Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico
Brent Alexander Cruz, Ph.D. has recently published “Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico”. This is what the newsletter of the GSHA is saying about this book:
“This work starts with an explanation of the significance to the Vigil family of the Cross of Asturias, the Cruz of la Victoria and then proceed to a word of gratitude for the dedicated Hispano researchers who so carefully traced the Vigil ancestry from New Mexico back to late medieval Spain. The reader will then be introduced to the main section of this study, a series of 68 three generation ancestor charts which begin with the birth of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil in Zacatecas, New Spain in 1666 and end with the birth of Pedro--Duke of Cantabria, in northern Spain in 690. Following a series of abbreviated charts showing the Capitan’s direct descent from eleven significant historical personages, the basic outline of Vigil family history will be traced from the Reconquista of New Mexico under de Vargas in the 1690s to the present time. The book includes more than two hundred sources.