The New Mexico Genealogical Society’s DNA Project’s goals are to validate genealogies tracing back to their known origin in New Mexico and using DNA as a supplemental tool in the process. 
NMGS https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/nmgs-genetic-dna/about


Y-DNA goes through the males – from you, to your father, your grandfather, your great-grandfather, etc.  There are several Gurulé males who have done the test, and below are the three DNA types resulting from their tests (with descriptions extracted from the NM DNA project):

I – thus far the most prominent type of DNA that has been tested is that of I. The ancestral origins for this type come from northwest Europe. It is likely that many descendants of Vikings have this same type. Viking raids on the British Isles and Western Europe help to explain the dispersal of this lineage.

Q – one other result is defined as Native American. Also found in Siberia, India and China almost all Native Americans derive from these people.

R – the second most prominent in the group, this is Western European. The R group is the largest in the world of male testing.

Those requiring further information, please contact Henrietta M. Christmas.




Gurulé Chart

The above link [Gurulé Chart] contains a chart showing DNA results for those matching the I DNA grouping.  This chart can also be found on Miguél Tórrez’ blog regarding NM Genetic Genealogy. Visit his site at
http://nmgeneticgenealogy.wordpress.com/ or e-mail him at nmgsdna@gmail.com

As you’ll see on the chart, the DNA for Antonio (born 1703) matches that of Antonio (born 1742, son of Rosa, the Indian servant) from the 1750 census.

Antonio Gurulé, born 1703, was the only child of Santiago Gurulé and Elena Gallegos.  This Antonio married Antonia Quintana in 1718, and they had nine children and all were documented in his will of 1761 (available under Ancestry on this website). Three of the children, Maria Manuela, Tomas and Luisa de Jesus, were already married by the 1750 census.

1750 Census – NM, Villa de Albuquerque
Antonio Gurulé (Spanish, 1705, age 45), Antonia Quintana (Spanish, 1705, age 45), Juan Antonio (1733, age 17), Fabiana (1734, age 16), Seraphin (1739, age 11), Elena (1741, age 9), Francisca (1743, age 7), Manuela (1746, age 4); servant: Rosa (Indian, 1710, age 40), Juan (1732, age 18), Juan (1738, age 12), Antonio (1742, age 8), Mathias (1744, age 6), Tomas (1746, age 4); Servant: Bernardina (Indian, 1720, age 30), Maria Antonia (1734, age 16), Ygnacio (1739, age 11), Joseph (1741, age 9), Josepha (1744, age 6), Maria (1747, age 3)

The purpose of this chart is to document all the Gurulé males who have tested, and show how the DNA matches are related to each other.

Other Gurulé lineages, matching other DNA groupings and not on the chart, are shown below:



Jose Gurulé and Maria Gertrudis Garcia de Noriega
     Jose Juaquin Gurulé and Barbara Antonia Pacheco
          Jose Miguel Gurulé and Maria Justa Rubi
               Francisco Gurulé and Maria Leonora Gallegos
                    Moises Gurulé and Rafaela Abeyta
                         Frank Gurulé

Antonio Gurulé and Teresa Gallegos
     Joseph Manuel Gurulé and Maria Josefa Jojola
          Paulino Gurulé and Juana Maria Cachilla
               Jose Julian Gurulé and Maria Petra Nestora Castillo
                    Jose Leon Gurulé and Maria del Socorro Montano
                        Jose de Jesus Gurulé and Marta Barreras
                             Eusebio Gurulé and Carlota Torres
                                  Manuel T. Gurulé and Emily Ramona Maez
                                       Joseph Manuel Gurulé and Monica Lyn Lehman
                                            David Michael Gurulé


Unknown Gurulé and Ysabel Montoya
     Andres Gurulé and wife #2, Josefa Montano
          Jose Martin de los Dolores Gurulé and wife #2, Maria Juana Martinez
              Andres Evalino Gurulé and Agustina Ramona Atencio
                   Enrique Gerbacio Gruule and Marie L. Gallegos
                        Ned Eugene Gurulé


We would encourage more participation in the NM DNA Project.  One of the fascinating things is that DNA is helping people with their dead-end genealogy.  The prices are really low these days, and below is the link to the input form: