"This wonderful book may be mistakenly assumed to be "only" a family history, as it is entitled. It certainly provides a great history of the author's New Mexico family, and includes excerpts from much of the documentation he has found to "validate" his ancestors. In that sense, it is a genealogy book, but it is much more: This is a primer on how to do genealogical research, documentation, and writing to produce an excellent family history. Most importantly, this book provides many vignettes of New Mexico's Hispanic history and folkways that everyone will find interesting. The reader doesn't need to be one of the author's many New Mexico primos to find this a rewarding book."--Michael Stevenson, past-President, Historical Society of New Mexico
"Place is not only defined by geography and landscape. A sense of place emerges and is sustained from the experiences of people and their relationship with each another as family and community in contact with landscape. Andres Armijo skillfully combines family history, sense of place, and cultural expressions with historical documents, personal stories, written words and audio recordings of relatives, photographs, and historical context to illustrate a vibrant pattern of cultural development and expression of the people of New Mexico's Hispano Rio Abajo. This is an exceptional guide for those who want to better understand Nuevomejicano culture and how to document their own family history."--Jose Antonio Esquibel, Caballero de la Orden de Isabel la Catolica."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beginning his career as a Spanish instructor at the University of New Mexico, Armijo has been on the UNM staff for the past fifteen years, working in academic programs. He has degrees in Spanish and Southwest Hispanic Studies.
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