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Published by the New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico
Spanish and Mexican
Colonial Censuses
1790, 1823, 1845

NMGS Press Item #B2, 1975
Indexed and spiral bound. $24.00. 308 pages.

Translated and compiled by Virginia Langham Olmsted, G.R.S.

From the first few paragraphs of the Preface:

"The 1790 Spanish colonial census of the Province of New Mexico, together with the 1823 and 1845 Mexican censuses of the area, provides a valuable genealogical tool for research on early New Mexican families. The original enumerations were for tax purposes, but their historic value is tremendous.

[The introduction includes abbreviations for ethnic derivations used in these censuses.]

"The 1823 Mexican census has a wealth of family information but is, unfortunately, the most fragmentary of the three enumerations."

This is publication B2 of the NMGS Press.

[Note: For the most complete 1821 census of parish members of the Santa Fe area, see the Santa Fe census of 1821, NMGS Book B -5. It covers Santa Fe and surrounding areas.]

Table of Contents:

Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Microfilm Reel No. 12

San Antonio
San Fernando of the Silvas
San Ysidro de Paxarito
San Andres de los Padillas
San Augustin of Ysleta
Neighborhood of Ysleta
Los Chaves
San Antonio de Sabinal
Pueblo of Zuni
Rancho Colorado
Rancho de Piedras Negras
Rancho de Galisteo
Rancho del Cañon
Rancho de Señora de Santa Anna
Santa Fe
Pueblo of Tesuque
Additional Santa Fe Families
Santa Crus de la Cañada
Pueblo de San Juan
Neighborhood of San Juan
Pueblo of San Lorenzo de Picuris
Neighborhoos of Picuris
San Carlos of Alameda

Mexican Census of 1823 for the Province of New Mexico
Mexican Archives of New Mexico, Microfilm Reel No. 3

Santa Fe (Barrio of Torreon)
Rio de Tesuque
Santa Fe (Barrio of San Francisco)
Tesuque Pueblo
Santa Fe (Barrio of San Miguel)
Santa Fe (Barrio of Our Lady of Guadalupe)
Presidio of Santa Fe

Mexican Census of 1845 for the Province of New Mexico
Mexican Archives of New Mexico, Microfilm reel No. 40
Jemes [Jemez]
Jemes Pueblo
San Ysidro
Zia Pueblo
Santa Ana Pueblo
Lo de Mora
Valle de San Antonio
El Rito
Las Vegas
Plaza de Ariva
Agua Zarca
Plaza del Burito
Plaza del Torreon
Plaza del Garcias
San Augustin
Santa Cruz de la Cañada
San Miguel del Vado
Santa Clara (?)

Surame index

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