Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Climb the Family Tree, New Mexico Style.(Final)

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora Journal Staff Writer

* Genealogy society celebrates 10th anniversary with three-day conference

Depending on how you look at it, genealogy shares the dryness of accounting, or the richness of history.

Ronaldo Miera focuses on the latter.

Miera, the president of the New Mexico Hispanic Genealogical Society, will host its 10th anniversary conference this week for folks who share his view.

"A lot of people say, 'Well, so you find the ancestors, so what?' But you find your ancestors in a historical context, if you really want," Miera explained from the society's West Side office.

"You can look up names and numbers, and 'born here' and 'died there,' and 'married there. …

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