New Mexico Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—New Mexico

Explore research in New Mexico.


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Goal 1: Learn about New Mexico research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your New Mexico ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic New Mexico research strategies.
    FS—Basic New Mexico Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for New Mexico research on Ancestry.
    AC—New Mexico Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for New Mexico research.
    AC—New Mexico State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the New Mexico Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—New Mexico Record Finder





Goal 2: Learn about New Mexico archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: New Mexico Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the New Mexico state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for New Mexico.
  4. Explore New Mexico Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for New Mexico genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Search for free online books on New Mexico research on the FamilySearch site.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about New Mexico city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Directories
  2. Explore New Mexico city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore New Mexico city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore New Mexico historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for New Mexico city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about New Mexico vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Mexico Vital Records
  2. Search for online New Mexico vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  3. Explore New Mexico birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  4. Explore New Mexico birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Mexico vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore additional links for New Mexico birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New Mexico marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for New Mexico marriage records.
  2. Explore the Western States Historical Marriage Records Index.
  3. Explore additional links for New Mexico marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for New Mexico death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for New Mexico obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for New Mexico obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore New Mexico death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for New Mexico death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore New Mexico census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New Mexico censuses in this article.
    FS—New Mexico Census
  2. Learn about New Mexico census records.
    Census Records for New Mexico
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for New Mexico state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for New Mexico census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore New Mexico census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about New Mexico voting registers in this article.
    FS—New Mexico Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about New Mexico church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New Mexico church records in this article.
    FS—New Mexico Church Records
  2. Learn about New Mexico church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Mexico Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for New Mexico church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New Mexico cemetery records.

B Explore New Mexico cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore New Mexico cemetery records in this article.
    FS—New Mexico Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for New Mexico cemetery records.
  3. Search for New Mexico cemetery records online.
  4. Explore New Mexico cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Mexico cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the arizona Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about New Mexico emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about New Mexico migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Migration
  3. Explore additional links for New Mexico immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about New Mexico military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to New Mexico military records.
    New Mexico Military Records
  2. Learn about New Mexico military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Military Records
  3. Explore New Mexico military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore New Mexico military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Mexico military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore New Mexico military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about New Mexico probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New_Mexico probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: New Mexico Probate Records
  2. Learn about New_Mexico land and property records.
    FS—New Mexico Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about New_Mexico land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New Mexico Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for New Mexico probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New Mexico land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about New Mexico court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Court Records
  2. Learn about New Mexico court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New Mexico Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about New Mexico maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New Mexico maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about New Mexico maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Maps
  2. Learn about New Mexico maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New_Mexico Maps
  3. Learn about New Mexico gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New Mexico Gazetteers

B. Explore New Mexico maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of New Mexico maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of New Mexico.
  3. Explore historical New Mexico maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  • Explore the Old Maps Online site for New Mexico maps.




  • Goal 9: Learn about New Mexico newspapers.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Mexico newspapers.

    Summary
    1. Learn about New Mexico newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Mexico Newspapers
    2. Learn about researching historical New Mexico newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
      Research Free Historical New Mexico Newspapers—9:57
    3. Learn about New Mexico newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
      AC—Wiki: New_Mexico Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

    B. Explore New Mexico newspapers.

    Summary
    1. Search for New Mexico historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
    2. Search New Mexico newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
    3. Search New Mexico newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
    4. Search New Mexico newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
    5. Explore New Mexico newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
    6. Explore additional links for New Mexico newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


    Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


    Choices:

    A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for New Mexico research.

    1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
    2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
    3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
    4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
    5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


    Goal 11: Search records from New Mexico.


    Choices:

    A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or New Mexico County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for New Mexico.

    Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

    1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
    2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

    B Explore additional record collections.

    1. In FamilySearch, explore the New Mexico Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
    2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


    Goal 12: Get help with your New Mexico research.


    Choices:

    A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

    1. Visit the New_Mexico Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
    2. Visit the New_Mexico Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
    3. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
    4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for New Mexico.

    B. Join a mailing list or message board for New Mexico research.

    1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about New Mexico research.
    2. Search the RootsWeb site for New Mexico research mailing lists.
    3. Explore the New Mexico research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
    4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about New Mexico research.

    C. Learn about New Mexico genealogy societies.

    1. Learn about genealogy societies in New Mexico in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Mexico Societies
    2. Explore the New Mexico Genealogical Society site.
    3. Explore New Mexico genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




    New_Mexico Counties

    Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

    Bernanillo    A    L Catron    A    L Chaves    A    L Cibola    A    L Colfax    A    L Curry    A    L
    De Baca    A    L Dona Ana    A    L Eddy    A    L Grant    A    L Guadalupe    A    L Harding    A    L
    Hidalgo    A    L Lea    A    L Lincoln    A    L Los Alamos    A    L Luna    A    L McKinley    A    L
    Mora    A Otero    A    L Quay    A    L Rio Arriba    A    L Roosevelt    A    L San Juan    A    L
    San Miguel    A    L Sandoval    A    L Santa Fe    A    L Sierra    A    L Socorro    A    L Taos    A    L
    Torrance    A    L Union    A    L Valencia    A    L