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{{NM-sidebar}}<br>''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Archives and Libraries'''<br>
  
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in New Mexico.  
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{{TOC left}}These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in New Mexico.<br><br>
  
==== New Mexico Records Center and Archives ====
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=== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in New Mexico ===
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[[Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center|ABC Library Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Special Collections|ABC Library Special Collections]]{{·}} [[Bancroft Library]]{{·}} [[Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center|Carlsbad NM Family History Center]]{{·}} [[Center for Southwest Research (UNM)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]{{·}} [[Fray Angélico Chávez History Library]]{{·}} [[Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC)]]{{·}} [[Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico]]{{·}} [[Historical Society of New Mexico]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Denver]]{{·}} [[National Hispanic Cultural Center]]{{·}} [[New Mexico Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[New Mexico State Library]]{{·}} [[New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]]{{·}} [[New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections]]{{·}} [[Portales Public Library]]{{·}} [[Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe]]<br><br>
  
1205 Camino Carlos Rey<br>Santa Fe, NM 87507<br>Telephone: 505-476-7948<br>Fax: 505-476-7909<br>Email: [mailto:archives@state.nm.us archives@state.nm.us]
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=== Online Records  ===
  
==== [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)|National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]  ====
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[[Image:Bancroft Library.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Bancroft Library at Univ California Berkeley]]<br>
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=== National Repositories ===
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==== Bancroft Library  ====
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'''[[Bancroft Library]]'''<br> University of California<br>Berkeley, CA 94720-6000 <br>Telephone: 510-642-6481 (Reference desk)<br>Fax: 510-642-7589<br>E-mail: [mailto:bancref@library.berkeley.edu bancref@library.berkeley.edu]<br>Website:&nbsp;[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/info/ The Bancroft Library]
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:The Bancroft Library has premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. This library has more about western North America than any other site. Includes many sources about '''New Mexico'''.<ref>[http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/ Collections] in ''The Bancroft Library'' Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).</ref> <ref>William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref><br><br>
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==== Family History Library  ====
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'''[[Family History Library]]'''<br>35 N. West Temple St. <br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-6996 or 1-866-406-1830<br>E-mail: [mailto:https://familysearch.org/ask/help Ask help (Send a message)]<br>Website: [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]<br>
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:Holds 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, and Mormon records. Includes a good collection for '''New Mexico'''.
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|}[[Image:NARA Denver.jpg|thumb|right|260px|National Archives at Denver (in Broomfield)]]
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==== National Archives at Denver ====
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'''[[National Archives at Denver|National Archives at Denver]]'''<br>17101 Huron Street<br>Broomfield, CO 80023<br>Telephone: 303-604-4740<br>Fax: 303-407-5707<br>Website: [http://www.archives.gov/denver/ National Archives at Denver]<br>
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:Holds the old federal court records and federal government agency records for '''New Mexico''', Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/denver/ National Archives at Denver] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 11 May 2016).</ref> They also have federal censuses 1790-1930, some pre-1900 military service and pension records, bounty land warrants, selected U.S. passenger arrivals and indexes, some naturalization papers and indexes for Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico, and some American Indian censuses for Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/denver/finding-aids/denver.pdf NARA Regional Archives: Rocky Mountain Region] pdf (accessed 11 May 2016).</ref><br><br>
  
National Archives, Rocky Mountain Region<br>Building 48<br>P.O. Box 25307<br>Denver, Colorado 80225<br>Telephone: 303-407-5700 <br>Fax: 303-407-5707<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/<br>  
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==== National Hispanic Cultural Center  ====
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'''[[National Hispanic Cultural Center]]'''[[Image:NationalHispanicCulturalCenter.jpg|thumb|right|292px|National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque]] <br>1701 4th Street SW <br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Telephone: 505-246-2261 or 505-724-4771<br> Fax: 505-246-2613 <br>Website: [http://www.nhccnm.org/ National Hispanic Cultural Center]<br>
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:The archives have photographs, maps, manuscripts, and genealogies.<ref>[http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org/index.php?option=com_content{{amp}}task=view{{amp}}id=77{{amp}}Itemid=150 Archives] in ''National Hispanic Cultural Center'' (accessed 20 January 2015).</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org/index.php?option=com_content{{amp}}task=view{{amp}}id=76{{amp}}Itemid=151 Research Library] in ''National Hispanic Cultural Center'' (accessed 20 January 2015).</ref>
  
