06 May 2008

May 2008 NMGS Newsletter

New Mexico Genealogical Society
May 2008 Newsletter

Table of Contents

1. President’s Message
2. Upcoming Programs
3. NMGS Blog
4. NMGS Receives Lansing B. Bloom Award
5. NMGS Website
6. NMGS Press

1. President’s Message

This month’s program is an interactive workshop “How to Do Research at the Special Collections Library.” The workshop will be facilitated by a panel of NMGS genealogists.

NMGS received another award, the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Lansing B. Bloom Award. This is the second time that our organization has won this award.

For up to date information, check out our website at http://www.nmgs.org or our blog at http://nmgsblog.blogspot.com.

Robert Baca, President NMGS

2. Upcoming Programs

* Saturday May 17, 2008, 10:30 AM, Special Collections Library, 423 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM (NW corner of Edith and Central.)
An Interactive Workshop: “How to Do Research at the Special Collections Library”. Facilitated by a panel of NMGS genealogists - Books, microfilms, and computers: the Albuquerque Special Collections Library has much to offer. Learn how to do research at one of the best genealogy libraries in New Mexico. Experienced genealogists are encouraged to share their knowledge with the class.

* Saturday June 21, 2008, 10:30 AM, The DeLavy House, 151 Edmond Rd. , Bernalillo, NM (The DeLavy House is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico, on the north side of US 550. It lies west of the Rio Grande between the Santa Ana Star Casino on the west and the road to Coronado State Monument on the east.)

Traveling Program: “NMGS Visits the Sandoval County Historical Society” – Featured Speaker: Martha Liebert.. Other speakers include Bertile Baca who will discuss the “Baca Family of Peña Blanca”, and Debbie Montoya who will talk about “The Montoya Family of Peña Blanca”. Also, view a special photo display about the families of that area.

* Coming in July: Gloria Valencia y Valdez speaks about “Other Possible Founders of Alburquerque”!

All programs are open and free to the public. For more information about these programs, please visit our website at http://www.nmgs.org/workshop.htm.

3. NMGS Blog

As announced last month, the New Mexico Genealogical Society launched a new blog! Visit the blog at http://nmgsblog.blogspot.com to find news and information of interest to you.

Recently, we posted an article with photos about the April NMGS program, Jan Bennett’s “The Making of a Family: The Pecos Years 1916-1940.” Take a look at what you missed:

We want to serve the entire New Mexico genealogical community. Therefore, if you know about an event, news or a website link that we should know about, please send me an E-mail at abqbobcat@nmia.com. – Robert Baca.

4. NMGS Receives Lansing B. Bloom Award

The New Mexico Genealogical Society received the Lansing B. Bloom Award on Saturday, April 25, 2008, at the annual conference of the Historical Society of New Mexico in Deming, NM. The historical society presents this award each year “for an outstanding publication by a society or organization.”

The specific publication that won the award is Aquí Se Comienza: A Genealogical History of the Founding Families of La Villa de San Felipe de Alburquerque. This book, published in 2007, contains genealogies of certain Spanish families that settled Albuquerque in 1706. It was published in commemoration of the Albuquerque Tricentennial celebration.

The book’s project director Gloria Valencia y Valdez accepted the award for the New Mexico Genealogical Society. This is the second award that the book has received; it was also honored with the 2007 New Mexico Book Award: Book on a Hispanic Subject.

For more information, please visit the Historical Society of New Mexico website: http://www.hsnm.org/

5. NMGS Website

Here are a few pages that you can find on the NMGS website:

A Cuarto Centennial History of New Mexico

Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico

Projects: New and Ongoing

6. NMGS Press

This month’s featured books:

* San Agustin de la Isleta Church Marriage and Baptisms. Marriages 1726 to 1846; Baptisms 1730 to 1776 and 1829 to 1842. Book C-4. $40.00.

* Church of San Antonio de Sandia 1771 – 1864. Book C-1. $15.00.

* Church in San Juan Pueblo 1726 – 1776, 1831-1855; and Church in Santa Clara Pueblo1726-1832. Book C-8. $25.00.

You can order these books and many, many more on the NMGS Press webpage at http://www.nmgs.org/books.htm

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