John P. Schmal

John P. Schmal

Author John P. Schmal was a speaker for the 2nd We Are Cousins Virtual Genealogy Conference that took place September 15-17, 2021. In this post you can read more about him and his presentation.

About John P. Schmal

John P. Schmal is an historian, genealogist, and lecturer. He specializes in the genealogical research and Indigenous history of several Mexican states. He manages the following website, which provides historical information and presentations about the Mexican states: IndigenousMexico.org.

Archived Presentation

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. Watch Presentation

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