Below are a couple of announcements from the New Mexico Genealogical Society:
1. The March 2008 New Mexico Genealogist was mailed yesterday, March 27th. Members should be receiving this journal in the mail soon. If you are not a member, and wish to become one you may do so by completing the membership form at http://www.nmgs.org/Memform2008.pdf, and sending the form to us with the membership fee of $30.00. With membership, you will receive all four issues of our quarterly the New Mexico Genealogist.
2. The New Mexico Genealogical Society will receive the 2007 Lancing B. Bloom Award during the Historical Society of New Mexico’s annual conference on April 24-27, 2008 in Deming, New Mexico. The award will be given in recognition of NMGS’s publication Aquí Se Comienza.
Each year, the Lansing B. Bloom Award is presented to a society or institution for an outstanding publication or series of publications. This is not the first award that the book Aquí Se Comineza has won. It also tied for Best Book on a Hispanic Subject at 2007 New Mexico Book Awards.
Aquí Se Comienza: A Genealogical History of the Founding Families of La Villa de San Felipe de Alburquerque was published in March 2007 by NMGS to commemorate Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Tricentennial. Gloria M. Valencia y Valdez was the project co-ordinator and general editor of the book. Dozens of NMGS members contributed to this publication.
For more information about the Lancing B. Bloom Award and the Historical Society of New Mexico, please visit the society’s website at http://www.hsnm.org/.
The book Aquí Se Comienza may be purchased through the NMGS website at http://www.nmgs.org/books.htm, or at any NMGS meeting. For meeting schedules, please visit the NMGS website at http://www.nmgs.org/.
The New Mexico Genealogical Society congratulates all who were involved in the creation and publication of Aquí Se Comienza.
Robert J. C. Baca
New Mexico Genealogical Society
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