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François-Marie Patorni
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 of 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 late 2019, please let me know at .  I will keep your name and e-mail address confidential.