Dear family, primos and friends:
Hope you are greeting the new year with hope and peace. I keep learning new things which brightens my days. The world is such a miracle of balance, with extremes in every direction. We feel separate from one another and yet when you trace your family history, you see how you must be related on some level with everyone.
Under the DNA section, you’ll find a mathematical graph of ancestry. If you take your pedigree back to the 1400s, you have 1,073,741,825 great, great, great, great, great grandparents; however, there were only 450,000,000, and you go back to two.
I had assumed in California, everyone knew a little Spanish and understood that the translation of Somos Primos meant, we are cousins. I was surprised recently when a third person told me that they thought Somos Primos was saying . . . we were FIRST, which could be a little offensive.
Let suggest when you invite non-Spanish speakers to visit Somos Primos, you explain, we are not saying we are number one, or first, instead we are saying we are cousins, related, connected.
We may be diverse and visually different, but we are connected, sharing this very unique earth. Hopefully we can each make the world a little bit better, within our sphere of influence.
Among the photos are eleven photos, with only the date and location, for identification. Those are from a collection of tinted photochromes from the dawn of the 19th century. These were published by the Detroit Photographic firm (which no longer exists), their firm’s photographers traveled the country snapping the sights of North America to be printed on postcards and sold to the public. These photos were among the Beinecke rare books and manuscript library. The Photo collection was sent by Eva Booher EVABOOHER
God bless America, may we continue to be a light to the world.
01/26/2017 07:50 AM
TABLE OF CONTENTS
YouTube: President Trump’s entire inaugural address
Learn the Protection Granted You in the United States of America Constitution
Students arrested for giving out copies of the US Constitution – Freedom to read
Students reprimanded for expressing personal opinions – Freedom to think
5-minute Video: School choice
Election Facts: Deduct California, and Trump won the popular votes 51.3% to Hillary’s 48.7%.
Latino Representation in California (1849-2017) by John P. Schmal, January 15, 2017
Jose Antonio López: The Seven Sisters of Texas (Las siete hermanas de Tejas)
The Roots of the Matter: Multiracial individuals celebrate at Mixed Remixed Festival
Remembering A School 40 years later, a Fight for Equality
His Players Disrespected The National Anthem, What This Coach Does in Response
Españoles olvidados de Norteamérica by Jose Antonio Crespo-Frances
How a US Republican President and a Mexican Youth Ended a Monarchy By Michael Hogan
1883 Texas land sells for 50 cent an acre
Jonathan Sanchez: Assoc. Publisher/COO, Eastern Group Publications
Bishop Joseph J. Madera, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno,
Borinqueneers "Year in Review" and Message from National Chair, Frank Medina
EARLY AMERICAN PATRIOTS
North Carolina State Archives, copies of:
October 18, 1777, 2-page letter From Patrick Henry to the General Bernardo de Galvez
November 8, 1779, 4-page letter from Thomas Jefferson to General Bernardo de Galvez
Naming system in Spain by Jack Carmena
Back to 1400s You Have 1,073,741,825 great, great, great, great, great grandparents
Six Things to Look for in Family Search in 2017
My Father Made Everyone Laugh at His Own Funeral by Jesús Ramírez
New Resource: MyHeritage.com
First Generation College Student Guide
Undocumented Ph.D. Makes History at UC Merced by Sasha Khokha
God Changes the Heart of ISIS Leader
United Nations Resolution 2334, based on inaccurate history
Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It by Giulio Meotti
Does Mexican Music Have German Roots? By Gerald Erichsen
Political Salsa: Chicano music and los trovadores by Salomón R. Baldenegro
History of the Tortilla… Latortilla Loca
The Power of LARED-L, a National Network by Moderator Roberto Franco Vazquez
María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Listserv Network
BOOKS AND PRINT MEDIA
Latino 247 Media Group . . . Formerly Latino Print Network
Breaking and Bleeding of a Macho Man by Isabel Delia Gonzalez
Dogged Pursuit: Tracking the Life of Enrique Garfias, First City Marshal of Phoenix, AZ
Return to Arroyo Grande by Jesús Salvador Treviño
We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the
American Dream by Dr. Carlos B. Gil
Beneath the Super Moon by Dr. Irene Blea
El Censo de 1680 de la Gomera y El Hierro by Julio C. Vera
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Feb 11: "The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Writing:
Fun Ways to Trigger Memories, from Oral History to Written History" by Mimi Lozano.
