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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 

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico book cover January 13, 2018

Sylvia Contreras will lecture on the book, “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico – A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships” (2016) by Michael Hogan. The author is a professor. He and the publisher, Mikel Miller, reside in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

The Mexican War (1846-48) occurred in many areas of what is today California, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and other states. The intent was to connect lands “from sea to shining sea” - the Atlantic and the Pacific. Abraham supported Mexico and believed the United States was wrong to start a war.

Sylvia is dedicated to sharing the history of early California, Mexico, and Spain. In her journey for knowledge, she joined “Lincoln and Mexico Project” (LAMP) as a Public Relations representative to inform and educate people how Lincoln supported Mexico. She has been a volunteer docent at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum since 2010, the site of an 1846 Mexican War, the Battle of Dominguez Hills. Currently a Realtor she was elected as a 2018 Board of Director for her Realtor’s association. She was elected in 2017 as a City of Long Beach Veterans Affairs Commissioner. Her former background has been with corporate, government and legal entities. She holds a Bachelor of Science Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix.

globe February 10, 2018
Add to Calendar 02/10/2018 10:00 AM 02/10/2018 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles SHHAR Presentation SHHAR February Presentation 674 S. Yorba St., Orange, CA, 92863

“The History of Northwestern Mexico” by John P. Schmal

John will discuss the history of Soñora, Sinaloa and Chihuahua from the time of the Spanish contact to the final surrender of the Yaqui Indians in 1927.

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