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Genealogical Society of Hispanic America -
Southern California
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About Us

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Romero family of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Courtesy of Catherine Romero

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Bienvenida!

 

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America – Southern California (GSHA-SC) was founded in 1992 to promote Hispanic genealogical and historical research focusing on the American Southwest and Mexico. Our goal is to expand awareness and knowledge of individual Hispanic culture, history, and traditions.

We encourage the sharing of information through the following:
• General meetings
• Workshops
• Research days
• Chapter newsletter
• GSHA journal

 

You're invited to join our members searching for their Hispanic roots. We are affiliated with GSHA, a national entity based in Pueblo, Colorado. The organization has three affiliated chapters: Southern California, FACC in Pueblo, and Utah GSHA Chapter in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Our Mission

The mission of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America-Southern California (GSHA-SC) 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 February, May, August, and December, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when conditions permit. Meetings feature speakers and workshops, a break for no-host 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. 


Our Resources


The Southern California Chapter has a reference library of Hispanic genealogical records, maps, Hispanic family histories, and history books available at the SCGS Library. Genealogy resources focus on Arizona, California, Colorado, Mexico, New Mexico, and Texas.

Hispanic Tuesday


The third Tuesday of each month (except December) is designated Hispanic Tuesday, and Hispanic family research experts are available to assist researchers at the SCGS Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

GSHA-SC and SCGS co-sponsor the Los Angeles Public Library's Genealogy Garage webinars, offered on the third Saturday of most months except August and December. Check the calendar for dates and times. 

Genealogy Garage

Meetings & Events 2024

Check the GHSA-SC website, the SCGS calendar, the GHSA-SC calendar, and social media for updates on meetings, webinars, and events.

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GSHA-SC Meetings

Our quarterly meetings at the SCGS Library in Burbank are held on the 1st Saturday of the months of February, May, August and December, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Leonard Trujillo  at

lennytrujillo51@aol.com or gshasocal@gmail.com

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GSHA-SC Zoom Hispanic Research Meetings

Zoom meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday monthly, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (PDT). Check calendar for topics.

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Hispanic Tuesdays

Come to the SCGS Library for help in researching your ancestors. Genealogist Lenny Trujillo will assist you most Hispanic Tuesdays, on the 3rd Tuesday monthly.

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Writers' Workshop

Join the GSHA-SC Writers' Workshop monthly on the 4th Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

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GSHA-FACC Meetings

Zoom meetings with the GSHA Fray Angélico Chávez Chapter (FACC) of Pueblo, Colorado. Held the 2nd Saturday monthly, 10 to  11 a.m. (PDT)

Past Events

A Look at Some of Our Informative Presentations 

 

"Searching for Your Indigenous California Ancestors"

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