The GUERENA/HUERENA with the ~ mark over the N is our son-in-law's line also. Our grandson calls it the en-ya ~ mark - giggle! We know from the "Origins of New Mexico" book that Tim's ancestor Antonio HUERENA/GUERENA was a soldier in Santa Fe, NM early. We beieve Antonio's parents- Francisco HUERENA/GUERENA and Maria Martia CHABEZ/CHAVEZ were born abt 1780s or 1790s in Santa Fe, NM and probably died in San Miguel Co, NM. I have not found who the parents of Francisco HURENA/GUERENA were. I don't know if they were born in NM Territory or SPAIN. The ancestors must have come from SPAIN before 1700s anyhow. I have rented and read many original NM San Miguel Del Bado Catholic Church Baptismal, marriage, death and burial records and census and other NM films on LDS microfilm, which takes me quite awhile. I can't read much Spanish, so have to learn commonly used Spanish phrases on the microfilm. I wish I could read Spanish fluently or had someone to go with me to help read the microfilms. If you ever read the orgiinal Catholic Church records on film, maybe you can translate it better than I. I would love to hear what you find and are able to read. Our son-in-law does not read much Spanish either. I am the only researcher in the family. His family is not is not interested enough to search, only what I search and find of course. To be fair they don't know how to search family history either. I have tried to interest them in searching with me, but they just don't take time to do it. We live in Texas now. Our daughter and son-in-law live in New Mexico. Our son-in-law's grandfather lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. I have NOT come across any other GUERENA or HUERENA that were not related and I have only found them in NM, AZ and CO as you say. The surname is NOT a common surname for sure. I want ALL of our seven soon eight grandchildren to know their all their surnames ancestry lines that I can possibly find for them. I am the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family by five years. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents in the old homestead two story brick farmhouse built by my maternal 2nd great-grandfather. I listened to the old stories about the ancestors, so I have loved family history stories since a very small child. The never ending story. I will search family history for my grandchildren until the day I can no longer have strength to do it. If you can tell me your ancestry line with some dates and places of events, births, marriages, deaths and burials etc. maybe I can find a connection some where in my files. I collect all the GUERENA and HUERENA that I come across, figuring they will all eventually connect somehow. I babysit a grandchild each week now so don't get to the Library or Family History Center much anymore. Thank you so much for writting. I am looking forward to hearing from you and other GUERENA and HUERENA descendants.