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Locating Catholic church records in Taos County, New Mexico
Maps:    NM    So.CO

Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Taos County

  For churches along the NM-CO border, see *Tip below
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 Published works Microfilm
San Geronimo

Location: Taos Pueblo

Bapt. 1701-1725

Bapt. 1777-1798

Bapt. 1799-1826
NMGS Bk A-20

Loose Docs
Bk A-20 1826,1827,1834,1835

NMGS Bk A-20

Bapt. 1827-1830
NMGS Bk A-21

Bapt. 1830-1837
NMGS Bk A-21

Bapt. 1844-1847
NMGS Bk A-23

Bapt. 1847-1850
NMGS Bk A-23

Bapt. 1701-1726 AASF Reel 18, fr. 996
Bapt. 1777-1798 AASF Reel 18, fr. 1197
Bapt. 1799-1830 AASF Reel 19
Bapt. 1830-1837 AASF Reel 20
Bapt. 1701-1837 FHL 17020
Bapt. 1837-1850 FHL 17021
Bapt. 1837-1847 AASF Reel 21
Bapt. 1847-1857 AASF Reel 22
Bapt. 1859-1869 AASF Reel 23
Marr. 1716-1725 AASF Reel 18, fr. 1113
Marr. 1777-1822 AASF Reel 32, fr. 437
Marr. 1823-1826 AASF Reel 19, fr. 384
Marr. 1827-1845 AASF Reel 32, fr. 627
Marr. Dec 1845-Jan 1860 AASF Reel 33
(Four marriage books)
Dec 1856 - Jan 1860
Apr 1856 - Jun 1877
Jul 1877- Feb 1885
Feb 1885 - Nov 1895
FHL 17017
Marr. 1777-1856 FHL 17022
Deaths 1701-1725 AASF Reel 18, fr. 1143
Deaths 1770-1775 AASF Reel 32, fr. 438
Deaths 1802-1826 AASF Reel 19, fr. 196
Deaths 1827-1850 AASF Reel 42;
FHL 17023
Deaths 1850-1872 AASF Reel 43
Deaths 1850-1956 FHL 17019
Deaths 1895-1902
FHL 1930437
Church records 1937-1954 FHL 16983

Note: The FHL Indefinite Loans Index shows the records for San Geronimo church (Taos Pueblo) under Our Lady of Guadalupe, which was not in existence until after the Reconquest.

Our Lady of Guadalupe (1801)

Don Fernando de Taos

St. Jerome (Taos); Taos Pueblo; St. Theresa (El Prado); Our Lady of Sorrows (Cañon);
Immaculate Conception (Ranchitos);
San Antonio (La Loma)




Marr. 1848-1885

Marr. 1885-1902

Bapt. 1850-1879 FHL 17010
Bapt. 1866-1871, 1880-87 FHL 17011
Bapt. 1887-1915 FHL 17012
Bapt. 1915-1925 FHL 17013
Bapt. 1925-1933 FHL 17014
Bapt. 1933-1956 FHL 17015
Marr. 1856-1895 FHL 17017
Marr. 1895-1956 FHL 17018
Marr. Dispensations
FHL 1930438
Deaths 1850-1956 FHL 17019
San Francisco de Asis (ca. 1805; 1936)

Location: Ranchos de Taos

N.S. de San Juan de Los Lagos (Talpa);
N.S. del Carmel (Llano Quemado),
San Isidro (Los Cordovas)

  Church records 1937-1956: FHL 16874
San Lorenzo (ca. 1632, 1776, 1960s)

Location: Picuris Pueblo

Las Trampas

Bapt. 1750-1834 AASF Reel 6, fr. 666
Bapt. 1835-1867 AASF Reel 7
Marr. 1726-1837 AASF Reel 28, fr. 190
Deaths 1727-1840 AASF Reel 36, fr. 982
Deaths 1837 AASF Reel 28, fr. 418
Deaths 1840-1858 AASF Reel 37
San Jose de Gracia (ca. 1754) Location: Las Trampas    
La Santisima Trinidad (1834)

Location: Arroyo Seco

Nuestra Señora de Dolores (Arroyo Hondo);
San Antonio de Padua (Valdez Plaza);
Santo Niño de Atocha (Las Colonias);
San Cristobal (San Cristobal)

  Bapt./Marr./Confirmations 1946-1956:
FHL 0016623
St. Anthony (1841)

Location: Questa/Costilla

Cerro; Red River;
Costilla; Amalia

Bapt. 1865-1900 AASF Reel 83
Marr. 1865-1906 AASF Reel 83
Deaths 1865-1926 AASF Reel 83
Church records 1941-1956 FHL 0016871
Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores

(Our Lady of Sorrows)
Location: Arroyo Hondo  
Bapt. 1852-1861 AASF Reel 22, fr. 955
Bapt. 1852-1869 FHL 16622
Marr. 1852-1869 AASF Reel 33;
FHL 16622
AASF Reel 43;
FHL 16622

Sagrado Corazon

Sacred Heart)

Location: Costilla  
Bapt. 1865-1917 FHL 16743
Bapt. 1917-1956 FHL 16744
Marr. 1865-1937; 1946-56 FHL 16746
Deaths 1865-1955 FHL 16747
San Acasio (1930s) Location: Llano Largo    
San Antonio de Padua (1866)

Location: Peñasco

Santa Cruz Mission (Chamisal);
San Acacio Mission (Llano Largo);
Sagrado Corazon Mission (Rio Lucio);
Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Mission (Vadito);
San Lorenzo Mission (Picuris Indian Pueblo);
San Juan Nepomuceno Mission (Llano San Juan);
Nuestra Senora de la Asencion Mission (Placita);
Santa Barbara Mission (Rodarte);
Santo Tomas (Ojo Sarco/ Zarco)

Marr. 1866-1904

Bapt. 1867-1920 FHL 016860
Bapt. 1920-1956 FHL 016861
Marr. 1859-1955 FHL 016862 
Marr. 1920-1925 FHL 016861
Deaths 1859-1955 FHL 016862
Deaths 1920-1931 FHL 016861

San Cristobal Location: San Cristobal     

San Miguel (1850)

Location: El Valle    
La Asencion Location: Rio del Pueblo    

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).

*Tip: Very early in New Mexico and Colorado Catholic church history, those New Mexico residents who lived close to the New Mexico border and west of the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos many times went to the Catholic church in Conejos, Colorado. Many New Mexico residents are found in church records of the San Luis Valley of Colorado. See Churches, Conejos County, CO. Also: San Luis Valley and the Culebra River Villages.

Tip Jan 2005: Julie Candelaria writes that she found many Conejos CO families in the 1860 census of Taos County, New Mexico Territory.

Records of Interments, from Nov. 20, 1902. Records of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Taos County. New Mexico Ancestors Rootsweb site.
Published with the Approbation of His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons. Transcribed by Louanna Gortarez

Taos County information:
Taos County takes its name from the ancient Indian Pueblo found by the Spanish explorers when they came to the area in the 16th century. When it was under Mexican rule it was one of the seven original partidos established. Then, under American rule it was established as a New Mexico county on January 9, 1852. At that time it was created from the counties of Mora and Rio Arriba. The Taos County Courthouse is at 105 Albright Street, Suite D. Mail to P.O. Box 676, Taos, NM 87571. Phone (505) 751-8654. FAX (505) 751-8500.

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    CO

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