The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

27 March 2011

April 18, 2009 NMGS Program

The Special Collections Library & NM Genealogical Society are proud to present


The How & Why of Researching New Mexico Villages


Saturday April 16, 2011 at 10:15 am-noon

“When we have a solid understanding of the place of birth and chronology of our ancestors, we have a context for their life histories. For many in New Mexico it is a village.” Each village has its own genealogy – ancestors, siblings, cousins, and descendants. Many materials are available for researchers on Hispanic NM Villages, but some are less well known. Ms Alexander will cover these materials as well as other aspects of research including:

• General and unique characteristics of villages

• New Mexico villages and their environment

• Selected bibliography of types of material available to the researcher

Francelle is a native New Mexican having grown up in both the North & South Valley. After having applied her talents with APS for many years she lived overseas and began researching several villages in Europe & Asia. Upon returning from abroad, she began extensive research on the villages of Bosque, Peralta, and Los Lunas. This research resulted in several publications culminating in her major work in the area “Among the Cottonwoods – The Enduring Villages of Peralta and Los Pinos” to be published later this year. Whether your village is Madrid, Madison, Monterey, or Montenegro, you won’t want to miss this workshop.

This event will be held @ Special Collections on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library located at 5th & Copper NW. It is FREE & open to the public. Please call 311 or 505-768-5131. TTY users call Relay NM or 711; or

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