Village of Corrales
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Casa San Ysidro

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center

San Ysidro Caposanto Cemetery

Welcome to the Corrales Historical Society Website


December 25, 1910: Los Pastores de la Adoracion taken outside the old schoolhouse at 4602 Corrales Road. Courtesy Marcella Armijo

The Corrales Historical Society was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization that could care for and manage Corrales' century-old San Ysidro Church after the parish moved to a new larger building. For many years CHS concentrated on the restoration of the church, ensuring that its essential historic features were kept while its usefulness as a community resource was enhanced. This task is now completed, although maintenance is on-going. The Society also promotes greater appreciation and better understanding of the history and traditions of the community of Corrales, a centuries-old agricultural village just north of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In the following pages you will find information on our various activities directed toward these ends. We invite you to learn about the history of our village and of the old church and to join us in our efforts. If you do, you will enjoy the company of like-minded people and have the satisfaction of knowing that your volunteer work contributes to preserving the culture and history of this unique village.

Many of your activities take place at the Historic Old San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Road in Corrales. MAP

Our mailing address is Corrales Historical Society, PO Box 1051, Corrales, NM 87048

The bronze plaque shown below lists the names of the persons buried beneath the church floor and was dedicated on Heritage Day, May 2011.   It was funded by descendants of Antonio José Santiago Gonzales, a long-time Corrales farmer in the 19th century.  Gonzales' grandson Hector Gonzales and Hector's sister Jane Darnell, and Jane's son Randy spearheaded this effort.  The family gave the plaque both to make this information available to the public and to celebrate their descent from Corrales founder Juan Gonzales Bas.   Many family members attended the installation, several from California.  The Society was delighted to receive this generous gift that furthers understanding and appreciation of the Village's long history.


If you would like to read the names on the plaque, you can download the 3 MB file.

Newsletter and Annual Report

Our newsletter is published quarterly and samples are given below:

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