Upcoming Events

PHOTO CAPTION: Genealogist Henrietta Christmas, President of NM Genealogical Society, shares information on The Baca Family lineage and history to conference participants.  

Most of our spring and summer events have been cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Please continue to check back on our website and/or Facebook page. We hope to be back on by August 1st to present at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Please feel free contact us if you have any questions or concerns by phone or email. Please adhere to your community’s social distancing restrictions. Stay safe and stay healthy.

April 25, 2020                        CANCELLED. The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, Downtown Albuquerque, 10:30 a.m., Upstairs – Genealogy Department

May 2, 2020                            CANCELLED. 2nd ANNUAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE, Alcalde, NM

August 1, 2020                       TENTATIVE.  National Hispanic Cultural Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium, 10:30 am. May be rescheduled. 

October 2020 TBA                 TENTATIVE. El Camino Real Trade Fair, Guiterrez Hubbel House, Albuquerque, NM

Pre-Conference Readiness

If you are planning on registering for one of our conferences you can speed up the process for DNA testing by submitting your Family Tree ahead of time. The Family Tree template can be downloaded under “Resources.” Fill it out on the family side where you believe you have a Baca family member. Scan and return to us via email to nchavez@angioma.org. Please indicate in the subject of the email which conference you plan to attend. If you are a direct descendant of Cristobal Baca II and Ana Lara you will be contacted by our genealogist, Joyce Gonzales. Please email or call us at 505-450-5902 for further questions.

DNA Testing (Costs/Fees)

We will provide free DNA TESTING to participants who are first degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) of an individual already identified as having a CCM1 Common Hispanic mutation.

The following will receive subsidized testing for $100 (our cost is $175). If your test is positive, your fee will be refunded.

1) Your father’s surname or your mother’s maiden name was C’de Baca (research indicates that Luis Maria Cabeza de Baca born in 1754 had CCM1 & 23 children)

2) Your genealogy verifies that you are a direct descendant of specific grandchildren of Cristobal Baca & Ana Moreno de Lara (we offer assistance with your family genealogy).

3) Your father’s surname or your mother’s maiden name was Apodaca, Aragon, Armijo, Baca, Barela/Varela, Campos, Casaus/Casados, Gonzales, Espinosa/Espinoza, Lopez, Lucero, Martinez, Padilla, Ribera/Rivera, Sais/Saiz, Silva, or Vigil (other surnames will be added as research continues)

4) Your family currently lives or originated out any of these areas:

-Pena Blanca, Puerto de Luna, Santa Rosa, Casa Colorado, Sabinal, Las Vegas, or any other Northern NM villages, towns, or cities

-Southern Colorado

-Chihuahua, and/or Sonora, Mexico

5) Your Family has a history of focal seizures, aneurysms, strokes or stroke-like symptoms

If we cannot verify your family tree and you do not meet any of the other criteria but you still believe you are related and/or feel you need to be tested, you can be tested by paying $175 (at cost to us). If you are found to be positive, your fee will be refunded.


If you would like to schedule BFHP to come to your area for a presentation and on-site testing or if you’d like more information, please reach us using our Contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.