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Fray Angélico Chávez was an American Franciscan priest, historian, researcher, author, poet, and painter. As archivist for the Santa Fe Archdiocese, he undertook the cataloging and translating of Spanish archives that allowed for a reevaluation of the history of New Mexico. His contributions to New Mexico history and literature earned him honorary degrees including Master of Arts and Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. He is the author of numerous books and stories including those compiled in Guitars and Adobes and the Uncollected Stories of Fray Angélico Chávez (Museum of New Mexico Press).
It helped me with my genealogy research and discovered family I didn't even know had New Mexico connections!
This book is THE starting place for anyone having family history ties to New Mexico, and a must-read for those interested in the history of New Mexico.
The Origins of New Mexico Families is a must have source book for anyone conducting genealogy research that includes New Mexico.
Great information well researched has a few errors but new discoveries have been madePublished 28 days ago by Jean Duran
Exciting and informative resource. I have some ancestors who were mentioned in this.Published 1 month ago by Stephen E. Farlow
I'm very pleased with this research book for the very simple and personal reason that it has helped me to expand my family tree and has even provided some date, location and even... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sluggo
I've wanted this book for years. For genealogists who study their New Mexican ancestry, this is like a Bible.Published 2 months ago by Mike Martínez
A need for every genealogist doing researchers for ancestors of the colonial period in NM Territory.Published 4 months ago by Ermelinda Amorella
Being of Spanish ancestry I found other members of my family , gracias for my book.senor GarciaPublished 5 months ago by george c. garcia
Great understanding of Spanish families that settled New Mexico and parts of Arizona, Colorado, and Utah parts of Texas.Published 8 months ago by dal
Great source of reference material for those looking to find ancestors amongst New Mexico's first Spanish settlers.Published 9 months ago by William Espinosa