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16 January 2012

Parking at the Special Collections Library:

A few of you have shown concern about the parking situation at the Special Collections Library for the Tim Kimball presentation on January 21st. I spoke to the librarian, and she gave me this following suggestion:

1. Get there early. The earlier you are there, the more likely that you will find a close space to park.

2. There are parking spaces nearby, especially to the East, North and South of the library. If you don't mind walking, park a couple of blocks away.

3. Carpool. Ask a friend who is going to the program to drive you there or offer to drive someone else. If you have limited mobility, you may ask someone to drop you off near the door.

4. Take a bus. The Central bus stops just in front of the library. However, don't take the Rapid Ride. That bus does not stop near the library.

I know that this is not terribly convenient, but I know that this program will be worth it.

See you there! (I may take the bus!)

Robert Baca
President, New Mexico Genealogical Society

Tim Kimball - January 21, 2012 NMGS Presentation

Albuquerque Special Collection Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, NM
(On the corner of Central and Edith)

Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:30 AM – Noon

The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Tim Kimball Asking for the Inestimable Right: New Mexico’s State Government of 1850

During spring of 1850 New Mexicans organized a state government and petitioned the US Senate for admission. Calling the promises made by Polk and Kearny in 1846, New Mexico possessed a greater population than most previous territories granted statehood. National hurdles of slavery, anti-Catholicism, and racism doomed this first attempt at statehood in a complex drama that continued for another 62 years.

Tim Kimball is an independent researcher and Army-trained intelligence analyst and is literate in Spanish and German. Tim’s special interest is in archival research on occupation-era New Mexico and its application to a more complete record of the period. He has published several articles and given several presentations on his interpretations.

Join us in the newly renovated Botts Hall at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library on Central and Edith! This presentation is the first of the 2012 New Mexico Centennial Program. Come help us celebrate every third Saturday of the month, January through November, 2012. For more information about our programs, check out the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s website at

This program is free and open to the public

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