The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

31 August 2010

September 18, 2010 NMGS Program

Saturday, September 18, 2010, 10:30 AM
Albuquerque Main Library Auditorium
501 Copper NW, Albuquerque NM

The New Mexico Genealogical Society
and the New Mexico DNA Project presents

Angel R. Cervantes

Who will discuss the

Anthropological Genetic Genealogy:

The Moors connection to
New Mexican Families
Haplogroup E1b1b1

In Part I of an ongoing series, Mr. Cervantes will explore the connection between certain New Mexican families and the Moors. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of these people. He will discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

Angel Cervantes is a History Instructor and the Project Administrator of the New Mexico DNA Project. For more information about the New Mexico DNA Project, visit their website online at:

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information about our program, please contact the New Mexico DNA Project at For more information about NMGS programs, visit our website at

30 August 2010

50th Anniversary Conference - October 15th & 16th

New Mexico Genealogical Society
50th Anniversary Conference
October 15-16, 2010
Marriott Pyramid North
515 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, NM
Save by registering early!

- Affordable conference registration!

- Affordable banquet!

- Exceptional speakers, speaking on local genealogy and history:

* Paul Hutton
* Al Regensberg
* Robert J. Torrez
* Richard Melzer
* Rick Hendrix

- Nationally recognized speakers such as:

* Krysten Baca of
* Jim Greene of
* Bennett Greenspan, President of FamilyTreeDNA

- Network with genealogists from around the state and around the country!

- Visit the Land of Enchantment!

For more information, click on this link:

06 August 2010

Pieces to the Puzzle: Torres and Trujillo

Every few weeks or so I check the Torres Family NM Genealogy and Family History Blog. Every time it's like opening up a present. My cousin Maurine is always posting new and fascinating information about our Torres (and occassionally our Trujillo) families. Here are a few articles that she posted in the past few weeks:

* 1860 Trujillos - The family of Maria Andrea Trujillo, wife of Jose Crespin Torres. 1860 Census record for Andrea's parents, the family of Jose and Dolores (Marquez) Trujillo and a military pension application for her brother Juan Julian Trujillo.

*Zooming in on Family - Shows Crespin and Andrea Torres' 50th Wedding Anniversary photo that I've profiled before on my blog. This post is a teaser for the next four articles on the Torres Blog:

* Family Puzzle 1, Family Puzzle 2 and Family Puzzle 3 - These three posts identify and describe each family member in the 50th Annivesary photo.

* Family Puzzle 4 - Explains why Jose T. Torres' family were not in the photo.