Welcome To Los Californianos
The early Hispanic settlers of Alta California (part of which is now the state of California) were called Californios or Californianos.
Los Californianos was organized by their descendants to preserve the Hispanic heritage of Alta California (history, music, culture, infrastructure, etc.) and to help other descendants compile their Hispanic genealogy.
Our goal is to preserve the heritage of early Hispanic Californians in Alta California as far back as 1848; to conduct research on genealogy and on civil, religious, military, and cultural activities in Alta California; and to provide an accurate and authentic interpretation of Alta California’s history by such means as the board of directors may prescribe.
What Our Members Say
I am Richard “Dick” Barbar. I have been a member of Los Californianos for 40 years and am currently finishing my first full term on the Los Californianos Board of Directors. This past year, with ongoing travel and communication difficulties, the Board has made great progress in revitalizing the organization and reconnecting to the members.
Alan J. Parkin, Sr.
I became aware of Los Californianos while talking with the docents at the Presidio de San Francisco. They told me about the yearly Anza Commemoration presented by Los Californianos. I always knew I was a 7th generation Bay area native and had just discovered that I had 16 grandparents who came here in 1775-1776 with the Anza expedition. Joining Los Californianos was a no brainer. Before long, I joined the Board of Directors, became Chairman of the Archives and Chairman of the Traveling Genealogy Library. I arranged for their relocation to a more secure and less costly site.