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Prior to 1900 the largest religious group in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] was the Roman Catholic Church. Other churches represented in New Mexico include the Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Christian.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_Mexico_Church_Records|Church Records]]''
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Prior to 1900 the largest religious group in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] was the Roman Catholic Church. Other churches represented in New Mexico include the Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Christian<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>.
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
 
The Family History Library has an extensive collection of Roman Catholic Church records from 1694 to 1957 for the areas served by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Diocese of Las Cruces.  
 
The Family History Library has an extensive collection of Roman Catholic Church records from 1694 to 1957 for the areas served by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Diocese of Las Cruces.  
  
From 1678 to 1869 the Catholic Church investigated the blood relationship of couples before they were allowed to marry. Some genealogical information in the records of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been extracted and published in Angelico Chavez, ''New Mexico Roots LTD: A Demographic Perspective from Genealogical, Historical, and Geographical Data Found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-nuptial Investigations (1678-1869)'', 11 Volumes. (Not Published, 1982;&nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1399863&disp=New+Mexico+Roots+LTD%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 978.9 D2ca; fiche 6051367]). This source lists the names of the bride and groom, the date of marriage, and the parents' names.
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From 1678 to 1869 the Catholic Church investigated the blood relationship of couples before they were allowed to marry. Some genealogical information in the records of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been extracted and published in:  
  
Several histories of the Catholic missions and of early churchmen have been published, such as Francisco A. Dominquez, ''The Missions of New Mexico, 1776'' (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1956; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=157902&disp=The+missions+of+New+Mexico%2C+1776%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 978.9 K2d]).  
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*Chavez, Angelico. ''New Mexico Roots LTD: A Demographic Perspective from Genealogical, Historical, and Geographical Data Found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-nuptial Investigations (1678-1869)'', 11 Volumes. (Not Published, 1982. {{FHL|1399863|item}} book 978.9 D2ca; fiche 6051367. This source lists the names of the bride and groom, the date of marriage, and the parents' names.
  
You can write to the following addresses for further information about Roman Catholic records:  
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Several histories of the Catholic missions and of early churchmen have been published, such as:  
  
=== Roman Catholic  ===
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*Dominquez, Francisco A. ''The Missions of New Mexico, 1776.'' Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1956. {{FHL|157902|item}} book 978.9 K2d
  
'''[http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ Archdiocese of Santa Fe]<br>'''4000 St. Joseph Place N.W.<br>Albuquerque, NM 87120<br>Phone: (505) 831-8100<br>The Archdiocese website does not include any records.  
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You can write to the following addresses for further information about Roman Catholic records:
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'''[http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ Archdiocese of Santa Fe]<br>'''4000 St. Joseph Place N.W.<br>Albuquerque, NM 87120<br>Phone: (505) 831-8100<br>The Archdiocese website does not include&nbsp;family history&nbsp;records.  
  
 
The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]], [[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]], [[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]], [[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]], [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]], [[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]], [[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]], [[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]], [[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]], [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]], [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]], [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]], [[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrence]], [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]  
 
The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]], [[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]], [[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]], [[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]], [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]], [[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]], [[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]], [[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]], [[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]], [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]], [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]], [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]], [[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrence]], [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]  
  
'''Diocese of Gallup'''<br>711 S. Puerco Drive<br>Gallup, NM 87301<br>Phone: (505) 863-4406<br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 1338<br>Gallup, NM 87301 <br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofgallup.org/
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[http://www.dioceseofgallup.org/ '''Diocese of Gallup''']<br>711 S. Puerco Drive<br>Gallup, NM 87301<br>Phone: (505) 863-4406  
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Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 1338<br>Gallup, NM 87301 <br>The diocese website does not include&nbsp;family history records.  
  
 
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]], [[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]], [[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]  
 
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]], [[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]], [[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]  
  
'''Diocese of Las Cruces'''<br>1280 Med Park<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004<br>Telephone: 505-523-7577<br>Fax: 505-524-3874<br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 16318<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004 <br>Internet: [http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/ http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/]
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[http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/sub_page.php?num=65 '''Diocese of Las Cruces''']<br>1280 Med Park<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004<br>Phone: (505) 523-7577  
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Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 16318<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004  
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The diocese website does not include family history records.
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]], [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]], [[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]], [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]], [[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]], [[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]], [[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]], [[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]], [[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]] and [[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
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To locate church records see:  
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*''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in New Mexico, 1940.'' Albuquerque, N.M.: New Mexico Historical Records Survey, 1940. {{FHL|150881|item}} book 978.9 K24n; fiche 6051186
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=== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
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Early New Mexico&nbsp;ward and branch records&nbsp;are available on microfilm at the&nbsp;Family History Library in Salt Lake City.&nbsp;Find film numbers by searching&nbsp;the Family History Library Catalog, or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. ''Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers''. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple records.  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]], [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]], [[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]], [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]], [[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]], [[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]], [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]], [[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]], [[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]] and [[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
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== References  ==
  
To locate church records see ''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in New Mexico, 1940'' (Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Historical Records Survey, 1940; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=150881&disp=Directory+of+churches+and+religious+orga++ book 978.9 K24n; fiche 6051186]).
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Prior to 1900 the largest religious group in New Mexico was the Roman Catholic Church. Other churches represented in New Mexico include the Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Christian[1].

Roman Catholic

The Family History Library has an extensive collection of Roman Catholic Church records from 1694 to 1957 for the areas served by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Diocese of Las Cruces.

From 1678 to 1869 the Catholic Church investigated the blood relationship of couples before they were allowed to marry. Some genealogical information in the records of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been extracted and published in:

  • Chavez, Angelico. New Mexico Roots LTD: A Demographic Perspective from Genealogical, Historical, and Geographical Data Found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-nuptial Investigations (1678-1869), 11 Volumes. (Not Published, 1982. FHL Collection book 978.9 D2ca; fiche 6051367. This source lists the names of the bride and groom, the date of marriage, and the parents' names.

Several histories of the Catholic missions and of early churchmen have been published, such as:

  • Dominquez, Francisco A. The Missions of New Mexico, 1776. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1956. FHL Collection book 978.9 K2d

You can write to the following addresses for further information about Roman Catholic records:

Archdiocese of Santa Fe
4000 St. Joseph Place N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: (505) 831-8100
The Archdiocese website does not include family history records.

The Archdiocese includes the counties of: Bernalillo, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrence, Union and Valencia

Diocese of Gallup
711 S. Puerco Drive
Gallup, NM 87301
Phone: (505) 863-4406

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1338
Gallup, NM 87301
The diocese website does not include family history records.

The diocese includes the counties of: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan and Valencia

Diocese of Las Cruces
1280 Med Park
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Phone: (505) 523-7577

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16318
Las Cruces, NM 88004

The diocese website does not include family history records.

The diocese includes the counties of: Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero and Sierra

To locate church records see:

  • Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in New Mexico, 1940. Albuquerque, N.M.: New Mexico Historical Records Survey, 1940. FHL Collection book 978.9 K24n; fiche 6051186

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Early New Mexico ward and branch records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Find film numbers by searching the Family History Library Catalog, or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple records.

References

  1. Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). FHL Book 973 K2ah.