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New Mexico Fast Facts and Key Resources

By David A. Fryxell Premium

 
? Statehood: 1912

? US territory status: Annexed between 1848 and 1853; became a territory in 1850

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? First Federal census: 1850

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1920

? Statewide marriage records: None – kept at county level

? Counties: 33, established beginning in 1852

? Contact for vital records:

New Mexico Vital Records

Box 26110

Santa Fe, NM 87502

(505) 827-2338

<dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/vitalrec/vital%20records.htm>

Web sites

? New Mexico Ancestors <rootsweb.com/~nma>

? New Mexico Culturenet History Timeline

<www.nmculturenet.org/heritage/cuartocentenario/timeline.php>

? New Mexico Genealogy

<rootsweb.com/~nmahgp>

? New Mexico GenWeb Project

<rootsweb.com/~nmgenweb>

? New Mexico Magazine Timeline of Historic Events

<www.nmmagazine.com/NMGUIDE/memories.html>

? New Mexico Newspaper Project

<libdata.unm.edu/nmnp>

? Online Archive of New Mexico

<elibrary.unm.edu/oanm>

? USGenWeb Archives: New Mexico

<rootsweb.com/usgenweb/nm/nmfiles.htm>

Books

? 1850 Territorial Census, 4 volumes (NMGS Press)

? 1890 New Mexico Tax Assessments (NMGS Press)

? Census of 1821 — Santa Fe Parish (NMGS Press)

? Genealogical Resources in New Mexico by Karen Stein Daniel (NMGS Press)

? Historical Atlas of New Mexico by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Haase (University of Oklahoma Press)

? An Illustrated History of New Mexico by Thomas E. Chavez (University of New Mexico Press)

? The New Mexico Genealogist: The First 40 Years CD (NMGS Press)

? New Mexico Newspapers: A Comprehensive Guide to Bibliographical Entries and Locations by Pearce S. Grove (University of New Mexico Press)

? New Mexico Spanish and Mexican Colonial Censuses, 1790, 1823, 1845 (NMGS Press)

? Northern New Spain: A Research Guide by Thomas C. Barnes (University of Arizona Press)

? Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico, 1880-1920 (New Mexico DAR)

? Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico, 1750-1830 (NMGS Press)

? Spanish and Mexican Land Grants in New Mexico and Colorado by John R. and Christine Van Ness (AG Press)

Organizations and archives

? Albuquerque Special Collections Library

423 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 848-1376, <cabq.gov/library/specol.html>

? Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

4000 St. Joseph Place, Lourdes Hall Rio, Albuquerque, NM 87120, (505) 833-4197, <www.hgrc-nm.org>

? NARA Rocky Mountain Region

Denver Federal Center, Buildings 46 and 48, Denver, CO 80225, (303) 407-5751, <archives.govlrocky-mountain>

? National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 Fourth St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 246-2261, <www.nhccnm.org>

? New Mexico Genealogical Society

Box 8283, Albuquerque, NM 87198, <www.nmgs.org>

? New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507, (505) 476-7908, <www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/archives/ancestors.htm>

? New Mexico State University Branson Library

Frenger Mall and Williams Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003, (505) 646-3839, <archives.nmsu.edu>

? University of New Mexico Libraries Center for Southwest Research

MSC05 3020, l University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (505) 277-6451, <elibrary.unm.edu/cswr>
 

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From the July 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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