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17th Cenury Migration from Zacatecas to Nuevo Mexico

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By meef98367 - Posted on 12 August 2011

Amalia,

In a message board from 2001 I found this statement:

"Among the original settlers [of Nuevo Mexico] were the Archuleta, Baca, Chavez, Lucero and Montoya families. Soldiers brought from Spain included the Paez Hurtado, Fernandez de la Pedrera, Roybal surnames. Families which came from the Valley of Mexico [Mexico City] included Aragon, Medina, Ortiz, Quintana and many others. The bulk of this group arrived in Santa Fe in June 1695. From the city of Zacatecas [capital of the state of Zacatecas] and the mines of Sobrerete [in the state of Zacatecas] came the Armijo, Vigil, and Vargas families as well as others who did not arrive in Santa Fe until May 1695. Several families that were native to Guadalupe del Paso [now Juarez] came north, including the Padilla and Perea clans".

So, that tells me that your Villalpandos were most likely from Zacatecas where the "Villa de Jerez" is.

The information in the post from 2001 seems to have been lifted from Fray Angelico's book.

Emilie
Port Orchard, WA

Another reference that might be useful is George Hammond & Agapito Rey's Don Juan de Oñate, colonizer of New Mexico, 1595-1628.

This is out of print, but if you go to http://www.worldcat.org/title/don-juan-de-onate-colonizer-of-new-mexico-1595-1628/oclc/00387044 you may find it in a library near to where you live.

George Fulton
Pleasanton, CA

Looks like I need to start in the Jerez records at Familysearch. Thank you!

Amalia Hernandez Arias

Been on vacation, so I'm not sure whether this site (Open Library) has been mentioned before. Hope it helps you with your online New Mexico history.

http://www.openlibrary.org/search?q=new+mexico+history&place_facet=new+mexico

G. Marentes

Hola Members , I have been messing with New Mexican ancestry Lately. I have been only using what is available in the internet. I have some contacts with the new mexico genealogical society. I have not seen records of New Mexico. My question is does any one know if the baptismal records(1800 forward) are like the ones in Jalisco where one could get parents and GrandParents names if not why not , I thought the format was the same all over Mexico.
Thanks
Ronnie

Funny you say that; Ive been doing and wondering the same! There doesnt seem to be much only but there is a wealth of transcribed books offered by the http://www.hgrc-nm.org/store.html. I dont have an answer for you yet regarding your question but I will soon. I requested records from the NM Archives and will see for myself when they send them. Each record cost me a $1!

Hi, Ronnie,

For some reason, Family Search hasn't uploaded many New Mexico records, maybe because they were burned by the invading Americans in 1836, or because the Bishops would not allow microfilming, or they have left it to the Universities in New Mexico and Texas. I find the same in Arizona. Arizona and New Mexico were once the Territory of New Mexico. Both the Universities of New Mexico (Las Cruces) and Texas (El Paso and Austin) have projects ongoing to microfilm records but they do not put them online.

The resources I have used include the following:

"Origins of New Mexico Families" by Fray Angelico Chavez ----Published by William Gannon, Santa Fe, New Mexico - 1975 - In Two Parts: the Seventeenth (Century) 1598-1693 ---- the Eighteenth (Century) 1693-1821.

"New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations from the Archivos Historicos del Arzobispado de Durango, 1760-1799
By Rick Hendricks and John B. Colligan, Rio Grande Hisorical Collections, New Mexico State University Library (Las Cruces) 1996

"New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations from the Archivos Historicos del Arzobispado de Durango, 1800-1893
By Rick Hendricks and John B. Colligan, Rio Grande Hisorical Collections, New Mexico State University Library (Las Cruces) 2000

I also use the Paso del Norte censuses for 1601-1806 (no longer online), and the Mexican censuses for New Mexico 1841 and 1850 (I think Ancestry.com has the 1850 census)

The New Mexico Genealogical Library

The Fray Angelico Genealogical Library

Publications of the New Mexico Genealogical Society

GenWeb.com for United States-New Mexico

There are also several private databases available. Contact Stanley Lucero for more information

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> From: chilerey@msn.com
> To: research@nuestrosranchos.com
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:14:06 -0800
> Subject: [Nuestros Ranchos] Nuevo Mexico
>
> Hola Members , I have been messing with New Mexican ancestry Lately. I have been only using what is available in the internet. I have some contacts with the new mexico genealogical society. I have not seen records of New Mexico. My question is does any one know if the baptismal records(1800 forward) are like the ones in Jalisco where one could get parents and GrandParents names if not why not , I thought the format was the same all over Mexico.
> Thanks
> Ronnie
>

I received my marriage document (church). It is in spanish and has bride groom parents, padrinos and testigos.

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