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The Ortega-Borrego Papers


Last year, Don Usner, embarked on a project to transcribe the Ortega-Borrego papers, a diverse collection of historic documents from the Santa Cruz valley-especially the Plaza del Cerro in Chimayó-and the San Juan/El Güique area. The original documents are held in private family collections, while copies of most of them (approximately 200 in number) can be found in the New Mexico Records Center and Archives. He transcribed approximately 50 documents dating from 1706 to 1800 last year and continued with the work this year, transcribing another 50 documents.

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