Saturday, October 31, 2015

Snafu on Ralphs Affinity Card Program

I know we listed "It is time to renew your Ralphs Community Contribution Program!", but because Ralphs had to change its computers on 10/01/2015 to handled the new credit cards, some or all of those who renewed in September will have to do it once again to help out our organization. PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR AFFINITY CARD IS STILL HOOK TO GSHA-SC!

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


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, October 11, 2015

Hispanic Saturday--San Diego 1pm Change of date

The date of our next Hispanic Saturday meeting to 17 October 1-4 pm which is this coming Saturday. We will be meeting in room 563 at the main public library downtown, which is at the southwest end of the 5th floor. When you get out of the elevator, go right to the end of the building, then go right again to get to room 563.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Genealogy Workshops by Donie Nelson

Veteran Genealogist, Workshop Leader, and Speaker

Whether you are a veteran wishing to brush up on your skills or a newbie with a lot of questions, the Santa Fe Springs City Library has invited Donie Nelson to produce a series of monthly genealogical workshops in their Community Room.

When & Where
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Santa Fe Springs City Library
11700 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670
This month’s presentation is WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT PAPER?

10th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus
For more information go to their website

It’s that time again!  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Southern California (GSHA-SC) will be at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Library for the annual Archives and LA History event. Whether you are attending for the first time or if you have been to Archives Bazaar in the past, you are encouraged to attend. GSHA-SC and the Southern California Genealogical Society will have tables at this event; the SCGS will have a computer for genealogy lookups.

Please join us on October 17. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nearby Genealogy meetings of Interest to our members

Pomona Valley Genealogical Society “Researching Your Catholic Church Records”

The Speaker for this October 10th Meeting will be Pam Wiedenbeck from 2:00—4:00pm

Ms. Wiedenbeck has worked in both consulting and management roles since 1983. As a senior project manager she specializes in assisting clients to plan their genealogical projects. She has been a practicing genealogist since 1994. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP), as certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has degrees from the University of Michigan, California Institute of Technology, and Claremont Graduate University.

Location: Pomona Public Library is at 625 S. Garey Ave (corner Garey and 7th Streets, just south
of Mission). 909 620-2043. Parking is free in the lot and on 7th - both sides of the street.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Upcoming Genealogy Garage Workshop 


 Saturday, October 17, 2015

11 am – 1 pm
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL), Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Write Your Own Story
Before you write about your ancestors, preserve your own personal history for the future as a template for your own obituary or eulogy! Without an insight into your own life and without a list of your accomplishments for which you wish to be remembered, who you were may be reduced to what is written by a stranger, a cousin you barely knew or a grandchild who only knew you as a senior citizen.

Workshop leader Rita Vega-Acevedo, current VP Programs & Education and past President of GSHA-SC has an absolute passion for “writing your own story.”

Hope to see you!

RSVP  the Central Library at 213-228-7000, ask for the History and Genealogy Department and tell them you are making a reservation for the Genealogy Garage workshop on [give the specific date]. Give them your name and an e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified if the workshop is unexpectedly cancelled.

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower Street just off 5th Street. You will need a LAPL card to receive the $1.00 Saturday parking rate. Apply for the card at your local LAPL or at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Just bring identification. Show your library card to get your parking ticket validated at the Information Desk before returning to your car.

Please travel light. This is a public building—it is NOT recommended that you leave computers, purses or other personal items unattended while researching.

Directions to the Central Library and parking information is available at http://www.lapl.org/central/