Saturday, June 12, 2021

Genealogy Garage: Finding American Slave Ancestors June 19th, 2021 11am PDT

 In honor of Juneteenth, genealogy subject specialist Julie Huffman will shine a light on finding our slave and former slave ancestors. It's a tricky task to identify these ancestors, but not impossible! Join us to learn some unusual ways to uncover and give name to the people who struggled and paved the way for our lives today.

Streaming live on YouTube and Facebook.

Indigenous Chihuahua: Past and Present by John Schmal on June 19, 2021 1pm PDT

  WHEN: Saturday,  June 19th 1pm PDT 

WHERE: An Online Presentation through the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library

The Lecture: This is a lecture to help people learn about the Indigenous Chihuahua: Past and Present. Using a PowerPoint presentation, genealogist and historian John Schmal will discuss the finding your roots in Mexico today.

About the Lecturer: A graduate of Loyola-Marymount University, John P. Schmal is an historian, genealogist and lecturer, specializing in Mexican genealogy. He is the coauthor of The Indigenous Roots of a Mexican-American Family and Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico. He is a lifetime honorary member of GSHA-SC and a board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR).  John is a recipient of the 2018 Conference of California Historical Societies Award of Merit in the Scholarship Award.  He was recognized for his "proliferate historic studies in the area of Mexican, Mexican-American and indigenous research.

How Do I Access The Meeting?: Please go to the website, LAFSL.org. Next, go to the tab, ”Online Class Registration and Schedule.”  You will see a calendar with each of the November classes and a Zoom link on that date.  Clicking on that link will take you to the registration page where you register using your email.  You will then receive an email confirming your registration. 

Please consult the following website for John Schmal’s articles and presentations on Indigenous Chihuahua: Past and Present by hitting here

Friday, June 11, 2021

30 Free Genealogy Websites Updated

Watch Connie Knox on Genealogy TV present her 30 Free Genealogy Websites.  This video was edited down from a previous live show.

 To watch this video hit here

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

"Searching the Early California Population Project (ECPP) Database" Wednesday, June 23, 2021 • 6:30 pm PDT

Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-So. Cal. Chapter Presents:


"Searching the Early California Population Project (ECPP) Database"

Wednesday, June 25, 2021 • 6:30 pm PDT 

RSVP to gshasocal@gmail.com for Zoom link.


John P. Schmal will provide a lecture/Q&A about using the Huntington Library's ECPP Database.  His presentation will discuss and show examples of baptism and marriage documents of California Mission Indians and of Mexican soldiers. Then he will discuss the ECPP database, with suggestions on how to use it.  To the beginner, this database -- with dozens of search fields -- seems challenging and confusing, but

John will describe how to use it effectively, and after that will do selected searches suggested by the attendees. 


Holdings of the ECPP Database: The ECPP database was developed by the Huntington Library to provide public access to all the information contained in the California mission registers. The database encompasses records from 21 of the California missions, in addition to the Los Angeles Plaza Church and the Santa Barbara Presidio, and reflects information culled from 101,000 baptisms, 27,000 marriages and 71,000 burials performed in California between 1769 and 1850.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Come join us online at the SCGS June 4 thru 13th, 2021 at the Exhibit hall.


New Mexico: the French Presence since the 1500's Zoom Presentation June 12, 2021 10 am PDT



New Mexico: The French Presence since the 1500's


When: Jun 12, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on this link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Free Hispanic Research June 7, 2021 9am PDT at SCGS Jamboree JamboFree Zoom Roundtables

 To participate in the JamboFree Zoom Roundtables where GSHA-SC will assist attendees with Hispanic Family Research use this link https://genealogyjamboree.com/jambofree-2021/ on Monday, June 7, 9 am. If you are not a SCGS member, no problem, just register as a new user. No strings attached. Roundtables will be open 20 mins. before Roundtable begins. See you there!