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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Sandoval 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
San Buenaventura (17th Century) Cochiti  
Bapt. 1736-1831
Bapt. 1736-1827
FHL 16757
Bapt. 1845-1873
AASF Pos #78
Bapt. 1742-1745
AASF #51
Loose Documents
Bapt. 1778-1799
AASF #52
Loose Documents
Bapt. 1804-1815
AASF #53
Loose Documents
Bapt. 1819-1830
AASF #54
Loose Documents
Bapt. 1830-1844
AASF #55
Loose Documents
Marr. 1776-1827
AASF #27
FHL 16757
Marr. 1846-1873
AASF #27, fr. 178
Deaths 1776-1873
AASF #35, fr. 344
FHL 16757
Cochiti baptism records marked with*1 have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS. See description at San Buenaventura de Cochiti Church. See book A13 at NMGS Press.
Cochiti marriages marked with have been transcribed by HGRC-NM. See Book M7 at HGRC.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

(preceded in the same area by the Church of the Holy Trinity)

Peña Blanca La Bajada; Sile: Domingo; Santo Domingo Pueblo; Cochiti Pueblo; San Felipe Pueblo
Bapt. 1841-1909 FHL 16863
Bapt. 1910-1956 FHL 16864
Marr. 1863-1956 FHL 16865
Deaths 1868-1890 FHL 1930438
Deaths 1890-1956 FHL 16866
San Jose (1620) Jemez Pueblo
Bapt. Index (St. Didacus) 1852-1896 FHL 1930438
Bapt. 1701-1715; 1720-1829 FHL 16787
Bapt. 1852-1930 FHL 16788
AASF #84
Bapt. 1931-1956 FHL 16789
AASF #86
Marr. 1701-1776 FHL 16787
Marr. 1852-1904 AASF #84
FHL 16789
Marr. 1905-1956 FHL 16790
Deaths 1701-1776 FHL 16787
Deaths 1852-1956 FHL 16790
Bapt. 1704-1707; 1720-1829 AASF #5
Bapt. 1905-1930 AASF #85
Marr. 1720-1776 AASF #27, fr. 732
Marr. 1852-1949 AASF #86
Deaths 1701-1707 AASF #5, fr. 452
Deaths 1720-1776 AASF #36, fr. 002
Deaths 1852-1949 AASF #87
Jemez baptisms marked with € have been partially transcribed (1852 to Dec 1899) by HGRC-NM. See Book B26 at HGRC.
San Diego de Alcala (ca. 1617; 1724) Jemez Pueblo Santa Ana Pueblo; Zia Pueblo; San Isidro; Ponderosa; Cañon de Jemez
Bapt. 1701-1715 and 1720-1829 FHL 16787
Bapt. 1931-1956 FHL 16789
Bapt. 1852-1930 FHL 16788
Marr. 1852-1904 FHL 16789
Marr. 1701-1776 FHL 16787
Marr. 1905-1956 FHL 16790
Deaths 1701-1776 FHL 16787
Deaths 1852-1956 FHL 16790
Our Lady of The Assumption Jemez Springs  
Church records 1947-1956 FHL 16791

Nuestra Señora de Dolores y de San Antonio de Sandia

(Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Anthony of Sandia)
(1630-1681; 1796-1864; 1864-present in new location)

San Antonio de Padua (chapel, by 1680)

St. Francis, (first mission, to 1680)

Sandia Pueblo  
Bapt. 1771-1846 FHL 16998
Bapt. 1771-1846 AASF #8
Marr. 1771-1864

AASF #28

Marr. 1836, 1845, 1892 FHL 0564127, Item 44 FHL 0413262
Marr. and Deaths 1809-1857 FHL 16998
Deaths 1771-1858 AASF #36, fr. 662
Misc. 1811-1896 AASF #90

 Note: For a history of the Sandia Pueblo church and its four patron saints, see The Missions of New Mexico since 1776, by John L. Kessell, UNM Press, Albuquerque, NM, pp. 135-140.

