John P. Schmal

John P. Schmal

Author John P. Schmal will be a speaker for the 2nd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference this coming September 15-17, 2021. In this post you can read more about him and what he will be presenting.

About John P. Schmal

Christine Cohen is a long time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and has served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, she is also a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the DAR, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and Association of Professional Genealogists.

Presentation Information

Title:  The Settlement of the Rio Grande (Nuevo Santander)

Summary: John P. Schmal will discuss the original establishment of the Nuevo Santander colonial posts along the Rio Grande from 1749 to 1755. A discussion of the challenges of the settlers and their relationship with the neighboring native people will follow. The history of the region to the American period will be included. Resources for genealogical research on this area will be discussed towards the end.

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