E-Research Resources

Family
& Church
Records
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Marriage,
& Prenuptial
Investigations
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Wills
& Land
Grants
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Burials
& Death 
Records
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Maps, Online Collections
& NM History
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FamilySearch.org

You can’t go wrong here, it’s free, easy to use and has billions of records.

Finding Aids for Church Records

Church records are available on microfilm at various locations and now many are available on-line through FamilySearch.org. This document has been updated to include the actual links to the microfilms!!

Cities & Towns in New Mexico & Southern Colorado

This list identifies the majority of cities/towns and their current county. Many county lines changed since the original ones were established, so the location of records also changed.

Counties in New Mexico

New Mexico now has 33 counties but, as you will see in the following table, county lines have changed since 1852. This document identifies dates counties were first established, and then as they changed.

 
Family & Church Records

Fray Angelico Chavez’s New Mexico Roots (1678 - 1869)

New Mexico Roots Ltd : a demographic perspective from genealogical, historical and geographic data found in the diligencias matrimoniales or prenuptial investigations (1678-1869) of the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe : multiple data extracted and here edited in a uniform presentation by years and family surnames

Abeytia/Abeyta
through
Juana Rita Baca
(1824)

Volume I

Maria Juliana Griego (1840)
through
Maria Dolores Lucero (1817)

Volume V

Rojas
through
Maria Micaela Santillanes
(1831)

Volume IX

Nicolasa Baca
(1824) 
through
Guadalupe Chaves
(1847)

Volume II

Maria Rita Lucero (1818)
through
Josefa Martinez
(1836)

Volume VI

Monica Santillanes (1831)
through
Ignacio Trujillo
(1847)

Volume X

Maria Refugio Chaves
(1847)
through
Antonio Jose Griego
(1840)

Volume III

Gregorio Martinez (1836)
through
Juana de Ojeda
(1702)

Volume VII

Maria Teodora Trujillo (1847) through Zaragoza; includes
Appendix of
Pueblo Records

Volume XI

Maria Gregoria Gallegos (1844) 
through
Jose Antonio Gallegos (1840)

Volume IV

Olguin/Holguin
through
Maria Guadalupe Rodriguez
(1867)

Volume VIII

 
Marriage & Prenuptial Investigations

New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations (1800 to 1893) 

This volume consists of abstracts of 256 diligencias matrimoniales, or prenuptial investigations, from the microfllm collection of the Archivos Historicos del Arzobispado de Durango at the Rio Grande Historical Collections at New Mexico State University. 

New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations (1760 to 1799) 

This volume presents the abstracts of 140 diligencias matrimoniales, or prenuptial investigations, from the microfilm collection of the Archivos Historicos del Arzobispado de Durango at the Rio Grande Historical Collections at New Mexico State University. They are the earliest such records in the collection.

Wills & Land Grants

The Website of Jose Antonio Esquibel

Welcome to the re-launch of BONMF (Beyond Origins of New Mexico Families) providing corrections and additions to Fray Angélico’s book, Origins of New Mexico Families in the Spanish Colonial Period, based on credible research.

Wills from the Spanish Archives and More

1598 New Mexico, a blog by Henrietta Martinez Christmas.

Information on Socorro Families

Since 2000, Robert J. C. Baca has been researching the history and genealogy of the people of the Socorro Land Grant and early Socorro, New Mexico. This blog includes articles and links that relate to the continuing research.

Spanish Archives of New Mexico

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Volume 1, written by Ralph Emerson Twitchell and published in 1914 by The Torch Press. 

Center for Land Grant Studies

The Center for Land Grant Studies is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization devoted to research, education and distribution of books and other materials about the Southwest, with an emphasis on land and water rights issues of traditional communities in New Mexico. 

 
Burials & Death Records

Find A Grave

You can’t go wrong here, it’s free, easy to use and has billions of records.

New Mexico Tombstones

Church records are available on microfilm at various locations and now many are available on-line through FamilySearch.org. This document has been updated to include the actual links to the microfilms!!

New Mexico Death Indexes Online

This list identifies the majority of cities/towns and their current county. Many county lines changed since the original ones were established, so the location of records also changed.

 

Rio Abajo Area of Central New Mexico: Burial Records for the villages of Tomé, San Fernando, Los Enlames, Valencia, Peralta, Casa Colorada & Manzano

Rio Abajo Area Burials 
Volume I  
(1793 - 1798)
(1809 - 1846)
Rio Abajo Area Burials 
Volume II  
(1847 - 1920)
Rio Abajo Area Burials 
Volume III 
(1821 - 1956)
Maps, Online Collections & NM History

Website of the Office of the State Historian

Great Information can be found here. 

Cibola Project

The Research Center for Romance Studies administers the Cibola Project, an association of scholars devoted to the publication primarily of documents concerning the exploration and settlement of the Hispanic Southwest during the colonial period.

 The Linealist: New Mexican History and Archive Projects

The Linealist explores the history of New Mexican families, culture and ancestry, curates archival documents in the Digitized Records page and offers research links in the Archive Portal.

Old Maps Online

OldMapsOnline is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

Fondo Colonial Collection (1611 - 1821)

The Fondo Colonial collection of the Archivo Históricos Municipal de Hidalgo del Parral (Parral Archive) contains the civil colonial records of the Province of Nueva Viscaya, which today consists of the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa and part of Coahuila. 

FamilySearch: New Mexico Online Genealogy Records

Guide to New Mexico Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

El Palacio Magazine: Online Archive

Published since 1913, El Palacio reflects the work of New Mexico’s four state museums in Santa Fe; its eight New Mexico Historic Sites; and its singular Office of Archaeological Studies.

Aaron Magdaleno Research: Juarez

This is the Ancestry Research Website of Aaron Magdaleno, who while tracing his own family roots quickly learned about the history of New Mexico, starting with Juan Oñate, the Pueblo Revolt of1680, and Vargas reconquest in 1692. This is the compilation of all his discoveries.