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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.

The New Mexico Genealogical Society

Maps:    NM    So.CO

Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
McKinley 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 Found on these Microfilms:
(*Noted if published)

Sacred Heart Cathedral (1889)

St. Francis (1943), with a Mission at

St. Valerian Catholic Indian Center

St. William
(1972), with a mission at Manuelito;

St. John Vianney

St. Jerome






ADG Roll 13 includes an index with Spanish names.

ADG Roll 14 includes an index for 1900 and 1901.

Marr. 1890-1904 ADG Roll 11
Bapt. 1900-1914 (some marr. records -- and an index with Spanish names) ADG Roll 13
Bapt. 1912-1913 ADG Roll 14
Marr. 1904-1922 ADG Roll 15  
*€ M15
Bapt. 1913-1916 ADG Roll 16
Bapt. Index 1904-1912 ADG Roll 17
Bapt. Index
1811-1850; 1867-1889; 1890-1912
ADG Roll 18
Bapt. Index 1847-1901 ADG Roll 19
Bapt. 1916-1922 ADG Roll 20
Marr. Index 1867-1904 ADG Roll 21
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (1629; ca. 1706) Zuñi Pueblo


Bapt. 1725-1774 AASF Reel 25, fr. 216
Bapt. 1725-1772 FHL 17043
Marr. 1705-1755 AASF Reel 33, fr. 1215
Marr. 1697-1771 FHL 17043
Deaths 1706-1719 AASF Reel 43
Deaths 1700-1719 FHL 17043
Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (17th century) Halona (Zuñi Pueblo)    
St. Anthony (1923) Zuñi Pueblo    
St. Mary (1920) Tohatchi    
St. Paul (1961) Crownpoint      
St. Berard (1963) Navajo    
St. Bonaventure (1970) Thoreau    
St. Patrick (1971) Chichiltah     
St. Philip (1971) Church Rock     
Good Shepherd (1972) Pinehaven     
St. Eleanor (1974) Fort Wingate     

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

McKinley County was created as a U.S. Territorial county on February 23, 1899 and named for William McKinley, 25th President of the United States. The County Courthouse address is P. O. Box 1268, Gallup, NM 87301. Phone (505) 863-6866; FAX (505) 863-6362.

This county is within the Catholic Diocese of Gallup (see map). Where can you search the records, books, and microfilm? See Records for the sources 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.

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