Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25th, is National DNA Day — celebrating some of the most important milestones in the history of human genomic research.
And this year, 2018, is the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project!
Several DNA companies are offering their lowest prices for the year. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Wrap up of San Diego Research Day April 21st "DNA Discussion"

The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 21 April 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego Central Library. The group had 22 in attendance. Led by Ceasar Castro, the group started with the traditional round table introductions, with each person updated their genealogy research status and included any DNA testing if they had it.

After the round table, Mr Castro provided a presentation on Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing. He discussed the three different DNA tests available (Autosomal, Y-DNA and Mitochondrial) and the companies that are providing them (Ancestry.com; My Heritage; FamilytreeDNA and 23andMe.  Now is the time to purchase one of these kits, since there are sales going on.

Mr. Castro shared examples of his own personal DNA results and explained how to read the results. He explored the information from DNA Chromosome Browser and DNA matches. He also provided information on programs available to document you genealogy research.

This presentation generated lots of question which Mr. Castro was able to address. The majority of the attendees had taken the Autosomal test. Because of this there was a lot of discuss and input from the audience. DNA testing is of great interest to genealogist.

To get more information, please contact the these companies directly at 

Ancestry.com  https://www.Ancestry.com
23andMe  https://www.23andme.com/dna-ancestry/
My Heritage  https://www.myheritage.com/
FamiytreeDNA  https://www.familytreedna.com/

 International Society of Genetic Genealogy
ISOGG https://isogg.org/

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nueva Galicia Genealogical Society Meeting Apr 21 11 am to 2 pm

Nueva Galicia Genealogical Society
Please attend one of our sister organization scheduled quarterly meeting on the 21st of April, from 11 am until 2 pm. Feel free to bring laptops, books, family trees, questions, and more! They meet at the Family History Library in Orange, from 11 am until 2 pm. The address is 674 S. Yorba St. Orange,
California 92869.

Genealogy Garage and Hispanic Research Day LA Central Library April 21, 2018

Genealogy Garage, April 21, LA Central Library
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
"Think You Know What's in the Census?"

Central Library
LL4 Meeting Room
To RSVP, go to the History Reference desk or call 213-228-7000, and ask for "History." Please give us your name and an email address or phone number so you can be notified in case the workshop is cancelled.

Veteran researcher Charlotte Bocage will expand your knowledge of the U.S. Census records…discover the “hidden in plain sight” information contained in the census.

Afterwards, please join one of our researcher help you in Hispanic Research, 
GSHA SC Hispanic Saturday, April 21, LA Central Library
with Sunny Vazquez McMullen, PhD
Genealogy Dept.
2-4 pm

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hispanic Research Day in San Diego Jan 21st, 2018 1pm to 3pm

Just a reminder that this coming Saturday is Hispanic Saturday at 1pm at the San Diego
Central Library, located at 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101. We will be meeting at the Commission Room on the 9th floor. When you get off the elevator, walk straight forward. The Commission room is on the other side of patio area.

Finding Your Roots In Mexico April 21st 1pm T FHL West Los Angeles

Please join us in hearing John Schmal's updated version of Finding Your Roots in Mexico at the West Los Angeles Family History Library, located at 10741 Santa Monica Blvd at 1pm.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect. The fact is that one sibling might inherit more from Mom than from Dad while the other sibling might inherit a different mix.

An article by Nicole Wetsman in the National Geographic web site explains it all at http://bit.ly/2DPLSBj.

TLC’s “Long Lost Family” Season 3 Premieres on Sunday, April 8

“Long Lost Family” is an American documentary television series. The show helps provide aid to individuals looking to be reunited with long-lost biological family members. The series has been renewed for a third season that is set to premiere on April 8, 2018.

The show is produced by Shed Media, the same company that produces the American version of “Who Do You Think You Are?” The series is co-sponsored by Ancestry.com, which provides family history research and DNA testing to help make discoveries possible. The television series is based on the original British program that began airing in 2011 and has so far distributed 7 seasons. An Australian version was broadcast for one season but then was canceled

Quoting from TLC’s web site:

“Long Lost Family features the highly emotional and touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birth parents or biological families.

Hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner are both adoptees who have embarked on their own journeys to discover their biological families. Each episode follows the hosts as they investigate the stories of two individuals or families who have longed to resolve their lifelong searches.

‘Over the course of the series, we meet sisters desperate to trace their father who suddenly and mysteriously abandoned them when they were just 4 and 5 years old; a mother who as a teenager was pressured to relinquish her baby and has never recovered from the trauma; and a woman whose life was turned upside down when she suddenly discovered the man who raised her wasn’t actually her father.

‘The stakes are high: a successful investigation offers the promise of not just a heartwarming reunion but also a chance of redemption for people who have wrestled with emotional agony for years.

‘There is no simple path to find the missing loved ones. With tightly held family secrets in their way, the searchers have odds stacked against them. Lisa and Chris conduct painstaking searches through public records and utilize the latest DNA technology in their hunt for answers. But what they discover, and who they find, is anything but expected.”

You can learn more about “Long Lost Family” at http://bit.ly/2Gz9nF7.

Check your local television listings for the time that the TLC network will broadcast “Long Lost Family” in your area on April 8.