|New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
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- New Mexico State Records and Archives
- 1205 Camino Carlos Rey (walk-in address at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey)
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
Telephone: 505-476-7948 archives, or 505-476-7900 general
Hours: Weekdays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Map: Google map: State Records Center and Archives
- From Southwest of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 N/US-85 North toward Santa Fe. Take the NM-14 N/Cerrillos Road exit, EXIT 278. 1.0 mi. Stay straight to go onto Cerrillos Rd/NM-14. 4.3 mi. Turn right onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.3 mi. Start a loop-back-around by taking the 2nd right onto Calle de Oriente. 0.03 mi. Take the 1st right onto Calle de Oriente Norte. 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.05 Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
- from North of Santa Fe on US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy): Turn onto US-84 S/US-285 (Taos Hwy) South toward Santa Fe. Turn right onto Cerrillos Rd/NM-14. 2.3 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.3 mi. Start a loop-back-around by taking the 2nd right onto Calle de Oriente. 0.03 mi. Take the 1st right onto Calle de Oriente Norte. 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Camino Carlos Rey. 0.05 Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
- from East of Santa Fe on I-25 (Canam Hwy): Merge onto I-25 S/US-85 S/US-84 North toward Santa Fe. Take the NM-466/Old Pecos Tr exit, EXIT 284. 0.2 mi. Turn slight right onto NM-466/Old Pecos Trl. 0.09 mi. Take the 1st left onto Rodeo Rd/NM-300. 3.0 mi. Turn right onto Camino Carlos Rey. 1.2 mi. Keep right at the road median to continue on Camino Carlos Rey. 0.01 mi. The parking lot for 1205 CAMINO CARLOS REY will be on the right.
- Public transportation Santa Fe Trails city bus routes 2, 4, and 5 stop within 2 blocks of the State Records and Archives Center.
Internet sites and databases:
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Tracing your genealogy, Commission, Administrative Law, Archives, NMHRAB, Records Management, State Historian, explore history, online catalog search.
- Heritage (online catalog) by keyword, title, and subject searches.
- Online Archive of New Mexico (part of RMOA) browse by subject, or search by word, subject, or title.
- Genealogy websites.
New Mexico's best genealogy repository because of their original territorial, state, and county records. They preserve public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history. This includes government records 1621-present, county records 1850-1912, manuscripts, films and videos, genealogical materials (such as Catholic church records, censuses, and published family histories), private papers (letters, diaries, wills, maps, and photographs) pertaining to New Mexico or the Southwest. This repository houses records from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, including documents dating from New Mexico’s Spanish (1621-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), and Territorial (1846-1912) periods of history.
If you cannot visit or find a source at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.
- National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
- New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.
- Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records pertaining to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, Santa Fe, colonial and territorial manuscripts, papers, newspapers, rare books, maps, and photos—rivals in size the State Records Center and Archives.
- Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (HGRC) of New Mexico, Albuquerque, maintains the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD) for Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico.
- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and
genealogies. The library contains 12,500 book titles about the history and culture of the Hispano world from the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, Latin America to Spain, and Portugal.
- NMSU Rio Grande Historical Collections, Las Cruces, early colonial Spanish records since 1598 for families along the Camino Real (Spanish mission road) from southern Colorado to Mexico City.
- UNM Center for Southwest Research, Albuquerque, Includes manuscripts of Southwestern U.S. families, organizations, and businesses, 40,000 books and periodicals, and 120,000 images since the 1850s.
- Santa Fe County Clerk marriages (restricted for 50 years), death certificates, wills, deeds, mortgages, DD Form 214 soldier discharges.
- Santa Fe County Probate Court recent wills.
- Santa Fe County Coroner selected death records.
- First Judicial District Court of New Mexico, Santa Fe, civil, and criminal court records.
- New Mexico Dept. of Health Vital Records, Santa Fe, adoption, births (restricted for 100 years), and deaths (restricted for 50 years).
- Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, offers links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico.
- Archdiocese of Santa Fe Archives, Santa Fe NM, created in 1850, it once also included Arizona, and Colorado.  The Archives houses records from 1678-1950 for dozens of parishes in three states.
- Repositories in surrounding counties: Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, and Torrance.
- ABC Library Genealogy Center, Albuquerque, genealogy and Southwestern history, including New Mexico vital records, history, biography, periodicals, and family folders.
- ABC Library Special Collections Albuquerque and New Mexico history and culture. In-house use only.
- New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
- Repositories in surrounding states (or nations): AZ, CO, OK, TX, UT, and Mexico.
- Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA, premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, maps and atlases, the Mexican War, westward migration, the Gold Rush, mining, land surveys, ethnic groups.
- National Archives at Denver Includes old New Mexico court records and naturalizations, federal and Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, World War I draft registrations.
- Archivo General de la Nación (AGN), Mexico City, church, civil, census, court, history, military, migration, land. Copies of colonial New Mexico records of were often sent to Mexico and Spain.