I have removed my address in Santa Fe and phone number as Google invaded my privacy and posted them on maps and other places, and I have been flooded by unwanted calls and messages. Please simply e-mail me.
I am a French American living in Santa Fe, where I moved in 2004 after retiring from the World Bank in Washington, DC. I am writing a book, “New Mexico: The French since the 1500s”, on the history of the French, French-Canadians and other French-speaking people in New Mexico. It will follow the pioneering journeys, struggles and triumphs of these immigrants, some famous as well as many other individuals and families, a few of whose descendants still maintain vibrant links with their relatives in France and other countries.
There are hundreds families with French ancestry in New Mexico and the American West. If you happen to belong to one of them, if you have knowledge about French people or places in New Mexico, if you have family memorabilia, photographs or letters related to your ancestors, or simply memories from oral history, I would be delighted if you would share them with me for my book.
If you wish to be notified when my book comes out, hopefully in 2015, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will keep your name and e-mail address confidential.
I have changed the place where visitors to this website can make and reply to comments. This became necessary because comments were made on the various pages and so they could not be tracked properly. Comments should now be made at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE “FORUM & COMMENTS”, if you want other people to see them and reply (or directly to me at email@example.com) . I have disabled the comments feature on the other pages. The comments that you made on various pages in the past are in my personal log, I will try to shift them to the new page.
I reply directly to the comments by e-mail to the sender, as well as occasionally through this website. This is for purely practical reasons in managing the website.