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NEW MEXICO IN GENERAL and NM REGIONAL
Atlas of Historical New Mexico Maps
This website contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the mapmakers and by other people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.
Beyond Origins of New Mexico Families
Essentially, the material on the BONMF web site is a companion volume to Origins of New Mexico Families. It is maintained by Jose Antonio Esquibel, a genealogical researcher, historian and author of articles and books related to Spanish colonial genealogy and history, with particular regard to New Mexico and northeastern Mexico.
CARTA-El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association
CARTA’s mission is to facilitate goodwill, cooperation, and understanding among communities, and to promote the education, conservation, and protection of the multicultural and multiethnic history and traditions associated with the living trail, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
El Camino Real International Heritage Center
Friends of El Camino Real is a group of local volunteers that support the Camino Real Historic Trail Site, special events at the Center, and other educational programs.
Fray Angelico Chavez History Library
Located in Santa Fe. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico’s oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.
French in New Mexico
This website is about the history of the French in New Mexico, their history and genealogy. It functioned as a hub to contact descendants for my book (April 2020), and will continue to do so for future publications. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (HGRC)
HGRC’s mission (summarized): 1. Encouraging and nurturing the interests of its members in the pursuit of their Hispanic ancestors and history. 2. Instructing others in the methods of Hispanic genealogical research and to provide an awareness of Hispanic tradition, culture and history. 3. Facilitating the expansion and development of the opportunities for Hispanic genealogical and historical research. 4. Promoting the utilization of various materials to ensure the correctness and the proper documentation of all research. 5. Developing and promoting liaison with the Hispanic community and other organizations having like interests. 6. Providing and maintaining a genealogy database of the Hispanic ancestors of New Mexico and their descendants. (Known as the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database.) The HGRC-NM publishes a monthly newsletter “NOTICIAS“, a Quarterly Journal “HERENCIA“.
Historical Society of New Mexico
The Historical Society of New Mexico is the oldest historical society west of the Mississippi River. It has numerous activities, including publications, grants, scholarships, and conferences. It publishes two or three times a year La Crónica, which carries book reviews and news of history around the state.
Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest
Located in Albuquerque. Library/archives are an important repository of the history of the Presbyterian presence in the Southwest. The holdings include: books, periodicals, photographs, pictures. artifacts, tapes/transcripts, manuscripts, memoirs, correspondence, records of organizations and other memorabilia.
301 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
New Mexico American Local History Network
Part of the American History and Genealogy Project-NM, provides information about two million births, deaths, marriages and other facts, organized County by County.
Archaeological Society of New Mexico
New Mexico Digital Collections
New Mexico Digital Collections is a central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, they provide access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum/Library
The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum connects the present generation to the history of farming and ranching in New Mexico, inspiring a deeper appreciation and understanding of the state’s rich heritage.
New Mexico Genealogical Society
NMGS promotes, develops, and encourages genealogical research, to preserve and perpetuate the records of ancestry and public records, and to make genealogical and historical information available to all through publications, meetings, and workshops.
New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance
The New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance is a statewide, private non-profit organization that promotes, protects, and advocates for New Mexico’s heritage.
New Mexico Historical Review
Founded in 1926, the New Mexico Historical Review is one of the oldest and most distinguished historical journals in the country, publishing high-quality research on New Mexico, the Southwest, and Northern Mexico.
New Mexico History Museum
Located in Santa Fe, the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors National Historic Landmark present exhibitions and public programs that interpret historical events and reflect on the wide range of New Mexico historical experiences. The museum actively acquires and holds in perpetuity collections relating to the heritage of New Mexico and the Southwest. It serves as a history center for research, education, and lifelong learning, delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of New Mexico’s diverse cultures.
New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies
The Office of Archaeological Studies (OAS) conducts archaeological research projects throughout New Mexico with a diverse group of 25–40 archaeologists and support staff. Our mission is to identify, interpret, and share information about prehistoric and historic sites across the state.
New Mexico Route 66 Assocation
Dedicated to education, promotion and preservation of Historic Route 66 in New Mexico.
New Mexico State Historian
Located in Santa Fe. The mission of the Office of the State Historian is to foster and facilitate an appreciation and understanding of New Mexico history and culture through education, research, preservation, and community outreach.
New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society
The mission is to fully restore the Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive, AT&SF No. 2926, to operational status. 2015 is destined to be a monumental year for the AT&SF 2926 restoration project – it’s the year in which the Society plans to finish the restoration and fire-up the engine for the first time in 71 years.
Trail Markers in New Mexico
This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.
