Please visit the Facebook page, Hawaiian Spaniards. Originally, this site's purpose was to unite descendants of American Spanish immigrants that left Spain during the years 1907-13 on ships destined for Hawaii to work in the sugar cane and pineapple plantations .

However, the site has evolved and is adding more participants and more information. You will find on this site history, events, family reunions, and more. Also, you can find the ship manifests of all the ships that left Spain for Hawaii - find your family!

To the right, is a copy of the original poster that began the journey of over 8,000 Spanish immigrants.



May 24 & 25, 2018

HAWAIIAN SPANIARDS  will have a booth at the Fiesta Days celebration in Vacaville, California. We will be registering people on a family tree.




December 2008

Good Day Sacramento:

View Part 1 & Part 2

April 4 & 5: Davis, California - Soroptimist International "Artists & Authors" at the Senior Center (646 A Street)

  • Friday April 4, 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 5, 10:00am-3:00pm

December 2007 December 27: Davis, California- The Davis Enterprise- "Book spotlights Spaniards' contribution to Winters, by Debra Lo Guercio. "Gloria Lopez says she's always had an appreciation for history, which may be what prompted her to collect and document a local history that had been overlooked--that of the Spanish immigrants in the Winters community." Read article.

December 1 : Winters, California- Join the author, Gloria Lopez for "An American Paella" Book & Documentary book signing.

November 2007 November 8: SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE- Sacramento, California- Gloria Lopez, professor of Family and Consumer Science, will announce the release of her new book and documentary “An American Paella.” She will discuss the process of writing a book and recording oral histories. (Noon to 1:00pm in Learning Resource Center- 105.)

November 3: Winters, California- Join the author, Gloria Lopez for "An American Paella" Book & Documentary Release Celebration!

  • 2:00-8:00pm BERRYESSA GAP WINERY (15 Main Street)-Book Signing, Wine Tasting, and Documentary Preview

JULY 2007 July 28 & 29, 2007: COPIA- Napa, California- "Discover Yolo County—Wine & Food Festival" Discover the wines and foods of Yolo County—just over the hills from Napa and one of California’s agricultural powerhouses.Gloria Lopez (author) and Peter Krauter (filmmaker) introducing An American Paella at Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.CopiaFEBRUARY 2006 February 8, 2006: Davis, California- The Davis Enterprise- "Exploring Our Local Heritage:
The Spanish Connection in Winters" By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan --"Should you be lucky enough to be invited to the home of one of the Spanish families in Winters you might find yourself eating homemade chorizo, salt-cured ham, and blood sausages, homemade olives of course, and maybe a big paella. The food traditions of these families are still strong and thriving and Gloria Lopez wants to make sure it stays that way..."