Camarillo Public Library, 4101 E. Las Posas Rd, Camarillo, CA
Presenter: John Schmal
"The Spanish Settlement of Southern California (1769-1790)"
This presentation explores the original settlement of Southern California by the Spaniards. Starting with the early settlement of San Diego (1769) and San Gabriel (1771), the speaker outlines the various Spanish activities in the Southland, including the Expedition of 1781 and the founding of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara from 1781-1786. The lecture also includes a discussion of several of the original indigenous inhabitants who lived near the Spanish missions. The presentation will conclude with data from the 1790 census.
John Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. He has authored books and is a Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research board member.
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Jewish Genealogical Society of Ventura County - Alix Wall
Sunday, Sep. 15th
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
How the ‘Paper Brigade’ saved Jewish treasures from the Nazi’s Writer/producer Alix Wall discusses her documentary-in-progress about her grandmother, ...