Condolences to the Family of
Juanito Antonio (John) Pena
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Juanito Antonio (John) Pena. He was born in Taos, New Mexico, April 20, 1930. He served on the Board of Directors of the HGRC was and was a tireless researcher of southwest genealogy and history, devoting more than 10,000 hours of volunteer time to the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database. His childhood in Taos endowed this boy, with an enormous curiosity, a rich knowledge of Taoseño folklore. He continued this inquisitive nature throughout his life.
His paternal ancestry traces to the Los Adaes Presidio, capital of Tejas on the northeastern frontier of New Spain from 1729 to 1770. The site is located in present-day Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, now a National Historic Landmark. His 5g grandparents, Matheo Antonio y'Barbo (1698) and Juana Luzgarda Hernandez (1705) were born in Seville, Spain and were early arrivals in Los Adaes. His maternal ancestry goes to the Oñate settlement of 1598 in New México and connects him to virtually every early New México family.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 3:00 p.m at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 2400 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho. A reception will follow at The Rio Grande Gracious Retirement Living. Burial will be held on Thursday, November 20,14 at 11:15 a.m at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Welcome to the
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center
of New Mexico
This redesigned Website and the Webtrees presentation of the
Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD)
are in recognition of the
of the founding of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (HGRC).
The Webtrees format, as the master file of the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD),
will reflect revisions in real time. The original GNMPD format will be retained for some time
as a convenience for our users. Changes in the original database will always lag behind
the Webrees format by several weeks.
What is the HGRC?
The HGRC-NM is a genealogy research society founded in June of 1993.
We are a non-profit society organized for the purposes of:
1. Encouraging and nurturing the interests of its members in the pursuit of their Hispanic ancestors and history by providing a common ground wherein they can come together to share their genealogical knowledge and research.
2. Instructing others in the methods of Hispanic genealogical research and to provide an awareness of Hispanic tradition, culture and history.
3. Facilitating the expansion and development of the opportunities for Hispanic genealogical and historical research for its members, other interested individuals, and those organizations having like interests.
4. Promoting the utilization of genealogical collections, Church and government records, and other materials to ensure the correctness and the proper documentation of all research.
5. Developing and promoting liaison with the Hispanic community, other genealogical societies and organizations having like interests.
6. Providing and maintaining a genealogy database of the Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico and their descendants. (Known as the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database.)
The HGRC-NM publishes a monthly newsletter "NOTICIAS", a Quarterly Journal "HERENCIA", and makes a variety of other genealogical and historical research/reference materials available to the membership and public at large. To join us in an exciting journey of pride and heritage, print and mail your membership form today.
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