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Baca Family Historical Project

Perhaps more than anywhere in the United States, Hispanics of northern New Mexican descent connect to their heritage. Geographically isolated for hundreds of years, many families have remained in place since the 1600’s. Ancestral stories are part of everyday conversation. This passion is an opportunity for connection. 

The Baca Family Historical Project is a campaign connecting the descendants of Cristóbal Baca and Ana Maria Pacheco Ortiz, one of the original Spanish settlers in northern New Mexico. We will facilitate connection through Facebook, through in-person events, at community gatherings, and by interfacing with community leaders like clergy, non-profit administrators, and city officials in our target cities. We are celebrating heritage and creating opportunities for this extended family to meet and get to know each other. We hope to create a book and digital storytelling website to preserve the connections and history.

Joyce Gonzales, Angioma Alliance staff genealogist, is researching family connections and would love to be contacted at joyce@angioma.org by anyone who believes he or she may be connected to the Baca family. She will research your heritage. If she can find the connection, Joyce will provide you with a printed family tree. Her work is also available on Ancestry.com.

Nora Chavez (nchavez@angioma.org) oversees outreach and events. Events will be posted on the Baca Family Historical Project website and Facebook page and group as they are organized. 

Resources

Baca Family Historical Project 

Lucero, D.  The Adobe Kingdom: New Mexico 1598-1958. A history of the Baca and Lucero de Godoy families.