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 

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

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.