31 January 2015

A list of Five Waves of New Mexico Settlers

 Jose Antonio Esquibel is one of the better researchers of New Mexico genealogy and history. Living in Colorado, Esquibel has written a number of books and articles about the first Hispanic colonists of New Mexico. Books he has co-authored and edited include "The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico: An Account of the Families Recruited at Mexico City in 1693", "A Tapestry of Kinship" and "Juan Domínguez de Mendoza: Soldier and Frontiersman of the Spanish Southwest, 1627-1693".

Recently, Esquibel posted on the New Mexico Genealogical Society's Facebook page a list of early Spanish settlers of New Mexico. If you are looking to find where and when your Bernal, Baca, Lopez, Quintana and Zamora (and many, many more) ancestors came to this region, look no further than the list that Jose Antonio Esquibel created. Click on the link below to read the list.

Five Waves of New Mexico Settlers

18 January 2015

February 2015 NMGS Workshop: "Primeras Familias, DAR or SAR Lineage Papers"

February 2015

The Genealogy Center
On the Second Level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)
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Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society

Workshop – Working on your Primeras Familias, DAR or SAR Lineage Papers

This will be a general "get help" type workshop with representatives from the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

This program is free and open to the p

10 January 2015

Santa Cruz Marriages 1826-1849, Now on Sale at Amazon.com!


Santa Cruz Marriages 1826 - 1849 

and Roots Ltd, Addendum

Extracted by Patricia Sanchez Rau and Henrietta Martinez Christmas

An invaluable resource for New Mexicans, those researching genealogy and family and New Mexico history. Santa Cruz de la Cañada was the second villa founded in New Mexico and a central location for settlement. This book includes marriages from 1826-1849 and an addendum to prenuptial investigations known as New Mexico Roots which were not published with the first set. The New Mexico Genealogical Society was founded in 1960 and publications such as this one are done by volunteers. 

About the Authors

Patricia Sanchez Rau is a genealogical and historical researcher with concentration in Colorado and New Mexico. Patricia Sanchez Rau is descended from the earliest families who arrived in New Mexico in 1600 with don Juan de Oñate. She has authored numerous articles relating to genealogy and has authored one family book and co-authored several other genealogical and historical books. Henrietta Martinez 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 Juan de Oñate in 1598; she currently resides in Corrales.

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