Monday, March 20, 2017

Genealogy lecture series at the Main Library

Please join us at the Santa Fe Public Library for our series of free lectures on genealogy during the months of March and April. Learn how to research your family’s history with tips on the best resources available online and at your local libraries and institutions.

“New Mexico's Stormy History” by Elmer Maestas
Sunday, March 26, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Main Library Community Room
145 Washington Avenue

Elmer Maestas used resources available at the Santa Fe Public Library, the New Mexico State Archives, the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library, and Albuquerque's Special Collections and Genealogy Libraries to research his family lineage and then write his recently published book, New Mexico's Stormy History: True Stories of Early Spanish Colonial Settlers and the Mestas/Maestas families. Elmer, a 10th generation Spanish descendant, weaves a methodical portrait of his family throughout New Mexico’s turbulent past.

“The Basic Genealogy Checklist” by Henrietta Christmas and Paul Rhetts
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Main Library Community Room
145 Washington Avenue

Authors Henrietta Christmas and Paul Rhetts present their book, The Basic Genealogy Checklist, to share tips and tactics to help researchers of all experience levels find:
  • Who your ancestors really were
  • Where your ancestors came from
  • How they got to this country
  • The truth about your “family stories”
  • What is fact and what is myth in your family’s past

For more information contact the Main Library at 955-6781.

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