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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.

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Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico
Valencia 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
Immaculate Conception (1754) Tomé Casa Colorada
Bapt. 1793-1826
AASF Reel 23
Bapt. 1809-1853 AASF Reel 24
Bapt. 1793-1847 FHL 17026
Bapt. 1825-1826; 1848-52 FHL 1930439
Bapt. 1847-May 1855 AASF Reel POS #118
Bapt. May 1856-1867 AASF Reel POS #118
Bapt. 1847-1956 FHL 17027
Bapt. 1867-1881 AASF Reel POS #119
Bapt. 1847-1956 FHL 17027
Bapt. in
Loose Documents
AASF Reels 54, 55
fr. 771, 772
Marr. 1793-1826 FHL 17026
Marr. 1809-1855 FHL 17028
Marr. 1858-1956 FHL 17029
Deaths 1793-1833 FHL 17026
Deaths 1809-1855 AASF Reel 43, fr. 962
Deaths 1810-1855 FHL 17028
Deaths 1858-1956 FHL 17029
*  Belen baptism records (from films marked with *) have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS Press. Book A-10 at NMGS Press. Description and map.
*   Tomé baptism records 1793-1881 (films marked with *) have been transcribed and indexed by NMGS Press. Vol I is Book A-11, and Vol. II is Book A-12 at NMGS Press. Description and map.
€   Tomé and Belen marriage records 1856-1900 (from films marked with €) have been transcribed and published by HGRC-NM. See Books M-24, M-25.
Our Lady of Guadalupe (1879) Peralta Valencia  
San Clemente Los Lunas    

Nuestra Señora de Belen (1793)
(Our Lady of Belen)

Santa Maria
de Belen


Los Chavez; Los Jarales; Pueblitos; Bosque

Sabinal (Socorro Co.)

Bapt. 1793-1810 AASF Roll 23, fr. 327
Bapt. 1810-1843 AASF Roll 3
Bapt. 1843-1851 AASF Roll 4
Bapt. 1825-1826 AASF Roll 23, fr. 1109
Bapt. 1793-1851 FHL 16730
Bapt. Index (Sabinal) 1850-1878 FHL 1930439
Bapt. 1849-1930 FHL 16731
Bapt. 1930-1956 (Sabinal) FHL 16732
Marr. 1793-1824 AASF Roll 23, fr. 715
Marr. 1826-1856 AASF Roll 26, fr. 1038
Marr. (fragmented) 1826-1884 AASF Roll 4, fr. 446
Marr. 1826-1852 FHL 16733
Marr. 1826-1854 FHL 16730
Marr. (Sabinal) 1854-1855 FHL 1930439
Marr. 1856-1911; 1917-56 FHL 16734
Marr. 1912-1917 FHL 16732
Deaths 1793-1824 AASF Roll 23, fr. 1021
Deaths 1838-1884 FHL 16733
Deaths 1884-1956 FHL 16735
Deaths (Sabinal) 1848-1861 FHL 1930439

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).

Valencia County was created January 9, 1852 and was named for a 17th century villa built by Francisco de Valencia, the Spanish official in charge of the area. The original county included the territory between Bernalillo and Socorro counties. The southern part of San Miguel County was enlarged to include the eastern part of Valencia (see the map of New Mexico in 1852). The Valencia County Courthouse address is P. O. Box 969, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Phone (505) 866-2073; FAX (505) 866-2002.

Diocese: This county is within the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe (see map). Where to search the records, books, and microfilm? See Records for the sources and addresses known to date.

Published records:
The 1850 Valencia County census is on FHL microfilm #0443668. It is also available as a published book (indexed by surname), from the New Mexico Genealogical Society. See NMGS Press, Book B1a.
Specific films which have been transcribed and published are marked in the lists above.

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. Now 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 articles 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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