Monday, November 24, 2014

New Revised Book Sale

 Attached is our latest list of books! Think of us when you have that genealogist needing the perfect gift!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Finding Your Roots in Mexico

Attached is complete information on John Schmal's last workshop for 2014.  It will be held Saturday, December 13, from 1-3pm at the WLA FHL. You, too, can "Find Your Roots in Mexico." This event is co-sponsored by the WLA FHL and the Outreach Committee of GSHA-SC.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Upcoming December Meeting Speaker

Please join us on December 6 for our annual Holiday gathering. Featured speaker Karen Cordova will present: 

“Cuentos are Conejos ¡Dios Mio! They are everywhere.” Translation “Stories are Rabbits!   My God! They are everywhere.” 

            Karen was born in Colorado and has deep roots in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Much of her writing reflects a love of her heritage by weaving stories about la gente of the Southwest.
She has participated in formal spoken-word performances and is proud to have been included in the 2010 Festival de Flor y Canto at USC, as well as in many ekphrasis events. Karen curated her first show, Ekphrasis: Sacred Stories of the Southwest in 2014 at a gallery in Phoenix, AZ. She has received praise for her lively, fun, engaging and poignant poems before many audiences. Her work has been published in various journals. Her first book, Farolito, has been accepted for publication in 2015 by 3: A Taos Press. It is a true story, which casts a Hispano light on the dark subject of elder abuse and neglect but also illuminates a jagged path to solution and unexpected healing. Her second book, Hidden, which is being written with three other poets, Andrea L. Watson, Joan Ryan and Carol Aronoff, is expected to be published in 2016. Hidden is a book of poetry about the Conversos and crypto-Jews of Spain, who found their way to the New World.

            Karen's will explain how she uses genealogy, family stories, heirlooms, and study of her cultural heritage to inform her poetry. She will intersperse a few poems throughout the talk, as examples of how she does this. Audience members with a poetic bent might even be inspired to do the same.  This will be an interactive talk, so your questions will be welcomed!

Karen Cordova is a writer and business woman who lives in Southern California. She is a graduate of the University of California at Irvine (BA and MBA). Her ancestors were Native American, Spanish and even Mountain men who wandered west. She is also a member of GSHA-SC.

Monday, November 3, 2014

General Meeting and Holiday Potluck, Dec 6, 2014

GSHA-SC is please to announce their Dec 6, 2014, General Meeting presentation. Please see flyer for  more information.