Noticias for the HGRC-NM

Please welcome the speaker at our next meeting

Henrietta M. Christmas

"Walking in Hernan Cortes's Footsteps From Vera Cruz to Mexico City 1519-2019"

The July 7, 2018 speaker is Henrietta M. Christmas and the title of her presentation is “Walking in Hernan Cortes’s Footsteps From Vera Cruz to Mexico City 1519-2019”. Hernan Cortes set out in February 1519 for what we know as Mexico City today with about 500+ men, a few women, slaves, Taino Indians from Cuba and 16-20 horses.  The entrada towards Mexico City, the places he conquered while exploring in the name of the Spanish Monarchs will be explored.  The first wave of conquistadores were those who would later hold lands (encomiendas), leave descendants and make Mexico their home.  This is a modern-day trip at what Cortes might have seen 500 years ago. Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a native New Mexican, a well-known genealogical and historical researcher; she descends from eleven of the soldiers that came with Oñate in 1598.  She has written several books, which relate to New Mexico’s small towns and history and over 160 articles about New Mexico’s Colonial Families. She is a long-time member and the current President of New Mexico Genealogical Society.

See you at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Map of New Mexico

Herencia Announcement

As an update to our HGRC Committees, our Publications team has changed.  The new committee is made up of Ronaldo Miera, Mona Hernandez and Francisco Sisneros.  We’d like to thank all the past committee members for their efforts and making the Herencia a success.  Please submit articles through the HGRC email or directly to Patricia Sanchez.


NEW GNMPD Interface

WEBTrees Help database

We use the WEBtrees software for the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database. This software offers many charts, graphs, and search capabilities that you will find very useful. Unfortunately no tutorial or written instruction exists for WEBTREES. If you need help using WEBTREES contact Louie Tapia at


Herencia - The HGRC Quarterly Journal

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We all know that the most treasured inheritance from our ancestors is the rich heritage they have left for us. In Herencia we share history and stories of this inheritance with each other. Order your copy today.