19 April 2014

Jamboree - Meet the Speakers: John Schmal

John Schmal is an historian, genealogist, and lecturer. He has published several books on Mexican history and culture, including Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico. Schmal specializes in researching families in the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato.

In addition, he has studied and written numerous short stories on the indigenous peoples of several Mexican states.

John has B.A. degrees in History (Loyola-Marymount University) and Geography (St. Cloud State University) and is a board member of the Society of Hispanic Historical Ancestral Research (SHHAR). He also conducts research on German-American families and gives lectures on German history and its influence on emigration to America.

SU014 Sunday June 8, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Finding Your Roots in Mexico

The presentation will consist of how to begin your research, what resources to get in touch with and use, and how to continue your research once a place of origin has been located. An online presentation will be utilized, which people can also access later at will.

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