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Found some information about Celestino Sisneros on familysearch.org
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Lived in Los Tablas, NM
Hi again Linda,
I found a website with information about the Picuris.
The map shows Dixon, where your grandmother lived to be, close to Picuris Pueblo..
Here is a contact page for the Cultural Center with a form to fill out with your questions
I am curious about the DNA tests that you did. Can you post the results of the Ancestry test?
Did you get a response from any family's on Ancestry?
A familysearch.org web page Category:Indigenous Tribes of New Mexico • FamilySearch
Hi Alice Lane
Thank you so much for your replies and interest in my story. I have previously viewed the information you found on Celestino Sisneros. I have also found the names of my father’s half siblings. I sent a letter to one -with no response so far. The US census that I have seen identified the Sisneros as ‘white’, which is not the truth but typical.
I called the the Picuris tribe a couple of years ago and left several messages - but I did not receive a response from the tribe’s historian.
I recently learned about a second census of Native Americans which gives me hope of finding my truth.
My family from my mother’s side comes from Mexico.
The immediate relatives listed on Ancestry.com are known relatives on my mother’s and fathers side. The distant cousins listed that I have contacted from New Mexico- do not know the Celestino Sisneros family.
This is my ancestry.com information:
Dear Ms. Hunt,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled Student Case Files, 1939 - 1962 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that contains a case file for Sisneros, Ramon. For access to this case file and to determine if it is your father, please contact the National Archives at Denver (RM-DV) via email at email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-DV. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We also located a series titled Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (M595) in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that has been digitized and contains listings of Sisneros in the Santa Clara Pueblo in 1939 on page 118. Please access the images using the Catalog.
We suggest that you begin by talking to your various family members, especially the more senior ones, and ask them questions so you can gather names, dates, places, and stories. With that information in hand, you may begin to gather records about these family members and the places associated with them. In addition, NARA’s Native American Heritage, NARA’s Resources for Genealogists, and the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy may also be useful.
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