La Herencia 1994-2009 is the only publication in New Mexico to have documented all aspects of Hispanic culture with the help of historians, academics and most importantly, lay people who shared their recollections for future generations.

This 348-page, searchable index features more than 30,000 entries of the work published in the 64 issues of La Herencia.

The electronic files feature a one-time download feature that can be reprinted onto individual computers but cannot be sent to others.

La Herencia Vol. 15

El Día de los Muertos, a Mexican tradition honored in New Mexico. Death brought to life through the images of José Guadalupe Posada. The little angels of the camposantos of northern New Mexico. The ghost of Santa Fe’s PERA building. The witches of Abiquiú remembered.

Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles

La Herencia Vol. 14

Alcohol’s impact on New Mexico’s Hispanic culture. Memories from the villages of Duranes, Algodones, Rowe, and La Ciénega. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 13

New Mexicans find work and create new lives in California. Truchas, one of New Mexico’s remote mountain villages. The morada, a place of solace and worship. Recipes, herbs, and saints.

Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 12

An introduction to the history of New Mexico’s crypto Jews, including a listing of surnames of Jewish origin and a listing of those persecuted during the Spanish Inquisition. Christmas stories and recipes. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 11

The influence of Hispanics in the media. New Mexicans share ten common ancestors. Honoring and caring for our community elders. Herbal remedies, recipes, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.


La Herencia Vol. 10

Albuquerque summer memories of the South Valley and the San Felipe fiesta in Old Town. New Mexico revolutionaries and their music. Española takes umbrage at local jokes directed at them. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 9

New Mexico’s Spanish-language press during the first half of the 20th century. Tattoos define aspects of Chicano culture.  Las Rosas de Castilla, a welcome sign of spring. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 8

Christmas and winter traditions of northern New Mexico. Castigating the saints for not responding to prayers. Funeral traditions of long ago still in practice today. The tapalo, a widow’s badge of honor. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 7

Loretto Academy in Santa Fe and Sister Josina. The mayordomos who care for New Mexico’s Catholic churches. Matanzas provided villages with a sense of community. The rich legacy of the Spanish language. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.

La Herencia Vol. 6

The ghost stories of New Mexico shared by generations. New Mexico wedding wreaths have Sephardic origins. Compadrazco the sharing and caring of children. Recipes, herbal remedies, and patron saints. Plus poetry, genealogy, New Mexico history, folklore, vintage photos, oral histories, and personality profiles.