Catholic Churches in New Mexico and Southern Colorado
Types of films; how they are identified, boundaries of each diocese, where the
records are available for searching, and the address of each diocese office.
• Three Film Types: FHL, AASF and ADG.
(For locations of the research facilities, see
AASF: Archives of
the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
• New Mexico Dioceses: Santa Fe, Gallup, and Las Cruces Dioceses
• So. Colorado Dioceses: Pueblo Diocese
FHL: Catholic church records filmed by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Go! Now that I know the film number I need, where can I see it?
LDS Family History Centers
State Records Center and
Hispanic Cultural Center
New Mexico Genealogical Society
Hispanic Genealogical Research
Branch of Albuquerque Libraries
Center for Southwest Research,
Rio Grande Historical Collections,
Two Bonuses: "Orphaned"
Records, and Known Lost or Missing Records.
Sources and Volunteers:
A list of sources and volunteers may be found here
Bernalillo County was one of the seven original partidos
established under Mexican rule, and became a U.S. county on January 8, 1852. It
probably was named for the Gonzáles-Bernal family that lived in the area
before the Reconquest in 1692. Its county seat is Albuquerque, founded in 1706 and
named after the Spanish Duke of Alburquerque. This county absorbed Santa Ana County
in 1876, and three counties were created from parts of Bernalillo County: McKinley,
Sandoval, and Torrance.
The Bernalillo County Courthouse is at One Civic Plaza
NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Phone (505) 768-4090; FAX (505) 768-4329.
This county is within the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa
Fe (see map). Where can
you search the records, books, and microfilm? See
Records for the sources and addresses known to date.
New Mexico Genealogist: Since its first issue in
1962, the Genealogist has been publishing a continuous stream of county,
state, and church records as well as other informative articles. Now available:
1) a CD containing every issue published in the first forty years of publication:
2) a printed topic index 1962-1999: Book #E4b at
3) An index for each current year is provided within the Genealogist in that
year's December issue.
4) There are also some articles from the Genealogist being published on this
web site. For a list, see Genealogist online.
The 1850 Bernalillo County census is on FHL microfilm
#16603 and is also available as a published book with surname index from the New
Mexico Genealogical Society. See Book B-1 at NMGS
Most Catholic church records are available on microfilm,
and volunteers have extracted, translated, and published many of those records with
indexes. Click on the links below to see which other books are already available
from these societies:
Due to the volume of incoming mail, this webmaster is
not able to answer online research questions. Instead, please try our extensive link section, or contact one of two other
volunteer groups, New Mexico GenWeb
and New Mexico Ancestors.
Both are linked to larger networks of sites covering the entire state of New Mexico.
To the best of our knowledge, the information presented
here is accurate and up to date. If you have corrections or additions to contribute,
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