417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
PO Box 2472
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
MAP TO SCGS LIBRARY
Directions to the SCGS Library
417 Irving Dr., Burbank, CA
Free Parking across from library
Direction via freeway directions:
From 134 E:
Exit Victory Blvd., go left to Western, right to I-5. Take I-5 N, exit Empire Ave. or Buena Vista and follow direction below.
From 134 W:
Take I-5 N, exit at Empire Ave. (Exit 147), turn right onto N. San Fernando Bl, quickly turn left on to Grismer Ave to Glenoaks Blvd where you will turn left and then turn right onto Irving Drive (N).
From I-5 S:
Exit Buena Vista, left on San Fernando Rd., left on Winona, cross at Glenoaks to Irving Dr.
From I-5 N:
Exit Empire(Exit 147), turn right onto N. San Fernando Bl, quickly turn left on to Grismer Ave to Glenoaks Blvd where you will turn left and then turn right onto Irving Drive (N). or use Buena Vista above.
From 210 W:
Take the 118 to the I-5 S to Buena Vista off-ramps.
From 405 N/S:
Take the 101 E to 134 E to I-5 N to either Empire Ave. (Exit 147), turn right onto N. San Fernando Bl, quickly turn left on to Grismer Ave to Glenoaks Blvd where you will turn left and then turn right onto Irving Drive (N). Buena Vista off-ramps.
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Genealogical Society of Hispanic America- Southern California (GSHA-SC) is
dedicated to providing an environment free from discrimination where everyone is
treated with respect and dignity.
Discrimination is a sociological term referring to the prejudicial treatment of an individual based solely on their membership (whether
voluntary or involuntary) in a certain group or category. Discrimination is the actual behavior towards members of another group. It involves excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to other
GSHA-SC does not engage in or endorse discrimination, harassment, and bullying
against any person for any reason due to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap,
national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, genetic information, appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
In addition, GSHA-SC will not fund or participate in specific events, as a vendor,
speaker or in other roles, in which individuals are barred from access to services due
to such discrimination.
This policy was created based on a similar policy at Abundant Genealogy and is used
ETHICS AND WHISTLEBLOWER
The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Southern California (GSHA-SC) values its reputation for ethical operation. In order to protect and maintain this reputation, a policy to detail the expectation of ethical behavior as well as the protection of those who may uncover any behavior contrary to that expectation has been created. In 2002, the US Congress passed Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. GSHA-SC has used this legislation as guidance in creating its policy.
It is the intent of GSHA-SC to maintain its high standards of business ethics, as well as to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the organization. Directors and Representatives of the organization must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling their responsibilities at all times. The support of all Members is necessary to achieve compliance with the various laws and regulations.
The GSHA-SC Board of Directors is responsible for setting ethical standards and ensuring that they permeate the organization and guide its practices. The Board expects all the Directors to exhibit exemplary behavior and to hold all Society Members to the highest ethical standards. This includes following strict financial guidelines and precludes deriving any personal benefit from any society activity derived as a result of being a Member of the Board. Further, if any Member of the GSHA-SC reasonably believes that some policy, practice, or activity of GSHA-SC is in violation of law or that any suspected financial impropriety or misuse of the Society’s resources has occurred, that individual is encouraged to file a written complaint with the Society’s current board of officers. The Board will also establish a procedure to ensure that such reporting takes place in confidence and that a tracking system of complaints and corrective actions be implemented to preclude recurrence of the violation. In order to ensure understanding across the Membership, the Society’s Secretary will ensure that the Ethics and Whistleblower Protection Notification is prominently posted in the Society’s website, blog or any other electronic device media to be access by the public as required by State law.
Past President of the Organization
1993: Arthur Lopez and Donie Nelson
1994 & 1995: Donie Nelson
1996: Mary Ann Zabala Moore
1997 & 1998: Pauline Chavez Bent
1999 & 2000: Patsy Vasquez
2001, 2002, & 2003: Donie Nelson
2004, 2005, & 2006: Edward Vigil
2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010: Douglas S. Daniels
2011, 2012, & 2013: Rita Vega-Acevedo
2014, 2015 & 2016: Paul S. Gomez
2017,2018, 2019 & 2020: Leonard Trujillo
2021: Cathy Romero, Kevin Williams, and Patsy Vasquez
2022: Kevin Williams