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2010 marks
Our Golden Anniversary!

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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
San Juan County

Films marked with * have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS.
Films marked with € have been transcribed and indexed by HGRC-NM.
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Parentheses indicate that the book is a partial transcription of that roll of film.
Location Missions Microfilm
Sacred Heart (1900) Farmington  
Bapt. 1881-1913; 1917-1936 FHL 0002705
Marr. 1906-1917 FHL 0002705
Deaths 1907-1917 FHL 0002705
Bapt. 1936-1957 FHL 0002706
Marr./Deaths 1917-1957 FHL 0002707
Note: Those records prior to the establishment of Sacred Heart Church are from the Durango, CO area.
Saint Rose (1900) Blanco Navajo Dam  
Christ the King (1935) Shiprock    
Saint Joseph (1947) Aztec        
Saint Mary (1958) Bloomfield    
Saint Mary (1976) Farmington     
Sacred Heart (1965) Waterflow     
Holy Trinity (1985) Flora Vista    

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).

San Juan County was originally created in 1861, but abolished the following year along with Arizona County when the Territory of Arizona was created by Congress. Then, on January 24, 1887, San Juan County was formally founded as a U.S. County. The western part of Rio Arriba and Taos counties were taken to form the southern part of San Juan County. This county takes its name from the San Juan River, whose headwaters are in the nearby San Juan Mountains. The county courthouse is at 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec, NM, 87410. Phone (505) 334-9471; FAX (505) 334-3168.

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.
Maps:    NM    So.CO

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:  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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