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Indigenous Mexico Presentation - May 17

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By Johnnypj - Posted on 10 May 2008


Indigenous Mexico: A Remarkable Diversity
Location: Los Angeles Regional Family History Center
Address: 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90025
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Time: 10 AM

If you want to know more about the indigenous peoples of Mexico and their remarkable diversity, you are welcome to attend “Indigenous Mexico: A Remarkable Diversity.”

John P. Schmal, utilizing a 40-page Power Point Presentation, will illustrate and discuss many aspects of Mexico’s indigenous past and present. The presentation includes maps, census statistics, linguistic relationships, discussion of the Uto-Aztecan family and the meanings of tribal names.

Questions are encouraged.

The 10 AM presentation will be followed by an 11:30 AM presentation on Mexican Genealogical Research in the same location. John Schmal will discuss research methods for locating Mexican ancestors and tracing their indigenous and Spanish roots. John Schmal specializes in research in Jalisco, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Guanajuato and Sonora (Yaqui roots).

John Schmal is the coauthor of:
“Mexican-American Genealogical Research: Following the Paper Trail to Mexico” (2002)
“The Indigenous Roots of a Mexican-American Family” (2003)

And the author of:

“The Journey to Latino Political Representation.” (2007)

These books are availble through and

John Schmal can be contacted at

The Library can be contacted at 310-474-9990
The Library website is

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