Henrietta Christmas Honored by National Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Daughters of the American Revolution have awarded Henrietta
Christmas with the prestigious "Excellent Volunteer Work in Historic
Preservation" award. This award honors an individual or group that
has done remarkable volunteer work at the community level. The national
DAR chairperson stated this was the "first time the award has been
given for preserving New Mexico Hispanic records." Henrietta is
the first New Mexican and the first Hispanic to receive this award.
This recognition comes as the result of Henrietta's extensive
and authoritative work in genealogy, her participation in docent
training and education of children, and the many articles and books
she has written.
New Mexico Genealogist
The "New Mexico Genealogist" is published in March, June, September, and
The following individuals comprise the editorial
Henrietta M. Christmas Email:
Mary Penner, Jim Abreu NMGS Indexing:
The New Mexico Genealogist
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.
our New Mexico Genealogist
page for locating articles of interest
and purchasing back issues.
Locating Catholic Church Records
Identify the Catholic churches that recorded your Catholic ancestors'
baptism, marriage, and death
Each church in our catalog has a list of the microfilm numbers of
that place and time, and a description of the records on that film.
Please let us know if this project helped you find the records you
needed, or if you have information to enhance or correct any of
the material. (See Feedback). New Mexico's Catholic churches are
governed by three independent dioceses, and the 13 Colorado counties
along the NM border are governed by another. This site is designed
to help you find the right one.
to access your NMGS guide to Locating Catholic Church Records in New
Mexico and Southern Colorado
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.
Members at large:
for more information
about the NMGS board.
There is no December program this year.
New NMGS Book:
"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
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.
to see the catalog
of books published by NMGS.
to see a list
of books recommended by NMGS.
Join the New Mexico Genealogical Society
Why join NMGS? As a member of the New Mexico Genealogical Society,
• FREE shipping on orders for books by
New Mexico Genealogist
in your mailbox each quarter.
• An index each
December, covering all issues of the Genealogist that
• You'll confer with others who understand
your interest (obsession?) in genealogy.
The membership year begins January 1 and ends December 31.
issues of the New Mexico Genealogist may be ordered
for a membership application form.
NMGS Sponsors and/or Participates in a Number of New and Ongoing Projects
Our organization and volunteers are involved in the following projects:
History Day is a year-long education program that engages students
in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical
New Mexico Death Certificate Project is an ongoing
effort to index the New Mexico death certificates from the early 1900s
New Mexico Ancestors Project is an effort to identify
those families who lived in New Mexico prior to statehood (1912). Information
submitted on the
Mexico Ancestors form, was processed and scanned, and made available
on the LAN data base for Library patrons at the Special Collections
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)
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.
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.
to for more information
on NMGS projects.