New Mexico Archives and Libraries

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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research in New Mexico.

New Mexico Records Center and Archives
404 Montezuma
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2501
Telephone: 505-827-7332
Fax: 505-827-7331
Internet: http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/

National Archives—Southwest Region

Note that all the records for New Mexico are at the Denver National Archives office, not Texas.

(Fort Worth)
501 West Felix Street - Building 1 Dock 1
Fort Worth, TX 76115-0216
Telephone: 817-334-5525
Fax: 817-334-5621
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6216
Fort Worth, TX 76115-0216
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/southwest/

New Mexico Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 8283
Albuquerque, NM 87198-8283
Telephone: 505-828-2514
Internet: http://www.nmgs.org/

Historical Society of New Mexico
P.O. Box 1912
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Telephone: 505-827-7332
Fax: 505-827-7331
Internet: http://www.hsnm.org/

Albuquerque Public Library
501 Copper Avenue, N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: 505-768-5100
Fax: 505-768-5191
Internet: http://www.cabq.gov/library/

New Mexico State Library
325 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2777
Telephone: 505-827-3800
Fax: 505-827-3888
Internet: http://www.stlib.state.nm.us/

University of New Mexico Library
Special Collections
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Telephone: 505-277-4241
Fax: 505-277-6019
Internet: http://www.unm.edu/libraries.html

A historical account and description of records from the Spanish and Mexican periods is Henry P. Beers, Spanish and Mexican Records of the American Southwest: A Bibliographic Guide to Archive and Manuscript Sources(Tuscon, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1979; Family History Library book 973 A3bh).

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of New Mexico counties, use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. These inventories are available at the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org .