''Note that all the records for New Mexico are at the Denver National Archives office, not Texas''.  
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:Genealogy resources include 2000 films of Spanish colonial, Mexican, and American territorial history, Archdiocese of Santa Fe (and earlier Durango) records 1678-1950, Ayuntamiento de Hidalgo de Parral Chihuahua collection, U.S. federal censuses for New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, a list of over 50 Hispanic genealogy and heraldry Internet sites, Hispanic genealogical publications, historic maps of counties, towns, and land grants, and archival finding guides.<ref>[http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org/index.php?option=com_content{{amp}}task=view{{amp}}id=78{{amp}}Itemid=119 Genealogy Resources] in ''National Hispanic Cultural Center'' (accessed 21 January 2015).</ref><br><br>
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=== Statewide Repositories  ===
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==== Fray Angélico Chávez History Library  ====
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'''[[Fray Angélico Chávez History Library]] (aka Museum of New Mexico History Library)'''[[Image:NewMexicoPalaceSantaFe.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe]] <br>120 Washington Avenue<br>Santa Fe, NM 87501<br>Telephone: 505-476-7948 or 505-819-3563<br>Fax: 505-476-5104<br>E-mail: [mailto:historylibrary@state.nm.us historylibrary@state.nm.us]<br>Website: [http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/library.html Fray Angélico Chávez History Library]
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:Exhibits and archives at the Palace of the Governors for the Spanish colonial (1540-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), U.S. Territorial (1846-1912) and statehood (1912-present) periods of history. Archives topics include NM celebrities, Santa Fe Trail, American Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, Spain, Mexico, Central America, American Southwest, and American Indians.<ref>[http://www.palaceofthegovernors.org/collections.html Collections] in ''Palace of the Governors'' (accessed 20 January 2015).</ref> Manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the ''State Records Center and Archives''.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
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==== Hispanic Genealogical Research Center  ====
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'''[[Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC)]] of New Mexico'''<br>Lourdes Hall, Archdiocese of Santa Fe Campus<br>4060 St Joseph Pl. NW<br>Albuquerque, NM 87125<br>Telephone: 505-833-4197<br>Website: [http://www.hgrc-nm.org HGRC Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico]<br>
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:Maintains the ''Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD)'' for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico and their descendants, and provides a variety of other genealogical and historical research or reference materials.<ref>[http://www.hgrc-nm.org/ HGRC Home] in ''Hispanic Genealogical Research Center'' (accessed 21 January 2015).</ref><br><br>
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==== Historical Society of New Mexico  ====
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'''[[Historical Society of New Mexico]]''' <br>P.O. Box 1912<br>Santa Fe, NM 87504<br>Website: [http://www.hsnm.org/ Historical Society of New Mexico]
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:They strive to increase knowledge of New Mexico history, and encourage preservation of historic objects and property. They sponsor publications, an annual history conference, a speakers bureau, plaques at historic sites, and a page of Internet links to organizations, museums, and places of historic interest in New Mexico.<ref>[http://www.hsnm.org/ Home] in ''Historical Society of New Mexico'' (accessed 31 January 2015).</ref><br><br>
  
 
==== New Mexico Genealogical Society  ====
 
==== New Mexico Genealogical Society  ====
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'''[[New Mexico Genealogical Society]]''' <br>P.O. Box 27559<br>Albuquerque, NM 87125<br>Website: [http://www.nmgs.org/ The New Mexico Genealogical Society]<br>
  
P.O. Box 27559<br>Albuquerque, NM 87125<br>Internet: http://www.nmgs.org/  
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/deaths.htm '''New Mexico USGenWeb Project Archives'''] Scroll down to search statewide index, click links to county and tombstone Photos and etc.
  
==== Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico  ====
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==== New Mexico State Library ====
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'''[[New Mexico State Library]]'''<br>1209 Camino Carlos Rey<br>Santa Fe, NM 87507<br>Telephone: 505-476-9700<br>Website: [http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/ New Mexico State Library] <br>
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:Largest book collection in New Mexico including government documents, maps, periodicals, biographies, and genealogies.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
Lourdes Hall, St. Pius X Campus<br>4060 St Joseph Pl. NW<br>Albuquerque, NM 87125<br>Telephone: 505-833-4197<br>Internet: http://www.hgrc-nm.org<br>  
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==== NM State Records Center and Archives  ====
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'''[[New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]]'''<br>1205 Camino Carlos Rey<br>Santa Fe, NM 87507<br>Telephone: 505-476-7948<br>Fax: 505-476-7909<br>Email: [mailto:archives@state.nm.us archives@state.nm.us]<br>Website: [http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/ State Records Center and Archives]
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:New Mexico's best genealogy repository because of their original territorial, state, and county records.<ref name="DB79">Dollarhide and Bremer, 79.</ref><br>
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[http://econtent.unm.edu/ '''New Mexico Digital Collections'''] Access to digitized manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, maps and Newspapers Databases, and more.
  
==== Historical Society of New Mexico ====
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==== NM State Univ Library Rio Grande Hist Coll ====
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'''[[New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections]]'''[[Image:Branson Library New Mexico State University Las Cruces.jpg|thumb|right|280px|NMSU Branson Library in Las Cruces]]<br>4th Floor Branson Library<br>1305 Frenger Mall<br>Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006<br>Telephone: 575-646-3839 or 575-646-2932<br>E-mail: [http://liblc.nmsu.edu/archives-questions-or-comments/# E-mail us]<br>Website: [http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/archives/rghc.shtml Rio Grande Historical Collections (RGHC)]
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:Early colonial Spanish records starting in 1598 for families along the [[Camino Real de Tierra Adentro|Camino Real]] (Spanish mission road) from the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Colorado down to Mexico City.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
P.O. Box 1912<br>Santa Fe, NM 87504<br>Internet: http://www.hsnm.org/
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=== Regional Repositories ===
  
==== Albuquerque Public Library  ====
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==== Albuquerque and Bernalillo Co Public Library  ====
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[[Image:Mainlibrary albuquerque.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Albuquerque {{amp}} Bernalillo County Main Library]]
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===== ABC Library Genealogy Center  =====
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:*'''''[[Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center|Genealogy Center]]''''' (Main Library)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;501 Copper Ave NW<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Telephone: 505-768-5131<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;E-mail: [mailto:librarygenealogy@cabq.gov librarygenealogy@cabq.gov]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Fax: 505-768-5191 <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Website: [http://abclibrary.org/genealogy Genealogy Center]<br>
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::::This facility is devoted to genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.<ref name="DB79" /><br>[[Image:Old Main Library, Albuquerque NM.jpg|thumb|thumb|right|280px|ABC Library Special Collections, Albuquerque]]
  
501 Copper Avenue, N.W.<br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Telephone: 505-768-5100<br>Fax: 505-768-5191 <br>Internet: http://www.cabq.gov/library/  
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===== ABC Library Special Collections  =====
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:*'''''[[Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Special Collections|Special Collections]]''''' (local history collection at the Old Main Library)<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;423 Central NE<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Telephone: 505-848-1376<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Website: [http://abqlibrary.org/specialcollections Special Collections Library]<br>
==== New Mexico State Library  ====
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::::Research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. In-house use only.<ref>[http://abclibrary.v1.libguides.com/friendly.php?s=specialcollections Overview - Special Collections] in ''Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library'' (accessed 20 January 2015).</ref> <br><br>
  
