Who: Fray Angelico Chavez Chapter of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America (FACC)
What: Election of officers
When: Jan. 14
Where: Pueblo Heritage Museum
Highlights/honorees: The 155 members of the FACC voted in officers for the 2017 year. The purpose of the society is to promote genealogical research among its members and the public. The FACC maintains a library of over 600 books, resources and videos for finding ancestors. The majority of the library is baptismal, marriage and family records from the New Mexico and Colorado communities.
The FACC is an affiliated chapter of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America. The other chapter is in California. Sharing of genealogical information is encouraged through presentations at monthly meetings from 8:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month at the Pueblo Heritage Museum. Genealogy is also shared through the quarterly journal “Neustras Raices” (Our Roots).
This year’s FACC officers include Joe Ulibarri; president and treasurer Penny Garcia; vice president and membership secretary Steve Cruz; secretary Lynda Sena; member-at-large and librarian Tom Martinez; and members-at-large Ron Sandoval, Art Padilla and Victor Sena.
Who benefits: Anyone who has an interest in researching their Hispanic ancestry/roots and gaining an appreciation for their personal…