An invaluable resource for New Mexicans, those researching genealogy and family and New Mexico history. Santa Cruz de la Cañada was the second villa founded in New Mexico and a central location for settlement. This book includes marriages from 1826-1849 and an addendum to prenuptial investigations known as New Mexico Roots which were not published with the first set. The New Mexico Genealogical Society was founded in 1960 and publications such as this one are done by volunteers.
About the AuthorsPatricia Sanchez Rau is a genealogical and historical researcher with concentration in Colorado and New Mexico. Patricia Sanchez Rau is descended from the earliest families who arrived in New Mexico in 1600 with don Juan de Oñate. She has authored numerous articles relating to genealogy and has authored one family book and co-authored several other genealogical and historical books. Henrietta Martinez Christmas is a well-known and respected author, lecturer, and full-time genealogist. She lectures regularly on topics related to New Mexico Genealogy. A native New Mexican who descends from eleven soldiers who came with Juan de Oñate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales.
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