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New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

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Contact Information

E-mail:  Contact/Location list of individuals' e-mail addresses.

Address:[1]

New Mexico State Records and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey    (walk-in address at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey)
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Telephone:[1]  505-476-7948 archives, or 505-476-7900 general
Fax:  505-476-7909

Hours:[2]  Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Map: Google map: State Records Center and Archives

  • Directions:[3]
    • From Southwest of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 N/US-85 North toward Santa Fe. Take the NM-14 N/Cerrillos Road exit, EXIT 278. 1.0 mi. Stay straight to go onto Cerrillos Rd/NM-14. 4.3 mi. Turn right onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.3 mi. Start a loop-back-around by taking the 2nd right onto Calle de Oriente. 0.03 mi. Take the 1st right onto Calle de Oriente Norte. 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.05 Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
    • from North of Santa Fe on US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy): Turn onto US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy) South toward Santa Fe. Turn right onto Cerrillos Rd/NM-14. 2.3 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.3 mi. Start a loop-back-around by taking the 2nd right onto Calle de Oriente. 0.03 mi. Take the 1st right onto Calle de Oriente Norte. 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.05 Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
    • from East of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 S/US-85 S/US-84 North toward Santa Fe. Take the NM-466/Old Pecos Tr exit, EXIT 284. 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto NM-466/Old Pecos Trl. 0.09 mi. Take the 1st left onto Rodeo Rd/NM-300. 3.0 mi. Turn right onto Camino Carlos Rey. 1.2 mi. Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 mi. The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
  • Public transportation Santa Fe Trails city bus routes 2, 4, and 5 stop within 2 blocks of the State Records and Archives Center.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

New Mexico's best genealogy repository because of their original territorial, state, and county records.[4] They preserve public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history. This includes government records 1621-present, county records 1850-1912, manuscripts, films and videos, genealogical materials (such as Catholic church records, censuses, and published family histories), private papers (letters, diaries, wills, maps, and photographs) pertaining to New Mexico or the Southwest. This repository houses records from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, including documents dating from New Mexico’s Spanish (1621-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), and Territorial (1846-1912) periods of history.[5]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.[4]

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, colonial and territorial manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the State Records Center and Archives.[4]
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) of New Mexico, Albuquerque, maintains the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD)  for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico.[6]
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and
    genealogies.[7] The library contains 12,500 book titles about the history and culture of the Hispano world from the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, Latin America to Spain, and Portugal.[8]
  • NMSU Rio Grande Historical Collections, Las Cruces, early colonial Spanish records since 1598 for families along the Camino Real (Spanish mission road) from southern Colorado to Mexico City.[4]
  • UNM Center for Southwest Research, Albuquerque, Includes manuscripts of Southwestern U.S. families, organizations, and businesses, 40,000 books and periodicals, and 120,000 images since the 1850s.[9]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact/Location at State Records Center and Archives(accessed 1 March 2013).
  2. New Archives Research Room Hours in State Records Center and Archives (accessed 24 January 2015).
  3. Based on MapQuest directions.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 79. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  5. Our Mission and History in State Records Center and Archives (accessed 24 January 2015).
  6. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  7. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  8. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  9. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 2015).
  10. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2014).
  11. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).


 

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