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Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California

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Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California
Established 1992
Contact Info
Address PO Box 2472, Santa Fe Springs. CA 90670
Email gshasocal@gmail.com
Blog gsha-sc.blogspot.com
Facebook Follow us on Facebook
Society Officers
President Leonard Trujillo

Officers[edit | edit source]

  • President: Leonard Trujillo
  • VP Sales: Joyce Reyes
  • VP Membership: Patsy Vasquez
  • VP Communications: Maria Garrett
  • Secretary: Cathy Romero
  • VP Library: Naomi Talamantes
  • CFO: Kevin Williams

Purpose of the Society[edit | edit source]

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC) was founded in 1992 to promote Hispanic genealogical and historical research with a focus on the American Southwest and Mexico:

  • ​Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Texas​
  • Mexico

Our goal is to expand awareness and knowledge of individual Hispanic culture, history, and traditions.

We encourage the sharing of information through:
general meetings
The annual Viva la Familia Fiesta
lectures
workshops
research days
speakers' bureau
Chapter newsletter
national publications

You are invited to join almost 200 members, who are searching for their Hispanic roots. Affiliated with the national GSHA based in Pueblo, Colorado, we are part of a combined membership of almost 500 Hispanic researchers.

Whether you have just begun to explore your family lines, or you are an experienced researcher, please join us. We have members who are eager to help you begin your ancestral search, and as a group, we benefit from the knowledge that veteran researchers have to offer.

​We are proud to represent a membership that is both willing and able to assist you in discovering a remarkably rich and colorful Hispanic heritage…a heritage in which you can be justly proud.

​GSHASC is a 501(C)(3)non-profit California corporation #33-0589453, a nonprofit group maintained purely by volunteers.

We encourage the sharing of information through:
general meetings
The annual Viva la Familia Fiesta
lectures
workshops
research days
speakers' bureau
Chapter newsletter
national publications

You are invited to join almost 200 members, who are searching for their Hispanic roots. Affiliated with the national GSHA based in Pueblo, Colorado, we are part of a combined membership of almost 500 Hispanic researchers.

Whether you have just begun to explore your family lines, or you are an experienced researcher, please join us. We have members who are eager to help you begin your ancestral search, and as a group, we benefit from the knowledge that veteran researchers have to offer.

​We are proud to represent a membership that is both willing and able to assist you in discovering a remarkably rich and colorful Hispanic heritage…a heritage in which you can be justly proud.

​GSHASC is a 501(C)(3)non-profit California corporation #33-0589453, a nonprofit group maintained purely by volunteers.

Events[edit | edit source]

JANUARY 2018

  • Jan 4, 2018, 5-8pm: Hispanic Thursday at the WLA-FHL.
  • Jan 18, 2018, 11am-4pm Hispanic Tuesday at the SCGS Family History Library in Burbank, CA Tele:818-843-7247.
  • Jan 20, 2018, 10-12 Noon, John Schmal presentation "Finding your Roots in Mexico” at WLA-Family History Center, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Training Room 1.
  • Jan 20, 2018, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm Genealogy Garage: Obituaries: Where to Look & What You Might Find; followed by Hispanic Saturday Research Day, 1:30pm-4pm. Both at the LAPL Central Library.
  • Jan 25, 2018, 6-8:30 Hispanic Thursday South Bay, 22605 Kent Ave, Torrance, CA 90505 Tele:310-791-6256.

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Feb 1, 2018, 5-8pm: Hispanic Thursday at the WLA-FHL
  • Feb 3, 2018 General Meeting, 10 am to 3pm, TBA
  • Feb10, 2018 10-12 Noon, John Schmal presentation " The History of Northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa & Chihuahua)” at Orange Family History Center, 674 S Yorba St, Orange, CA 92869 Tele:714-997-7710.
  • Feb 15, 2018, 11am-4pm Hispanic Tuesday at the SCGS Family History Library in Burbank.
  • Feb 17, 2018, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm Genealogy Garage: TBA followed by Hispanic Saturday Research Day, 1:30pm-4pm. Both at the LAPL Central Library.
  • Feb 22, 2018, 6-8:30 Hispanic Thursday South Bay, 22605 Kent Ave, Torrance, CA 90505 Tele:310-791-6256.

MARCH 2018

  • Mar 2, 2018, 5-8pm: Hispanic Thursday at the WLA-FHL
  • Mar 16, 2018, 11am-4pm Hispanic Tuesday at the SCGS Family History Library in Burbank.
  • Mar 18, 2018, Saturday, 11am-12:30pm Genealogy Garage: TBA followed by Hispanic Saturday Research Day, 1:30pm-4pm. Both at the LAPL Central Library.
  • Mar 23, 2018, 6-8:30 Hispanic Thursday South Bay, 22605 Kent Ave, Torrance, CA 90505 Tele:310-791-6256.

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Record Collections[edit | edit source]

(Name of Collection)

  • Located: (Online, onsite)
  • How to access: (order information, website)
  • Why to search this record: (can link to wiki article)

(Continue to add any additional collections)

  • (repeat bullets above of info about the collection)

Indexes for (County/town/state name)[edit | edit source]

  • (Name of index (if online add link to name of index)) - How to access: (if not online, order info. If it is online, remove "How to access")

Publications In the Society's Holdings[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]
  • There are 3 publications, 2 of which are national: Nuestras Raíces journal and Noticias de Nuestras Raíces newsletter. The journal can be purchased on the National GSHA website and the newsletter is available to download on this website.
Periodicals[edit | edit source]
  • The local quarterly GSHA-SC award-winning newsletter, Huellas del Pasado, at 5 issues per year, is also available on this website to download.
Family Files (any other paper files)[edit | edit source]
  • (general description or list of surnames)
Misc[edit | edit source]
  • (general descriptions)

Publications for Sale[edit | edit source]

(link to website selling publications)

Look up Services[edit | edit source]

(Instructions and fees)

  • (List of local repositories willing to visit)

How to Do Research in (name of town/county)[edit | edit source]

  • (list of classes whether online or onsite)

Local Repositories Society Members Visit[edit | edit source]

  • (list of repositories your members visit to do genealogy)

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society[edit | edit source]

Cost of membership and how to join:

Unlimited Online Access to:

  • (List of online databases)

Newsletter/Periodical:

Free Look Ups:

  • (List of look ups)

Field Trips:

(Include any other additional benefits of membership in your Society):

Society Happenings[edit | edit source]

Meetings[edit | edit source]

  • General Meetings are held during the months of February, May, August, and December, unless otherwise announced. General meetings feature workshops or lectures, selected research materials, individual research opportunities and sharing of information as well as selected publications for sale. Attendees are afforded the opportunity to study the pedigree charts of members and have free access to the research collection housed at the library. Individual assistance is available through our member volunteers as well as networking at meetings and through a national member roster. All meetings are held at the SCGS Library unless otherwise noted.

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Board Meetings[edit | edit source]

(details of board meetings: how often, where, when, who is invited)

Society Projects[edit | edit source]

Indexing[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)

Past Projects[edit | edit source]

  • (List each project)