1209 Camino Carlos Rey<br>Santa Fe, NM 87507<br>Telephone: 505-476-9700<br>Internet: [http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/ http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/]
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==== Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center  ====
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'''[[Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center]]'''<br>1203 West Church Street<br>Carlsbad, NM 88220<br>Telephone: 575-885-1368<br>Website: [[Carlsbad_New_Mexico_Family_History_Center|Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
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:Strong genealogy collection acquired thanks to the Carlsbad Public Library and "snowbird" family history hobbyists bringing their genealogies from all over the United States.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
==== Albuquerque Public Library ====
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==== Center for Southwest Research (UNM)  ====
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[[Image:Zimmerman Library, UNM, Albuquerque NM.jpg|thumb|right|280px|UNM Zimmerman Library in Albuquerque]]'''[[Center for Southwest Research (UNM)|Center for Southwest Research (UNM)]]'''<br>Zimmerman Library 1st Floor, West Wing<br>University of New Mexico <br>800 Yale Blvd NE<ref>[https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zimmerman+Library/@35.084945,-106.620708,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87220b5bf3686517:0x97be9796db17b264 Zimmerman Library] in ''Google Maps'' (accessed 17 January 2015).</ref> <br>Albuquerque, NM 87106<br>Telephone:<ref name="Center" /> &nbsp;505-277-6451 <br>E-mail:<ref name="Center">[http://library.unm.edu/cswr/index.php Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections] in ''University of New Mexico University Libraries'' (accessed 19 January 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:cswrref@unm.edu cswrref@unm.edu]<br>Website: [http://elibrary.unm.edu/cswr/index.php Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections]<br>
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:Large manuscript collection in Spanish, including early Mexican records. Also, censuses, and early Anglo sources.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
Special Collections Library<br>423 Central Ave, NE<br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Telephone: 505-848-1376<br>Internet: [http://library.cabq.gov/specialcollections http://library.cabq.gov/specialcollections]
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==== Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico  ====
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'''[[Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico]]'''[[Image:Historical-museum.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Historical Society for Southeast NM in Roswell]] <br>200 North Lea Street<br>Roswell, New Mexico 88201<br>Telephone: 505-622-8333<br>Website: [http://roswellnmhistory.org/ Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico]<br>
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:A good regional collection of manuscripts, histories, journals, and indexes of the earliest pioneers, cattlemen, range wars, and miners.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
A historical account and description of records from the Spanish and Mexican periods is Henry P. Beers, ''Spanish and Mexican Records of the American Southwest: A Bibliographic Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources ''(Tuscon, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1979); Family History Library {{FHL|21312|title-id|disp=book 973 A3bh}}.
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==== Portales Public Library  ====
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'''[[Portales Public Library]]'''<br>218 S Avenue B<br>Portales, NM 88130<br>Telephone: 575-356-3940<br>Fax: 575-356-3964<br>E-mail: [mailto:dburnett@poralesnm.gov dburnett@poralesnm.gov]<br>Website: [http://www.portalesnm.gov/department/?structureid=43 Portales Public Library] <br>
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:A nice library of genealogies, periodicals, and family folders for New Mexico and out-of-state places such as Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas.<ref name="DB79" /><br><br>
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of New Mexico counties, use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. These inventories are available at the Family History Library at [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org] .  
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==== Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe  ====
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'''[[Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe|Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe]] Archives''' <br>223 Cathedral Place <br>Santa Fe, NM 87505 <br>Telephone: 505-983-3811<br>E-mail: [http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/contact/?c=6341ae90-4f15-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66 Contact Us]<br>Website: [http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/Offices/Archives/Archives.html Office of Historic-Artistic Patrimony and Archives] <br>
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:Created in 1850 from part of the Archdiocese of Durango (Mexico), the Archdiocese of Santa Fe once also included Arizona, and Colorado, but is now limited to only part of northern New Mexico. <ref>[http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/AboutASF/AboutASF.html About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe] in ''Archdiocese of Santa Fe'' (accessed 20 January 2015).</ref> The Archives houses records from 1678-1950 for dozens of parishes in three states.<br><br>
  
=== New Mexico Digital Collections ===
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=== For Further Reading ===
  
