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Friday, May 5, 2017

Announcing May 6, 2017 GSHA-SC General Meeting







































Please join us at our General Meeting on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm in Burbank at the Southern California Genealogical Society location at 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, California.

Our General Speaker, Aaron Magaleno, will give his presentation on his research about New Mexico, El Paso area and Northern Mexico. It will be well worth your presence for the information and guided power point presentation if you have ancestors from the regions, as well as those who may have migrated north from other states. Lunch will be available for a small fee if you wish not to miss the networking after the meeting.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA)
28th Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference 
August 18 - 20, 2017

Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel - Ontario, California
2200 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761

"Ancient Trails to Super Highways...Discover Your Roots"
Senderos antiguos a supercarreteras...Descubra sus raices

It's been twenty years since the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California Chapter hosted the GSHA Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference. In 1997, the conference was held in Long Beach, California. This year's conference is being held in Ontario, California. This year also commemorates the chapter's 25th anniversary.

With the support of GSHA National President, Paul Gomez and GSHA Southern California Chapter President, Leonard Trujillo, the conference planning committee is working on making this year's conference an exciting and memorable event. 

Our special guest room rate is $89.00 per room, single or double. This rate will be extended three days prior to and three days after the conference. If you are interested in a suite, the Radisson is offering only two suites at a rate of $129.00 each. Daily breakfast vouchers may be purchased for $10.00 per person upon registration at the hotel.

To make room reservations on-line, go to www.radisson.com and give Ontario, California as the city, your dates of stay at the hotel, and enter Group Code GSHGSH. Or call 188-333-3333 to make your hotel reservations. Please specify Group Reservations and give Group Code GSHGSH. Room rate $89.00 per night, single or double. If you have any questions, please call the hotel.

Hotel reservations must be made by July 28, 2017 
to ensure the special group rate

To register for the conference, go to the GSHA website at http://www.gsha.net, click on the programs & conference tab to download the registration form.

This year's conference will feature a wide range of topics that will include presentations on the history of colonial Mexico, California, and the Southwestern United States, involving migration, food, historical people and events, DNA and a "how to" on doing genealogy research.

The line-up of speakers include: Debbie Gurtler with FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT, Keynote speaker; James Brewster with Family Tree DNA, Houston, TX, DNA speaker; John Schmal, historian, genealogist and lecturer, specializing in Mexican genealogy; Letty Rodella, President, Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR); Marietta Vigil Gonzales, genealogy researcher; Nancy Melendez with the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation, Riverside, CA; Dr. Carlos Herrera, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at San Diego State University; Ceasar Castro, GSHA-SC outreach coordinator, San Diego, CA; Paul Spitzzeri, Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, City of Industry, CA; Ernest Miller, chef, historian, educator, consultant and speaker, of Rancho La Merced, Montebello, CA; Alexander King, Director-at-Large of the Old Spanish Trail Association; Colleen Greene, MLIS, Librarian, web developer and educator; Karen Cordova, poet.

Hope to see you at the conference!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Ancient Trails to Super Highways...Discover Your Roots Registration Form

Dear Member,

Registration for the 2017 GSHA Conference & Meeting, August 18-20, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel, Ontario, California is now available. ( Please print a copy)


The Speakers list and topics will be published in the very near future.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Announcement of Mexican Genealogy Facebook Page by a non member

What Mexican State or States where your ancestors from? Now you can join Genealogy focused Facebook groups for all of the 32 Mexican states. If you are a member of our Mexican Genealogy Facebook Group the group wants to thank you and we do hope that you continue to be a part of it. If you are not, you are missing out! Check the links at the bottom of this page to join, you will not regret it.

With that said here is the deal, about a year ago We realized that our Mexican Genealogy Facebook Group had limitations and that most of the postings were for South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. I created a Facebook group for each state but hesitated to announce it to everyone and had been putting it off. I named my little project “The Mexico State Facebook Project”.

The group created a centralized page here on this website to make it easier to find the groups, explain what the project is about, and also to ask you and everyone else for help. This project is not a one person show, it is and must be a community project. Thus each group requires at least three moderators and for some I think up to five as they grow.

 
 

  • What Mexican State or States where your ancestors from? Now you can join Genealogy focused Facebook groups for all of the 32 Mexican states. If you are a member of our Mexican Genealogy Facebook Group I want to thank you and I do hope that you continue to be apart …
Read more: https://mexicangenealogy.info/mexican-genealogy-facebook-pages-for-every-state/
 
 
With nothing else,
 
Moises Garza
www.mexicangenealogy.info

Monday, March 27, 2017

Long Lost Family has returned on Sunday

Long Lost Family is an American documentary-style television series based on the British series of the same name, airing on TLC since March 2016. Presented by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, the show helps provide aid to individuals looking to be reunited with long-lost biological family members. It has returned and can be seen on TLC on Sunday evenings and/or watch on line via

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Updated Published Book Order Form


Who Do You Think You Are? has returned



On this Sunday’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? at 10/9c on TLC, actor Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his mother’s family line, searching for answers to a lifelong question about his family’s participation in the Civil War. He discovers an ancestor who was catapulted into one of the bloodiest battles of the time, and whose life spiraled out of control from remarkable success to a shocking and tragic end.

