Thursday, June 16, 2016

Is Your Missing Ancestor a Jailbird? - Genealogy Garage

Hope you will join us this Saturday at the Central library of the LAPL when one of our favorite workshop leaders, Barbara Randall will share a topic: "Is Your Missing Ancestor a Jailbird?" for Genealogy Garage.

Genealogy Garage is this Saturday June 18th, from 11 am-1 pm.

The presenter, Barbara Randall, is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) & the Genealogical Speakers Guild, will disclose how to explore legal and penal system records that may reveal the hidden past of a missing ancestor or relative, who may be a convicted criminal.

Workshops assist family researchers at all levels of expertise. No matter where you are researching and 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. Genealogy Garage workshops are held at the Central Library of the LAPL in the History & Genealogy Dept. on Lower Level 4, accessible by escalator or elevator. Genealogy Garage is held near the main reference desk; just ask the library personnel for our location. Other items to bring: pedigree charts, family group sheets, pens/pencils, paper, and/or your laptop computer.

Stay after the tour for personalized attention. Directions to Central Library and parking info available at http://www.lapl.org/central/. Park UNDER the library, entering at 524 Flower St. just off 5th Street. You 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.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TLC has Renewed two Genealogy television programs

Genealogy is coming back to TV. TLC has renewed “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family” for additional seasons.

TLC announced on June 9th that the network will have additional seasons of both “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Long Lost Family.” Both series averaged over 1.8 million viewers.

We will announce the new seasons when they become available.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hispanic Saturday San Diego

Please join us on Saturday, June 11 at the San Diego Central Library for

"The Importance of Citing Your Sources
and the Genealogical Proof Standard"

Presented by Mona Hernandez

1pm - 4pm
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Directions: 619-236-5800
Ask on the 9th Floor Genealogy Library in which room 
the Hispanic Saturday group is meeting

Mona Hernandez has been researching her family in New Mexico and Colorado for many years. On her maternal side she descends from the founding Hispano families of Nuevo Mexico dating back to 1598 and on her paternal side she traces her ancestors to Chihuahua and Durango, Mexico, which includes a paternal great grandfather who may have come from the British Isles. She is a founding member of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Southern California and currently serves on the board of GSHA-SC as VP Communications. For the past three years, she has been responsible for the production and editing of their newsletter, Huellas del Pasado. She is also the editor of Herencia, the journal of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico. Her research has been published in the genealogy journals of Nuestras Raices (GSHA), Herencia (HGRC), and the New Mexico Genealogist (NMGS.)

She has published over 10 articles all pertaining to history and genealogy. She has also given PowerPoint presentations, including the one she is giving today: The Importance of Citing your Sources and the Genealogical Proof Standard.

Central Library Underground Parking: First 2 hours free with validation for library users. Cash only.

Offsite Parking in the Area: Public parking spaces are also available within walking distance.

Your host/expert Ceasar Castro has been researching his ancestors in Baja California since 2008. He has a master’s degree from Purdue University and is a member of the San Diego Genealogy Society, the Chula Vista Genealogy Society, the Southern California Genealogy Society (SCGS) and the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America–Southern California (GSHA‐SC).

Ceasar Castro castro.baja@gmail.com

Visit Ceasar’s blog (castrobajacalif.blogspot.com)

Hope to see you!

This event is co‐hosted by the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America–Southern California (GSHA-SC), the San Diego Genealogical Society (SDGS) and the San Diego Central Library.