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Jun 7, 2022

National Genealogical Society Introduces Two New Research in the States Books: New Mexico and Oregon

The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:

FALLS CHURCH, VA, 7 June 2022—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the publication of two, new books as part of its Research in the States series, which now covers research in thirty-one states and the tribal records of Oklahoma’s American Indians. The newest volumes are Research in New Mexico by Karen Stein Daniel, CG, and Research in Oregon, 3rd Edition, by Connie Miller Lenzen, CG, FNGS. The books are available in the NGS store in both PDF and print versions.

Both guidebooks offer family history researchers detailed information about each state’s many genealogical resources, including archives, atlases, and gazetteers; census, county, and court records; military, naturalization, and vital records; and more. The authors include the website address, physical address, and telephone number for each resource.

In Research in New Mexico, author Karen Stein Daniel discusses where to find records of both indigenous and non-indigenous people. The state is home to three Apache tribes, the Navaho Nation, and nineteen Pueblo tribes. Since 1598, Hispanics including Crypto-Jews have settled in New Mexico. By the late 1860s, Black Americans began to arrive along with French, German, Greek, Italian, and Jewish immigrants; Los Árabes from the Middle East; and South African Boers. Research in New Mexico offers readers an extensive review of genealogical resources of the people who have populated America’s 47th state.

In Research in Oregon, 3rd Edition, Connie Miller Lenzen introduces family historians to a wealth of repositories and other archival resources throughout the state. The book covers both Oregon’s many Native American tribes as well as its non-indigenous population, including White pioneers who settled in Oregon in the 1840s. Chinese began to arrive in the 1850s. They were followed by Japanese. By law, Blacks were excluded from the state until 1868 when the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified. Ethnic groups from Europe included Basques, Greeks, Irish, Swedes, and Volga Germans. Hispanic and Jewish Americans and later Iranians, Russians, and Vietnamese also settled in Oregon. Research in Oregon provides genealogists with a concise guidebook for researching their ancestors.

Research in the States series is edited by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS. Its newest books, Research in New Mexico and Research in Oregon, 3rd Edition, are available for purchase in the NGS online store.