Welcome to this site dedicated to New Mexico Genetic Genealogy!
As the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s DNA Project administrator (NMGS DNA Project), I felt the need for a site that would serve as a portal to relative information on the subject.
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. Genetic genealogy is a tool that can help confirm or distinguish branches of the same surname, help with genealogies that have paper trail road blocks by possibly linking them to surname lineages or family branches that have been confirmed using the paper trail and DNA comparisons process.
Visit the various pages to learn more about New Mexico genetic genealogy, case studies, and related information.
Miguel A. Tórrez
NMGS DNA Project Administrator