New Mexico, United States Genealogy
Guide to New Mexico ancestry, family history and genealogy, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records
New Mexico, Land of Enchantment[edit | edit source]
|How to Find Information about New Mexico Ancestors|
Counties[edit | edit source]
Bernalillo · Catron · Chaves · Cibola · Colfax · Curry · De Baca · Dona Ana · Eddy · Grant · Guadalupe · Harding · Hidalgo · Lea · Lincoln · Los Alamos · Luna · McKinley · Mora · Otero · Quay · Rio Arriba · Roosevelt · San Juan · San Miguel · Sandoval · Santa Fe · Sierra · Socorro · Taos · Torrance · Union · Valencia
Other Counties that might have records for New Mexico residents
See also Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details.
Major Respositories[edit | edit source]
New Mexico State Library · New Mexico State Records Center and Archives · Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Special Collections · Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe · Fray Angélico Chávez History Library · Center for Southwest Research (UNM) · New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections · National Hispanic Cultural Center · Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Genealogy Center · National Archives at Denver · Family History Library
Migration Routes[edit | edit source]
Pecos River · Rio Grande · Butterfield Overland Mail · Camino Real de Tierra Adentro · Old Spanish Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway
Historical Notes[edit | edit source]
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. United States Genealogy provides more information about the federal records.
The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. Read more...
Originally known as a part of Aztlan [the land of the north]. Home of the ancestors of many native american and hispanic populations.
- 1598 - El Reino de Nuevo Mexico, Nueva Espana [The Kingdom of New Mexico, New Spain]. Look for Spanish land records and Spanish census record. See also Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
- 1821 - Territorio de Nuevo Mexico, Mexico [The Territory of New Mexico, Mexico]. Look for Mexican records
- 1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transferred much of the southwest to the United States
- 1850 - 1st United States Federal Census in New Mexico Territory
- 1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the United States
Did You Know?[edit | edit source]
- The best collection of published biographies in New Mexico is at the New Mexico State Library.
- The Family History Library has some biographies. Read more...
- Gretna Greens. When a New Mexico couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, or Yuma, Yuma, Arizona.
Research Tools[edit | edit source]
- Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's Geographical Names Information System.
- New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- New Mexico Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry city and government links, history and facts of counties, and list of archives and societies
- Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps and Atlases
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- The New Mexico GenWeb Project has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger USGenWeb Project. The USGenWeb Project provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
- New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- Place Names of New Mexico by Robert Julyan gives a short explanation about the towns and cities in New Mexico. ISBN: 0-8263-1689-1
- Origins of New Mexico Families, A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period by Fray Angelico Chavez (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1992): lists information about the founding families of Hispanic New Mexico for the 17th and 18th centuries. ISBN: 0-89013-239-0.
- BYU New Mexico Research Outline largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
External Links[edit | edit source]New Mexico Genealogical Society
Wiki articles describing online collecions are found at:
- New Mexico Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records
- New Mexico, County Death Records FamilySearch Historical Records)
- New Mexico Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records
- New Mexico, Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
- New Mexico Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
Obtain additional help[edit | edit source]
- Call or chat with an experienced researcher
- Join a Facebook Group
- Consult a Professional Genealogist
Things You Can Do[edit | edit source]
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Sources[edit | edit source]
- Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).