Our Lady of Sorrows  


Bernalillo San Antonio at Sandia Pueblo; Algodones; Angostura; Placitas
Bapt., Marr., Deaths
FHL 0016725  
Bapt. 1846-1928 FHL 0016726  
Bapt. 1928-1956 FHL 0016727  
Marriages 1864--Dec 1910 FHL 0016728 
Marriages 1858-1864 FHL 0016998  
Deaths 1858 FHL 0016998  
Deaths 1858-1956 FHL 0016728  

Our Lady of Sorrows of Bernalillo was destroyed by flood in 1735 and rebuilt in 1857, a period of 122 years during which time the town had been without a church. In the interim the people of Bernalillo attended church at Sandia Pueblo. (Information taken from "Viva El Pasado: A History of the Bernalillo Area," p. 37, by the Southwest History Class, Bernalillo High School 1974-75 and published by Bernalillo High School in 1976. By email from from Karen S. Daniel CGsm, 8 Apr 2008.)

San Francisco (ca. 1700) "Yglesia de Nuestro Padre San Francisco del puesto de Vernalillo." Bernalillo  
Bapt. 1700-1712 AASF #3
Marr. 1700-1711 AASF #3, fr. 419
Deaths 1700-1709 AASF #3, fr. 437
*2 San Antonio de Sandia marriage records marked with *2 have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS. The book is available as Book C-1 at NMGS Press.
Bernalillo marriage records marked with € have been transcribed and indexed by HGRC-NM. FHL #16728 is in Book M-14; #16865 marriages through 1926 are in Book M-23.
San Isidro (1868) Corrales    
Nuestra Señora de La Asuncion (1706; 1750) Zia Pueblo  
Bapt. 1694-1772 AASF #25
Marr. 1697-1713 AASF #33 , fr. 1149
Deaths 1727-1772 AASF #43, fr. 1352
Santa Ana (1750) Santa Ana Pueblo  
Bapt. 1771-1844 FHL 0017003
Marr. 1694-1711; 1772-1828 FHL 0017003
Marr. 1772-1845 AASF #29, fr. 825
Deaths 1726-1752; 1765-71: FHL 0017003
Deaths 1726-1771 AASF #36, fr. 203
Deaths 1727-1771 AASF #38, fr. 405

Santo Domingo
1)__   2) 1899


Santo Domingo Pueblo

New name is Kewa Pueblo. Church records still found under Santo Domingo.


Bapt. 1771-1777 AASF #17, fr. 962
Bapt. 1777-1826 AASF #29, fr. 899
Bapt. 1845-1861 AASF #82
Bapt. 1771-77; 1829-46 FHL 0017004
Bapt. Index 1846-1887 FHL 1930439
Bapt. 1861-1886 FHL 1930439
Bapt. (Santa Ana) 1777-1827 FHL 0017003
Marr. 1771-1777 AASF #32
Marr. 1844-1853 FHL 17004
Marr. 1788-1845 AASF #29, fr. 1203
Marr. Information 1835-1845 FHL 17004
Marr. (Santa Ana) 1778-1845 FHL 17003
Deaths 1771-1869 FHL 17004
St. Thomas Rio Rancho    
San Felipe (1605, 1598, 1706, 1736 San Felipe Pueblo  
Bapt. 1765-1829 AASF #8, fr. 941
Bapt. 1767-1829 FHL 16999
Bapt. 1811-1863 AASF #82
Marr. 1726-1814 AASF #28;
FHL 16999
Marr. 1854-1857 AASF #29, fr. 120
Deaths 1726-1860 AASF #37, fr. 385;
FHL 16999
Immaculate Conception (1916) Nacimiento (Cuba) La Jara; San Luis  
Church of the Incarnation (Jul 2003) Rio Rancho    

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

Sandoval County was created March 10, 1903 and named for the distinguished family that lived in the region in the 18th century. Bernalillo, the county seat, has been a thriving community since the late 17th century. The Sandoval County Courthouse address is P.O. Box 40, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Phone (505) 867-7572; FAX (505) 867-7600.

Diocese: This county is within the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe (see map). Where can you search the records, books, and microfilm? 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) Some articles from the Genealogist continue to be 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:

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