25 May 2015

June 2015 NMGS Program - "El Ente - Lente"

June 2015

Botts Hall

at the Special Collections Library
423 Central Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
(Located at Edith and Central)
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Saturday, June 20, 2015
10:20 AM - 12:30 PM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Ruby Niner

El Ente – Lente
A Family History and Their Lands from Paleography
A journey and discovery of four generations of a Native American Family and their relationship to one another. A timeline of events involving the Lente family from Isleta and San Clemente, lands, neighbors and political officials.

Ruby Niner – An independent researcher, grew up in Los Lentes and Los Lunas where her parents and grandparents were also raised. Ruby began researching her ancestry as a promise to her grandmother. The discovery of her ancestors lead to an overwhelming interest to learn more about the small villages, when and how the villages were named and the connection of the people. Some of the stories she grew up listening to, hearing from others, and history written lead to pursue what was fact or myth. Using first source documents as a method to stay as reliable as the written history can provide.

This program is free and open to the public.
Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email info@nmgs.org.

21 May 2015

NM Land Grant Cases online

Are you doing research on your New Mexico ancestors, and you want to know more about them and their communities? One way to do this is to look at the original land grant case documents. Before, you would have to go to the library to look at microfilm. However, many of the land grant cases are now online! You can do your research at home!

The UNM CSWR Catron Land Grant Cases digital collection can be found on the Center for Southwest Research website. Click on this link to view the documents. Thousands of pages are online - and most of the documents (if not all) are translated into English!