Thursday, October 26, 2017

Borrowing from the Internet Archive

I bet you knew, you can read books that are out of copyright on Archive.org or even download the same books and save them to a hard drive or a flash drive. But did you know that you can even borrow current books that are still within copyright?

Books in the Archive.org collection may be borrowed by logged in patrons for a period of two weeks. Internet Archive offers borrowable books in BookReader, PDF and ePub formats. BookReader editions also may be read online immediately in any web browser. You will have to register to their website and look for the the three words "Borrow this Book." Happy hunting!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

If you have any Sephardic Ancestry, check out this website.

For those who have Sephardic ancestry, here is an excellent resource that you may want to peruse. The resource is on the sephardicgen.com website. This web site also links to other important useful information! Please check out this page. GSHA-SC highly recommend that you take the time to check it out!

The Five Questions That Genealogists Should Always Ask Themselves!

This article came from FamilyTree Magazine by Vanessa Wieland and can be seen by hitting here. It gives insight on how to interpret from the records we find and how we can use that information to understand our past? Asking some questions of the records you’re using can reveal a lot, especially the hidden details. Ms Wieland writes an informative piece on how to answer some of the questions such as:

Who is the informant?

What information is included?

When was the record created?

Where is the event recorded?

and Why is it important?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Annual Bazaar Follow up!

GSHA So California Chapter was proud to participate in the annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar at the University of Southern California.

L: Evelyn stopped by to say hello. She is researching her mother from Jalisco and her father from Peru.
R:Anthony Ray (left) and Alex King (right) were in attendance at the Table for Old Spanish Trail.
L: Cathy Romero greets interested persons at the event.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Come join us at the Archives Bazaar Oct 21st, 2017

Please join us for an experience that you may enjoy when you drop by our table at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar at the University of Southern California campus on October 21st, 2017. Please see the pamphlet for more information.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Free Geographic Maps available at the Library of Congress

The Geography and Map Division (G&M) of the Library of Congress has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 56,000 CDs/DVDs. The online Map Collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form (80,000+). These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are in public domain, meaning those which are not covered by copyright.

Hispanic Research San Diego Oct 28th

This is a reminder that next Hispanic Saturday meeting is on 28 October at 1pm.
This will be the  last meeting of the year 2017.

Please note that the meeting is at the Family History Library in Mission
Valley (4195 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego CA 92108) not at the
San Diego Central Library.

Lisa Medina will be talking to us about Mexican Genealogy and Research Methods.

Today in History revisited! New Mexico’s Colonial Past

This article first appeared on September 21st at the National Archives! We thought it should be revisited so we are re posting it here.

New Mexico’s Colonial Past

On September 21, 1595, Don Juan de Oñate’s petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya. Already a wealthy and prominent man, he sought to turn the Indians’ wealth into his own and had requested the assignment after hearing rumors about golden cities in the vicinity. Oñate was granted the commission and set about recruiting men for his expedition.
To see it and all it information, click here

Hispanic and Latino Organization (HALO) at the National Archives

As we almost wrapped up National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wish to announced information at the National Archives! Visit their web page for resources on related records and how they have commemorating the month.

The Hispanic and Latino Organization, better known as HALO, is one of several Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs) at the National Archives that staff may join. The general goals of these groups are to promote interagency collaboration, diversity, and inclusion, and to provide a sense of community.

Archive of 16th - 20th century Mexican manuscripts to be digitized!

The Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) recently received a grant to continue digitization of their archive of 16th - 20th century Mexican manuscripts, housed at UTSA Libraries.

The grant will support the hiring of a full-time digitization technician to scan and catalog the collection, making these valuable materials accessible to scholars world-wide.

The Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection includes more than 5,400 items documenting social, political and religious life in central Mexico. Scholars will find information about individuals who influenced the country’s development, including Kings of Spain, two emperors of Mexico, Viceroys of Mexico, and Presidents of Mexico and the United States. Other items include financial records, personal and business correspondence, censuses and maps.

For more info click here

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Viva La Fiesta Round Up!

GSHA-SC, Genealogical Society of Southern California provided a wonderful afternoon at the Chicano Resource Center in East Los Angeles --- Lawrence Bouett gave a presentation of Chavez Ravine including the detailed history of the area up until the destruction of the Mexican barrios in the 1950's. In attendance were descendants and residents of the area including Mary Paloma of La Loma barrio. --- You must know your history to know where you are at today.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Announcing Viva La Familia Fiesta--“Remembering the Families of Chavez Ravine”

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC) invites you to join us at our annual

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 • 2:30-3:30 pm
East Los Angeles Library • 4837 E. Third St., Los Angeles

Join us for a lecture by Lawence Bouett
Lawrence Bouett will speak about the early history of the Los Angeles/Chavez Ravine barrios of Palo Verde, Bishop, and La Loma. He has traced the genealogies of many families who lived there through U.S. Census and Voter registrations between 1910 and 1950.
Lawrence Bouett is a retired research scientist, Petroleum Engineer, registered Professional Engineer; Genealogist, Historian, Researcher, and Lecturer. His great, great grandfather is Francisco Solano. The Solano Canyon community of Los Angeles is named for this family. The Solano Family began living in Solano Ravine in 1866.

Parking is free, behind the Library. The presentation will be in the Chicano Resource Center at the Library

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