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Several types of directories have been published in the United States over the last two hundred years including: city directories, telephone directories, county and regional business directories, professional, organizational, and religious directories, post office directories, and street directories. Directories have tremendous value to genealogists as both an original record and as a reference aid.

The sections below provide information about New Mexico directories. For further information about directories in general, see United States Directories.

Resources for New Mexico Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The New Mexico History Museum's Fray Angelico Chavez History Library has a good collection of city directories.

Business Directories

  • 1882. A Complete Business Directory of New Mexico and Gazetteer of the Territory for 1882. Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexican Printing and Publishing Company, 1882. Digital version at Google Books.
  • 1883-84. McKenney, L.M. Pacific Coast Directory, for 1883-84. Giving name, business, and address of business and professional men of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, and New Mexico. Together with sketches of the different towns, giving location, population, Etc. San Francisco: L.M. McKenney & Co., 1882. Digital version at Internet Archive.
  • 1884-85. Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona Gazetteer and Business Directory 1884-5. Volume 1. R.L. Polk & Co. and A.C. Danser, 1884. Digital version at Google Books.
  • 1938. New Mexico State Business Directory, 1938: Including El Paso, Texas Department and Denver, and Western Cities Classification. Denver: Gazetteer Pub. and Printing Co., 1938. FHL film 1000221.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

  • Ancestry.com ($) has New Mexico directories available online in their U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 collection. The following cities are currently included: Albuquerque, Artesia, Carlsbad, Gallup, Hobbs, Roswell, and Santa Fe.
  • US City Directories identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of New Mexico including:

Albuquerque

1940, 1952, 1960, 1965 FHL Book 978.961/A1 E4h
1905-1935 FHL Film 1843249- 1843255

Roswell

1956 FHL Book 978.943/R1 E4hd
1979, 1991 FHL Book 978.943/R1 E4p

Santa Fe

1940, 1960, 1966, 1968 FHL Book 978.956/S1 E4h
1928-1935 FHL Film 2309618

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

NEW MEXICO, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
NEW MEXICO, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES


Websites[edit | edit source]