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*Henry Putney Beers, ''Spanish and Mexican Records of the American Southwest: A Bibliographic Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources'' (Tuscon, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1979). [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1982338 Digital edition]. {{WorldCat|4804700|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|21312|title-id|disp=FHL Book 973 A3bh}}. An historical account and description of records from the Spanish and Mexican periods of New Mexico history.
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*New Mexico State Records Center and Archives (Santa Fe, New Mexico), ''Guide to the Microfilm of the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, 1697-1821'' (Santa Fe, New Mexico&nbsp;: New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, 1967). {{WorldCat|866011489|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|339704|item|disp=FHL Films 468381-84}}. Includes index.
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*Border Regional Archives Group (BRAG), [http://www.elpasolibrary.org/documents/Archives_Guide_2009.pdf Guide to Archives of El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, and Mesilla Valley] (pdf). The Mesilla Valley is an historically important part of southern New Mexico.
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*To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of New Mexico counties, use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Most of these inventories are cited in the FamilySearch Catalog under {{FHL|473760|author_id|disp=Historical Records Survey (New Mexico); United States. Work Projects Administration (New Mexico)}}.<br><br>
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

These archives, libraries, societies, and museums preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in New Mexico.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in New Mexico

ABC Library Genealogy Center · ABC Library Special Collections · Bancroft Library · Carlsbad NM Family History Center · Center for Southwest Research (UNM) · Family History Library · Fray Angélico Chávez History Library · Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) · Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico · Historical Society of New Mexico · National Archives at Denver · National Hispanic Cultural Center · New Mexico Genealogical Society · New Mexico State Library · New Mexico State Records Center and Archives · New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections · Portales Public Library · Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Online Records

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Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Bancroft Library at Univ California Berkeley

National Repositories

Bancroft Library

Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Telephone: 510-642-6481 (Reference desk)
Fax: 510-642-7589
E-mail: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
Website: The Bancroft Library

The Bancroft Library has premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, religious and Utopian communities, and ethnic communities. This library has more about western North America than any other site. Includes many sources about New Mexico.[1] [2]

Family History Library in Salt Lake City

Family History Library

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-6996 or 1-866-406-1830
E-mail: Ask help (Send a message)
Website: FamilySearch

Holds 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, and Mormon records. Includes a good collection for New Mexico.
National Archives at Denver (in Broomfield)

National Archives at Denver

National Archives at Denver
17101 Huron Street
Broomfield, CO 80023
Telephone: 303-604-4740
Fax: 303-407-5707
Website: National Archives at Denver

Holds the old federal court records and federal government agency records for New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.[3] They also have federal censuses 1790-1930, some pre-1900 military service and pension records, bounty land warrants, selected U.S. passenger arrivals and indexes, some naturalization papers and indexes for Colorado, Montana, and New Mexico, and some American Indian censuses for Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.[4]

National Hispanic Cultural Center

National Hispanic Cultural Center
National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque

1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: 505-246-2261 or 505-724-4771
Fax: 505-246-2613
Website: National Hispanic Cultural Center
The archives have photographs, maps, manuscripts, and genealogies.[5] 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.[6]
Genealogy resources include 2000 films of Spanish colonial, Mexican, and American territorial history, Archdiocese of Santa Fe (and earlier Durango) records 1678-1950, Ayuntamiento de Hidalgo de Parral Chihuahua collection, U.S. federal censuses for New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado, a list of over 50 Hispanic genealogy and heraldry Internet sites, Hispanic genealogical publications, historic maps of counties, towns, and land grants, and archival finding guides.[7]

Statewide Repositories

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library (aka Museum of New Mexico History Library)
Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe

120 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone: 505-476-7948 or 505-819-3563
Fax: 505-476-5104
E-mail: historylibrary@state.nm.us
Website: Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
Exhibits and archives at the Palace of the Governors for the Spanish colonial (1540-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), U.S. Territorial (1846-1912) and statehood (1912-present) periods of history. Archives topics include NM celebrities, Santa Fe Trail, American Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, Spain, Mexico, Central America, American Southwest, and American Indians.[8] Manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the State Records Center and Archives.[9]

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) of New Mexico
Lourdes Hall, Archdiocese of Santa Fe Campus
4060 St Joseph Pl. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Telephone: 505-833-4197
Website: HGRC Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

Maintains the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD) for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico and their descendants, and provides a variety of other genealogical and historical research or reference materials.[10]

Historical Society of New Mexico

Historical Society of New Mexico
P.O. Box 1912
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Website: Historical Society of New Mexico

They strive to increase knowledge of New Mexico history, and encourage preservation of historic objects and property. They sponsor publications, an annual history conference, a speakers bureau, plaques at historic sites, and a page of Internet links to organizations, museums, and places of historic interest in New Mexico.[11]

New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 27559
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Website: The New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico USGenWeb Project Archives Scroll down to search statewide index, click links to county and tombstone Photos and etc.

