New Mexico settlements occurred in different waves,sometimes in large groups or in smaller families, thus various settlers came at different times. Some genealogies have paper trail road blocks, some are traceable all the way back to the 1598 Oñate settlement, while others can only trace to the Reconquest, Mexican or Territorial periods, and in some cases are traceable to known Native American ancestors. DNA is a tool that can help confirm or distinguish branches of the same surname, help these road blocks by possibly linking them to surname lineages or family branches that have been confirmed using the paper trail and DNA comparisons. NMGS has well known genealogists and volunteers that assist in the researching, double checking and finalizing of genealogies. Ángel Cervantes of the NM DNA Project is our technical advisor.
Miguel (Mike) A. Tórrez - Group Administrator