Land Records, When searching New Mexico it may be necessary to consult other countries and states to find property records of your ancestors.  Old Spanish Land Grants, French and Mexican Records, State of Texas and finally New Mexico are some of the places you may need to search to find the records of your ancestors. Native Americans were a large part of New Mexico history and as such their records may be difficult to research.

  • BLM, GLO Records Welcome to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Land Office (GLO) Records Automation web site. We provide live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States. We also provide image access to more than three million Federal land title records for Eastern Public Land States, issued between 1820 and 1908. Currently, we are adding images of Military Land Warrants. These land patents were issued to individuals as a reward for their military service. Images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810, are added to the site state-by-state as each state’s documents are completed. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
  • A Location Guide to the General Land Office (GLO) Survey Plats New Mexico

    • Bureau of Land Management
      New Mexico State Office
      301 Dinosaur Trail
      PO Box 27115
      Santa Fe, NM 87508
      www.publiclandsinfo.org/html/explore/mn splash.asp
      Owns: originals & copies (microfilm, microfiche, electronic future)
      Access: must examine on-site  $$
      This office also owns plats for Kansas and Oklahoma.

    • National Archives and Records Administration
      Regional Records Services
      Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)
      Bldg. 48, Denver Federal Center
      P.O. Box 25307
      Denver CO 80225
      www.nara.gov/regional/denver.html
      Owns: originals
      Access: must examine on-site $$
      This office also owns plats for Montana, Utah & Wyoming

    • University of New Mexico
      Centennial Science & Engineering Library
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-1466
      http://library.unm.edu/about/magic.php
      Owns: originals & copies (paper)
      Access: must examine on-site $$