Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wrap up from San Diego Meeting

Hispanic Saturday – San Diego - 25 August 2018

The San Diego Hispanic Saturday group met on 25 August 2018 at 1pm at the San Diego History Library in Mission Valley where we had 21 in attendance. John Miranda and Ceasar Castro were the speakers for the day.

John Miranda talked about the emigration of his ancestors from Spain. Using a video, he was able to simulate the ocean route the Spanish families traveled to get to California. He went in to detail how most passenger had to struggle to get to California. Below is the information on the web site, The California Frontier Project (https://www.californiafrontier.net/), that Mr. Miranda mentioned in his presentation.

Mr. Castro discussed Hubert Howe Bancroft history books, which are a great source for genealogical researcher. Mr. Bancroft published 48 books. Seven volumes pertained about California in general. The books are full of genealogical information. Bancroft wrote about the historical events and the people involved. In his footnotes, he would provide specific information about individuals and provide information about their family.

Most of Bancroft’s history books are available on the Internet because they were published before 1924. The copyright laws do not cover books printed before 1924. Google has copied most of the books, which are available to download from the Internet.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Finding your Roots in Mexico Presentation! Sept 1, 2018 West Los Angeles

John P Schmal next "Finding Your Roots in Mexico" Presentation will be on the afternoon of Sept. 1st.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hispanic Saturday San Diego

Hispanic Genealogists,

Our next meeting of Hispanic Saturday is 25 August at 1pm. The meeting will be held at
the Family History Library in Mission Valley. Although the Library has formally closed for
remodeling, Don and Donna Martin, Co-Diectors of the library have made arrangements for
us to use the Library for our meeting, since the remodeling has not started. We will use
the same class room we used the last time.

John Miranda is going to talk about the original settlers of El Pueblo de la Reina de
Los Angeles. If time permits, Ceasar Castro is going to talk about Hubert Howe Bancroft's books
on the history of California and his books on the History of the North Mexican Sates
and Texas.

We also want to mention that at our 6 October meeting, Richard Griswold Del Castillo
will giving a talking on The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the San Diego Central Library.
It will be in the Neil Morgan Auditorium.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Wrap up on Aug 4th General Meeting

August 4, 2018, GSHA Southern California Chapter meeting, Cynthia Valdez-Rodriguez gave e an excellent presentation on her ancestor, "Finding Maclovia Flores, An American Family Searches for their Mexican Roots".