Did you miss our April 16th presentation: "Genealogy of a Village: The How and Why of Researching New Mexico Villages"? If you did, you missed a good presentation. Francelle Alexander explained how using histories, memoirs and other written material, a genealogist may create a family or local history.
Since she focused on the Rio Abajo, she wrote up a selected bibliography for that area. It is a great resource for material on central and southern New Mexico. Click on this link to view her "Selected Bibliography of New Mexico Hispanic Villages".