You can catch a sneak peek of the episode at: http://bit.ly/2nbYjAE.

For past episodes check your television or click here



Monday, March 6, 2017

1992 – 2017
Celebrating 25 years

 SAVE THE DATE!
 
 GSHA 28th Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference
August 18 - 20, 2017
Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel – Ontario, California
2200 East Holt Boulevard
Ontario, CA 91761

“Ancient Trails to Super Highways…Discover Your Roots”
Senderos antiguos a supercarreteras...Descubra sus raíces

It’s been twenty years since the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern California Chapter hosted the GSHA Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference. In 1997, the conference was held in Long Beach, California. This year’s conference is being held in Ontario, California. This year also commemorates the chapter’s 25th anniversary.

With the support of GSHA National President, Paul Gomez and GSHA Southern California Chapter President, Leonard Trujillo, the conference planning committee is working on making this year’s conference an exciting and memorable event.

Our special guest room rate is $89.00 per room, single or double. This rate will be extended three days prior to and three days after the conference. If you are interested in a suite, the Radisson is offering only two suites at a rate of $129.00 each. Daily breakfast vouchers may be purchased for $10.00 per person upon registration at the hotel.

To make room reservations on-line, go to www.radisson.com and give Ontario, California as the city, your dates of stay at the hotel, and enter Group Code GSHGSH. Or call 1-800-333-3333 to make your hotel reservations. Please specify Group Reservations and give Group Code GSHGSH. Room rates $89 per night, single or double. If you have any questions, please call the hotel.

The Radisson offers complimentary services and amenities, such as free parking, 24-hour shuttle to and from the Ontario Intl’ Airport, high speed internet in all rooms, use of the Executive Athletic Club, with pool, spa, racquetball and tennis courts.
 
Hotel reservations must be made by July 28, 2017        
to ensure the special group rate



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Finding Your Roots in Mexico Presentation

John Schmal will present his presentation at two locations in the month of March. Please make arrangement to attend either or both. Locations are noted below:

Mar 11, 2017, 10-12noon, "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" Orange FHC 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA.

Mar 25, 2017, 1-3pm, "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" WLAFHC 10741 Santa Monica Bl., LA.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wrap up on the Feb 25, 2017 Hispanic Research

There were 14 participants who attended the 25th February 2017 meeting. The two topics that host Ceasar Castro discussed were: finding Mexican documents on the Familysearch.org web site and the translating of the Mexican documents.

Mr Castro gave demonstrations on how to get to the actual Mexican birth, marriage and death records on the Familysearch web site. Since many of the Mexican records are not indexed, as of yet, a follow up demostration was given on the procedures in going through the actual documents in hopes of finding the record of an ancestor.

A followup demostration was given on he process of transcription in three steps: 1)Transcribe the document verbatim, 2) transcribe to modern Spanish and 3) then translate to English. Ceasar demonstrated the process and providing several books about Spanish paleography (the study and deciphering of ancient handwriting) which will help the readers in translating old Spanish 
documents. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Take A Detour From Route 66: Taos To L.A.




Saturday, March 25 at the Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91745

10:00-11:00 a.m., Children’s Poetry Workshop
In this interactive workshop, children will learn how to use movement, color, environment, and
storytelling to write poetry. This program is ideal for students in grades 2-6. Taught by Peggy Dobreer.

2:00-5:00 p.m., Day 1 Main Event
Poetry, music, art, history, and a Route 66 diner tasting will transport visitors to different
points in time along the Old Spanish Trail and Route 66. Visit five venues around the beautiful
grounds of the Homestead Museum, once part of an immense Mexican rancho. Today, the
six-acre historic site features the Workman House, a Victorian-era country home constructed
around an 1840s adobe; La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion; and El
Campo Santo, one of the oldest private cemeteries in the region.


Sunday, March 26 at the John A. Rowland House
16021 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745

2:00-4:00 p.m., Day 2 Main Event
Join poets from Saturday’s event for an intimate, single-stage reading in the parlor of the
Rowland House. Built in 1855, it is the oldest surviving brick structure in Southern California
and rarely opened to the public for events like this!

Admission is free. Space for each program is limited, and reservations begin February 10.
Call 626.968.8492, or visit homesteadmuseum.org or facebook.com/Route66TakeTheDetour

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Are you tuning in to Jamboree Webinars!

Although the bi-monthly Jamboree Webinars have already begun (started in January), there are plenty more to come!

These presentations are free when first aired and for SCGS members the 100 sessions are available at any time free. Register at : http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Details can be seen at the Jamboree Webinar website.

For a small taste of those coming soon:

Saturday, March 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Family Browse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch
Presented by Mary Kircher Roddy

Wednesday, March 15 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Get Excited About your Pre-1870 African-American Research
Presented by Diane L. Richards

**Special Webinar rescheduled from 2016**
Wednesday, March 22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
What's In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story
Presented by Tessa Keough

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

OC Public Libraries presents

Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution

 
Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 pm
La Habra Library
221 E. La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 694-0078

Letty Rodella, President of the Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR) will be speaking on Spain's military actions during the Revolutionary War.

