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2010 marks
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The New Mexico Genealogical Society, founded in 1960, is composed entirely of volunteers. 2010 will be our 50th year of providing research materials and networking opportunities for family historians.

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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Colfax County

* Films marked with * have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS.
Films marked with € have been transcribed and indexed by HGRC-NM.
( ) Parentheses indicate that the book is a partial transcription of that roll of film.
Location Missions Microfilm
St. John the Baptist Dawson


Church records 1917-1950: FHL 16763
Immaculate Conception Cimarron   Church records 1954-1956: FHL 16748
Bapt. 1872-1894: FHL 17035
Marr. 1872-1889;1893-94: FHL 17040 (M-13)
St. Patrick Raton   Bapt. 1891-1956: FHL 16882
Marr. 1896-1955: FHL 16883
Deaths 1897-1955: FHL 16883
St. Joseph Raton   Church records 1920-1956: FHL 16881
St. Joseph Springer   Bapt. 1882-1921: FHL 0016984
Bapt. 1921-1956: FHL 0016985
Marr./Deaths 1895-1955: FHL 0016987 (M-33)

Film Codes:  
: Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
FHL: Catholic church records filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).

(For locations of the research facilities, see Records.)

Colfax County was created January 25, 1869 out of the northern part of Mora County. It was named for Schuyler Colfax, Vice President of the U.S. at the time the county was created.
The Colfax County Courthouse address is P. O. Box 159, Raton, NM 87740. Phone (505) 445-5551; FAX (505) 445-2207.

Diocese: This county is within the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe (see map). Where can you search the records, books, and microfilm? See Records for the sources and addresses known to date.

New Mexico Genealogist:
Since its first issue in 1962, the Genealogist has been publishing a continuous stream of county, state, and church records as well as other informative articles. Available:
1) a CD containing every issue published in the first forty years of publication:  See NMG-CD.
2) a printed topic index 1962-1999: Book #E4b at NMGS Press.
3) An index for each current year is provided within the Genealogist in that year's December issue.
4) There are also some articles from the Genealogist being published on this web site. For a list, see
Genealogist online.

Most Catholic church records are available on microfilm, and volunteers have extracted, translated, and published many of those records with indexes. Click on the links below to see which other books are already available from these societies:

New Mexico Genealogical Society  (NMGS)            
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center  (HGRC-NM)

Due to the volume of incoming mail, this webmaster is not able to answer online research questions. Instead, please try our extensive link section. Two other volunteer groups are New Mexico GenWeb and New Mexico Ancestors. Both are linked to larger networks of sites covering the entire state of New Mexico.

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To the best of our knowledge, the information presented here is accurate and up to date. If you have corrections or additions to contribute, please add the words "Catholic Church Project" in the subject line, include your source reference, and email to: info@nmgs.org.  Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico is a work-in-progress and the pages will be updated as additional information is received.

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