Libraries with New Mexico Genealogy Resources

Did you know there was a difference between a county and city library? I didn't - I found that out when I tried to get my parking validated in Downtown LA by giving the help desk my county library card - needless to say, I paid full price for parking that day. City/Central Libraries are great resources for finding books on genealogy - at least in Southern California (where I have to drive at least an hour to get to libraries that have the information I need).

When I first started researching and working on my blog, I wrote an article I called "Library Stress", in which I chronicled my first experience at the Downtown LA Library (comparing it to a Manhattan subway station). I decided to change the format of my blog, so you won't find it  posted anywhere BUT...While I was writing it, I did a browser search to see if other people felt the same way.  Low and behold, I found extensive studies that have been done at universities because "Library Anxiety" is affects many college students academically - even at the graduate/masters level, even at Ivy League institutions). Most people are embarrassed to let anyone know they're confused when trying to navigate a library. Don't let that happen to you!

Researching my family history has been incredibly important to me, not to mention, therapeutic to my grieving process. I do get library anxiety, but I don't let it win. There are still so many people without access to the internet at home, or cell phones with search engines and google maps, or even home phones, etc. Time and time again, I've witnessed people, going up to the library reference desk, asking for something as simple as a phone number look up or a list of the grocery stores or auto mechanics in the area. This has really set me straight, when it comes to taking free resources for granted. Don't be afraid to ask the librarians questions - if they aren't helpful, ask someone else. The way I see it, letting my ego or anxiety win isn't worth passing up free resources.         

The Public Library: Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
Genealogy Center
501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Sun   Closed
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat  10am-6pm
Tues & Wed 10am-7pm
Their resources are too many to list. You can find out more information about the books they carry on their website. Don't forget to check out the helpful pdf's they offer online

Poudre River Public Library District
301 E. Olive Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
They have many resources on their website - including pdfs of family lineages you can search through. By the time I found this resource online, I had already done a great deal of research on my own and their lineages didn't go beyond the information I had already found through other sources.  However, there were a few ancestors I did find through these resources and I am working on finding confirming documents to see if those lineages are accurate. I'd say its worth a try.

Los Angeles Public Library
630 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Mon, Tues Wed, Thurs 10am-8pm
Fri & Sat 9:30am-5:30pm
Sun 1-5pm

I've spent entire days (weekends) at this library and they have many resources in their Genealogy Department - which is 4 levels down. I haven't made a list of the books they have but you can search them in the online catalog. The librarians are incredibly helpful here and an extra perk is the used book sale they have once a month. One Saturday morning I got to this library before they opened and saw a bunch of people standing at the door holding boxes - I wondered if the library also served as a local food pantry. I finally asked someone and it turns out they were book vendors, lining up for the books sale. Once the doors opened, everyone literally ran inside,  up the stairs, onto escalators or into elevators. I followed them and to my surprise, found some amazing books pertaining to New Mexico Genealogy, the Pueblos, Mexican and Spanish History. I also met some incredibly nice people and entered a book auction - where I was able to buy a book worth over $100.00 for a mere $5.00. I definitely recommend this library for family history research.

Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
417 Irving Dr.
Burbank, CA 91504-2408
(818)843-7247 or (818)THE-SCGS
Fax (818)843-7262
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10am-6pm (1st, 2nd, 4th 5th)
Tuesday – 10am to 9pm (3rd only)
Wednesday – 10am to 4pm
Thursday – 10am to 4pm
Friday – 10am to 2pm
Saturday – 10am to 4pm (3rd & 4th only)
Sunday – 10am to 4pm (1st & 2nd only)

