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Genealogical & Historical Events
​Interest to Los Californianos

The activities listed below are presented solely for the information and convenience of our members and their listing here does not constitute an endorsement by Los Californianos.

Fall Conference  HAS BEEN CANCEL

Los Californianos Fall Meeting: November 3-5, 2023 in  San Bernardino County, CA

Specifics will be posted on Wild Apricot 

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 1755 S. Waterman Ave, San Bernardino

Rooms: $139.00 + tax & fees; call 909-806-4040 and use code word

Los Californianos for the discount rate. Online: hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/loscalifornianos112023

Online Registration: https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-5414486/Registration

Payment and / or mail in Registration to:

Los Californianos/Fall Conference 2023, PO Box 879 Yorba Linda, CA  92885

Friday, November 3rd, 2023

3:00-8:00 pm           Registration- – Hospitality Room

3:00-8:00 pm           Traveling Genealogy Library-Silverwood/Arrowhead Room

3:00-8:00 pm           Hospitality Room

                                  Dinner on your own

Tours: 10AM tour of the Agua Mansa Cemetery/Museum. Meet in the hotel lobby

at 9:30 to carpool.  Afternoon “tour” starts at 1PM at The Asistencia in Redlands,

come celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Map provided in your welcome packet. No charge but donations appreciated.

 Saturday 6PM-7PM-mingle at the hotel bar

                7PM-10PM dinner in the Silverwood/Arrowhead room

                 Mixed greens salad, Chicken Marsala with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh

                 seasonal vegetables, rolls & butter, dessert for $45

Sunday 10AM-12PM Breakfast in the Silverwood/Arrowhead room

                 Scrambled eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, muffins, bread, butter & preserves

                 for $28

Speakers: TBA

Registration fee: $20


June 23, Friday workshop ‘                                            

Californianos: Early California Settlers – A Genealogical Treasure

Friday, June 23, 2023, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Workshop Presented In Person; co-sponsored by Los Californianos

California Genealogical Society & Library

2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-californianos-the-early-california-population-project-registration-643908927937

 June 24th, 2023, 10:30 am Anza Celebration at Presidio of San Francisco

➢ 10:30 am Formal Welcome & Flower Ceremony, Pershing Square by Officers Club.
 ➢ Open to the Public: Period Clothing is welcome (Soldado, Vaquero, pioneer, military).

Los Californianos is pleased to be able to return to the Presidio in-person for our annual Anza Celebration and San Francisco’s Birthday on Saturday, June 24th, 2023.  

Descendants of the founding families of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition (1775-76) will celebrate the 247th anniversary of the arrival of Spanish soldados de cuera (“leather-jacket soldiers”), men, women, and children, who made the long journey overland to San Francisco and founded El Presidio de San Francisco and Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores).

It will be a modified version of our annual Anza Celebration due to the Presidio’s cuts in programming; this year there will be no horses.  We will be having our traditional flower ceremony followed by two lunch options (1) picnicking from food trucks on lawns and/or (2) a member’s only luncheon ($60/person, size limited) in the Officer’s Club Anza Room with Speaker TBA.

DATE ALERT for Luncheon after 10:30 am Anza Celebration on June 24!!  Enjoy picnicking at Pershing Square from Food Trucks or stay-tuned for in-door luncheon options ($60 person).

Register for Luncheon: https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-5306194.  



Los Californianos General Meeting: June 9 – 11 in San Jose, CA 

 Headquarters: Holiday Inn San Jose-Silcon Valley, 1350 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA  95112

 Rooms per night: Twin double beds, Thursday through Sunday is $140.00/night plus applicable occupancy and sales tax, currently 14%, and $1.25 HBID and $0.50 CA Tourism Tax per night. (Taxes are subject to change without notice).  This rate is Room only, not including breakfast.  There is an Individual Buffet Breakfast at Santa Cruz Restaurant: USD 18++ per person

 Los Californianos group Block : LCA

  • Go To holiday Inn Silicon Valley San Jose website.
  • Go the check in and Check out date .
  • Rate Preference
  • Scroll Down to group rate.
  • Mention Group Code LCA
  • It will take you to your group rate automatically

Please make your reservations before June 5, 2023.

