Genealogy Center

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We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. is the world's largest non-profit database of genealogical records.  As an Affiliate Library, we are able to provide access at all of our branches from our public computers to millions of restricted digital images that will not be accessible to you from home.  By contract with some of their information providers, FamilySearch does not have rights to share all images with Affiliate Libraries.  You will need to create your own free account in order to view records on FamilySearch.


Available Microfilm

Microform Collections

The Genealogy Center has state of the art equipment for viewing microfilm and microfiche.  Please bring a flash/USB drive with you to save your images.

Early Catholic Church Records

The Catholic Church in New Mexico kept meticulous records for baptisms, marriages and burials beginning in the late 1600s.  Many of these records still survive and are available at the Genealogy Center on microfilm.

Many of these records have now been digitized and are available at  The New Mexico Genealogical Society website has handy tips and pointers for accessing these records.

Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial Archives

The Genealogy Center has the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial Archives of New Mexico available on microfilm. 

The guides below will help you to determine which rolls of film will be pertinent to your research.  Spanish Archives series I are records related to Spanish land grants.  Series II are other types of records. 

The Spanish and Mexican Archives of New Mexico have now been digitized and are available on Ancestry Library Edition and

New Mexico County Records

New Mexico City Directories

Other Available Microfilm for New Mexico at the Genealogy Center

  • Catalogo de pasajeros a Indias durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII
  • Albuquerque newspapers 1890-
    • Also use your library card to access Albuquerque newspapers for free through NewspaperARCHIVES, ProQuest Historic Newspapers, or NewsBank
  • New Mexico Territorial era newspapers
  • Indian Census from 1885 to 1940
    • Also use your library card to access through Fold3
  • Santa Fe Indian School, 1890-1918 films M1473 1 through 38
  • Returns from U.S. Military Forts, 1800-1916
  • New Mexico Union Soldier service records
  • Sender Collection, 1697-1884
  • World War I New Mexico Selective Service Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • World War I biographical records, casualties, wounded, and National Guard Enlistment Records from the New Mexico Office of the Adjutant General
  • Thomas B. Catron Papers series 302-310 (Land Title Records)
  • Census rolls to 1930

More Catholic Church Microfilm Now Available!

The Genealogy Center has all available microfilmed records for Catholic churches in over 130 New Mexico and southern Colorado communities.

Many New Mexico church records have now been digitized and can be viewed on after creating a free account.  We can provide assistance with using FamilySearch to search these records.  The New Mexico Genealogical Society has created a convenient list of Catholic church records available online and on microfilm with links to the digitized films.  NMGS E-Resources


San Felipe de Neri, Albuquerque