31 January 2015

A list of Five Waves of New Mexico Settlers

 Jose Antonio Esquibel is one of the better researchers of New Mexico genealogy and history. Living in Colorado, Esquibel has written a number of books and articles about the first Hispanic colonists of New Mexico. Books he has co-authored and edited include "The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico: An Account of the Families Recruited at Mexico City in 1693", "A Tapestry of Kinship" and "Juan Domínguez de Mendoza: Soldier and Frontiersman of the Spanish Southwest, 1627-1693".

Recently, Esquibel posted on the New Mexico Genealogical Society's Facebook page a list of early Spanish settlers of New Mexico. If you are looking to find where and when your Bernal, Baca, Lopez, Quintana and Zamora (and many, many more) ancestors came to this region, look no further than the list that Jose Antonio Esquibel created. Click on the link below to read the list.

Five Waves of New Mexico Settlers

18 January 2015

February 2015 NMGS Workshop: "Primeras Familias, DAR or SAR Lineage Papers"

February 2015

The Genealogy Center
On the Second Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)
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Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM



The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Presents

Workshop – Working on your Primeras Familias, DAR or SAR Lineage Papers

This will be a general "get help" type workshop with representatives from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).


This program is free and open to the p

10 January 2015

Santa Cruz Marriages 1826-1849, Now on Sale at Amazon.com!

 


Santa Cruz Marriages 1826 - 1849 

and Roots Ltd, Addendum

Extracted by Patricia Sanchez Rau and Henrietta Martinez Christmas

An invaluable resource for New Mexicans, those researching genealogy and family and New Mexico history. Santa Cruz de la Cañada was the second villa founded in New Mexico and a central location for settlement. This book includes marriages from 1826-1849 and an addendum to prenuptial investigations known as New Mexico Roots which were not published with the first set. The New Mexico Genealogical Society was founded in 1960 and publications such as this one are done by volunteers. 

About the Authors

Patricia Sanchez Rau is a genealogical and historical researcher with concentration in Colorado and New Mexico. Patricia Sanchez Rau is descended from the earliest families who arrived in New Mexico in 1600 with don Juan de Oñate. She has authored numerous articles relating to genealogy and has authored one family book and co-authored several other genealogical and historical books. Henrietta Martinez Christmas is a well-known and respected author, lecturer, and full-time genealogist. She lectures regularly on topics related to New Mexico Genealogy. A native New Mexican who descends from eleven soldiers who came with Juan de Oñate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales.

Click here to order this book

 

26 December 2014

January 17, 2015 NMGS Program: Henrietta M. Christmas - "History of Chimayo Through Genealogy"

January 2015

Please note that this presentation is at Botts Hall in the Special  Collections Library in Albuquerque. 

Botts Hall
Special Collections Library
423 Central Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(Located at Edith and Central)
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM



The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Presents
Henrietta Martinez Christmas

The History of Chimayo Through Genealogy
Henrietta M. Christmas is a well-known and respected author, lecturer, and full-time genealogist. She lectures regularly on topics related to New Mexico Genealogy. A native New Mexican who descends from eleven soldiers who came with Oñate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales.

Henrietta is the 2015-2016 NMGS President

This program is free and open to the public.

07 November 2014

Important Program Change - November 15, 2014 NMGS Program!

November 2014

The Genealogy Center
On the Second Level of
the Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)
nmgs logo


Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Presents
Robert Martinez, Assistant State Historian
"Casta Families New Spain to New Mexico"

This presentation will trace certain families that made their way north from places such as Mexico City and Guanajuato to New Mexico in the 17th and 18th centuries. These families eventually married into many New Mexican Hispano families, including the Tafoya, Martin Serrano, and Saes clans.
Robert Martinez is the assistant state historian of the state of New Mexico. Robert has an M.A. in Latin American history, and has worked as a research historian for the Sephardic Legacy Project and the Vargas Project. He has written numerous articles on New Mexico history, culture and also performs traditional Hispanic music with his family).


This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.

03 November 2014

November 2014 NMGS Program - David Garcia - Northern New Mexico

November 2014

The Genealogy Center
On the Second Level of
the Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)
nmgs logo


Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Presents
David Garcia
"Resolanas as a
Political Action Metaphor
in Northern New Mexico"

This presentation will address the historical and political context of the print and self-publishing culture produced by The Academia de la Nueva Raza, a local think tank in Embudo, NM, during the civil rights movement. Notable to this discussion is this group’s method of production and circulation of print materials through a politically engaged process known as Resolana. Also discussed will be the group’s efforts to document the subjected knowledge or "oro del barrio" of local communities through the production of popular educational materials such as political pamphlets, notebooks, and oral vignettes entitled Entre Verde Y Seco.

David F. Garcia, ABD is a Visiting Professor in Southwest Studies at Colorado College. He is a cultural anthropologist from San Antonio del Guache in Rio Arriba County. He is currently working on a doctoral dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin, looking at the significance of public spheres.
ELECTIONS: We will also be having elections for following board positions: President (2 year term), Vice-President (1 year term) and Secretary (2 year term).


This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.

10 October 2014

Finding Your Roots - New Mexico Style

What do genetics tell us about New Mexico ancestors? On tonight's KNME-TV "New Mexico in Focus" episode, New Mexico genealogists Henrietta Martinez Christmas, Angel Cervantes and Ruth Randall talked about genetic and traditional genealogy. Angel and Henrietta talk about the racial mix of New Mexican ancestors. Ruth Randall talks about African-American ancestry. There is even a discussion on Billy the Kid and Christopher Columbus DNA. Interested? Check out the link below:

Finding Your Roots - Web Extra