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
1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone (505) 476-7948
Fax (505) 476-7909

National Archives—Rocky Mountain Region

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

National Archives
Rocky Mountain Region
P.O. Box 25307
Denver, Colorado 80225
(303) 407-5740

New Mexico Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 27559
Albuquerque, NM 87125

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

P. O. Box 27250
Albuquerque, NM  87125

Historical Society of New Mexico
P.O. Box 1912
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Albuquerque Public Library
501 Copper Avenue, N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: 505-768-5100
Fax: 505-768-5191

New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Albuquerque Public Library
Special Collections

423 Central Ave, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 848-1376 

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 .