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Jose Antonio Esquibel is a genealogical researcher, historian and author of articles and books related to Spanish colonial genealogy and history, with particular regard to New Mexico and northeastern Mexico. He is co-author with John B. Colligan of 'The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico: An Account of the Families Recruited at Mexico City in 1693' (Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1999). With Christine Preston and Douglas Preston, he co-authored of 'The Royal Road: El Camino Real from Mexico City to Santa Fe' (University of New Mexico Press, 1998).

In 2009 he was knighted by Juan Carlos II, King of Spain, and inducted into the Order of Isabel la Católica with the rank of Cruz de Oficial for his dedication
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The seventeenth-century extended family surname of Romero de Pedraza in New Mexico originated with the union of Matías Romero (son of Bartolomé Romero and doña Lucía Robledo) and doña Isabel de Pedraza. They were the progenitors of as many as forty-eight descendants born before the end of the seventeenth century.

Although the Pueblo Indian uprising of August 1680 claimed the lives of approximat... Read more of this blog post »
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Seventeenth-century Spanish court intrigue, Spanish theatre, a conspiracy to murder the king, and the pursuit of ill-fated romances. Another thrilling read by a Spanish literary maestro.
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Another very enjoyable swashbuckling 17th-century Spanish adventure by one of Spain's outstanding authors!
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‘Spanish Colonial Lives’ is a gem among a rare genre of books.

A large amount of New Mexico’s history of the 1600s, 1700s and early 1800s is unwritten. This is due to the fact that archival records are in the Spanish language and only a small portion
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