11 December 2015

NMGS to suspend the Twitter Feed and Blog Post

NMGS has decided at this time to suspend out Twitter feed and NM Blog post.  We have had major success with Facebook and have focused all of our resources to that site for now.  We are leaving the door open as they say, if someone wants to start either of the two feeds up again and actually post feeds and blog, we are open to that.  Happy Researching!

25 May 2015

June 2015 NMGS Program - "El Ente - Lente"

June 2015

Botts Hall

at the Special Collections Library
423 Central Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(Located at Edith and Central)
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:20 AM - 12:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Ruby Niner

El Ente – Lente
A Family History and Their Lands from Paleography
A journey and discovery of four generations of a Native American Family and their relationship to one another. A timeline of events involving the Lente family from Isleta and San Clemente, lands, neighbors and political officials.

Ruby Niner – An independent researcher, grew up in Los Lentes and Los Lunas where her parents and grandparents were also raised. Ruby began researching her ancestry as a promise to her grandmother. The discovery of her ancestors lead to an overwhelming interest to learn more about the small villages, when and how the villages were named and the connection of the people. Some of the stories she grew up listening to, hearing from others, and history written lead to pursue what was fact or myth. Using first source documents as a method to stay as reliable as the written history can provide.

This program is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.

21 May 2015

NM Land Grant Cases online

Are you doing research on your New Mexico ancestors, and you want to know more about them and their communities? One way to do this is to look at the original land grant case documents. Before, you would have to go to the library to look at microfilm. However, many of the land grant cases are now online! You can do your research at home!

The UNM CSWR Catron Land Grant Cases digital collection can be found on the Center for Southwest Research website. Click on this link to view the documents. Thousands of pages are online - and most of the documents (if not all) are translated into English!

19 April 2015

May 8th NMGS Program - Bayonets to Trenches Hispanic New Mexicans in WWI

Albuquerque, Embassy Suites
1000 Woodward Place Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Friday, May 8th, 2015

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Henrietta Martinez Christmas and
Dorothy Chávez Wiskup

Bayonets to Trenches Hispanic New Mexicans in WWI
This paper will examine the military lives of selected men from Bernalillo, San Miguel and Sierra Counties from the day they registered for the draft, to the day they were discharged. The presenters will be using a wealth of information housed at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, personal family papers, books and museums. A timeline of several New Mexico Soldiers during WWI will be portrayed.

Henrietta M. 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 Oñate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales. Henrietta is the 2015-2016 NMGS President.

Dorothy Chavez Wiskup is a retired librarian and History Teacher. She is a board member of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico and an NMGS member. She has contributed articles to HGRC-NM journal Herencia. She was a contributor to the Aquí Se Comienza, a genealogical history of Albuquerque's Founders, that was published by the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

This program is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.

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 Historical Committee.

26 March 2015

Soldier, Thomas Aliri ~ enlistment 1757

Thomas Aliri son of Miguel Aliri and Ysavel de la Vega, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer,  height 5'6" and one line tall, age 21 years, CAPR (Roman Catholic) black hair and eyebrows, fair skin, bewildered expression or bruised face (contuse), brown eyes.  He fills the position in Santa Fe for an unlimited time in place of Estevan Rodriguez, on this 6th day of March 1757.  He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance…having been advised that this is the explanation (justification) and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; signed by mark. Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval. (mark)

Juan Baptista de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  He was given license to discharge 1 July 1779.  Anza (rubric)

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 758. – SAR 
©Henrietta M. Christmas

22 March 2015

DNA Panel Discussion - April 18, 2015 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

April 2015

Botts Hall
Special Collections LIbrary
423 Central Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(Located at Edith and Central)
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Miguel Torrez and Santiago Romero,
leading DNA researchers in New Mexico
Moderated by Robert Baca

DNA Panel Discussion
Miguel A. Tórrez is an independent New Mexico Historian and Genetic Genealogist who consults with many on comparing and validating genealogies with genetic testing. Miguel currently works as a research technologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and has his degrees in Natural Resources and Southwestern Studies. Miguel has been interested in history since childhood but took a serious interest when he wanted to discover who he was and where he came from. It was this pursuit that led him to his passion and has devoted over twelve years to studying New Mexican families, their familial connections, migration patterns and all the wonders of genealogy. Miguel has a blog site that facilitates and serves as a central point for his and other researchers work regarding New Mexico Genetic Genealogy. Please visit at: http://nmgeneticgenealogy.wordpress.com/.

Santiago Romero has a special interest in DNA and was one of first members of the New Mexico DNA Project. DNA has expanded his interests to the history of Spain, Mexico and the Americas and still deeper into the study the human race and world migration patterns. Santiago has helped many new members understand their results.

This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.