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Decendents of Bartolome Romero
(1528-1631) down to Jose Manuel Ricardo (Marquez) Romero (1772 -
1847) Son of Gertrudis Romero are clearly documented even though the
father of Jose Manuel is unknown. Jose Manuel is documented as useing
his Mother Gertrudis ...

"The Soul Story of Spanish New Mexico"
Fray Angelico Chavez   pg. 3
"describing the birth of my people and of their own way of life, the beginnings of the Hispanic inhabitants of New Mexico and their own particular culture, on that feast of the Ascension of our Lord, the thirtieth day of April in the year 1598. On that memorable morning along the banks of the southern Rio Grande, Don Juan de Onate, adelantado for King Philip II of Spain, or advance leader of the first permanent colony sent to these parts-which his followers were vocally regarding as a Promised Land-took solemn possession for God and King of a brand-new infant Spain at the outermost edges of the then-known world.
  "New Mexico"  was the name given to this Hispanic enclave across the wilderness, fully two hundred and forty years before there ever was a rebublic called Mexico south of here. "Mexico" ment just a city then and for more than two centries thereafter. The only Mexicans at that time were the Nahua or Aztec native Indians of that city and its great valley, who had been conquered by Hernando Cortez some seventy years previously."

"The Soul Story of Spanish New Mexico"
Fray Angelico Chavez  pg, xi
  For in their detailed meaty information, the documents were teaching me more about my people then mere chains or lines of descent. Although we were truly Hispanic in blood, language, religion, and customs, we were no longer Spaniards like the clergyman from Spain just mentioned. Nor were we really Mexicans, as our North European-derived neighbors chose to call us. The differences, I was beginning to suspect, were all a matter of cultural and linguistic development from a parting of the ways with Hispanic Europe and Hispanic Middle America down three centuries and a half. 

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So, we are now are drowning in documents.  Dr. Gonzales gave us an over 30 pg bibliography.  In free time we need to start tearing this behemoth apart…

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Los Matachines

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Possible admixtures for descendents of early  New Mexicans.
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