Conchita Marusich, President

The Descendants and Travelers of the Trail Chapter was approved by the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) board October 5, 2017. All of its members are bound by a love of history, genealogy, and fun – in addition to dedication to preserving the Trail.

Though many chapter members are descendants of those people who traveled the trail from 1829 to the late 1840s, the chapter is open to everyone who has an interest in the trail and its travelers. The chapter is primarily an internet-based group, and includes members from California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Great Britain, and Australia. More members are welcomed.

The chapter’s goal is to bring to life the Old Spanish Trail by sharing the stories of the travelers who traversed the Trail and by recounting personal genealogical journeys along the way. The chapter’s purpose is to preserve personal family histories and to honor the contributions of Trail travelers.