June marked the 10th anniversary of my ordination as a deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The Sacrament of Holy Orders is passed on in direct line, from the Twelve Apostles, according to ancient Christian belief. It was only after the Council of Trent (1545-1563) that certain sacramental records were ordered to be maintained.… Read More

Yesterday on NPR I heard a review of a new book on the history of Los Angeles. It sounded fascinating, so I immediately went to the Taschen store at the Farmers Market and bought it. Los Angeles: Portrait of a City, is a huge, 571-page book containing hundreds of photographs of the city’s history from… Read More

This site is just beginning, but it details a history that began many centuries ago. I’m glad you came by to check out my family history research. I only set up this site yesterday, so do come back often. I promise you’ll find many new and interesting photos, stories and research. Of course to fulfill… Read More