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Please join us for a 2-day virtual conference.
Enjoy a variety of presentations covering New Mexico research and history, DNA, and technology,
featuring renowned lecturers.


27–28 August 2021

 A Virtual Event 

all lectures available for online streaming through the end of September 2021 


Please refer to the brochure for more information on the biographies of this year's speakers and other information. 

There will be no cancellations. 


Those who cannot attend August 27th and 28th will be able to stream the content during the month of September.

August 27 and 28, 9:30 a.m.–3:40 p.m. each day


The conference is online.


Login information will be sent to the email address you use to register, about a week before the actual event.

How much:

$30 per person

  Conference at a Glance  

Friday, August 27, 2021

9:30–9:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:45–10:15 a.m.

Friday Keynote: Nombrando Manitos Memorias: Naming and Storytelling, Places and People

          Estevan Rael-Gálvez

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestors

          Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.


12:45–2:15 p.m.

The López de Gracia-Jurado de Gracia-Valencia-González de Apodaca-Sedillo-Ramírez de Salazar Clan, 1646–1700: Allies of the Franciscans

          José Antonio Esquibel

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Wrestling with Your Ancestors

          Rob Martinez

3:30–3:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Saturday, August 28, 2021

9:30–9:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:45–10:45 a.m.

Saturday Keynote: Laws of the Indies: Spanish Colonial Laws and the Records They Produced

          Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Reconnecting Our Genetic Landscapes

          Miguel A. Tórrez

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.


1:15–2:15 p.m.

Migration In and Out of New Mexico

          Henrietta M. Christmas

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Records and Resources for Spain

          Debbie Gurtler, AG

3:30–3:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Five Additional Video-on-Demand Presentations