21 September 2010

Early registration for NMGS Conference ... extended

Shh... it's a secret.

Even though we've passed the early registration date, I can get you into the

New Mexico Genealogical Society's 50th Anniversary Conference
October 15 - 16, 2010
Mariott Pyramid Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

at the early registration price. Click on this link to print up a registration form. Initial the form with my initials, (RB) send it in with a check or money order at the early registration fee amount, and - there you go - you're attending a great conference.

Can't make it to the conference on both Friday and Saturday? Have you thought about attending the banquet instead? The luncheon banquet begins at 12:30 PM on Saturday, October 16th. Bennett Greenspan, the President and CEO of FamilyTreeDNA, will be talking about genetic genealogy. This is a must for anyone who is interested in using DNA for genealogical research. It's only $35 per person.

Remember, send in your registration soon. If you mail it too late, we might not get it in time....

15 September 2010

Corrales Historical Society presentation Sept 16th

This announcement was sent to me by the Historical Society of New Mexico:

Corrales Historical Society “Speaker Series”
invites you to attend:

Mary Davis, author and historian,

speaks on Corrales History
with an emphasis on the post WWII period

Thursday, September 16th @ 7:00pm
Old San Ysidro Church @ 966 Old Church Road

Event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

On September 16th at 7pm in the Old Church, Mary Davis will talk about Corrales History, with an emphasis on the post WWII period. This was the time when Corrales became a more diverse community where engineers, newly arrived farmers, artists, bankers and professors shared with their long-established neighbors the difficulties and delights of living in an isolated agricultural village. What factors drove these changes, when did growth spurts occur and what does this mean for the character of Corrales today?

Mary P. Davis has lived in Corrales for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Oberlin College, she served as the preservation planner and historian for the City of Albuquerque for over fifteen years. Mary has headed Corrales’ Historic Preservation Committee and currently serves on the Corrales Historical Society Board as chair of the Archives Committee. As co-author with the Corrales Historical Society of Images of America – Corrales, she was excited and pleased to be asked to bring together remembrances, family information, and photographs that could tell at least a part of the Corrales story. Although historic buildings are visible reminders of a community’s history, Mary believes that it is knowing about the people who lived there that makes the history come alive. Images of America – Corrales will be available for sale at the presentation.

14 September 2010

I received the following announcement by email:

NEW MEXICO HALL OF PRIDE & HONOR...High school sports tell 100 years of history

Decades old championship footballs, basketballs & trophies, photographs of schools & teams pre-WW I, band and cheerleader uniforms, the evolution of the athletic letter jacket, ..and much more.

A "hidden treasure" of local and state history is contained in the 7,000 sq. ft. Hall of Pride and Honor at the NM Activities Association (NMAA) building. Over 120 NM high schools feature their sports memorabilia in glass display cases.
The vision for the Hall, which opened in 1992, was cast by former NMAA Director Dan Salzwedel who says "if you forget the past, you forsake the future". The Hall also includes the Halls of Fame for coaches, officials, & NMAA leaders.

Preceding the tour, our speaker is Dr. Dan Salzwedel, a long time NM resident, educator, and NMAA Director from 1980 - 2004. He will explain how the Hall was started and how historic artifacts from schools are preserved.

(one block east of San Pedro & one block south of Paseo del Norte, behind the shopping area)

Convenient parking in front of the building. For more information contact Janet Saiers at 299-5019 or jsaiers@msn.com

Saturday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.
"The Journey & Impact of the African-American Athlete in NM" This will be a panel discussion of athletes from across the decades and across NM.
Sponsored by the African American Museum and Cultural Center of NM.
LOCATION: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 4th & Bridge SW
Wells Fargo Auditorium

Putting a Face on History: The Buffalo Soldiers in NM and the Forgotten Faces of Ft. Craig, NM
LOCATION: African-American Performing Arts Center,
310 San Pedro NE on the grounds of Expo NM

13 September 2010

Last minute deal: NMGS 50th Annivesary Conference

Save $20 by registering early for the NMGS conference!
Send it postmarked by September 15th to get the deal!
Find a registration form at this link.

New Mexico Genealogical Society
50th Anniversary Conference

October 15-16, 2010

Marriott Pyramid North
515 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, NM

For more information, visit the NMGS website at http://www.nmgs.org/

05 September 2010

Early registration for NMGS Conference ends Sept 15th!

Just a reminder to everyone: early registration for the New Mexico Genealogical Society's 50th Anniversary Conference ends September 15th!

You can certainly wait until after September 15th to register, but why? Wouldn't you rather save money by registering early? For more information about the conference, and to print out a registration form,
click on this link:

October 15-16, 2010
Marriott Pyramid North
515 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, NM