A List of Their Books on New Mexico
**they also has numerous microfilms 
Births, deaths & marriages from El Paso newspapers ... for Arizona, Texas, NM, Oklahoma, and Indian Territory / compiled by the El Paso Genealogical Society, Jane Beard, chairman.
Abiquiu Bap 1754-1870
NM Bap Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Vol. 2 - 1821-1824, 1794, 1817-1853; 1837-1850
NM Bap, Santo Tomas de Abiquiu Vol 1 - 1754-1811
Abiquiu Bap Index: Index to database held by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe & State Archive of NM
Family Group Marriages Santo Tomas Church, Abiquiu, NM.
NMGS Albuquerque Bap 1706-1850
Albuquerque Bap, 1706-1850
NM Bap Church of San Felipe de Neri in Albuquerque 1850-1857
Church of the Immaculate Conception Albuquerque, NM, Burials Santa Barbara Cemetery 1876-1924
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Albuquerque, NM: Burials Santa Barbara Cemetery 1876-1924
NM Bap, Santa Cruz de la Canada, Vol 1 1710-1794
NM Bap, Santa Cruz de la Canada Vol 2 1795-1827
NM Bap Santa Cruz de la Canada 1710-1794 vol 1
NM Bap Santa Cruz de la Canada 1795-1827 Vol 2
NM Bap Santa Cruz de la Canada 1827-1856 vol 3
NM Bap of Santa Fe Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis, 5 Sep 1747 to 17 July 1791, Vol 1
NM Bap of Santa Fe Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis, 15 Aug 1796-30 Dec 1822, Vol 2
NM Bap of Santa Fe Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis 1 Jan 1823 to 26 Jun 1839, Vol 3 & Castrense Register 9 Jun 1798 to 16 Jun 1833
NM Bap of Santa Fe Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis 18 Feb 1839 to July 1851
Santa Clara Bap 1728-1861
NM Marriages San Juan Pueblo 1726-1776, 1831-1855 and Santa Clara Pueblo 1726-1832
San Juan Nepomuceno de El Rito Bap, 1869-1885
Taos Bap 1701-1852
Taos Marriages Index
Nuestra Senora de los Dolores Bap of Arroyo Hondo
NM Marriages Bernalillo January 1863 to December 1894.
NM Marriages, Bap, Burials – Bernalillo, Nuestra Padre San Francisco 1700-1712
NM Marriages San Jose de la Laguna, 1777-1892; Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, 1852-1889; San Rafael, Seboyeta, Gallup, 1890-1904; Gallup Cathedral, 1904-1922.
NM Marriages & Bap San Augustin de la Isleta – Marriages 1726-1846; Bap 1730-1776, 1829-1842
NM Bap Pueblo Missions: San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Cochiti, Jemez
NM Marriages Church of San Antonio de Sandia 1771-1864
NM Bap, Sandia Mission, Nuestra Senor de los Dolores 1771-1851
NM Marriages Chaperito La Yglesia De San Ysidro El Labrabor, August 1876-December 1898.
NM Bap, San Miguel del Vado Pecos Mission 1799-1829
NM Marriages and Marriage Investigations, San Miguel Del Vado, 1802-1865.
NM Marriages – Union County
NM Bap Our Lady of Belen 1810-1851
NM Marriages: Churches of Immaculate Conception of Tome and Our Lady of Belen
NM Marriages, Churches of Immaculate Conception of Tomé and Our Lady of Belén
NM Marriages 1864-1884; Chavez, Colfax, De Baca, Grant, Lea, and Socorro Counties
NM Marriages, Mora, January 1, 1876 to December 1895.
NM Bap Santa Gertrudis Church of Mora, Book 1, 1855-1860
NM Marriages Mora, February 4, 1856 - December 25, 1875.
NM Marriages, Anton Chico : La Yglesia de San Jose April 1857 - December 1940.
NM Marriages La Junta (Watrous) September 1873-Arpil 1908.
NM Marriages, Puerto de Luna, Nuestra Senora del Refugio, 1864-1914.
NM Marriages Pecos October 1862 - April 1904.
NM Marriages Cimarron and Ocate 1872 to 1894.
Las Vegas Marriages, Our Lady of Sorrows, Aragon-Trujillo, Vol 3.
Las Vegas, San Juan Bap, 1841-1856 Vol 1
NM Bap – Las Vegas, Nuestra Senor De Los Dolores, 1852-1871
NM Marriages Las Vegas, Nuestra Senoio De Los Dolores, January 1853-December 1882.
A Compilation of Burial Records of the Central NM Villages of Tome, San Fernando, Los Enlames, Valencia, Peralta, Casa Colorada, and Manzano, 1793-1795 & 1809-1846.
Civil War veteran burial listings / [by Sheman Lee Pompey].

Pomona Public Library
625 S. Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91766
Mon-Thurs 1-7pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday Closed

