Saturday, October 22, 2016

“Fundadores de Mexico: Tracing Your Spanish Ancestors in Colonial Mexico” October 29, 2016

Please join John Schmal, GSHA-SC member, in his latest presentation/workshop to be held Saturday, October 29, from 1-2:30pm in West Los Angeles. This event focuses on tracing your Spanish Ancestors in Colonial Mexico.

“Fundadores de Mexico” is a unique presentation that will discuss ways in which people can trace their Spanish ancestors in Mexico and, hopefully find out where their ancestors and their surnames originated in Spain or Portugal. This unique presentation consists of a lecture, followed by a workshop where the lecturer John Schmal will show people some of the resources for learning about Spanish settlers who came to Nueva España (New Spain). We will also discuss important research tools for learning about where your Spanish surnames originated in the Iberian Peninsula. It is important to state that, while you may be able to find out where your ancestral surnames originated in Spain, you will need to trace your own Mexican ancestry to prove your own connection to the Spanish settlers of the 16th and 17th centuries. The following week (Nov. 5) we will present “Tracing Your Mexican Roots: Research Methods” at the same location to discuss general Mexican research. John Schmal is an historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John has B.A. Degrees inHistory (Loyola Marymount University) and Geography (St Cloud University). John is a lifetime honorary member of GSHA-SC and a board member of the Society of Hispanic Ancestral Research (SHHAR). He conducts research on Mexican and German families, as well as California and Colonial American research.

WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1 – 2:30 P.M. WHERE: Los Angeles Family History Library Address: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025 Training Room 1 Free of Charge For more info, contact Library Phone: 310-474-9990; Email:lafhlcontact@gmail.com