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New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956
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New Mexico, 
United States
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Location of New Mexico
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1701-1956
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Multiple Catholic churches in New Mexico


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains records from Catholic churches in New Mexico.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Spanish. For help with reading the records see Spanish Genealogical Word List.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

  • Child's name
  • Birth date and place
  • Christening date
  • Names of parents and their origin
  • Godparents' names

Burial

  • Date and place of internment
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Death date
  • Cause of death

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Residences of bride and groom
  • Groom's baptismal date
  • Bride's baptismal date
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnesses' names

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The collection records from parishes in the following counties:

  • Bernalillo
  • Colfax
  • Doña Ana
  • Mora
  • Rio Arriba

  • San Miguel
  • Santa Fe
  • Socorro
  • Taos
  • Valencia

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  • Approximate date of the event

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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Mexico.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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