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.