Film Codes: (For
locations of the research facilities, see Records.)
AASF: Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
FHL: Catholic church records filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
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 courthouse address is P.O.
Box 850, Carlsbad, NM 88221. Phone (505) 885-3383; FAX (505) 234-1793.
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
1) a CD containing every issue published in the first forty years of publication:
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:
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.
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: email@example.com. Locating
Catholic Church Records in New Mexico is a work-in-progress and the pages
will be updated as additional information is received.