Genealogy Center

Help with Newspapers

Help with Newspaper Research

There are free online classes on using Newspapers in genealogy research on the Family Search and Ancestry Library Edition Learning Center pages.  The books below will also be helpful.

Albuquerque Newspapers

Albuquerque Newspapers

The Library has microfilm copies of Albuquerque newspapers from 1887 to the present, including the Albuquerque Journal and the Albuquerque Tribune. A vital records index of names from the Albuquerque papers 1888-1927 and an obituary index through 2003 is available on a Local Area Network at the Genealogy Center.  We also have some print, microfiche and card indexes for the Albuquerque papers.


Access Albuquerque and New Mexico newspapers online using these full-text databases with your Library card.

Early New Mexico Newspapers

Early New Mexico Newspapers

The Library has many early New Mexico newspapers, including many on microfilm at the Genealogy Center.  Records for these newspapers are in the online catalog.

You will find digitized newspapers online for New Mexico on NewspaperARCHIVE and Chronicling America. 

Chronicling America

Chronicling America from the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress' Chronicling America website has fully searchable digitized newspapers published in Albuquerque and New Mexico before 1923. The Albuquerque papers include:

  • Albuquerque Citizen, 1907-1909
  • Albuquerque Daily Citizen, 1895-1903
  • Albuquerque Evening Citizen, 1905-1907
  • Albuquerque Evening Herald, 1911-1914
  • Albuquerque Weekly Citizen, 1891-19??
  • The Evening Herald, 1914-1922

The earliest New Mexico paper that is included in Chronicling America is for 1880. There are currently early digitized newspapers on this site for Albuquerque, Aztec, Carlsbad, Carrizozo, Cimmaron, Clayton, Clovis, Columbus, Deming, Kenna, Las Vegas, Lincoln County, Lordsburg, Red River, Socorro, and Tucumcari.

New Mexico Newspapers

Contemporary New Mexico Newspapers

Newsbank provides access to major articles from the following newspapers:  Albuquerque Journal 1995- present, Las Cruces Sun-News 2004- present,  the Roswell Daily Record 2002- present, and the Santa Fe New Mexican 1994- present.

Newspaper Links