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Santa Fe Indian Agency (New Mexico)

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Guide to Santa Fe Indian Agency (New Mexico)

Ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency[edit | edit source]

Navajo, Apache, Ute, and Pueblo

History[edit | edit source]

The Santa Fe Agency was established in 1849 for the Indians who lived in the vicinity of Santa Fe, New Mexico.These Indians included Navajo, Apache, Ute and Pueblo, as well as other tribes. After the Territory of New Mexico was organized in 1850, the Santa Fe Agency was replace by the New Mexico Superintendency.

Agent and Appointment Date[edit | edit source]

James S. Calhoun 1849[1]

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Census[edit | edit source]

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1904 thru 1934. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microscopy Number M595, rolls 461-470.[2] Copies of these records are also available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm numbers 581482-581484 and 581479-581480). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Records Available through the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

  • Letters received, 1824-1881; register of letters received, 1824-1880
  • Vital Records with census FHL film 581483 and 581484
  • 1849-1851 Santa Fe Agency FHL film 1661497

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Press, [1974].
  2. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M595, p. 51.
  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York:Clear-water Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
  • Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microscopy T1105.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online