 Tours: Saturday noon tour, Roberto Adobe and Sunol House – with a docent – parking is limited – car pooling suggested

             Saturday afternoon self guided tour Santa Clara Mission & de Saisset Museum:  Admission is free

            Information about additional places of interest is in your registration packet

 Speakers: Saturday Evening – Professor Damian Bacich, Member # 2306

                  Sunday Morning:  Professor Emeritus Rose Marie Beebe

 Questions? Send Tracie Murray and e-mail at tmurray650@yahoo.com or call 1-408-621-0609

 Friday, June 9th, 2023

   Planned Schedule

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Registration, hotel lobby

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Traveling Genealogy Library, Salon K

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Hospitality Room

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Board of Directors meeting, Monterey Board Room

Dinner:                            On your own

  Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Breakfast:                       On your own

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Traveling Genealogy Library, Salon K

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    Noon tour, Roberto Adobe & Sunol House

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Registration, hotel lobby

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Lunch, on your own

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Self-guided tour of Santa Clara Mission and de Saisset Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.       Happy Hour, outside of Ventanas Room

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.      Dinner, Ventanas Rm, speaker San Jose State Professor Damian Bacich, Member # 2306

 Sunday, June 11th, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12: p.m.         Breakfast/general meeting, speaker Santa Clara University Professor Emeritus

Rose Marie Beebe

    Opportunity drawing – Please bring contributions

Register for event here: https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-5291318/Registration








October 28-30, 2022 in Ventura County, CA

  • Questions? Send Lynn Adams an e-mail at lzdldy@att.net or call 1-805-293-9267.

    Make Checks payable to Los Californianos and mail to: PO Box 3050, Santa Clara, CA 95055 – 3050 Or Register

  • at https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-4882709 

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                                            Honoring Our Ancestors                      

                               Celebration of the 246thAnniversary                   

                                                  of the Dedication  


                                  El Presidio Real de San Francisco 

                                                     June 26, 2022 

                                               Virtual @ 11:00 a.m. 

  You are invited to a Zoom webinar.  
When: Jun 26, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  
Topic: Founders Day 2022 
Register in advance for this webinar: 
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

When: April 8-10, 2022 – Register For Event Here 

Los Californianos Spring Meeting: April 8-10, 2022, in Martinez, CA

Event Locations: Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard (home of William Welch Wines) 1820 Franklin Canyon Rd. (Free parking in open lot across the street)
& WWWines Tasting Room-   NW corner Main & Las Juntas (Parking map in packet)

Directions: Easy access from the North- I-80 S to 680 S, or from the South, I-5 N or 99 N to 580
E, to 680 N. Take Hwy 4 West. For Winery- Exit Alhambra Ave, make left on Alhambra, proceed
under overpass, then Right on Franklin Canyon Rd.

Lodging: Best Western John Muir Inn—Special group Rate $104/night+tax, Comp.
Breakfast and self- Parking included. Use password: Los Californianos
445 Muir Station Rd, Martinez, CA 94553. Front desk phone: (925) 229-1010

Other lodging nearby (Martinez): Quality Inn—3999 Alhambra Ave. (925) 228-7471,
Super 8 Wyndham Martinez—4015 Alhambra Ave. (925) 372-5500,
Muir Lodge Hotel (Motor Inn Style) 3930 Alhambra Ave. (925) 228-3308
May offer continental breakfast of some sort, but a great donut shop is located nearby!

Restaurants: Downtown Martinez has tons to offer; Taco Daddy’s (11-9 daily),
Sal’s Family Kitchen (F-6a-2p, S&S-7a-1:30p), Slow Hand BBQ (F-Sat-11a-9p, Sun 11a-7p) all on
Main St., Firehouse Brew & Grill (F&Sat-11a-10p, Sun-11am-9p) on Escobar, just to name a few

Planned Schedule

Friday, April 8, 2022
3:00-8:00 pm. Registration— Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard *
3:00-8:00 pm. Hospitality Patio— Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard
3:00-8:00 pm. Traveling Genealogy Library— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas *
Dinner on your own
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Breakfast. On your own
9:00-3:00 pm. Traveling Genealogy Library— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas
9:00-Noon. Registration— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas
10:00-5:00pm. Martinez Adobe (Located on John Muir National Historic Site and hiking
trail)—4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA. 94553
11:00-3:00 pm. Martinez Museum (Borland House)—1005 Escobar St., Martinez, CA.94553

