Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Molly Ringwald: Investigating a Family Legend

Molly Ringwald shares her story in this episode that her father told about being descended from Swedish royalty. In reality, Molly follows the trail to find that she comes from hard working Swedish countryman that work hard to be able to immigrate to this country. While tracing her Swedish line back, it gave her a better understanding of these descendants. To watch the episode hit here

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hispanic Saturday Research Day San Diego April 30, 2016

The next Hispanic Saturday meeting will be on 30 April at 1 pm. We will be in room 563 at the downtown San Diego Public Library, located at 330 Park Ave, San Diego, 92101.

 Discussion and demonstration will be on searches on the new FamilySearch web site. The FamilySearch web site has changed over the past year. Not all Hispanic record have been indexed. So sometimes you have to dig into the actual records. It seems to be that the new web site makes it a little harder to find the actual records. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Episodes are now online

Geneablogger Thomas MacEntee helped solved the case of why or where this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? staring singer and actress Katey Sagal, as it appears that TLC has now changed the options for accessing the content.

For the Katey Sagal episode, and likely for all future episodes of WDYTYA, the viewer will need to use the DiscoveryGO platform along with access to your TV provider. The Scott Foley and Aisha Tyler episodes are still available for free online but with specific expiration dates. To access the platform please hit here

For those who wondered what ever happen to Long Lost Family, the same event might of happen to it also. To view the latest episode hit here

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival

Saturday, April 16, 2016
11 am to 6 pm
White Park
3885 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92503

Please join us for food, music, and entertainment and remember to stop at the GSHA-SC table.

The Tamale Festival is hosted by the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation.

Come join us and visit our booth at Riverside Tamale Festival on April 16th 11:00 am to 6pm. For more information please check their website. Hit here.

Who Do You Think You Are? Scott Foley Episode Now Available Online

The episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring actor Scott Foley, you are able to watch the full episode online at TLC! Click here.

In this week’s episode, Scott Foley, he doesn’t know anything about his American roots, but is surprized to find out that his relatives were a part of history. He sets out to investigate family lore about a Revolutionary War hero and to his surprise, discovers an ancestor who put his life on the line for George Washington. Digging deeper, Scott then uncovers the shocking tale of a relative who was entangled in the Salem Witch Trials!

(Personally, I found out that I, myself, is related to him thru our Andover ancestor.)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Upcoming Genealogy Garage

Saturday, April 16, 2016
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) Richard Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
History & Genealogy Dept., Lower Level 4
Meeting Room: LL420

Interviewing Techniques

This workshop will prepare you for a basic interview…and provide tips for more difficult quests and questions. If you have some tips you have learned, prepare to share!

Your workshop leader will be veteran genealogist Donie Nelson who began with haphazard interviews in the 1980s, but learned through trial & error how to get the most out of each interview.

Genealogy Garage workshops assist family researchers at all levels of expertise. No matter whether you are a beginner or have been researching for years, here is an opportunity to “tune-up” your current research skills or learn something new about family history research.

To RSVP: CALL Central Library Info: 213-228-7000, then ask for the History and Genealogy Dept. 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.

Genealogy Garage is designed to be interactive, so bring your questions! Other items to bring: pedigree charts, family group sheets, pens/pencils, paper, and/or your laptop computer. Genealogy Garage workshops are limited to 12 attendees, so please RSVP.

At the end of most workshops Charlotte Bocage will conduct a tour of the Genealogy Department. Need help? Stay after the tour for personalized attention.

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

Use this link for directions:

Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower St., just off 5th Street. You need an 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. The History & Genealogy Dept. is on Lower Level 4 and accessible by escalator or elevator. Genealogy Garage is held in Room LL420.

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


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Episode-Aisha Tyler Now Available Online

The episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring actress Aisha Tyler, you can now watch the full episode online at TLC! Click here