New Mexico Archives, Libraries, and Societies

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This entry was originally written by Karen Stein Daniel, CG and Margaret Windham for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the New Mexico Family History Research series.
History of New Mexico
New Mexico Vital Records
Census Records for New Mexico
Background Sources for New Mexico
New Mexico Maps
New Mexico Land Records
New Mexico Probate Records
New Mexico Court Records
New Mexico Tax Records
New Mexico Cemetery Records
New Mexico Church Records
New Mexico Military Records
New Mexico Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
New Mexico Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Native Americans of New Mexico
New Mexico County Resources
Map of New Mexico

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87505-9860

As the main repository of government documents within the state, it participates in the 'Online Archive of New Mexico.' Among its holdings are land grant documents; Spanish (1621'1821), Mexican (1821'46), and Territorial (1846'1912) Archives; statehood records; Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe records; governors' papers; judicial and private papers. Publishes Quipu.

New Mexico State Library

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87505-9860

The library provides access to state and federal sources; Southwest collections, including Hispanic and Native American; newspapers; vertical files; and clipping files.

New Mexico Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 8283
Albuquerque, NM 87198-8283

Publishes New Mexico Genealogist.

Historical Society of New Mexico

Box 1912
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Publishes La Cronica.

Center for Southwest Research

Special Collections Department, General Library
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1466

Major research center for New Mexico, the Southwest, and the American West; participating repository of the 'Online Archive of New Mexico'; land grant and Native American collections; vertical files; family histories; inventories and bibliographies.

Special Collections Library, Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library System

423 Central Ave. NE (at Edith)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

This is the main genealogical research library in New Mexico. Specialties include Southwestern reference; microform and CD-ROM collections; all New Mexico censuses; special Native American censuses; extensive New Mexico and U.S. genealogical collections.

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

P.O. Box 2087
120 Washington Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087

This research library collects materials to document the history of New Mexico, the Southwest, American West, and Meso-America. It is a participating repository of the 'Online Archive of New Mexico' and maintains vertical files and newspaper clippings.

Rio Grande Historical Collections, New Mexico State University Libraries

P.O. Box 30006, MSC 3475
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006

A participating repository of the 'Online Archive of New Mexico,' its holdings include Southwest collections on Native Americans, cowboys, cattle industry, farming, overland trails, borderlands, and the Western Women Collection.

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th SW (at Avenida César Chávez)
Albuquerque, NM 87102

A library and genealogy research center, its holdings include rare books, archival and genealogical collections, and microform collections.

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

P.O. Box 51088
Albuquerque, NM 87181

Publishes Herencia.