The New Mexico State Library has a number of books for those new to genealogy research. Here are some examples. Check the catalog for a more complete list.
The New Mexico State library has a collection of extractions from New Mexico early church records. Check the catalog for complete records or to find the title of interest. This collection continues to grow, so check back if we don't currently have what you need. The New Mexico State Archives also has a complimentary collection of extractions. Examples include:
Here are a few examples of current and past journals and newsletters at the New Mexico State Library. Check the catalog for complete records or to find the title of interest.
Herencia: The Quarterly Journal of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico Volume 6, number 1 (January 1998) - current.
Colorado Hispanic Genealogist: The Journal of the Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy Vol.1, no. 1 (Mar. 2004) - currebnt.
New Mexico Genealogist: The Journal of the New Mexico Genealogical Society Vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 1962) - current
Nuestras Raices Journal: Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Vol. 1 (Jan. 1989) - current
Noticias (Newsletter of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico) 1996 - current
Spanish-American Genealogist 1977-1982, 1986
There are a number of published family histories available at the State Library. Check the catalog for complete records or to find the title of interest. Examples include:
Madrid, Crespin, and Sanchez Family History by Virginia Sanchez and Sandra Sanchez
The Sernas of New Mexico: A Family History by Louis F. Serna
The Quintana's by Ida R. Foraci (22 volumes)
Some Descendants of Domingo Montes Vigil: Siero, Spain to "La Culebra" 1611-1965, 1695-1999 by Maria C. Martinez
Some Descendants of Francisco Montes Vigil II: Siero, Spain to "La Culebra" by Maria C. Martinez
There are a number of published county histories available at the State Library. Check the catalog for complete records or to find the title of interest. Examples include:
Pioneer Families of Grant County, New Mexico: A History of the Hooker-Shelley Families and the 916 Ranch by La Verne McCauley & Terrell T. Shelley
New Mexico Local and County Histories : A Bibliography compiled by Christine Buder Myers
Out in God's Country: A History of Colfax County, New Mexico by Larry Murphy
Eddy County, New Mexico: To 1981 by Southeastern New Mexico Historical Society
Curry County, New Mexico: A Collection of Historical Material Featuring Family Histories and Including Histories of Schools, Churches, Communities, Businesses and Organizations by Don McAlavy, co-editor, Harold Kilmer, co-editor
The New Mexico State Library has the following city, county, and business directories. Please be aware that the date range noted may not include the directory for each year in the range. They are all listed in our online catalog and are available for on site use only.
New Mexico Business Directories, 1915-1950
Artesia/Eddy County 1974-current
Carlsbad/Eddy County 1964-current
Clovis –Portales 1964, 1998-current
El Paso, Texas 1978-1990
Farmington/San Juan County 1964-current
Gallup/McKinley County 1964, 1976-current
Grants/Valencia County 1976-1981
Greater Las Cruces 1940-current
Hobbs/Lea County 1952-current
Portales/Roosevelt County 1976-1979
Roswell/Chaves County 1966-current
Santa Fe 1940, 1944-current (paper); 1928-1935 (microfilm)
Tucumcari/Quay County 1979, 1988, 1991
Anthony/Canutillo/La Mesa 1961-1991
Belen/ Los Lunas 1961-2010
Deming/Lordsburg/Silver City 1955-1985+
Estancia/Fort Sumner/Santa Rosa 1960-1983
Las Cruces 1955-2011
Las Vegas/Raton 1954-2008
Los Alamos 1961-1965
Santa Fe 1926, 1955-2013
Silver City +1987-2010
Truth or Consequences 1961-2004
Window Rock, AZ 1972-2000
Southwest Collection Vertical Files consists of clippings and ephemera. The Biography files contains material that is often retrospective and multi-generational.