New Mexico Genealogy Resources & Vital Records

A Directory of Online Genealogy Records and Research Guides

Researching New Mexico Vital Records

New Mexico Death Records and Indexes Online New Mexico Birth and Marriage Indexes Online
  • New Mexico Marriage Index 1727-1900 (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes marriage records indexes for...
    • Bernalillo County (Albuquerque only), 1727-1850
    • Bernalillo County, 1887-1900
    • Chaves County, 1891-1895
    • Colfax County, 1870-1900
    • Dona Ana County, 1869-1900
    • Eddy County, 1890-1900
    • Grant County, 1868-1872
    • Otero County, 1889-1900
    • San Juan County, 1887-1900
    • Socorro County, 1864-1885
    • Taos County, 1863-1900
    • Union County, 1893-1900
    • Valencia County, 1869-1897
Ordering New Mexico Birth and Death Records
Researching in New Mexico Census Records

Free United States Census Records and Indexes on the Internet, 1790-1950

United States Census Records Online at Ancestry (index and images) (requires payment) includes... 1930 New Mexico Census Indexes (free)

1885 New Mexico Territorial Census free at FamilySearch

Valencia County Census Records, 1750, 1850, 1860, 1870

1790 Census of Belen, New Mexico Excel file

Researching in the Spanish Colonial Period

Origins of New Mexico Families
Book: Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Amazon link)

In this important book, Fray Angelico Chavez (1910-1996) chronicles the roots of New Mexico's early Spanish families in the Seventeenth (1598-1693) and early Eighteenth (1693-1821) Centuries. Beyond Origins of New Mexico Families This website has corrections and additions to Origins of New Mexico Families.

New Mexico Catholic Pre-nuptial Investigations - Diligencias Matrimoniales Records
For information on these see: New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations - Diligencias Matrimoniales Records includes information about the Roots Ltd. DMs and the Durango DMs

New Mexico Genealogical Society Books
New Mexico Genealogical Society Books (Amazon link)
A series of books that include transcriptions of church records (baptisms and marriages), early census records (see below), and other items for various parishes and towns in New Mexico.

Books with Transcriptions of Early Census Records
Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico: 1750-1830 (Amazon link); Translated and Compiled by Virginia L. Olmsted, Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1981.

Spanish and Mexican Colonial Censuses of New Mexico: 1790, 1823, 1845 (Amazon link); Translated and Compiled by Virginia L. Olmsted, Albuquerque, New Mexico: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1975.

New Mexico Land Grants and Land Records
New Mexico, Land Records of New Spain, 1692-1846 at Ancestry/requires payment

Other Colonial Records
Partial List of Spaniards Who Came to New Mexico in 1600

Also see the next section.

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Records at Ancestry

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Records (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes...
  • New Mexico, Census, Military, and Other Records of Mexico, 1821-1846
  • New Mexico, Civil Records of New Spain, 1621-1821
  • New Mexico, Land Records of New Spain, 1692-1846
  • New Mexico, Prison and Correctional Records, 1905-1958
  • New Mexico, Territorial Census, 1885
  • New Mexico, Wills and Probate Records, 1801-1993
  • New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919
  • New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945

Assorted Online Records and Databases

The Salcido Family of Lincoln County New Mexico with related Baca and Luna lines from Valencia County

Belen, Valencia County Genealogy Records includes original settlers, 1825 tax list and other records

Rio Abajo Database (founding families of Sierra, Socorro and Valencia Counties)

The Socorro Land Grant Research Project includes an 1818 List of Socorro Residents, index to Socorro County Death Certificates, 1936-1938, and more

Historic Newspapers

New Mexico Historical Newspapers from the University of New Mexico Digital Repository

New Mexico Digital Newspapers list of New Mexico newspapers available online in the Chronicling America collection of the Library of Congress

Archives, Libraries and Societies

New Mexico Genealogical Society

Indigenous Digital Archive Currently focuses on records related to early government boarding schools and Native rights to land and water. Much of the material is from the U.S. National Archives and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico includes the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database

New Mexico GenWeb Sites and County Resources

Baca Family Historical Project

Mexican Border Crossing Records

See: U.S. Ports and Their Available Immigration Records

New Mexico Naturalization Records

See the New Mexico section at: Places to Find U.S. Naturalization Indexes and Records Online

World War One Draft Cards and Military Records

See: How to Find World War I Draft Cards

Online Military Indexes, Records and Rosters of Soldiers


Spanish Terms Used in New Mexico Catholic Church Records

New Mexico, Prison and Correctional Records, 1905-1958 at Ancestry/requires payment

The Man Who Photographed Angels how a New Mexico research project turned into a short story

Nearby (Colorado)

Denver and Colorado Genealogy Resources

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