Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hispanic Saturday – San Diego 29 April 2017 wrap Up

The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met at 1pm on 29 April 2017 at the San Diego Central Library. We had 11 in attendance. Ceasar Castro informed the group that the Hispanic Society of America was going to have their annual conference in California this year. The conference will be held at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel during 18-20 August 2017. Ceasar passed out information on the conference.

The speaker for day was Carlos M. Yturralde. He talked about how he started doing his genealogy which lead into the founding of the Hispanic Heritage Project. The project is dedicated to preserving Latin American colonial era archives. Since its’ inception they have imaged the colonial collection of Nueva Vizcaya in the Hidalgo del Parrel Archives. Currently they are about to image the colonial records at the Archivo Histórico de B. C. S. de Pablo L. Martinez in La Paz, Baja California.

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.