Sunday, February 25, 2018

Wrap up on San Diego Research Day

 The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 24 February 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego Central Library.  There were seventeen in attendance. The theme for the day was “Where did your Ancestors come from?”. Ceasar Castro brought a large map of Mexico and of the United States. Each person marked the spot on the map where their mothers’ and fathers’ families migrated from. In the process each person talked about their families. There was lively discussion particularly, after everyone had presented their 

family migration paths. This session was one of the best received activities. The participants were well prepared with their genealogy.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unable to attend RootsTech 2018? Take advantage using their live stream

RootsTech 2018 Live Stream Schedule

If you are unable to attend RootsTech 2018 in person as I am this year?  Don’t worry—many of the sights and sounds and learnings from the conference will be streamed live on their home page! Join them starting on Wednesday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. MST to hear from popular speakers such as Amy Johnson Crow, Jim Brewster, Curt Witcher, and more! General sessions featuring keynote speakers will also be streamed. Also, join the conversation happening on social media using their hashtag #NotAtRootsTech. To view the full schedule hit the URL below:

Upcoming events for Genealogy Garage.

Genealogy Garage: How Can the US Gen Web help you? on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Please attend this event that GSHA-SC helps sponsors for their members. Afterwards, we will be hosting Hispanic Research at the Los Angeles Public Library.

San Diego Hispanic Research Saturday

Just a quick reminder for those living in San Diego area that the next Hispanic Saturday meeting is this coming Saturday, 24 February, 1pm at the San Diego Central Library. We are going to do a round table where everyone will tells us the status of their genealogy research. Plus Ceasar Castro will bring a large map of Mexico and of the U.S. Each person will go to the map and mark the spot where their ancestors came from. We are going to see who’s ancestors came from the same area. We will be in room 563. It is in the southwest corner of the 5th floor. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. When you walk out of elevator, go right to the end of the hall, then go right again. You will find room 563 down a little ways on the left.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Open the 2018 Year by Joining GSHA-SC General Meeting on February 3, 2018

Anthony Ray, a descendant of the original Berryessa colonist who came to Alta California with the de Anza party in 1776, will present a brief history of the Berryessas beginning with the de Anza expedition and ending in the early twentieth century. He will review Berryessa military involvement, ranchos, their religious and social involvements, the murder of Berryessa family members in the 1850s, and how the family settled into American culture by the late nineteenth century. Anthony will discuss the records that he has researched which include manuscript collections, church records, newspapers, vital records and more, and how he incorporated them into his history of the Berryessas.

We will also installed our new slate of officers for 2018 before the presentation. Please also note that we will not serve a luncheon as we have in the past. Please come prepared to participate!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Genealogy Garage February 17, 2018

If you are researching your African-American ancestors, this workshop will answer the questions: When? Where? How? & What’s available? Our expert is genealogist Ron Batiste, President of the California African American Genealogical Society (CAAGS). Our organization helps with the sponsorship of this presentation. Please passed the word around