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New Mexico, 
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census
Collection years 1885
Microfilm Publication M846. Schedules of the New Mexico Territory Census of 1885. 6 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 2791166
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the New Mexico Territory in 1885. This collection coincides with NARA publication M846.

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Census

  • Name
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Month of birth if born within the census year
  • Relationship to head of the household
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Sick, deaf, dumb, blind, or mentally ill
  • Attending school
  • Can read and write
  • Birthplace (state or country)
  • Birthplace of parents (state or country)

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Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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