As we are nearing the end of 2011, I decided to see how many ancestors I had that might have been born in 1611, 400 years ago. One such lady is Catalina Bernal Griego who married Juan Duran. Little information is known exactly where she was born, but my best guess would be in Santa Fe. She is one of eight known siblings to Juan Griego (Greece) and Pascuala Bernal. Catalina's parents are my 11th great grandparents.
New Mexico will be celebrating their 100th Birthday of Statehood next year (2012). A good time to see how many of our ancestors would even think of celebrating their 100th birthday.