In 2005, the establishment of the Picture Library as a
demonstration project was approved by the Board of Directors.
Historical information about the early California period is both scarce
and not easily accessible. Several factors have contributed to this state
of affairs, ranging from insufficient funding, to the geographic
dispersion of sources among 3 countries: US, México, and Spain.
Even scarcer is the availability of paintings, drawings, pictures, and
portraits. Because of the close-knit nature of the families who lived in
that period it is very common for any and all of our members to have at
least one common ancestor with at least one other member. It is therefore
that this aspect presents an interesting and unique opportunity for Los
"By utilizing our organization as a sharing network for pictures
related to the Early California period, members can not only extend
their Family's Genealogical Album but also contribute to the
preservation of Alta California's Heritage".