Los Pobladores, Los Angeles’ Founding Families,1781

Los Pobladores 200Los Pobladores 200
Descendants Of  The Founders
El   Pueblo  de  Los Angeles, 1781
Ancestral Heritage Association
ph. 949) 653-1088
e-mail la-founders1781@mailcity.com


President: Maria G. Benitez

Vice-President: Maria Moreno

Treasurer: Richard Ontiveros

Secretary: Margaret Ontiveros

Newsletter: Bob Smith

History: Richard Ontiveros

Membership: Robert Lopez

Ways and Means: vacant

Parliamentarian: Joe Northrup

Web coordinator: Maria Moreno

Los Pobladores 200 is an Ancestral Heritage Association, founded in 1981 by Joseph Murillo Northrop (a founding family descendant) and his wife Marie E. Northrop. The primary goal was to locate and organize present day descendants of the original founding families of Los Angeles .Since then the organization has grown to 250 current members with descendants throughout the US. The name Los Pobladores 200 was used because it was organized on the 200th anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles, Sept. 4th 1981. Los Pobladores means “the towns’ people”. It’s main purpose is to perpetuate Los Angeles’ early history through its involvement and ongoing research in genealogy and family history. Our membership is comprised of direct descendants of the original 11 families and 4 escort soldiers (escolta). The original Founding Families names are listed on our Members page along with current descendants and membership quidelines.
Los Pobladores Bar-B-Q, Fund raiser and General meeting. Saturday, June 15th, 2002- Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs From 11:00 noon to 3:00.12100 Mora Dr. Santa Fe Springs, Ca. 90670  Price for Adults $12.50 and children 5-12yrs. $8.00  You can purchase tickets by sending check made out to Los Pobladores. PO Box 3392La Habra, Ca 90631-3392.
Or contact Bob Smith regriffith6828@aol.com or Maria Benitez  mgbenitez@juno.com for more details.Map to Heritage Park.


4th of July-El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Fort Moore celebrate Independence Day,  9:00am. A short walk from Olvera St. to Fort Moore approx. 15min. Various organizations participate with music, family activities, and brunch.

Labor Day “History Walk”, Monday,September 2nd, 2002. Celebrate Los Angeles’ 221st Birthday. Celebrations start with this annual history walk  which traces the steps of LA founding families. Walkers start at 6:00am at San Gabriel Mission and finish at Olvera Street. There will be entertainment through out the day at El Pueblo State Historic Park.

You can send any questions or response regarding this site to:   la-founders1781@mailcity.com
For Genealogy inquiries or club membership application please email:boblopez2@juno.com