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Friday, September 11, 2020

Zoom Presentation for our General Meeting September 19, 2020 at 11:00 am

 General Meeting Saturday September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Presentation via Zoom

Invitation to GSHA-SC members only

An email will be sent to you on how to attend this presentation

From Mexico City to Santa Fe

Presented by Henrietta Martinez Christmas

The Camino Real from Mexico City to the Villa of Santa Fe in the northern province of New Mexico where the land was unknown and isolated. The Camino Real permitted the founding of many mining centers and agricultural areas which today constitute some of the oldest cities in the northern central area of the Republic of Mexico and the Southern United States.

Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a prolific speaker, has given hundreds of presentations on topics related to Hispanic/Southwestern research. Engagements include: keynote – Santa Fe Trail Association, featured at annual conferences: Texas Genealogical Society, Historical Society of New Mexico, DAR and BIA, International Conference.

A native New Mexican, Ms. Martinez Christmas is a well-known genealogical and historical researcher. She descends from 11 of the soldiers that came with Juan de Oñate in 1598. She has written several books which relate to New Mexico’s small town and history and over 150 articles about New Mexico’s Colonial Families. She is a long-time member and the current President of New Mexico Genealogical Society. She has worked with the History Museum of New Mexico, the Albuquerque Museum, and the El Camino Real Heritage site in preparing exhibits and researching historical data. She is a frequent contributor to various author’s books in terms of researching biographies of noted individuals in books. She works with a group that honors historic women in New Mexico for their New Mexico Historic Marker Program. Honored by the DAR for historic preservations, she has extracted and transcribed over 50 books dealing with early New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Panes Updates

 

 


 

Sylvia Magdaleno continues the inexhaustible work of transcribing documents from repositories that give information about various towns in Chihuahua. Her latest completed transcriptions are of the 1778 census of some small towns surrounding Cusihuirachi. They include Cajurichic, Usuachi, Coyeachi, Hacienda de la Consepción, Hacienda de la junta and Cerro Prieto. The organization is forever greatful for all the work that she does, work that may give one of our readers that long, lost link that they have been looking for.



 

 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Spanish Inquisition project of organizing a catalog for the images that are already on FamilySearch has begun. With the help of the Colegio de Michoacán, the Hispanic Heritage project has contracted with Dr. Isabel Juárez Becerra, who is the coordinator of the project, to make the catalog. She is directing a group of students from the university and they have now transcribed three of the rolls of microfilm. The transcriptions will be used for putting data in their catalogs. You can purview these films online at panes.info. However, unfortunately, our budget cannot sustain the cost of this project without more funding. As you know, Hispanic Heritage Project is a non-profit organization and we depend totally on donations. We invite you to donate so that we can continue this valuable project. You may donate at the same site, Panes.info.

Again, if you would like to participate in helping to transcribe, please contact by email to cmyturralde@gmail.com.


 

 

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Be Consistent

When entering items in your genealogical database, be as consistent as possible. While some things can vary from one individual to another, such as last names, other things do not. Transcriptions should always render documents and records as they were recorded and originally written.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Have you check on your own citations lately?

 When was the last time you went back through your “early research” and checked your citations and determined where the information was actually located? Sometimes early in our research, the rush to discover, and possibly because our experience and skill level still needs to be developed, conclusions are made that are not quite correct and sources are used that are not as reliable as others.

Cleaning up old citations for me has been a great brick wall breaker and “leads I never followed up on” finder. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get my research started again.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Have you written your bio?

 Chances are you have at least one ancestor that you wish had left some sort of written record behind. Most genealogists would be happy with just a page or two about an ancestor’s life–a complete five-volume autobiography is not necessary.

Have you left such information behind for the family members who may come after you? Write about your early life, your work years, your raising children years, political beliefs, etc.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

GEDmatch Security Breach

Please note that information retrieved from the GEDmatch breach may be being used to send phishing emails intending to lure users into signing into a fake website set up to look like MyHeritage, but is not. If you receive an email that seems suspicious or has the title “Ethnicity Estimate v2,” do not click. Do delete that email. Please read the MyHeritage article, here. To be very clear, MyHeritage has NOT been breached, but bad actors have harvested emails and are using them to try to lure targeted MyHeritage users.

Original article:

I always hate to have to report security breaches within the genealogy community, but GEDmatch not only experienced a breach over the weekend, they are still down while the situation is under investigation.

In a nutshell, for about 3 hours on Sunday, July 19th, all of the accounts, including law enforcement kits, were available in match lists for everyone. Also, kits that had been opted out of law enforcement matching were apparently, based on screen shots of their security settings taken by users who signed on during that time, also available to law enforcement in match lists.

Here are the three announcements on their Facebook page in order of posting.

The first one was posted on July 19 at 6:09 PM.

The update was posted on Monday, July 20th. GEDmatch was up for part of the day, but is now down again and will be for some time.

 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records - free webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS now online for limited time

 The recording of today's webinar by Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, "Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

These records are often described as the best family history records in the world due to the wealth of genealogical information typically included in these records. Learn how to find and analyze Mexico civil and church registration collections to build out your Mexican family history. Even a non-Spanish speaker can be successful at this research.

View the Recording at FamilyTreeWebinars.com

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of "Getting to Know Mexican Church & Civil Registration Records" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.