Noticias for the HGRC-NM

Please welcome the speaker at our next meeting

Henrietta M. Christmas

"Women of the Pajarito Mesa"

The September 2, 2017 speaker is Henrietta M. Christmas. The title of her presentation is
“Women of the Pajarito Mesa”. The Pajarito Mesa area has been home to many of the
descendants of Josefa Baca, Barbara Duran y Chavez and Juliana Gutierrez.  These are three
women whose dynasties span over 200 years. They were Land Grantees, Heiresses,
Merchants, Mothers and Grandmothers. This is a look at three women who we continue to
admire to this day. 
Henrietta Martinez Christmas, a prolific and well-known speaker who has given hundreds
of presentations on diverse topics related to Hispanic and Southwestern research.  Her
speaking engagements have included being the keynote speaker for the Santa Fe Trail
Association annual conference (2015).  She has also been a featured speaker at the Texas
Genealogical Society annual conferences, the Historical Society of New Mexico annual
conference, DAR state conferences and Bureau of Indian Affairs, International
Conference (2011).   She is a long-time member and the current President of New
Mexico Genealogical Society.

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

Available for purchase at this link to herencia

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.