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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Photos from the John Schmal,s Presentation "History of Jalisco and Zacatecas".

Thanks to 75 people who came to the "History of Jalisco and Zacatecas" lecture. Thanks to Tom Saenz as moderator.



Thursday, September 6, 2018

It is time to renew your Ralphs Community Contribution Program!



Thanks to all of the GSHA-SC members and friends who joined the Ralphs Community Contribution Program in support of the Southern California Genealogical Society. GSHA-SC receives over $200+ each year through participation in this program. Ralphs policy requires that participants re-join the program every year. All of our members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program must update their information to continue to participate in the program.

Sign up or re-enroll here (see below).

Thanks for supporting GSHA-SC!Ralphs policy requires that participants re-join the program every year. Take advantage of their annual Fall Drive and update your information in September of each year.

All of our members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program must update their information, ONCE A YEAR, to continue to participate in the program.

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com and Click Sign In and log into your account (or register for an account, then follow these steps)

2. SCROLL DOWN and find the COMMUNITY REWARDS section - Click the ENROLL button if you are new. If you are re-enrolling then go to Account box and double click it. It will display information on your account.

You may be prompted to fill in your name & address and save/submit...once you reach the Find your Organization

3. Type in GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of HISPANIC AMERICA and press Search or use Organization Number:84513

4. Toggle the button in front of GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of HISPANIC AMERICA

Click the ENROLL again - and you are done!


If you need help please bring your Ralphs card number at the next meeting and we will assist you in signing or re-enrolling you up!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wrap up from San Diego Meeting

Hispanic Saturday – San Diego - 25 August 2018

The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 25 August 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego History Library in Mission Valley where we had 21 in attendance. John Miranda and Ceasar Castro were the speakers for the day.

John Miranda talked about the emigration of his ancestors from Spain. Using a video, he was able to simulate the ocean route the Spanish families traveled to get to California. He went in to detail how most passenger had to struggle to get to California. Below is the information on the web site, The California Frontier Project (https://www.californiafrontier.net/), that Mr. Miranda mentioned in his presentation.

Mr. Castro discussed Hubert Howe Bancroft history books, which are a great source for genealogical researcher. Mr. Bancroft published 48 books. Seven volumes pertained about California in general. The books are full of genealogical information. Bancroft wrote about the historical events and the people involved. In his footnotes, he would provide specific information about individuals and provide information about their family.

Most of Bancroft’s history books are available on the Internet because they were published before 1924. The copyright laws do not cover books printed before 1924. Google has copied most of the books, which are available to download from the Internet.



Saturday, August 25, 2018

Finding your Roots in Mexico Presentation! Sept 1, 2018 West Los Angeles






































John P Schmal next "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" Presentation will be on the afternoon of Sept. 1st.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hispanic Saturday San Diego

Hispanic Genealogists,

Our next meeting of Hispanic Saturday is 25 August at 1pm. The meeting will be held at
the Family History Library in Mission Valley. Although the Library has formally closed for
remodeling, Don and Donna Martin, Co-Diectors of the library have made arrangements for
us to use the Library for our meeting, since the remodeling has not started. We will use
the same class room we used the last time.

John Miranda is going to talk about the original settlers of El Pueblo de la Reina de
Los Angeles. If time permits, Ceasar Castro is going to talk about Hubert Howe Bancroft's books
on the history of California and his books on the History of the North Mexican Sates
and Texas.

We also want to mention that at our 6 October meeting, Richard Griswold Del Castillo
will giving a talking on The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the San Diego Central Library.
It will be in the Neil Morgan Auditorium.


Monday, August 6, 2018

Wrap up on Aug 4th General Meeting

August 4, 2018, GSHA Southern California Chapter meeting, Cynthia Valdez-Rodriguez gave e an excellent presentation on her ancestor, "Finding Maclovia Flores, An American Family Searches for their Mexican Roots".