Genealogy Center

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The Public Library for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. is the world's largest database of genealogical records.  As an Affiliate Library, we are able to provide access at the Genealogy Center 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.


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.

Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial Archives

The Genealogy Center has these archival records 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.

New Mexico County Records

New Mexico City Directories

Other Available Records

  • Catalogo de pasajeros a Indias durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII
  • Albuquerque newspapers 1890-
    • Also use your library card to access through NewspaperARCHIVES 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
  • Select U.S. Census rolls to 1930
  • New York Times 1865-

More Catholic Church Microfilm Now Available!

Newly Added Microfilm

The New Mexico Genealogical Society recently donated ten films to the Genealogy Center on extended loan from  They include records for:

Antonito, Colorado, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1872-1957

Capulin, Colorado, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1939-1957

Durango, Colorado, St. Columba Catholic Church, 1881-1957

Los Animas, Colorado, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1910-1957

Walsenburg, Colorado, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1910-1957

La Plata County, Colorado, Mortuary Index, 1901-1988 from Hood Mortuary

The Genealogy Center has all available microfilmed records for Catholic churches in over 130 New Mexico and southern Colorado communities.  See the file for Catholic Church microfilm at the Genealogy Center to the left for more detailed information and visit the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for a list of available records by County and community.

NMGS Website

San Felipe de Neri, Albuquerque

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