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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Grant 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
Holy Family Hanover   Bapt./Marr. 1925-1956: FHL 16779
Deaths 1926-1954: FHL 16779
Divine Infant Jesus Hurley    
Santa Rita Santa Rita   Bapt./Marr. 1916-1956: FHL 16892
Deaths 1926-1956: FHL 16892
Indexes included
St. Vincent de Paul Silver City   Bapt. 1874-1911: FHL 16889
Bapt. 1912-1956: FHL 16890
Marr. 1874-1956: FHL 16891
Deaths 1883-1956: FHL 16891
Our Lady of Fatima Bayard   Bapt./Marr. 1954-1956: FHL 16724
San Lorenzo San Lorenzo    
St. Anthony Fierro    
St. Catherine Hachita    
San Juan Mission San Juan    
San Jose Mission Faywood    
Santa Clara Santa Clara    
St. Isidore Mission Gila    
Holy Cross Mission Pinos Altos    
St. Francis Newman Center Silver City    

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 (LDS).

Grant County was created January 30, 1868 from the western part of Doña Ana County. Named to honor Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War General and President of the United States. The Grant county courthouse address is P.O. Box 898, Silver City, NM 88061. Phone (505) 538-2979; FAX (505) 538-3518.

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.

Published records:
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.

Catholic church records in Grant County, New Mexico

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