27 June 2012

June 2012 New Mexico Genealogist

The June 2012 New Mexico Genealogist has been sent in the mail. If you are a NMGS member you should be receiving it soon. If you are not a member, you can still join and get the March and June issues soon after joining. The September and December issues will be sent to you when they are published.

To join the New Mexico Genealogical Society, click on this link, print out and complete the form and send it with your membership fees to the address on the form.

This journal is a good one. This is what you will find in this quarter's issue:

* "Esquipula Fresquez: A Private in Company E, New Mexico Cavalry" by Virginia Sanchez. From the article: "On November 20 [1861], twenty-three year old Esquipula Fresquez from El Llano Precinct in Peñasco, enlisted from an average three-month term in the New Mexico First Militia Infantry Regiment under Lt. Colonel Diego Archuleta and Captain Gabriel Vigil." The article includes copies of the muster roll cards for this soldier and a list of descendants going back four generations.

* "Francisco Martin - Civil War Soldier: When a Pension Application tells a Family Story" by Nancy Anderson and Patricia Sanchez Rau. From the article: "Francisco Martin, also known as Francisco Martinez, as born on February 20, 1840, in Taos, New Mexico, the son of Jose Dolores Martin and Teodora Candelaria. Not much is known about his ealy life, but at some point before 1862, the family moved to Las Animas County, Colorado." The article includes a transcription of a Pension Investigation. The outcome of that application has a "surprise twist" at the end.

* "Richard Yeaman (1834-1875), His Life and Travels" by William A. Quiqley (aGGNephew). This is a story of a Canadian family that joined the LDS church, moved to Illinois and were part of the forced exodus from Nauvoo. By 1860, Richard Yeaman went to California and became a miner. Later, he joined the Union Army and became part of the California Column that came to New Mexico.

* "Maria Josefa Maese: Mescalero Rescate" by John H. Gallegos. From the article: "This research paper will chronicle teh amazing rescue of a Mescalero Apache infant from certain death during a raid on a Native American encampment in the Casas Grandes area of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua in the later part of the 19th century." The article includes an oral history and a genealogy.

* "The Continuing Saga of Jose Mateo Sandoval" by Nancy Anderson. This is a continuation of an article that Nancy wrote for the March 20102 New Mexico Genealogist. This article includes a listing of descendants and other information on 6 of the children mentioned in the March 2012 article.

16 June 2012

July 21, 2012 NMGS Program - John Kessell

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

Saturday, July 21, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon

The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society

 John Kessell

¡Más Allá!  Don Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco and the 18th-Century Kingdom of New Mexico

From his baptism in northern Spain in 1713 to his marriage in 1741 to Estefanía Domínguez de Mendoza in Chihuahua, we know virtually nothing about Miera y Pacheco.  Yet by the time he died in Santa Fe in 1785 he had expressed himself artistically more notably, worn more hats, drawn more maps, knew  more Indians, and explored more of the Kingdom and Provinces of New Mexico than any vecino before or after him.  He embodied the very soul of eighteenth-century Hispanic New Mexico.

John Kessell, professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico, has written numerous books and articles regarding Spanish Colonial history.  Some of which are:  Kiva, Cross, & Crown, Spain in the Southwest, and Pueblos, Spaniards, and the Kingdom of New Mexico.  In addition to which, he was the primary editor on the Vargas Project, a multi volume work of the correspondence of Don Diego de Vargas and the reconquest of NM.

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