Interesting information. The fact that you are a distant relative of Padre Martinez and you have the documentation is good enough for me. I appreciate the information about the micofile, I plan on making a purchase from the New Mexico Archives. I want to make sure that I have accurate information. Just one question, have you seen Thomas D. Martinez book and aside from the Padre Martinez error how much more inaccurate information does it contain?
I have read the book Los Primeros Pabladores by Frances Leon Swadesh but not But Time and Chance Padre Martinez of Taos by Angelico Chaves. If you could let me know how I may obtain a copy I would appreciate it very much.
As for Domingo Martin Serrano, I believe we could start a project together and try to find out more about this individual. I am very much aware of the information with regard to Origin of New Mexico families.
Domingo as far as I can trace him is a direct descendant of mine. So for me knowing who his parents were would allow me to continue my ancestorial line.
What I know about Domingo is this and please correct me if I'm wrong. Born about 1649, married Josefa de Herrera, and later in 1725 married Juana Bautista Olivas.
Was listed as a soldier in the 1681 muster (revolt)at age thrity-two. It appears that from the same information that Luis II was born about 1632 (revolt page 55-56) listed age as 48. Pedro Martin Serrano was listed as age 46 (revolt)pg 56. There is a gap of sixteen years from the birth of Luis II and fourteen years from Pedro. Also Apolinar Martin age thirty-four which could possibly be a brother to Domingo because of the close proximaity in age.
Max, I hope that we can figure this out. Any information from you would be appreciated. Remember my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
that might be a better avenue to communicate because I can attach documents to send to you.
Also, question, where are you from? I live in Orem, Utah and have been involved in this geneolgy for about 10 years.