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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
Eddy 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
Our Lady of Grace Artesia  
Bapt. 1946-1956 FHL 16617
Marr. 1946-1956 FHL 16617
Deaths 1946-1956 FHL 16617
Includes indexes for all
St. Anthony Artesia  
Records 1926-1947 FHL 16617
Records 1914-1956 FHL 16618

Our Lady of Grace


St. Edward Carlsbad  
Bapt/Marr. 1915-1956 FHL 16741
Deaths 1917-1956 FHL 16741
San Jose Carlsbad   
Bapt 1896-1956 FHL 16739
Marr 1896-1925 FHL 16739
Deaths 1900-1929 FHL 16739
Marr 1925-1956 FHL 16740
Deaths 1930-1956 FHL 16740
Cristo Rey Mission Malaga    


Film Codes:  (For locations of the research facilities, see Records.)
: Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
FHL: Catholic church records filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Eddy County was created on February 25, 1889 from the southern part of Lincoln County. It was named for Charles B. Eddy, a rancher in southeastern NM during the last decades of the 19th century. The Eddy County courth
ouse address is P.O. Box 850, Carlsbad, NM 88221. Phone (505) 885-3383; FAX (505) 234-1793.

Diocese: This county is in the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. Almost all of the records are in the individual parishes, except that records over 100 years old are housed at the Archives of the Diocese in Las Cruces. 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 two 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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