The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

20 December 2012

January 19, 2013 NMGS Program

The Community Room
In the Basement of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the northwest corner of 5th and Copper)

 Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:30 AM – Noon 

Please note that our programs are at a new location this year!

The New Mexico Genealogical Society


Lisa Kendrick
Librarian, Albuquerque Genealogy Center

Ways to Utilize the Main Genealogy Collection

 What's new at the Genealogy Center?  Join librarian Lisa Kindrick for an overview of the many resources available to support your family history research at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries, including the latest additions to the local area network, microfilm, databases, and new books.

A native of Albuquerque, Lisa attended the University of New Mexico on a Calvin Horn Essay contest scholarship after writing an essay about her grandparents' lives farming pinto beans in the Estancia Valley.  She received a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Denver and worked for ten years at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Library, including work with an oral history project, archival materials, and archival photos.  She has been excited to work at the Genealogy Center since January 2012 where she can combine her loves of family, New Mexico history, and librarianship.
After Lisa’s presentation, we will have genealogists available to help you with your genealogical brick walls. Bring your charts and be ready to ask questions!

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.

02 December 2012

Special December NMGS Program - December 8th!

A December Program

Botts Hall
Albuquerque Special Collections Library
423 Central NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(on the corner of Central and Edith)

Saturday, December 8, 2012
10:30 AM - Noon

(The second Saturday of the month, instead of the third)

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Libraries
in cooperation with
The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Michael Scarborough

Trespassers on Our Own Land!
The Memoirs of Juan Valdez and the
June 5, 1967, Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid
Reies Lopez Tijerina, Patsy Tijerina, Benny Naranjo, Judge Scarborough, Dave Cargo. Why the very names conjure up shoot ‘em up times in the Old West! Juan Valdez, whose family lived in the area for countless generations, was the first of Tijerina’s lieutenants in the courthouse. Valdez related his memoirs to Mike Scarborough over the last several years and shortly thereafter passed away. This presentation will focus on the Valdez family history, events leading up to the raid, and the aftermath of the event as seen from the eyes of one of it main participants.

Mike Scarborough grew up in Espanola and was the son of Judge J. M Scarborough, the magistrate on the bench during the courthouse raid. Mike, a former attorney himself, was asked by Juan Valdez to write his family history. Trespassers On Our Own Land, published just this year, is the result of this research, and Scarborough will present excerpts from his book which he will sell and sign after the presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 848-1376 or email