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63rd Annual NMGS Conference

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"Let's Get Back to Genealogy"

Please join us for our 2-day conference in Albuquerque. Enjoy connecting your ancestors with some history and appreciate of how they may have lived and what events took place during their lives.


August 11, 10:00 AM (start) - August 12, 4:30 PM (end)


Albuquerque Marriot Pyramid North

5151 San Francisco Road NE 

Albuquerque, NM 87109


If you have genealogy or DNA questions that we can get to the speakers beforehand, please email  to

Aug 11 - 12, 2023
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 Marriott Pyramid Hotel 

5151 San Francisco Road NE 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Ask for the NMGS Conference Rate. A block of rooms has been set at $129 USD per night.

Last Day to Book: Friday, July 14, 2023

1 800 228-9290

1 505-821-3333

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Schedule at a Glance

  Schedule at a Glance  

Friday, August 11, 2023

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

DNA Research Table, Book Vendors, Networking

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Robert Torrez presenting: Genizaros: Indian Captivity in Spanish, Mexican and Early Territorial New Mexico.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (included with conference)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Daria Landress & Henrietta M. Christmas presenting:  NMGS DNA Project, Research and Technology

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Nick Pappas presenting: Crosses of Iron: The Tragic Story of Dawson, New Mexico, and Its Twin Mining Disasters.

4:30 PM - until the next day

Dinner on your own

Conference Brochure

Click here for the full schedule with the biographies of the conference speakers. 

Click here for the full schedule only

Click here for the full schedule only

Mailed Payments

If you prefer to pay by check, please print the Registration form and mail in your payment to us at:


NMGS, PO Box 27559, Albuquerque, NM 87125  

Vendors & Exhibitors

 Draped Tables (6’ x 30”) with one chair are available for vendors/exhibitors at a fee of $50 each. Price includes Wi-Fi and the room is locked at night. 

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Mary Penner presenting: “Because I Said So” Doesn’t Work in Genealogy.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Angela Lewis & Henrietta M. Christmas presenting:  Reviewing Your Research Techniques


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch, Annual meeting, Networking (included with conference)

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Henrietta M. Christmas presenting: A Primer on
Pre-marital Investigations in New Mexico.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Robert Martinez presenting: New Mexico Families in the Mexico City Records.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

NMGS and the Santa Fe Trail Book, Plus Closing Comments

Cancellation Policy

On or before 1 August, 90% of total price will be refunded.

After 7 August, 70% of the price.

NO refunds after 8 August 2023. 

Conference Reminders

Don't forget to bring the following:


  • Business cards with contact information and the surnames you are concentrating on for networking.

  • Pedigree Charts or Family Group Sheets for the families you need help with or want to share information on.

  • DNA Kit # and password.

  • Laptop - if you have your Family Tree on Ancestry. The conference space has Wifi.

Cancellation Policy
Conference Reminders
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