A Space Talk & Sneak!

Come hear all about New Mexico's contribution to space exploration at the Santa Fe Public Library. Learn more about this exciting history!


If you are near Santa Fe next Saturday, March 18, at 2pm, hear
Out Of This World at the main Santa Fe Library. The event is free and you can hear New Mexico’s contributions to space history — we had a lot!

Loretta Hall will be available to both answer questions and sign her books. AND we will sneak the new
Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America. It is a great gift for planning a trip or a future astronaut. And we will have discounted prices!

If it is a nice day you can then use your
Santa Fe Bucket List book (you got it with the Space Buff’s Bucket List book!) and explore Santa Fe. And you can sleep off St. Patty’s Day parties the day before. It all works

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Barbe Awalt

Today's Rants: Some Random Thoughts!
  • The GOP wants to spend $14 billion to build a wall, but can’t spend one red dime to fix the drinking water in Flint MI. What’s that all about?

  • Fundamental questions — with a little help from Art Olivas: Should the rights of one group supercede the rights of another? Should the rights of one group be realized at the loss of another group?

The cartoon below seems to clearly describe the direction we are all headed:

Now we can all easily understand this one— with a little help from Facebook

Book Reviews!
The Colorado Hispanic Genealogist magazine (Winter 2016, Vol. 13, No. 4) has a review of "THE BASIC GENEALOGY CHECKLIST: 101 Tips & Tactics to Find Your Family History" by Henrietta Christmas and Paul Rhetts. It says:
This new book by Henrietta and Paul is really going to help us find our ancestors. They chose some great tips and tactics and included photos of documents as examples for almost every tip. I really liked the chapter on Brick Walls and Deadends and will have to try some of the tips they describe. I think even experienced genealogists will find useful ideas in this genealogy checklist. It appears that Henrietta and Paul included something for everyone in their list of tips. Now each of us needs to determine which of those tips might lead you to find new information on your family history. Several people have mentioned finding new information through the Land Grant Records. … The book mentions using State and Federal archives as sources of information. You may want to order a copy of the book for yourself or to give as a gift.


Rio Grande Books
April 8: Gallup Public Library, 9am-5pm "Author Fair"
April 20-22: Arizona-NM Historical Society Conference, Flagstaff, AZ
June 16-18: Sacred Art Market, Gallup Cathedral
July 15: Lavender in the Village, Los Ranchos Agri Center

Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
April 30: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"
June 24: Treasure House Books, Albuquerque Old Town 1-3pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"

Loretta Hall
March 18: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm "New Mexico's Contribution to Space Travel"
April 5: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "NM is a Treasure Trove of Space History"
April 7, 14, 21, 28: LifeLong Learning Institute class, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque, 10:00-12:00, "New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel"
May 3: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories"
July 13: OASIS, 1:00-2:30, "What Sex Differences Mean for Space Travel"

Pat Hodapp
April 23: Collected Works, 2pm "Santa Fe Bucket List"

Ross Van Dusen
May 20: Treasure House Books, 1pm "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree"