropologists have to say about this Mexican stew.

To view it hit Pozole


3 pounds boneless pork leg.
2 25oz. cans of hominy, drained and rinsed.
5 ancho chiles.
5 guajillo chiles.
1/2 white onion.
3 arból chiles (optional, use if you want a spicier broth)
3 cloves of garlic + 1 head of garlic.
1 tbsp Mexican oregano.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Finding Your Roots in Mexico by John P. Schmal

For those who are unable to attend our General Meeting, we have another event which we are promoting. Please see flyer.

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

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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