25 May 2012

June 16, 2012 NMGS Program

Botts Hall
Albuquerque Special Collection Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM
(On the corner of Central and Edith)

 Saturday, June 16, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon

The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society

Richard Garcia

“Grandma, Where Do We Come From?” 
Isleta Pueblo Diversity

Isleta Pueblo, from its early contact with other pueblo and non-pueblo tribes, to its first contact with the Spanish, has experienced infusions into the tribal homeland from the Hopi, Acoma, and Laguna Pueblos etc.  These infusions have all contributed to the genetic makeup resulting in an interesting amalgamation that has strengthened the cultural identity and traditional values still present today among the Isleta people.  In addition, Isleta peoples reach out spatially across the Manzanos, south to Ysleta del Sur and the surrounding area thus, further adding to the diversity of the group.

Richard Garcia is an independent genealogical and historical researcher with special interest in the Pueblo Indians and specifically Isleta Pueblo.  He has given many presentations locally and has assisted with archaeological investigations in the Pueblo of Isleta.  His knowledge of the migrations and genealogy of Isleta is without equal and he is always willing to share this knowledge with everyone. 

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

18 May 2012

Blogs on New Mexico Genealogy

Recently, a couple of genealogist have created blogs about their research on New Mexico genealogy. Visit these websites:

* Jose Antonio Esquibel - "Jose Antonio Esquibel's Blog"

* Andres Armijo - "High Noon Armijo - Family History Archives"

17 May 2012

Reminder: Robert Torrez "Law and Order and the Quest for Statehood"

NMGS May Program

Botts Hall
Albuquerque Special Collections Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the corner of Central and Edith)

Saturday, May 19, 2012
10:30 AM - Noon

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The Albuquerque Special Collections Library


The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Robert Torrez

"Law and Order and the Quest for Statehood:
A View from the Bench"

Among the many reasons it took so long for New Mexico to obtain statehood was the lawless image the territory projected during its "wild west" period. This presentation will review what the territory's executive and judicial officials thought about the rampant disregard for the law and their efforts to bring law and order to the territory in order to enhance the region's image to the rest of the nation for admittance to the Union.

Robert Torrez is the former State Historian and has numerous books and articles to his credit. Some of which are: New Mexico in 1876-1877, UFO’s Over Galisteo, Myth of the Hanging Tree, and Rio Arriba, in collaboration with Robert Trapp. Robert, an indefatigable speaker, constantly travels the state promoting its history and its people.

Click here for a copy of this announcement.

This program is free and open to the public.

16 May 2012

Videos from Historical Soc. of NM 2011 Conference

On the Los Alamos Public Access TV website, there are posted nine videos from the 2011 Historical Society of New Mexico Conference. Included are videos of presentations given by NMGS President Robert J. C. Baca and New Mexico Genealogist Journal editor Henrietta Martinez Christmas.

Click on the following link, and scroll down to the bottom where it reads "NM Historical Society Conference 2011". Robert's video is listed under "Baca", while Henrietta's video is under "Christmas".


15 May 2012

Video: "Finding Your Roots" Conquistador ancestors

On "Finding Your Roots" this coming weekend, Adrian Grenier will talk about his Conquistador ancestors.

This should be an interesting program about New Mexico ancestors.

NM ancestors on PBS's "Finding Your Roots"

This week's episode of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS will profile celebrities with New Mexico ancestors. Read more about it on the Genealogy Blog: