New Mexico Genealogy

New Mexico Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in New Mexico history.

The search on the right side will search all of the New Mexico Genealogy website, but will not search the data linked to from our offsite data pages.

Featured New Mexico Genealogy and History

  • Fort Selden, New Mexico Troops, 1865-1891
    The first troops to occupy the fort were companies of the 125th US Colored Infantry Regiment, a group of African-American enlisted soldiers from Kentucky who had been mustered into the Union Army near the close of the American Civil War. Several of the units assigned later, including the 9th US Cavalry and 10th US Cavalry, and stationed at the fort were also composed of black troopers, sometimes referred to as Buffalo Soldiers. As a testament to their bravery, nine Buffalo Soldiers received the Medal of Honor while serving in New Mexico Territory.
  • Franciscan Missions of the Southwest
    The Franciscan (Cincinnati Province) Preservation Society was a Branch Society established for the support of the Franciscan Missions among the Indians, which were located in New Mexico and the northeastern part of Arizona. This magazine endeavored to increase the membership in that Branch Society, and to arouse a widespread interest in the Missions of the great Southwest.
  • African American Resources
    Read about the early black settlements in New Mexico and several different Buffalo Soldier extractions and information pages.
  • Census Records
    This page provides information on where to obtain available census records online for New Mexico.
  • County Offices
    County Offices of many states are a great place to start your research.  We have provided a brief glimpse of the etymology of each county, knowing when and how counties were formed can aid land and census searches.
  • New Mexico Land Records
    Originally a combined section of land records and maps, the land records now have their own specific page.
  • New Mexico Maps
    The map page now consists of over 40 historical maps of New Mexico made before 1900.
  • Native American Resources
    Providing a brief synopsis of the tribes of New Mexico with links to much more extensive content.

Surrounding States

Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Untin – Zufrison

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Tattersall – Tyler

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Sacket – Swift

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Rack – Rynerson

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Naugenbaum – Quintana

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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Fort Selden Troops – Surnames Mackin – Murray

Fort Selden was established in 1865 in an effort to bring peace among the varied inhabitants in the south central region of present day New Mexico. Their primary intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Mescalero Apache Indians. Built near the banks of…
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