University of New Mexico Dept. of History
The Department of History is an anchor of humanities and interdisciplinary research at UNM, and maintains close affiliations with various programs and organizations representing a wide range of interests across campus. The New Mexico Historical Review publishes a quarterly academic journal. The Center for the Southwest organizes public conferences, film presentations, and lecture series. Members of our faculty direct or participate in the Latin American and Iberian Institute, the Institute for Medieval Studies, the International Studies Institute, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, and the Center for Regional Studies at UNM.
New Mexico Humanities Council
The New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) encourages and supports the humanities by seeking out and funding quality humanities programs for presentation to and participation by diverse public audiences throughout New Mexico.
New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society was formed in 1985 to tell the stories of the many Jewish groups that came and stayed and helped make New Mexico a remarkable place. The Society sponsors ongoing research, presents lectures, holds conferences, shows films, gives genealogy workshops, maintains archives, sells booklets about the history of pioneer Jewish families, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Legacy.
Historical Society of New Mexico
Founded on December 26, 1859, the Historical Society of New Mexico is the oldest historical society west of the Mississippi River. During the Civil War, it suspended activities, but soon resumed its role in preserving New Mexico’s history. During the territorial period (1851-1912), its members included merchants, educators, lawyers, and politicians. Many of its members published historical accounts of the Spanish, Mexican and American periods.
Museum of New Mexico
The mission of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation is to support the Museum of New Mexico system through fund development for exhibitions and education programs, financial management and advocacy.
Rocky Mountain Online Archive
The Rocky Mountain Online Archive is your source of information about archival collections in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Specialized guides, called finding aids, give detailed descriptions of primary source materials located at twenty-seven different repositories. Search the finding aids to discover what historical materials are available for study and where those collections are located. The Rocky Mountain Online archive is managed by University Libraries at the University of New Mexico. Leadership is provided by representatives from each of the three participating states.
Santa Fe Trail Association (parent)
Santa Fe Trail Center
RR 3, Larned, KS 67550 / (620) 285-3054
Corazón de los Caminos
120 Gabaldon Route, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2563, Las Cruces 88004-2563
Southeast New Mexico, Historical Society
Historical Center For Southeast New Mexico
200 N Lea Ave, Roswell 88201-4655
Human Systems Research
Human Systems Research, Inc. is a nonprofit scientific and educational institution, that has pursued basic and applied research in archaeology and related scientific and historic fields since 1972. HSR was founded with a focus on the archaeology of the Tularosa Basin in particular and on southern New Mexico in general.
Telephone Museum of New Mexico
In Albuquerque. The Museum features historical displays, photographs, and literature from early times in the telephone industry.
University of New Mexico, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) specializes in interdisciplinary subjects relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., Mexico and Latin America, as well as rare materials from around the world. Our strengths include Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Latin American, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, plus a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region.
Other sources of information in New Mexico
There might be duplicates with a few of the links mentioned above. This is not an exhaustive list of organizations.
Fray Angelico Chavez History Library
In Santa Fe. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico’s oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.
Institute of American Indian Arts
In Santa Fe. The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only four-year degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. It is devoted to the study of contemporary arts, as well as the art of education. IAIA also operates the Center for Lifelong Education and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
Museum of Fine Arts Library & Archives
In Santa Fe. The New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly the Museum of Fine Arts) is one of four museums that comprise the Museum of New Mexico. The New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors is located one block to the east. The Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture are located on Museum Hill.
National Hispanic Cultural Center
In Albuquerque. The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. It provides venues for visitors to learn about Hispanic culture throughtout the world. Our beautiful campus is located along the banks of the Rio Grande in the historic Albuquerque neighborhood of Barelas.
New Mexico State Records Center & Archives
In Santa Fe. The NM Commission of Public Records preserves, protects and facilitates access to public records that are held in trust for the people of New Mexico. The New Mexico State Historian has his office there.
Palace of the Governors Photo Archives
In Santa Fe. The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives contains an estimated 1,000,000 items including historic photographic prints, cased photographs, glass plate negatives, film negatives, stereographs, photo postcards, panoramas, color transparencies, and lantern slides. This important collection includes material of regional and national significance, dating from approximately 1850 to the present, covering subject matter that focuses on the history and people of New Mexico and the expansion of the West; anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology of Hispanic and Native American cultures; and smaller collections documenting Europe, Latin America, the Far East, Oceana, and the Middle East.
School for Advanced Research
In Santa Fe. The School for Advanced Research (SAR) supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, the humanities, and Native American art. Since 1907, SAR has supported innovative programs that expand our knowledge of human nature, culture, and creativity.
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research
In Albuquerque. The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) specializes in interdisciplinary subjects relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., Mexico and Latin America, as well as rare materials from around the world. Our strengths include Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Latin American, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, plus a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region.