New Mexico Church Records

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=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
'''[http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/ Archdiocese of Santa Fe]<br>'''4000 St. Joseph Place N.W.<br>Albuquerque, NM 87120<br>Telephone: 505-831-8100<br>Fax: 505-831-8345 <br>The Archdiocese website does not include any 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 any 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>Telephone: 505-863-4406<br>Fax: 505-722-9131<br>Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 1338<br>Gallup, NM 87301 <br>Internet: http://www.dioceseofgallup.org/  
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'''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/  
  
 
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]]  

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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.

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;  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 Francisco A. Dominquez, The Missions of New Mexico, 1776 (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1956; Family History Library book 978.9 K2d).

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

Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Santa Fe
4000 St. Joseph Place N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: (505) 831-8100
The Archdiocese website does not include any 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
Internet: http://www.dioceseofgallup.org/

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
Telephone: 505-523-7577
Fax: 505-524-3874
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16318
Las Cruces, NM 88004
Internet: http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/

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, New Mexico: New Mexico Historical Records Survey, 1940; Family History Library book 978.9 K24n; fiche 6051186).