6:00-7:00pm. Happy Hour— Las Juntas Vineyard veranda (Wine available for purchase)
Period Attire encouraged, we will be be having a contest for Best Dressed!
7:00-10:00pm Dinner Buffet—Tri-tip w/Madeira Glaze and horseradish on side, Chicken w/
Dijon sauce, Mash Potatoes, Asparagus, Zucchini au Gratin, Salad, rolls/butter. Iced Tea.
Vegetarian option: Grilled Veggie Lasagna. Dessert: Mini Cheesecake, Mini berry Crisp Tarts

Sunday, April 10, 2022

9:00-Noon. Breakfast Buffet Meeting—Scrambled eggs w/cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Country
potatoes, French toast casserole, fresh fruit, coffee, juice——Tasting Room @ Main & Las
Juntas. Speaker: John Lorenzana #1733
Opportunity Drawing— Please bring contributions

***Please contact Denise & Bob Venegas: dandrewson@yahoo.com , OR call or text
(209)217-4472, if you can volunteer at the registration table or Library




  EVENTS in 2021



When: October 22-24, 2021

Los Californianos Fall Meeting: October 22nd-24th, 2021 in Frazier Park/Lebec


Headquarters: Holiday Inn Express                            612 Wainright Road, Lebec, CA 93243    Phone: 661-248-1600

Password is Los Californianos

Directions:  From the north take I-5 South or Hwy. 99 South, exit at Frazier Park Rd. and turn right on Wainright.

From the south take I-5 North to Frazier Park Rd. and turn left, then right onto Wainright.

Rooms are $115.00 per night+ tax, breakfast is included.  There is a good Mexican restaurant across the road from the hotel, and there are several fast food places on Wainright.


Planned Schedule:

Friday, October 22, 2021

3:00-8:00p.m. Registration- – Hotel Lobby* 3:00-8:00p.m. Traveling Genealogy Library-Kern County Public Library, Frazier Park 4:00-5:00p.m. Basic Early California Population Project seminar, Kern Co. Pub. Library 3:00-8:00p.m. Hospitality Room*

Dinner            On your own

Board of Directors Meeting:   TBD


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Breakfast        On your own

9:00-3:00p.m. Traveling Genealogy Library

9:00-Noon       Registration- -Hotel Lobby

9:00-Noon       Tour of Ft. Tejon, meet in Hotel Lobby to carpool

2:00-4:00p.m.  Tour of Ridge Route Museum (address to follow) 6:00-10:00p.m. Dinner meeting at Kern Co. Library, Frazier Park

Speaker: Bonnie Kane, docent of the Ridge Route Museum, author


Sunday, October 24, 2021

9:00-Noon        Breakfast meeting— Kern Co. Library

Speaker: John Lorenzana, member #1733

Opportunity drawing – Please bring contributions


Meeting Registration (info on website) https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-4464562

*Please contact Lynn Adams at lzdldy@att.net if you can volunteer for Registration Desk or Hospitality Room




The De Anza 245th Celebration Event

When : 06/27/2021
Time : 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Free Virtual Event

Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VBKOe7ccRzC1psJLkqqarg

Program Link:  https://loscalifornianos.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-245th-De-Anza-Celebration-Day-Program-for-2021.pdf


Rancho Day Fiesta – San Mateo County Historical Association

The Sánchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s. This family day will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California.

Cost:  Free Admission with charge for food and crafts

When:  September 18, 2021

TIme:  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

12:30 PM – Ribbon cutting for Grand Opening of the Sánchez Adobe Interpretive Center Exhibit

Hands-on Activities include:

  • Dance to early California music.
  • Discover bygone trades.
  • Stamp leather and twine rope.
  • Make corn husk dolls and candles.
  • And more make-it-yourself crafts.

Where:  Sanchez Adobe Historical Site, 1000 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica, CA

Link:  https://historysmc.org/rancho-day-fiesta/




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