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2014 National History Day

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2014 National History Day in New Mexico

National History Day is a year-long educational program that engages students in grades 6 through 12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, research papers, and web sites based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.

New Mexico History Day is part of National History Day and is sponsored by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Public, private, and home schools are welcome to participate. The competition in New Mexico begins at a local or district level and progresses to state and national competitions. New Mexico state finals will be held Friday, April 25, 2014 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

As a commitment to education in New Mexico, community involvement, and the pursuit of developing a love of history in future generations, The New Mexico Genealogical Society and its generous donors currently award four $100 prizes in the following categories:

Best Senior Individual Exhibit displaying the best documented use of primary source material in a genealogical, family history or community history topic
Best Junior Individual Exhibit displaying the best documented use of primary source material in a genealogical, family history or community history topic
Best documented use of primary sources, including oral history sources, in Native American History - Nell D. Munyon Award
Best documented use of primary sources in Medical History - Thomas Henry Munyon Award

The theme for 2014 is:
Rights and Responsibilities in History

For more information on National History Day, see http://www.nhd.org.

New Mexico State Coordinator is Ms. Trevor Carter at historyday@nmhum.org


April 2014

The Doña Ana County
Genealogical Society
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A Genealogy Conference

"I Dream of GENEALOGY"

First Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)
106 S. Miranda St.
Las Cruces NM 88005

Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 -- 8:30 AM - 4 PM

June 2014

The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (GSHA)
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Their 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference

Westin Westminster Hotel
10600 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, Colorado 80020
Phone: (303) 410-5000

June 6 - 8, 2014

NMGS Programs for 2014

2014 Schedule: Click a date to view program description.

Click a date to view program.
How To Join NMGS

Join the New Mexico Genealogical Society

Do you wish to join NMGS?
•  Click here for a membership application form.

•  Or, click here to join online.
As a member of the New Mexico Genealogical Society, you receive:
•  FREE shipping on orders for books by NMGS Press.

• The information-packed New Mexico Genealogist in your mailbox each quarter. (Individual issues of the New Mexico Genealogist may be ordered here.)

• An index each December, covering all issues of the Genealogist that year.

• You'll confer with others who understand your interest (obsession?) in genealogy.
The membership year begins January 1 and ends December 31.
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library
NMGS Journal

The "New Mexico Genealogist" is published in March, June, September, and December

The following individuals comprise the editorial staff:
 Editor: Henrietta M. Christmas     Email: hmc@trementina.com
 Editorial Staff: Mary Penner, Jim Abreu
 NMGS Indexing: Editorial Staff

The New Mexico Genealogist page provides tools for viewing the names of articles and indexes of persons mentioned in these articles. Articles and indexes are organized by year of publication. Indexes are also organized by last name for those genealogical articles which appear on our 40-year CD.

NMGS Press
New NMGS Book(s)

New NMGS Books
"Santa Cruz Marriages, 1826 - 1849 and Roots Ltd., Addendum"

Extracted by Patricia Sanchez Rau
Henrietta Martinez Christmas
This book extracts Santa Cruz de la Cañada marriages from AASF microfilm #30. Marriages are arranged by year.

The book also contains diligencias matrimoniales compiled from notes made by Fray Angélico Chávez. DMs are arranged in alphabetical order and span the years 1681-1730. Locations include El Paso, Santa Fe, Chimayo, Santa Cruz, Ysleta, Alburquerque, and others. (128 pages. Fully indexed.)

Use order number C13 on the order form to order the book. The book's price is $25.
Book Orders: Click here for a book order form.
Click here to see the catalog of books published by NMGS.
Click here to see a list of books recommended by NMGS.
The NMGS Organization
The NMGS Board

Our Purpose

To promote, develop, and encourage genealogical research, to preserve and perpetuate the records of ancestry and public records, and to make genealogical and historical information available to all through publications, meetings, and workshops.

Elected Officers

President - Robert Baca   president@nmgs.org
Vice President/Program Chair - Valerie Hansen   
Secretary - Jean Montaño
Treasurer - Nancy Anderson

Committee Chairs:

NMGS Press - Jean Montaño
New Mexico Genealogist Co-Editor - Henrietta Christmas
New Mexico Genealogist Co-Editor - Mary Penner
(Note: Submit NM Genealogist articles to Henrietta Christmas.)
NMGS Librarian - MaeAllen Form
NMGS Website - Ronald L Jaramillo

Members at large:

Russ Shaw
Andrés Armijo
Click here for more information about the NMGS board.
NMGS Projects

NMGS Sponsors and/or Participates in a Number of New and Ongoing Projects

Our organization and volunteers are involved in the following projects:

• National History Day is a year-long education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics.
• The New Mexico Death Certificate Project is an ongoing effort to index the New Mexico death certificates from the early 1900s – 1950s.
• The New Mexico Ancestors Project is an effort to identify those families who lived in New Mexico prior to statehood (1912). Information submitted on the New Mexico Ancestors form, was processed and scanned, and made available on the LAN data base for Library patrons at the Special Collections Library.
• The New Mexico DNA Project explores the DNA tracing our roots back to European and Old World ancestors. No voluteers are currently needed. (Angel R. Cervantes, project coordinator)
• Primeras Familias de Nuevo Mexico consists of verifying the documentation received from researchers whose ancestors lived in New Mexico during any of five historical periods. Note: This project has been temporarily suspended. We are currently seeking volunteer(s) for assistance.
• NMGS Press Publications: This effort includes translation of AASF sacramental documents, county records, and census records; The New Mexico Genealogist genealogical journal, the award-winning Genealogical Resources in New Mexico by Karen Stein Daniel CGSM; and the First 40 Years of the NMGS Genealogist on CD. consists of verifying the documentation received from researchers whose ancestors lived in New Mexico during any of five historical periods.
Click here to for more information on NMGS projects.