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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.