Saturday, October 22, 2016

“FindingYour Roots in Mexico: Research Methods” November 5, 2016

Please join John Schmal, GSHA-SC member, in another of his latest presentation/workshop to be held Saturday, November 5, from 1-2:30pm in West Los Angeles.

Join us in Training Room 1 for “Finding Your Roots in Mexico,” a combined lecture – workshop to help people learn how to trace their roots in Mexico. Veteran genealogist John Schmal will show attendees how to access the records of their Mexican ancestors online and give them pointers about how to use that information once you have located it. Using a 45-page PowerPoint, John will point out some of the potential problems that arise with Mexican research and how to navigate those problems to get the results you need. Bring your family group sheets and pedigree charts to get the best results.

A graduate of Loyola-Marymount University, John P. Schmal is an historian, genealogist and lecturer, specializing in Mexican genealogy. He is the coauthor ofMexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico, which he co-authored with Donna Morales. He has done extensive research on families from the states of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Chihuahua. He is a lifetime honorary member of GSHA-SC and a board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR).

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