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2018 Calendar of Events

SHHAR monthly meetings and presentations are held at the
Orange Family History Center, 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863
Unless otherwise noted in the description.

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Hands-on Computer Assistance for Genealogical Research.
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Speaker and/or Special Workshop 

March 10
march presentation March 10, 2018
Add to Calendar 03/10/2018 10:00 AM 03/10/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR March Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“The History of Chavez Ravine and Other New Mexican Transplants” by Victor Chavez

Victor will share the history of “Chavez Ravine” which came as a Mexican government grant to one of his ancestors from Abiquiu, New Mexico, Julian Antonio Chavez. He will also elaborate on the early settlers into New Mexico with the Juan de Oñate expedition of 1598. He will also cover the migration of New Mexicans into California in the 1830’s.

March 17
march presentation March 17, 2018
Add to Calendar 03/17/2018 10:00 AM 03/17/2018 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution/span> Letty Rodella's Presentation 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747

“Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution” by Letty Rodella

Letty will give a brief background history of the involvement and the contributions by the Spanish Government and the Spanish Patriots to the Continental Congress and to George Washington's Army during the American Revolution. The contributions include both monetary and military support. Among the notable patriots are the thousands of Spanish soldiers that lived in the presidios (forts) along the borderland states from California to Florida.

NOTE: This is presented by CSUDH featuring our very own SHHAR President Letty Rodella.
This presentation will take place at Cal State Dominguez Hills at 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747 Room EE-1213 $8 Parking

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April
april presentation April 14, 2018
Add to Calendar 04/14/2018 10:00 AM 04/14/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR April Presentation 380 S Hewes St, Orange, CA 92869

Lizeth Ramirez archivist/Reference Librarian jointly with the SHHAR Board of Directors will make a presentation on local Latino History, SHHAR services and Genealogy Book collection.

Board member, Mimi Lozano. Editor of SomosPrimos.com will share information for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15- October 15, resources for teachers, youth leaders, and community event coordinators.

NOTE: This presentation will take place at the
El Modena Branch Library located at 380 S Hewes St, Orange, CA 92869

May
may presentation May 12, 2018
Add to Calendar 05/12/2018 10:00 AM 05/12/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR May Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“Mexico: Politics and Warfare (1810-1876)," by John P. Schmal

John will discuss Mexico’s tumultuous Nineteenth Century, including the War of Independence, General Santa Ana’s political career, the Yucatán separatist movement, the Mexican American War (1846-48), the French occupation and expulsion (1861-1867) and the beginning of the Porfiriato.

June
Johannes Adam Simon Oertel. Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, N.Y.C., ca. 1859. June 9, 2018
Add to Calendar 06/09/2018 10:00 AM 06/09/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR June Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

"Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution: Are You a Descendant of these Patriots? by Letty Rodella

Letty will give a brief history of the support given to the Continental Army by Spain and the Spanish Soldiers and Sailors. She will identify many resources that provide the names of these Spaniards.

July
July event July 14, 2018
Add to Calendar 07/14/2018 10:00 AM 07/14/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR July Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“The History of Jalisco and Zacatecas” by John P. Schmal

John will discuss the history of Jalisco, Zacatecas and Aguascalientes from the time of the Spanish contact to the present day.

August
no monthly event

August 2018

We will not have a presentation this month due to the SHHAR Annual Board Meeting

Go ahead and sleep in! You've Earned it!

See you in September!

September
dna September 8, 2018
Add to Calendar 09/08/2018 10:00 AM 09/08/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR September Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

Irene Foster – “DNA, We Are NOT Who We Think We Are” We are not who we think we are, but are in a position to pass on information to the following generations to make life easier on the doubts that plague our and theirs ideals. Many Cultures have ways different than ours, but looking into your DNA may give you the answers as to why you are not as different as they are.

October
US Map October 13, 2018
Add to Calendar 10/13/2018 10:00 AM 10/13/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR October Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“Spanish and Mexican Land Grants” by Tom Saenz

Saenz will discuss the history of Land Grants in South Texas with a focus on the impact they had the development of the state of Texas.

He will also share his personal experiences as relates to his ancestors who were Land Grant recipients.

November
november presentation November 10, 2018
Add to Calendar 11/10/2018 10:00 AM 11/10/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR November Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“Finding Your Roots in Mexico,” by John Schmal

This presentation is to assist those who wish to learn how to trace their roots in Mexico.

Veteran genealogist John Schmal will show attendees how to access the records of their Mexican ancestors online and give them pointers about how to use that information once you have located it.

December
library

December 2018

There is no SHHAR Presentation this month.

The Family History Center will be open.

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