Feb 10: Civil Spirits: The Politics of Booze in Orange County, HMOC
Feb 18: Celebrate Black History Month at the Heritage Museum of Orange County
Feb 25: Un Tributo a Mexico, A Free Concert for Residents
45 Mexican Barrios/Colonias in Orange County in the 1900s by Dr. Albert Vela, Ph.D.
Santa Ana grads set record for bi-literacy, and state seals the deal
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Zoot Suit runs at the Mark Taper Forum from January 31 to March 19, 2017.
Don’t Just Cry, Qualify! Ortiz, the Hobo Professor by Rudy Padilla
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Citizen of Guatemala and Native of Palma del Río:
New Sources from the Sixteenth Century by Wendy Kramer
Photo: Old Caretaker at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1897
Historic Hispanic Clothing by Mary Schultz, MSE, MS
1st Battalion of Native Cavalry, California Volunteers, Prepared by Dr. Albert Vela, Ph.D.
Circular Bridge, Mt. Lowe Railway 1897-1924
Photo: Temple Square, Salt Lake, 1898. Built as a Mormon temple in 1847
Photo: Salt Air Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1901. Burned down in 1925.
February 1: Soldados del Presidio San Agustin del Tucson
Photo: Gold’s Curio Store, Santa Fe, New Mexico, circa 1897.
Descendants of Native American Slaves In New Mexico Emerge From Obscurity
Photo: Pack Trail Ready for Mines, Colorado, 1904
Dr. Dr. Félix D. Almaraz Jr. & Gilberto Quezada, teacher/student friendship of 49 years.
March 2-4th: 121st Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting
Tejano and the Rise of Commercial: Ranching in Texas, 1848-1920
by Dr. Armando Alonzo
April 8: 5th Anniversary Celebration: Unveiling of Tejano Monument, Texas State Capitol
January 13th, 1847 — Future scalp hunter enlists in army
January 19th, 1858 — German school chartered in Austin
Tejano History Matters by Dan Arellano, St. Mary’s University
Spanish Archives of Laredo by J. Gilberto Quezada
A Tribute to Miss Carmen Perry by J. Gilberto Quezada
Texas Alliance of Land Grant Descendants (TALGD)
Texas State Historical Association Newsletter
Winter Living on the Farm, The Learning Years 1945-1950 by Rudy Padilla
200 years of Baton Rouge: A city that grew up around present-day downtown .
Photo: St. Charles Street, New Orleans, 1900
The cultural project about the Descendants of Canary Islanders in the US
The Last Address: photo-montage series/oral history/book project by award-winning artist
Leslie Starobin Now Through April 2017
Photo: The Broadwalk, Atlantic City, 1900
Photo: A Monday washing, New York City, 1900
For the Borinqueneers "Year in Review" go to American Patriots
$7.75 million grant program to Rosenwald Schools
Árbol genealógico de un descendientes de Moctezuma
Photo: Navaho Woman Weaving a Blanket, 1902
Photo: Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado, 1904
Latinos along border discover Sephardic Jewish heritage, by Mercedes Olivera
Narratives from the Sephardic Atlantic by Dr. Ronnie Perelis
Europe’s Jihad against Israel
Spanish Jewish Names Coming from Jewish Persons
Una navaja multiusos romana de hace 1800 años
Wreck of 16th-Century Spanish Ship Found Off Florida Coast by Stephanie Pappas
Valentin Gomez. Farias, Padre del Reforma, Handwriting Analysis by Sister Mary Sevilla
CSJ Kindred Group 2016 Genealogy Year End Report
¿Quiénes son los jarochos? por Rosalba Quintana Bustamente y Jairo E. Jimenez Sotero
Matrimonio del Teniente Coronel don Bernardo Villamil con doña Marìa Josefa de la Gandara
El bautismo y segundo matrimonio de Don Tirso Castillon Saenz
El bautismo, matrimonio y defunción de doña Marìa Eufemia de los Angeles Castillon Mùzquiz
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
¿Qué nos separa de España?
América Española, Historia e Identidad en un Mundo Nuevo
La masiva expulsión de españoles de América: la infame historia que escondió la independencia
Juan Latino: El primero negro catedrático de gramática de España
Racism, an Abbreviated Essay by Eddie AAA Calderón, Ph.D.
Spain: a First-Time Visitor’s Overview ~ Nick Petrie
La nacionalidad de Cristóbal Colón por Jose Maria Lancho
El Castillo de los Mendoza
Donde reposan los restos de Da. Juana de Zúñiga la esposa de Hernán Cortés
y de Catalina Cortés una de sus hijas.
Kiva: Loans that change lives across the globe
“King Mohammed VI Renames Marrakech Neighborhood to Original Jewish Name”
The $2.6 Billion Treasure Still Lost at The Bottom of the Sea by Allison McNearney
The Islamization of France in 2016: France has a problem with Islam bu Soeren Kern