The Cultural Anthropology classes are invited to help me with a project I am working on.
It is part of the California History Center's Oral History project.
Native Californians' Past
I am researching a Native American family's past - the family now descends from one of
three sisters who appear in the Mission San Jose baptism, wedding and burial records.
They are Ohlone descendants and they are interested now in learning as much about
their past and their culture as they can. Ruth Orta, is the oldest daughter of the youngest
of eight children born to one sister, Avelina Cornate - her baptismal name.
Ruth has 6 children and many grandchildren. It is their oral history that we want to get.
More projects announced as they get underway.
Email: Nancy Olsen