Monday, January 19, 2015

Anouncing Hispanic Research Days in San Diego for 2015

Hispanic Researchers:

If you live in the San Diego area you can receive personal research assistance at HISPANIC Saturday IN SAN DIEGO at the San Diego Central Library. Attached is a flyer listing dates and times that veteran genealogist Ceasar Castro will host this event. Please note all the new information and mark your calendars accordingly.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Announcing General Meeting for February 2015

GSHA-SC is proud to announce that on February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00pm, the organization will be hosting their General Meeting for the start of the New Year.

Dr. Carlos R Herrera, noted author and Spanish Colonial scholar, will present his talk on Juan Bauista de Anza: The King's Governor in New Mexico. He will also will discuss the clash between Anza and the Franciscan missionaries who resisted losing power and influence in New Mexico.

After his presentation, GSHA-SC will offer a no-host luncheon of pizza, salad, and beverages.

At two o'clock, there will be a presentation from one of our members on "How City Directories Fill in the Gap." This is a worth while presentation and a "hands on" workshop which will show you how to use city directories and interpret the information they contain. Please bring your information on your ancestors who lived in the United States to see if you are able to find information.

Please view the flyer below for more information on the speaker, schedule and location.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Upcoming GSHA-SC General Meeting February 7, 2015

Dr. Carlos R. Herrera, a Spanish Colonial scholar and author, will be our featured speaker. His topic will be Juan Bautista de Anza: The King’s Governor in New Mexico.

Dr. Herrera will speak about Governor Juan Bautista de Anza’s role in implementing policies and changes that stabilized the fragile Spanish settlements in New Mexico between 1778 and 1788. This volatile era, characterized by constant wars between the Spanish, Apaches and Comanches, was one of the tipping points for changing the course of history. Dr. Herrera will highlight how Anza, considered one of the best governors of New Mexico and who served for ten years, implemented the Spanish Bourbon Reforms to improve and fortify the precarious settlements. Did he succeed? Dr. Herrera will also reveal Anza’s military strategy which ended in a battle in Colorado between Anza, Spanish soldiers and Native American allies versus Cuerno Verde, one of the Comanche leaders, wreaking havoc on Spanish settlements. Cuervo Verde’s death resulted in a subsequent peace treaty which held and helped ensure the survival of many of the cities we know today such as Taos, Santa Cruz de la Cañada and Santa Fe.

Dr. Herrera, also an expert of the New Mexico missionary period, will discuss the clash between Anza and the Franciscan missionaries who resisted losing power and influence in New Mexico. Talented and controversial, the Franciscans were fighting the tide and ideas of the Enlightenment sweeping through the far reaches of the Spanish Empire. Dr. Herrera will also highlight how the Franciscans changed and improved their relations with Native Americans after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and their return to the region after La Reconquista in 1693. How were the Pueblo Indians treated the second time around? What lessons did the Franciscans learn? What Franciscan influences remain in New Mexico?

Please join us for this exciting, dramatic and memorable presentation. Dr. Carlos R. Herrera teaches at San Diego State University and received his PhD from the University of New Mexico. He is excited to meet GSHA-SC members and discuss his upcoming book coming out in February via Amazon.com with the same title listed above.

Who owns what!

The genealogy-world has seen an enormous number of company buy outs and partnerships over the past few years. So who really owns what anymore? I post this to help our members get a better understanding of what the market has and what they control or whom they are in partnership with. Alona Tester, produces a blog in Australia on "Genealogy and History News." She did some checking and she has published her findings on her blog. You can read her article at http://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2014/12/who-owns-what-in-the-genealogy-world.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year's resolutions

Happy New Year! As one of your resolutions, consider adding GSHA to the Community Rewards Program at Ralphs, it's easy and simple to enroll. 1% of eligible shopping will be contributed and it does not affect your fuel points. Links to the directions are below (Note: instead of clicking on "My Account", click on your name

Community Rewards Program