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.]
| Spanish Archives
of New Mexico, Microfilm Reel No. 12
Mexican Archives of New Mexico, Microfilm Reel No. 3
Mexican Archives of New Mexico, Microfilm reel No. 40
Return to NMGS Press list of books. This is Book B2.