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
e-mail: archives@state.nm.us

National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)
Note that all the records for New Mexico are at the Denver National Archives office, not Texas.

National Archives, Rocky Mountain Region
Building 48
P.O. Box 25307
Denver, Colorado 80225
Telephone: 303-407-5700
Fax: 303-407-5707
Internet: http://www.archives.gov/rocky-mountain/

New Mexico Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 27559
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Internet: http://www.nmgs.org/

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

P. O. Box 27250
Albuquerque, NM  87125
http://www.hgrc-nm.org

Historical Society of New Mexico
P.O. Box 1912
Santa Fe, NM 87504
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
1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-476-9700

Albuquerque Public Library
Special Collections

423 Central Ave, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 848-1376 
Internet:  http://www.cabq.gov/library/

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 .