The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

23 March 2012

April 21, 2012 NMGS Program

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

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

The Albuquerque Special Collections Library
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Henrietta Martinez Christmas
“Julian Jacquez, Rosa Villalpando,
and the Taos Massacre of August 1760 - Trekking Through Texas”

August 1760 is a dark period in the history of Taos.  Comanches plundered, captured, and murdered many of the villagers.  Rosa Villalpando was taken captive along with several other women, sold to French Trappers, and eventually ended up in St. Louis.  Forty years later, her son, Julian Jacquez ventures out to find his mother on an amazing whirlwind trip via the Camino Real of Texas in early 1803.

Henrietta is a well respected, independent genealogical and historical researcher specializing in northern New Mexico. She has written six family books and numerous articles for various genealogy and history publications and recently assisted with the Segesser Hide Paintings for the History Museum in Santa Fe.

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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