Saturday, May 9, 2015

Andrés Armijo received the Historical Society of New Mexico "Fabiola Cabeza de Baca" Award, 2015 at the New Mexico History Conference annual award dinner for his book "Por constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo (Albuquerque: Río Grande Books, 2015).

Additional 2015 honorees included Malcolm Ebright, Rick Hendricks, Richard W. Hughes, Nasario García, Cipriano Federico Vigil, David L. Caffey, Max Evans, Ann Carson, Michael Stevenson, Mo Palmer and Sam White.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Por constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo
is the recipient of the Historical Society of New Mexico award: "Fabiola Cabeza de Baca," 2015.

This is an intimate portrait of a place and the people who lived there, painted in loving brush strokes on a wide canvas. This book is a most welcome addition to the historiography of New Mexico."
-Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State Historian

This title, and the award winning "Becoming a part of my history: Through Images & Stories of My Ancestors" are both available through Río Grande Books, Barnes & Noble online, and

Both titles are published by Río Grande Books, Los Ranchos de Alburquerque, NM, and available locally at the Bookworks Bookstore and the University of New Mexico Bookstore.

Please visit Historical Society of New Mexico for more information about their programs.

Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards Nominee

Por constancia/so that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo (2014) has been nominated in three categories for the 2014 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards:
  • History Book - New Mexico Subject
  • Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.)
  • Best Cover Design (Larger than 6x9 Trade)

This title, and Andrés Armijo's first award-winning book "Becoming a part of my history: Through Images & Stories of My Ancestors" (2010) are both published by Río Grande Books.

Both titles are available through the following retail stores and online at: online

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I'd like to thank everyone who attended any one of the five readings/lectures that I presented this summer on my new book. This is one of my loves, and I enjoyed it all immensely. Many thanks to the following for having sponsored a reading/signing or who invited me to speak at their society:  National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico, Treasure House Books, Bookworks, New Mexico Genealogical Society at the Albuquerque Public Library, and the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico at Special Collections/Botts Hall. My book is on sale through Bookworks, the UNM Bookstore, Treasure House Books, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble and of course through my publisher LPD Press / Río Grande Books.

 Outside the Special Collections Library, Edith & Central, Alburquerque, NM

With my Mom for lunch, 06 September 2014.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Join Andrés Armijo for a talk with the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10:30am-12:00pm. The talk focuses on Armijo's research for his latest book "Por Constancia/So that it may be validated:  Family History in the Río Abajo" (Albuquerque:  Río Grande Books, 2014).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thank you all for joining me at my recent presentation for the New Mexico Genealogical Society

Andrés Armijo, center with family historians Stella Luján and Ruby Cochrell on July 19, 2014 at the Genealogy Collection at The Albuquerque Public Library. Photo courtesy Ruby Cochrell.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The New Mexico Genealogical Society presents: Andrés Armijo on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 10:30am - 12:30pm

At the Genealogy Center
On the Second level of
The Albuquerque Main Library
501 Copper Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(Northwest corner of 5th & Copper)

"Por Constancia/So that it may be validated: Family History in the Río Abajo (LPD Press / Río Grande Books, 2014)
Andrés Armijo will provide an overview of the content of the book illustrating that the combination of primary source documents, oral history and imagery all contribute to the history of the Río Abajo.

"People's history" is often not considered important and it is unjustly overlooked for the famous characters of New Mexican history. In this presentation, Armijo will reveal unique genealogical and cultural contributions by everyday Nuevo Mexicanos who lived in the Río Abajo throughout the 19th century and early 20th century, and how they validated their own history and legacy.

Andrés Armijo is from Valencia, New Mexico, born to Rosemary Gallegos and Vincent C. Armijo, Jr. at 12:00 p.m. on August 12, 1970. At the time of his birth, the doctors exclaimed, "High Noon Armijo is born!" He holds a Master's degree in Spanish with a concentration in Southwest Hispanic Studies, and began his career at the University of New Mexico teaching in the Sabine R. Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language Program. Andrés studied and performed flamenco dance for 12 years. He is a short-subject/documentary filmmaker having shown his films with the New Mexico Film Office Showcase and at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Between 1999-2003, Andrés raised $30,000 to endow a memorial scholarship in honor of his sister Pearl Louise Armijo for the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. He is the award-winning author of Becoming a Part of My History: Through Images & Stories of My Ancestors (Río Grande Books, 2010). Andrés has dedicated a great deal of his life to the study, research, and recovery of his genealogy and family history in the Río Abajo region of New Mexico.

This program is free and open to the public.

Questions? Call (505) 796-0376 or email