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March 19, 2014

Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy
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 Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy

2300 South Patton Court
Denver, CO 80219-5212

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  • March 15 - Saturday - CSHG meeting and presentation
    At 1:00pm presentation: Tlacol Dancers, Traditional Mexican Indian Dancers. The presentation is free and open to the public. Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church Hall, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO.
  • March 18 - Tuesday - Memories of Ludlow, lectures by Dr. Fawn-Amter Montoya of Colorado State University at Pueblo. $5 non-History Colorado members. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 303-866-2394 to reserve your seat. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO.
  • April 19 - Saturday - CSHG meeting and presentation
    At 1 p.m. presenter Lorenzo Trujillo will discuss, Hilos de la Cultura. Threads of our Culture and organization.
    The presentation is FREE and open to the public and is held at Christ the King Lutheran Church Hall, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO
  • April 26 - Saturday - The Colorado Genealogical Society's Annual Seminar
    is featuring Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist. The Seminar will be held at DPL's Lower Level Conference Room from 10am to 4pm.
  • May 17 - Saturday - CSHG meeting and presentation
    At 1 p.m. presenter Annette Bottelo will discuss, Using FamilySearch's Family Tree.
    The presentation is FREE and open to the public and is held at Christ the King Lutheran Church Hall, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO
  • June 6-8 - Friday thru Sunday - GSHA's Conference: Our Spanish Roots, Mexican Trunk, and American Branches. Held at the Westin Westminster Hotel. For registration information contact Frank Dominguez at kikodoming@aol.com.


  • Do you know a Rosie the Riveter who was from New Mexico? During the World War II years, were you or anyone you know a Rosie the Riveter or did you or anyone you know attend a welder trainee program for women? The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park has a nationwide effort to collect and preserve stories and memorabilia from the American World War II Home Front. To receive a biographical form packet, contact the Home Front Collection at 440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, Richmond, CA 94808 or call 510-232-5050 x 6643.
  • The Colorado Latino Age Wave Project is a partnership between foundations, service providers, community activists, and government systems. CLAWP is investing in and advocating for innovative programs and services that help Metro Denver's Latino older adult population lead active, healthy, and productive lives. In 2012, CLAWP selected three fellows to work specifically on projects addressing veterans, mobility, and policy issues. CSHG member Jose Aguayo, one of these fellows, created a project that seeks to build awareness of and appreciation for the service of older Latino Veterans. He plans to publish a book and create a video about WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. He wants to learn about veterans' needs regarding health, education, employment, housing and other issues; and facilitate connections to appropriate service providers. If you are a veteran over age 50, or know someone who is, please contact Jose Aguayo or call 303-433-1825.
  • For info about the "Latino/Latina World War II Oral History Project" and the VOCES Oral History Project in recognition of our Latino World War II Veterans, contact Joseph Padilla.
    To obtain an application for the World War II Registry in honor of those who contributed to the war effort in uniform and one the home front, click
    here. Print the application, fill it out for the veteran you wish to honor, then mail the application to Joseph Padilla, c/o CSHG, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO 80212.
    For information about Diplomas for Veterans of World War II, click
  • For those conducting Mexico Genealogical research, John Schmal, who specializes in Mexico research, posted an online "how to" presentation available from the Somos Primos webpage. Click Mexico Research To view his presentation. Your computer must be able to view PDF files.
  • Volunteers who can read both English and Spanish are sought to help index Mexican, Argentine and other Latin American records for the Internet. The first target is the Mexican census of 1930. For further information, contact Paul Nauta, Manager of Public Affairs, Family & Church History Department of FamilySearch (TM); 801-240-6498.
  • The National Archives and Records Administration is now officially open for business at its new facility. The new address is 17101 Huron Street, Broomfield CO 80023-8909. Textual and Genealogy Research rooms are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed all Federal Holidays. Its new phone number is 303-604-4740.
  • The National Register of Historic Places (the nation's official list of places worthy of preservation) recently designated the Montoya Ranch in Farisita in Huerfano County,as the nation's historic place worthy of preservation.
  • Trujillo Homesteads in the San Luis Valley a National Historic Landmark. The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation worked with San Luis Valley community leaders to nominate mission churches to the National Register. Last March, four properties were listed: Capilla de Viejo San Acacio, Iglesia de San Pedro y San Pablo, Iglesia de la Imaculada Concepcion, and Iglesia de San Francisco de Assisi.
  • CSHG meetings and presentations are held the 3rd Saturday of the month. The CSHG Research Library is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CSHG promotes genealogical and historical research and education to expand the awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Hispanic culture, history, and traditions. You will be amazed at the wealth of genealogical and historical research material found only in our CSHG library.
  • The following information regarding the Martin Serrano lineage comes from Henrietta Christmas. "This effort corrects genealogical information back to Padre Martinez and various other lines that continue to be incorrect."

    "Jose Antonio Esquibel has been working on updating the information for the Martin Serrano lineage over the last several years. In light of the recent PBS series, more questions have come as Origins of New Mexico Families does not have the newly found information. I have also been working with Jose in documenting the sources and trying to make this more clear for people to identify the 'trunk' family and those that don't fit there. I think he's done a really good job and he's willing to post this and share it with everyone. Jose also wrote several articles in Farolito and Pat Rau and I did work on the Martin Serrano lineage for an HGRC article that would be useful for those continuing their lineages in the 1700's. Again, this effort fixing material back to Padre Martinez and various other lines that continue to be posted incorrectly."

    If you have your genealogy in a database software, Henrietta and Jose suggest you cut and paste the sources right into your genealogy databases so that you have the accurate information. Click to view Jose Antonio Esquibel's PDF document entitled, "
    Descendants of Hernan (I) Martin Serrano in New Mexico: An Authoritative Account of the First Three Generations."


CSHG Membership Meetings and Research
CSHG Executive Board Meetings

CSHG Membership Meetings and Research Library

CSHG meets the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Christ the King Lutheran Church hall located at 2300 South Patton Court, Denver, CO. Membership meetings begin at 1 p.m. are are followed by a genealogy or history presentation. Members may come as early as 10 a.m. to conduct research before the meeting.

The CSHG Research Library is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EXCEPT July 5th! Our library is located in the Christ the King Lutheran Church at 2300 South Patton Court, in southwest Denver. For more information, contact the CSHG Archives Director. The CSHG Research Library has access to the internet which allows members to view online census records and other genealogical and historical websites.

CSHG Executive Board Meetings

CSHG Executive Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver. CSHG members are welcome to attend.

CSHG is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c) (3).  Donors, corporations and foundations interested in making gifts or grants under section 501(c) (3) may obtain a copy of the CSHG's exemption letter from the CSHG President. Please contribute to CSHG.  



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