My guess is that the Alderete's of Mexico are descendants of Julian Alderete because it is a very uncommon surname found in only a handful of places in Mexico (including New Mexico). Consequently, it is highly probable that all the Alderete's share a common ancestor -- most likely Julian.
As far as researching your family tree, this is actually much easier than you think. Presumably, your ancestors were Roman Catholic. If this is the case, all you need do is review the Church records of the parish where your ancestors lived. Catholic priests throughout Spanish America kept excellent records on their parishioners -- baptisms, weddings and deaths. You should read some of the postings in the Mexico Forum that describe the "how to" aspects of researching one's ancestors.
I do not have any New Mexican ancestors, so I won't be able to help you there. However, keep in mind that many New Mexicans have already researched their ancestry back to Oņate's expeditions. You should turn to some of these sources to look for your ancestors as well.
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