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.
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.
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 Ancestry.com.
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 FamilySearch.org 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