Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Searching for Your Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Oct 20, 2020 @ 12:00 AM
Organizer’s Site
Council District
City Council District 14
Event Series Dates
September 24 - December 31

Lecturer John Schmal will give a presentation on searching for your indigenous roots in Mexico. In addition to showing examples of Indian baptisms and marriages from various parts of the country, he will discuss the issue of tribal identity and the use of the generic term “indio” in Catholic Church records as early as the 1600s. Some of the challenges of tracing indigenous families beyond several generations will be discussed.

John P. Schmal is a historian, genealogist, and lecturer. John has B.A. Degrees in History (Loyola Marymount University) and Geography (St Cloud University). He is a lifetime honorary member of GSHA-SC and a board member of the Society of Hispanic Ancestral Research (SHHAR). He conducts research on Mexican and German families, as well as California and Colonial American research.

This program is part of the pre-festival programming for LA Libros Fest.

Streaming live on Facebook and YouTube. ¡Te esperamos!



Upcoming Events

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2020

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
$10 – $25

Mark Bradford: 150 Portrait Tone

Mark Bradford’s 150 Portrait Tone, a mural-size composition that contains elements of both abstraction and realism, is based on an idea for a work that the artist conceived after the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,  Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.,  Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, happening 5 times

Los Angeles, CA United States

Fall for Fine Arts @ LAPL

Connect with your community, nurture and explore your creativity… as we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month all of October on Thursdays at 4pm with art projects and books. To join, email Aida Bartoletti at durant@lapl.org for live zoom link. For ADA accomodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hrs. prior to event. For ages 7+ but all welcome.

October 30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 27, 2020


Unmasking New Works – Readings by The Latino Theater Company

The Latino Theater Company presents online readings of eight new plays by Los Angeles-based playwrights in this Friday evening weekly series. Plays are selected to reflect the full range of diverse communities and life in Los Angeles. A new play will be presented each week. Each play will be available for viewing for 10 days October 2 , 9, 16, 23,and 30 November 6, 13, and 20

October 30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 20, 2020


Virtual Día de los Muertos Exhibition

Since 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art has produced one of the most renown Día de los Muertos cultural events in Los Angeles — noted as one of the oldest Day of the Dead public commemorations in the nation.

October 30
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 5, 2020


Dementia – Archival Video Presentation of Latino Theater Company

An archival video showing of Evelina Fernández’s innovative play tackling topics taboo in the Latino community, including homosexuality, AIDS, teen pregnancy, and euthanasia — all through the Latino Theater Company’s uniquely styled lens.   First produced in 2002, Dementia garnered a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Theater Production and four Ovation nominations and was revived by the LTC in 2010 and again in 2017. A follow-up, online conversation with the artists will take place on  October 28.


Receive notes about art, culture, and creativity in LA!

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Department of Cultural Affairs, 201 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, http://culturela.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact