Many Hispanics and Mexican Americans are descendants of the members of the Oñate Expedition. This expedition took place in 1598 and it explored the territory that is now New Mexico.
I myself are one of those descendants. My ancestors Alonso de Sosa and Beatriz Navarro were part of the expedition.
Alonso was murdered, some say that it was under the orders of Oñate but who knows. His widow married Bernabe de las Casas, another member of the expedition. I descend from children of both marriages through different lines.
Many people of the expedition remained in New Mexico but many more went back to what is now Mexico.
Bernabe and Beatriz ended up in el Nuevo Reino de Leon wich eventually became present day Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Facebook Group for Descendants
Today, I had the pleasure of talking and recording a presentation by Gary de Leon. He is the administrator of a fascebook group dedicated to descendants of the Oñate expedition.
The group is appropriately named "Descendants of the Oñate Expedition" and you can visit it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/328141324257860/
It is a great resoruce for any one wanting to share information about their ancestors who were part of the expedition. Also, it is a great place to read about resources to help you find more about the men, women, and children that partook in the expedition.
Gary's presentation ""Am I related to an expedition member of the Onate Expedition?" will be posted on Las Villas del Norte website on July 26, 2020. You can read more about the presentation here: https://lasvillasdelnorte.com/presentation-the-onate-expedition/
If you are also a descendant of a member of the Oñate expedition let us know in the comment section below.
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