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19 April 2015
May 16, 2015 NMGS Program - Robert Baca "History and People of the Socorro Land Grant"
Cottonwood Valley Charter School Socorro, New Mexico
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Office of State Historian
Robert J. C. Baca
The History and People of the Socorro Land Grant
In 1815, 60+ families re-settled the community of Socorro, New
Mexico. They established a land grant that was later challenged in court
by the U.S. Government. Two centuries after its founding, genealogist
and Socorro native Robert J. C. Baca investigates the history and people
of the Socorro Land Grant.
Robert J.C. Baca is a past president of the New Mexico Genealogical
Society. He has been researching his family history for over 15 years,
and has published numerous articles about Socorro. He has presented
papers for NMGS, the Historical Society of New Mexico and the San Miguel
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The New Mexico Genealogical Society and the Albuquerque Genealogical Society have teamed up to help out a local genealogy library.
The organizations donate all profits from Amazon to the Special Collections branch of the Albuquerque Public Library. Just by placing your Amazon.com orders through a link on this web site, you are helping to purchase books and supplies for the library. (That applies to Amazon orders only.)
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Do you have news, announcements, or website links about which we should know? If you have something of interest to the New Mexico genealogical community, let us know. Send me an e-mail with all the details. - Robert Baca
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