Letty Rodella is a retired educator. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Masters of Science Degree in Education from California State University at Fullerton. She was district administrator from El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, CA and is an independent educational consultant.

Her presentation will give a brief background history of the involvement and the contributions by the Spanish Government and the Spanish Patriots to the Continental Congress and to George Washington's Army during the American Revolution. She will also talk about the Spanish military battles fought both on land and sea against the British during the period from 1779-1783.

Orange County, CA
Public Libraries
www.ocpl.org

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

“Who Do You Think You Are?" will return March 5th on TLC



Get ready for a brand new season of TLC’s hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?” with an inspiring celebrity lineup that includes film and TV stars Jessica Biel, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Grey, John Stamos, Liv Tyler, Noah Wyle, Julie Bowen and music icon Smokey Robinson. The show follows the emotional journey as they trace their lineage and find answers to long-standing questions.

Some of the stars will be:

Jessica Biel makes two shocking discoveries that shake everything she knows about her heritage to the core.

Julie Bowen uncovers the story of two relatives whose moral codes are from opposite ends of the spectrum.

Courteney Cox traces her maternal line back seven centuries to the Medieval times to discover royalty in her lineage and an unbelievable tale of family drama.

Jennifer Grey uncovers new information about the grandfather she thought she knew, learning how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community.

Smokey Robinson searches for answers behind the mystery of why his grandfather disappeared from his children’s lives and finds a man tangled in a swirl of controversy.

John Stamos digs into the mystery of how his grandfather became an orphan, and learns of tensions between families that led to a horrible crime.

Liv Tyler learns that her family is tied into the complicated racial narrative of America.

Noah Wyle unravels the mystery of his maternal line, uncovering an ancestor who survived one of America’s bloodiest battles. via TLC

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Project

In the past, Carlos Yturralde, spoke to GSHA-SC about the Hispanic Heritage Project, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving Latin American colonial era archives by imagining collections of historical documents. Their work makes it possible for researchers, genealogists, and historians to uncover previously unknown information about the Spanish colonial period in Latin America spanning from 1521 to 1821. Some of these records are already available online to the public, free of charge.

As an organization, GSHA-SC saw the need to help out Hispanic Heritage Project by donating again this year a small amount to help fund the preserving of Latin American colonial records, especially in Mexico, where our funds have been earmark. We ask our members to donate either directly or indirectly by going through GSHA-SC and earmarking their donation to be sent to Hispanic Heritage Project. GSHA-SC has donated in years 2016 and 2017 under the "Sponsor Banner" as well as donated in purchasing their genealogical books for sale. We hope in the future we can continue the good works that they wish to complete and we will continue to look at their research books that they offer for sale to complete our growing library.

For more information about the project, you can contact Carlos M. Yturralde, Executive Director, Hispanic Heritage Project at cmyturralde@gmail.com, or 760-848-6528. To keep this project going, your financial assistance is needed. To donate, go to their website at www.hh-p.org. Donations can be made by PayPal. The Hispanic Heritage Project is a 501c3 corporation, donations are deductible. To see their work, visit rootspoint.com/fondo-colonial/


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

San Diego Research Day February 25 at Central Library

The first schedule meeting for the San Diego Hispanic Research is 25 February. The meeting will be held at the San Diego Central Library downtown at 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. Individuals attending should go to the 9th floor genealogy library to find out which room the meeting is being held. We look forward to assisting you! For more information call the library at (619) 236-5800 or email before hand to Cesar at ceasarrcastro@gmail.com

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Wrap Up on the General Meeting

Alex King gave a fine presentation on Manuel Baca at the GSHA-Southern California meeting in Burbank, California

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Genealogy Garage: Tune-Up For a Road Trip

Genealogy Garage is a program that GSHA-SC helps sponsored with the help of Los Angeles Public Library. We recommend that our membership takes advantage of this unique education.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Announcing Our General Meeting: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Please join us for the 1st General Meeting of the new year on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10 am to 3pm.. GSHA-SC member Alex King wikk present his presentation on "Manuel Vaca, a Wily 19th Century Trader in New Mexico and California" about his colorful and fractious journeys while trading. We will also installed our new slate of officers at the meeting and please bring $5 to join in to the Pizza lunch.






































Please note the spelling of his surname may varied.  In his own time, it is found spelled both ways in documents; but "Baca" predominates in New Mexican records and "Vaca" in California records.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Announcing 2017 Hispanic Research Days






























Please note that we are looking for volunteers to help and assist research days in other areas that are not noted. Especially in the counties of Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura areas. It is just one day a month and you can assist with the hours that you are willing to help members and potential new members. If you live in an area that is in need or wish to assist, please contact us via gshasocal@gmail.com San Diego will be posted later!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Genealogy Garage: Discovering What's online at the LAPL

Genealogy Garage is a program that GSHA-SC helps sponsored with the help of Los Angeles Public Library. We recommend that our membership takes advantage of this unique education.