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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

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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Torrance 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
St. Alice Mountainair  
Bapt. 1912-1956 FHL 0016847
Marr. 1915-1956 FHL 0016848
Deaths 1929-1956 FHL 0016848
St. Peter Estancia    
St. Paul Estancia    
Nuestra Señora de Purisima Concepcion (old) near Mountainair    
San Gregorio de Abo (old) near Mountainair    
San Buenaventura (old) near Mountainair    
Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores Manzano  
Bapt. Index 1867-1906 FHL 1930439
Bapt. 1867-1956 FHL 0016845
Marr. 1876-1956 FHL 0016846
Deaths 1858-1946 FHL 0016846
Deaths 1946-1956 FHL 0016846
€   Manzano marriage records 1874-1913 have been transcribed and published by HGRC-NM. Book M-26.

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

Torrance County was created March 16, 1903 from parts of Bernalillo, Santa Fe, San Miguel, and Valencia counties and named for Francis J. Torrance, a promoter who took part in the building of the New Mexico Central Railroad. The Torrance County Courthouse address is P. O. Box 48, Estancia, NM 87016. Phone (505) 384-2221; FAX (505) 384-5294.

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:
The 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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