Friday, October 13, 2017

Announcing Viva La Familia Fiesta--“Remembering the Families of Chavez Ravine”

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC) invites you to join us at our annual

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 • 2:30-3:30 pm
East Los Angeles Library • 4837 E. Third St., Los Angeles

Join us for a lecture by Lawence Bouett
Lawrence Bouett will speak about the early history of the Los Angeles/Chavez Ravine barrios of Palo Verde, Bishop, and La Loma. He has traced the genealogies of many families who lived there through U.S. Census and Voter registrations between 1910 and 1950.
Lawrence Bouett is a retired research scientist, Petroleum Engineer, registered Professional Engineer; Genealogist, Historian, Researcher, and Lecturer. His great, great grandfather is Francisco Solano. The Solano Canyon community of Los Angeles is named for this family. The Solano Family began living in Solano Ravine in 1866.

Parking is free, behind the Library. The presentation will be in the Chicano Resource Center at the Library

GSHA-SC • P.O. Box 2472, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Website: www.gsha-sc.org • Blog: http://gsha-sc.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

South Orange County Presents "A Family History Seminar" Oct 21, 2017

Hispanic Saturday San Diego Oct 28 at 1pm

The next Hispanic Saturday is on 28 October at 1pm. However, there is a change in speaker and location. Lisa Medina will be talking to use about Mexican Genealogy and Research Methods at the Family History Library in Mission Valley (4195 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108).
Please join us there and be prepared to be enlighten!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Why Your Genetic Family Tree Is Not the Same as Your Family Tree!

I am borrowing information from a blog that I have always found interesting and informing, that it should be shared here with those individuals who dappled in DNA. The article is from Diahan Southard. Most of you may not have been introduced to her blog, website or seen her on the many webinars on the web or in person, but she has a gift for making the technical subject "DNA" become understandable and helps the novice take a better grasp on the subject.

Diahan has had fifteen years of experience in the genetic genealogy industry. She was a microbiology graduate, and had worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. She has grown with the budding genetic genealogy industry which lead her to her start her current position as Your DNA Guide, where she provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. This is not a commercial for her, but her lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy and knowledge. She possesses a passion for genetic genealogy, and is wanting others to have that same similar enthusiasm.

Please see the full article from Diane Southard under Lisa Louise Cooke's "Genealogy Gem" blog.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture.

September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21, respectively. Hispanic Heritage Week was established by legislation sponsored by Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) and first proclaimed President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. The commemorative week was expanded by legislation sponsored by Rep. Esteban E. Torres (D-Pico Rivera) and implemented by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period (September 15 - October 15). It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law.

Hispanic Heritage Month also celebrates the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America, starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America. A map of late 18th-century North America shows this presence, from the small outpost of San Francisco founded in Alta California in 1776, through the Spanish province of Texas with its vaqueros (cowboys), to the fortress of St. Augustine, Florida — the first colonial settlement in North America, founded in 1513, ninety-four years before the English landed in Jamestown, Virginia.