A list of their books on New Mexico
Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico, 1750-1830
By: Virginia Langham Olmstead (pub. NMGS 1981)
Census of 1821: New Mexico Province, Santa Fe Parish
By: Patricia Black Esterly (pub. NMGS 1994)
New Mexico 1850 Territorial Census
Edited By: Margaret Leonard Windham (pub. NMGS 1976)
- Vol. 1 Valencia County
- Vol. 2 Rio Arriba and Santa Ana Counties
- Vol. 3 Taos and San Miguel Counties
- Vol. 4 Bernalillo and Santa Fe Counties
New Mexico 1860 Census Index
By: Ronald Vern. Jackson (pub. Bountiful, UT Accelerated Index Systems 1980)
New Mexico Censuses of 1833 and 1845: Socorro and Surrounding Communities of the Rio Abajo
By: Teresa Ramirez Alief, Patricia Black Esterly, Jose Gonzales (pub. NMGS 1994)
New Mexico Baptisms, Santa Cruz de la Canada Church
By: Virginia Langham Olmstead (pub. NMGS 1994-1997)
- Vol. 1 1710-1794
- Vol. 2 1795-1827
- Vol. 3 1827-1856
New Mexico Baptisms, San Miguel del Bado Church
By: Eloise Arellanes (pub. NMGS 1997)
- Vol. 1 January 1, 1829 to May 12, 1844
- Vol. 2 May 12, 1844 to July 6, 1853
New Mexico Marriages, San Miguel del Bado Church – Nov. 12, 1829 to Nov. 10, 1878
By: Eloise Arellanes (NMGS 1997)
Taos County, New Mexico: Materials Published in the New Mexico Genealogist, 1962-1988 and Related Research Information
By: Ralph L. Hayes (NMGS 1989)
Albuquerque Baptisms: Archdiocese of Santa Fe, 1706-1850
By: Members of the Society (pub. NMGS 1989, 1983)
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Albuquerque, New Mexico: Burials in Santa Barbara
Cemetery, 1876-1924
By: Clara Mulford Taylor (pub. NMGS 1989)
New Mexico Cemeteries
By: Mary Brewer 1946- (pub. NMGS )
- Vol. 1 Bernalillo County, Mt. Calvary
- Vol. 2 Some Valencia County Cemeteries
New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms, San Augustin de la Isleta Church:
By: Lila Armijo Pfeufer (pub. NMGS 1996)
- Marriages 1726-1846
- Baptisms 1730-1776
- Baptisms 1829-1842
New Mexico Marriages Union County
By: June Lofgreen (pub. NMGS 1994)
La Junta Precinct No. 11 and the Area Surrounding Fort Union: Mora and San Miguel Counties, New Mexico – 1860, 1870, 1880 Federal Census Enumeration
By: Harry C. Myers (pub. NMGS 1993)
New Mexico Baptisms, Santa Gertrudis Church of Mora: Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe
By: Al. Regensberg (pub. NMGS 1994)
New Mexico Marriages: Churches of Immaculate Conception of Tome and Our Lady of Belen
By: Margaret Leonard Wyndham (NMGS 1994)
New Mexico Marriages, Church of San Antonio de Sandia, 1771-1864
By: Raymond P. Salas (NMGS 1993)
Los Primeros Pobladores: Hispanic Americans of the Ute Frontier
By: Francers Leon. Quintana (pub. Notre Dame, Ind.: Univ. of Notre Dame Press 1974)
Spains Patriots of Northwestern New Spain from South of the U.S. Border in its 1779-1783
War with England During the American Revolution: part 8 Spanish Borderland Studies
By: Granville W. Hough (pub. Midway City, CA: SHHAR Press, 2001)
Montezuma's Children: Aztec Royalty Under Spanish Rule, 1520-1700
By: Donald E. Chipman (pub. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 2005)
The Family of Lucero de Godoi: Early Records
Lucero de Godoi in the Parishes of: Albuquerque, Abiquiu, Cochiti, Isleta, Picuris, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Taos and Tome
By: Margaret L. Buxton (pub. NMGS 1988)
New Mexican Genealogist – Comprehensive Index: Volumes I-XXXIII, 1962-1994
By: Dorothy A. Brylinski (pub. NMGS)
101 Men & Women of New Mexico: 101 Men & 101 Women who Contributed to New Mexico's History
By: Dora Elizabeth Ahern 1904- (pub. Santa Fe, N.M.: Stone Press 1976)
Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories
Plus tips and strategies to find your family history
By: National Geographic Team (pub. Washington DC Nat Geo, 2015)
Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (1992)
By: Angelico Chavez, 1910- (pub. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press 1992)
Origins of New Mexico Families in the Spanish Colonial Period: In 2 Parts
By: Angelico Chavez 1910-1996 (pub. Univ. Of Albuquerque in Collaboration w/ Calvin Horn Pub. 1973)
- The 17th Century (1598-1693)
- The 18th Century (1693-1821)

For a more comprehensive list of Genealogy Libraries in California, visit the website I am posting below. I happened to be reading the Spanish Borderland Studies on this website (for Sons of the American Revolution), when I found their list of genealogy libraries.  A few of them I've been using and have their information listed on this page. If I happen to check out any of the other locations they've listed, I'll follow up with a list of the New Mexico Genealogy books they have.

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