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Finding Your Roots In Mexico

Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00PM to 2:15PM


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WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 – 1: P.M.
WHERE: Los Angeles Family Search Library
ADDRESS: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025, Training Room 1

If your ancestors came from Mexico, you have a unique opportunity that is not available to many other ethnic groups. Many Mexican church records going back over 300 years are filled with details that are lacking in many other countries. Some Mexican records even go back to the 1500s and 1600s.

The Place: 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 recently updated 53-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.

What You Need to Bring with You: Bring your family group sheets and pedigree charts to get the best results.

About the Lecturer: A graduate of Loyola-Marymount University, John P. Schmal is an historian, genealogist and lecturer, specializing in Mexican genealogy. He is the coauthor of Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico. He has done extensive research on families from the states of Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Guanajuato 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).

Sponsored by: Los Angeles Family History Library (310) 474-9990)); Genealogical Society Hispanic America (GSHA); Society of Hispanic, Historical Research (SHHAR)
Category Education
When Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00PM to 2:15PM
Where Los Angeles Family History Library
10741 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025, Room 1
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Admission Ages: 15 and above
Price: No charge
Discount: No charge
Contact (310) 474-9990
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