New Mexico, United States Genealogy

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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
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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Hidalgo CountyLuna CountyDona Ana CountyOtero CountyEddy CountyLea CountyChaves CountyLincoln CountySierra CountySierra CountyCatron CountySocorro CountyRoosevelt CountyDe Baca CountyCurry CountyGuadalupe CountyQuay CountyUnion CountyHarding CountyColfax CountyMora CountySan Miguel CountyTorrance CountyValencia CountyBernalillo CountyValencia CountySanta Fe CountyLos Alamos CountyTaos CountyRio Arriba CountySandoval CountySan Juan CountyMcKinley CountyCibola CountyCatron CountyNew-mexico-county-map.gif

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

Arizona County NM · Castle Dome AZ · Dona Ana AZ · Ewell AZ · Mesilla AZ · San Juan (extinct) NM · Santa Ana NM

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]

Research Tools[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico DNA Project

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 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).