General Meeting Saturday September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Presentation via Zoom
Invitation to GSHA-SC members only
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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.