Noticias for the HGRC-NM

Please welcome the speaker at our next meeting

Robert Torres

"What Price a Human? The Valuation of Indian Captives in New Mexico"

The March 7, 2020 speaker is former New Mexico State Historian, Robert Torres. The title of his presentation is “What Price a Human? The Valuation of Indian Captives in New Mexico”. This presentation will review the practice of incorporating Indian captives into Hispano households in Spanish, Mexican and Territorial – era New Mexico. Robert Torres will review the process by which Indian captives were acquired and what the documents in the archival collections tell us of how they were valued – ranging from those who were regarded as adopted children to those who were considered chattel.

Meeting is at 10:30am 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

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.