Next Meeting Presentation

August 15th (Thursday), 2019 

6:30-8:00 pm in the Eisenhower Room, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, 3 Community Park Road.

400 Years of Spanish American history from Catholic Church Records.

Presenter:  Jacquelyn Mahan

In 1598, Juan de Onate with a group of 1,000 Spaniards settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The descendants of the settlers still retain a community of thousands of people in this state and that of southern Colorado. Church records are accessible and provide a wonderful record.  In an intersection of genealogy and history, one family’s story provides insights to the past and also key sources that are available.