25 August 2013

Website Links for every NM County

About four years ago I posted lists of genealogy links for every New Mexico County. I have not updated it much since then. Take a look at what I have posted:


Please check to see if there are any links that are broken, and/or suggest links that you think I should post on these pages. You may send me an email at president@nmgs.org. Please put in the header of your email: "New Mexico County Links".

Thank you very much.

Robert J.C. Baca
President, New Mexico Genealogical Society

20 August 2013

NMGS Website

Have you visited the NMGS website lately?

* Did you know that you find out about the next programs that we are presenting?

* Did you know that you find out about programs put on by other organizations?

* Did you know that you can find out about new publications by our organization, and that you are able to see a catalogue of all of our books online? (You may order them by printing out a form from the site.)

* Did you know that we have a Locating Catholic Church Records page, and that you can find where just about any sacramental records may be?

* Did you know we have links to the Beyond Origins website, an updated Martin Serrano genealogy, Burial Records in the Rio Abajo, New Mexico Roots, Ltd., and many other great resources?

* Did you know that you can print up a membership form so that you can become a member of NMGS?

Well, now you do. Visit the NMGS website today at www.nmgs.org

19 August 2013

HGRC 20th Anniversary Conference, August 29-31, 2013

It's not too late to send in your registration for the HGRC 20th Anniversary Conference in Albuquerque. You may register ahead of time as late as August 23rd.

For more information, visit their website at www.hgrc-nm.org

1940 U.S. Census - on the NARA website

This previous Saturday, Henrietta Martinez Christmas gave a presentation for the New Mexico Genealogical Society on "Using Census Records to Keep and Eye on Your Ancestors". In the talk, she described the many different ways in which a census may be used to add detail to a genealogy that you might not be able to find in other records.

That got me thinking about the 1940 census. That census was released last year and can be found for free on a number of sites. One of those sites is the National Archives and Records Administration website. I suggest visiting the site. You may find your parents, grandparents and other relatives in the census. Remember, the census was taken only 73 years ago. I'm sure you know at least a few people who are older than 73 years old.

To go to the site, click here.

18 August 2013

September 21, 2013 NMGS Program

The Auditorium
On the Lower Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)

Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:30 AM – Noon

The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Robert J. C. Baca

“Petronila Garcia Jurado:
Matriarch of the Rio Abajo”

Genealogy and history can sometimes be messy; and the most interesting stories are the messiest. Petronila Garcia Jurado was a daughter of a prominent family which came to New Mexico after the Pueblo Revolt to re-establish the Spanish kingdom. She married into the old Baca clan, and began raising a family. After her husband’s death, she had to fight her in-laws over her children’s inheritance. Later, she had another child who carried the Baca name - two years after the death of her husband Juan Antonio Baca.
Using a Spanish document recently translated by genealogist Patricia Sanchez Rau and filling in the details with other research, Robert Baca paints the portrait of a complex and daring woman. He follows her family through the Rio Abajo, or the lower river, district of New Mexico. He tells the story of the Baca, Torres and Garcia Jurado families of Belen and Socorro.

Robert J.C. Baca is the president of the New Mexico Genealogical Society. He has been researching his Rio Abajo roots for over a dozen years. He has presented for the New Mexico Genealogical Society, the Historical Society of New Mexico, the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (presented on his behalf in his absence), and other organizations. He and his wife Nancy reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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.

11 August 2013

August 17, 2013 NMGS Program: Using Census Records

August 2013 Program
The Community Room
in the Lower Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)

Saturday, August 17, 2013
10:30 AM
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Please note that our programs are at a new location this year!

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Henrietta Martinez Christmas
Independent New Mexico Historian and Genealogist

Using Census Records to Keep and Eye on Your Ancestors
Census records are an invaluable resource for keeping track of your ancestors. A census is a government record that appears every ten years that can help you find details you might otherwise miss in the normal sacramental records or land records. So let's step back in time every ten years and see what you can find that will add details to your family research.

Plus a Bonus -
Getting Ready for the upcoming HGRC Conference in August!!

A well respected and well-known genealogical and historical researcher, Henrietta M. Christmas has researched for over 35 years on a wide variety of subjects specializing in the rio arriba region of New Mexico. A native New Mexican, she descends from eleven soldiers who came to New Mexico with don Juan de OƱate in 1598.

This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 848-1376 or email info@nmgs.org.