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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[New_MexicoNew Mexico|New Mexico ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[New_Mexico_Church_Records|Church Records]]''
Prior to 1900 the largest religious group in [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] was the Roman Catholic Church. Other churches represented in New Mexico include the Methodist Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Christian. {{cn}}
=== Roman Catholic ===
From 1678 to 1869 the Catholic Church investigated the blood relationship of couples before they were allowed to marry. Some genealogical information in the records of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been extracted and published in:
*Chavez, Angelico. ''New Mexico Roots LTD: A Demographic Perspective from Genealogical, Historical, and Geographical Data Found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-nuptial Investigations (1678-1869)'', 11 Volumes. (Not Published, 1982. {{FHL|1399863|item}} book 978.9 D2ca; fiche 6051367. This source lists the names of the bride and groom, the date of marriage, and the parents' names.
*Chavez, Angelico. ''New Mexico Roots LTD: A Demographic Perspective from Genealogical, Historical, and Geographical Data Found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-nuptial Investigations (1678-1869)'', 11 Volumes. (Not Published, 1982. {{FHL|1399863|item}} book 978.9 D2ca; fiche 6051367. This source lists the names of the bride and groom, the date of marriage, and the parents' names. Several histories of the Catholic missions and of early churchmen have been published, such as: 
*Dominquez, Francisco A. ''The Missions of New Mexico, 1776.'' Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 1956. {{FHL|157902|item}} book 978.9 K2d
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]], [[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]], [[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]], [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]], [[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
[http://www.dioceseoflascruces.org/sub_page.php?num=65 '''Diocese of Las Cruces''']<br>1280 Med Park<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004<br>Phone: (505) 523-7577 Mailing Address:<br>P.O. Box 16318<br>Las Cruces, NM 88004
The diocese website does not include family history records.
To locate church records see:
 
*''Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in New Mexico, 1940.'' Albuquerque, N.M.: New Mexico Historical Records Survey, 1940. {{FHL|150881|item}} book 978.9 K24n; fiche 6051186
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