09 February 2013

February 2013 NMGS Newsletter

February 2013 NMGS Email Newsletter

1.       Membership Renewal Deadline

2.       Request for volunteers

3.       February 16, 2013 NMGS Program:  Francisco Sisneros:  ” A Difficult Birth: The Re-Settlement Families of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de la Joy  de Sevilleta, 1800-1819”

Greetings to NMGS members and friends:

February may be the shortest month, but we have a lot to talk about.

1.       Membership Renewal Deadline

If you haven’t renewed your membership for 2013 (or you wish to become a new member), you have until March 1st to send in your membership before having to pay a surcharge. It’s only $25 for one year, or $45 for two. Get four quarterly issues beginning March 2013 and support our society in providing programs and services for genealogical community. Visit our website at http://nmgs.org/NMGSMemberForm2012.pdf to print up a form.

2.       Request for volunteers

As always, we are looking for volunteers. Our organization runs on volunteers. We had to put “Primeras Familias de Nuevo Mexico” on hiatus until we have some help. We always need help in transcribing, data entry and editing our books. We need someone to be our Publicity Chair. And, ironically, we also need someone to be our Volunteers Chair in order to organize our volunteers. Please send me an email at President@nmgs.org if you wish to volunteer.

3.       February 16, 2013 NMGS PRogram

The Community Room
In the Lower Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)

Saturday, February 16, 2013
10:30 AM – Noon

Please note that our programs are at a new location this year!

The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Francisco Sisneros
Noted genealogist

“A Difficult Birth: The Re-Settlement Families of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de la Joya de Sevilleta, 1800-1819” 

La Joya de Sevilleta, located strategically in central New Mexico along the Camino Real, was already a large community before 1819. This presentation will discuss events beginning in 1800 leading up to the conveyance of the La Joya de Sevilleta land grant in 1819, and will focus on the re-settlement families, the surprising places they came from, and the difficulties they endured.

Francisco Sisneros is a life-long student of New Mexico history and culture. As time has permitted over the last 33 years, he has researched numerous articles and made many presentations on these topics. He and his wife Inez live in Casa Colorada, New Mexico.

After Francisco’s presentation, join members of the New Mexico Genealogical Society on the 2nd Floor at the Genealogy Center to research your own genealogy and answer any questions that you may have.

For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at www.nmgs.org.

This program is free and open to the public.



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