Genealogical Society of Hispanic America - Southern
Meets: 1st Saturday of each calendar quarter - (Follow
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Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504
Southern California Genealogy Society building
The mission of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California
(GSHA) is to promote Hispanic genealogical and historical research,
and to expand awareness and knowledge of Hispanic culture, historical contributions,
and traditions. The GSHA-SC is a large and active group that meets
at the SCGS Library four times a year, usually on the first Saturday
in the months of February/May/August & December, from 10-4. Meetings feature
speakers and/or workshops, a break for a no host, family style lunch, and opportunities
to network and research after lunch. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Guests are always welcome and invited to join the group.
The Southern California Chapter has a reference library of Hispanic
genealogical records, maps, Hispanic family histories, and history books available
at the SCGS Library. At the GSHA-SC Chapter general
meetings, members can check out selected books from the Chapter's Lending
Library for a nominal fee, allowing you to research at home until the
book has to be returned. Genealogy resources focus on the areas of Arizona,
California, Colorado, Mexico, New Mexico, and Texas. The fees are used to purchase
more books to add to the collections.
In addition, the third Tuesday of the month (except December)
is designated Hispanic Tuesday, and Hispanic genealogical experts
are available to assist researchers at the SCGS Library from
11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Genealogy Garage Workshops - at the Richard Riordan
GSHA-SC co-hosts with the SCGS, the Genealogy
Garage workshops held from 11:00 am -1:00 pm on the
third Saturday of each month, except December, in the History and Genealogy
Dept. at the Richard Riordan Central Library, LAPL downtown Los
Research Days - at the Richard Riordan Central Library
& West Los Angeles Family History Library
GSHA-SC is active in community outreach and hosts research days on
the third Saturday of each month, except December, from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
in the History and Genealogy Dept. at the Richard Riordan
Central Library, LAPL downtown Los Angeles, and at the West Los Angeles
Family History Library on the first Wednesday of each month, except December,
from 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
For more information, answers to queries or to be placed on the GSHA-SC
email list contact:
Outreach Coordinator Donie Nelson at 310-204-6808 or
Check out the GSHA-SC
Facebook Page for announcements.