El Farolito: La luz del pasado iluminara el camino de nuestro futuro
The Lantern: The light of the past shall illuminate the pathway of our future
OLTHLRC promotes an interest in and the study of lives, times, cultures, traditions, ancestries, and histories of the peoples who emigrated to New Spain and New Mexico, many of whom still have descendants in New Mexico, Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, and Northern Mexico.
We hold our monthly meetings on the second Saturday of the month at the Denver Public Library to allow our members to benefit from the largest genealogy and western history collection available. You will not find a larger selection of genealogical, cultural or historical research material anywhere in Colorado, and the assistance you will receive at the Denver Public Library is second to none.
Membership dues are $25 per family. This includes a subscription to El Farolito, a quarterly Hispanic Genealogy publication.
The first issue of El farolito for 2013 is forthcoming at the end of July 2013
Topics and features for 2013 incldue:
1693 Settlers Recruited by Governor Vargas by John B. Colligan
Voices of the Past by Robert Torrez
Updated Abeyta Family History and Updated Genealogy
New Mexico Wills and Settlements of Estate, 1704-1844
Early History of Ojo Caliente Settlers
Expanded Robledo Family History
Beyond Origins of New Mexico Families
Storytellers of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico
Luján Project Findings
The Exile Years at El Paso del Río del Norte, 1680-1693
Read about the above topics in the right column of this page.
Board of Directors
President: Mark Leyba
Vice President: Michael Turner
Treasurer: Margaret Valdez Turner
Interim Secretary: Jose Antonio Esquibel
Editors, El Farolito: Catherine M. Aragon and Jose Antonio Esquibel
Director of Fundraising: Lori Leyba
Immediate Past President: Catherine M. Aragon
Genealogical Research Advisor:
Jose Antonio Esquibel
Nueva Vizcaya and Texas Genealogical Advisor: Frank Domignuez
Library Research Assistants:
Margaret Valdez Turner
José Antonio Esquibel
Second Saturday of the month (except August and December) from 1:00–5:00 on the 5th Floor of the Denver Public Library (Central)/Western History and Genealogy Department at Broadway and 13th:
The Spring 2013 issue of El Farolito will be mailed at the edn of July or early August
Remember, the publishing cycle for El Farolito is June/July (Spring), September/October (Summer), December/January (Fall) and March/April (Winter)
Don't miss a single issue! You can print a membership form by visiting "Joining OLTHLRC".