New Mexico State Library

New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Telephone: 505-476-9700
Website: New Mexico State Library

Largest book collection in New Mexico including government documents, maps, periodicals, biographies, and genealogies.[9]

NM State Records Center and Archives

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Telephone: 505-476-7948
Fax: 505-476-7909
Email: archives@state.nm.us
Website: State Records Center and Archives

New Mexico's best genealogy repository because of their original territorial, state, and county records.[9]

New Mexico Digital Collections Access to digitized manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, maps and Newspapers Databases, and more.

NM State Univ Library Rio Grande Hist Coll

New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections
NMSU Branson Library in Las Cruces

4th Floor Branson Library
1305 Frenger Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
Telephone: 575-646-3839 or 575-646-2932
E-mail: E-mail us
Website: Rio Grande Historical Collections (RGHC)
Early colonial Spanish records starting in 1598 for families along the Camino Real (Spanish mission road) from the Sangre de Christo Mountains of Colorado down to Mexico City.[9]

Regional Repositories

Albuquerque and Bernalillo Co Public Library

Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Main Library
ABC Library Genealogy Center
This facility is devoted to genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.[9]
ABC Library Special Collections, Albuquerque
ABC Library Special Collections
Research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. In-house use only.[12]

Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center

Carlsbad New Mexico Family History Center
1203 West Church Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Telephone: 575-885-1368
Website: Carlsbad New Mexico 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.[9]

Center for Southwest Research (UNM)

UNM Zimmerman Library in Albuquerque
Center for Southwest Research (UNM)
Zimmerman Library 1st Floor, West Wing
University of New Mexico
800 Yale Blvd NE[13]
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Telephone:[14]  505-277-6451
E-mail:[14]  cswrref@unm.edu
Website: Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Large manuscript collection in Spanish, including early Mexican records. Also, censuses, and early Anglo sources.[9]

Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico

Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico
Historical Society for Southeast NM in Roswell

200 North Lea Street
Roswell, New Mexico 88201
Telephone: 505-622-8333
Website: Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico
A good regional collection of manuscripts, histories, journals, and indexes of the earliest pioneers, cattlemen, range wars, and miners.[9]

Portales Public Library

Portales Public Library
218 S Avenue B
Portales, NM 88130
Telephone: 575-356-3940
Fax: 575-356-3964
E-mail: dburnett@poralesnm.gov
Website: Portales Public Library

A nice library of genealogies, periodicals, and family folders for New Mexico and out-of-state places such as Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas.[9]

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe Archives
223 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: 505-983-3811
E-mail: Contact Us
Website: Office of Historic-Artistic Patrimony and Archives

Created in 1850 from part of the Archdiocese of Durango (Mexico), the Archdiocese of Santa Fe once also included Arizona, and Colorado, but is now limited to only part of northern New Mexico. [15] The Archives houses records from 1678-1950 for dozens of parishes in three states.

For Further Reading

References

  1. Collections in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).
  2. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  3. National Archives at Denver in National Archives (accessed 11 May 2016).
  4. NARA Regional Archives: Rocky Mountain Region pdf (accessed 11 May 2016).
  5. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  6. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  7. Genealogy Resources in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  8. Collections in Palace of the Governors (accessed 20 January 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 Dollarhide and Bremer, 79.
  10. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  11. Home in Historical Society of New Mexico (accessed 31 January 2015).
  12. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2015).
  13. Zimmerman Library in Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2015).
  14. 14.0 14.1 Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 19 January 2015).
  15. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 20 January 2015).