Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


United States go to New Mexico go to Archives and Libraries go to Carlsbad NM Family History Center

Strong genealogy collection acquired thanks to the Carlsbad Public Library and "snowbird" family history hobbyists bringing their genealogies from all over the United States.[1]

Center Contacts and Hours

Map: FHC Location Map with Directions

Address:

1211 W. Church St
Carlsbad NM 88220 USA

Language: English (Spanish is available by appointment)

Phone:

E-mail: NM_Carlsbad@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am - 4:00pm

Holiday Schedule: Closed major holidays. We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness. Please contact Ted Larsen at 575-706-5419 for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

We will be closed Thanksgiving week. Contact Verna Mogged 602-904-1948 or Ted Larsen 575-706-5419 for an appointment if you need to access the Center during this time.

We will also be closed Dec 23, 2016 - Jan 3, 2017 for Christmas and New Years.

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources

Collections

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • This Center has a collection of "snowbird" family history hobbyist genealogies from all over the United States.[1]

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

Center Services

Resources in the Local Area

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center, 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 Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, Roman Catholic church records, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers. NM's best genealogy repository because of its original territorial, state, and county records.[1]
  • New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.[1]
  • Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, increasing knowledge and preserving New Mexico history through conferences, publications, plaques, a speakers bureau, and Internet links.[2]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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.
  2. Home in Historical Society of New Mexico (accessed 31 January 2015).
  3. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).
  4. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2014).
  5. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 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).