Museum of New Mexico Press


Origins of New Mexico Families

A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period

Fray Angélico Chávez, Author

This is considered the starting place for anyone having family history ties to New Mexico, and for those interested in the history of New Mexico. Well before Jamestown and the Pilgrims, New Mexico was settled continuously beginning in 1598 by Spaniards whose descendants still make up a major portion of the population of New Mexico.


"A prodigious document of New Mexico's past [that] makes for fascinating reading."
-The Santa Fe New Mexican

Trim: 11" x 8.5"

Pages: 442

Illustrations: line drawings

Folklore/Folk Arts

New Mexico



Paperback $50.00


Electronic $40.00