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This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from New Mexico. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these New Mexico Wiki pages. The major holdings include:

  • Spanish censuses, correspondence, and court, land, military, and probate records of 1621 to 1821.
  • Mexican censuses, correspondence, and court, land, military, and probate records of 1821 to 1846.
  • Catholic church records.
  • Histories.
  • Land and property, military, and Native American records.

The Family History Library has not acquired records available at New Mexico county courthouses.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at Family History Centers.

FamilySearch Catalog

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS
NEW MEXICO - CENSUS
NEW MEXICO, LEA - HISTORY
NEW MEXICO, LEA, HOBBS - CHURCH RECORDS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - MILITARY RECORDS
NEW MEXICO - CENSUS
NEW MEXICO, LEA - HISTORY
NEW MEXICO, LEA, HOBBS - CHURCH RECORDS

The page titles in the New Mexico Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.


 

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