The Genealogy Center has state of the art equipment for viewing microfilm and microfiche. Please bring a flash/USB drive with you to save your images.
The Catholic Church in New Mexico kept meticulous records for baptisms, marriages and burials beginning in the late 1600s. Many of these records still survive and are available at the Genealogy Center on microfilm.
The Genealogy Center has these archival records available on microfilm. The guides below will help you to determine which rolls of film will be pertinent to your research. Spanish Archives series I are records related to Spanish land grants. Series II are other types of records.
The New Mexico Genealogical Society recently donated ten films to the Genealogy Center on extended loan from FamilySearch.org. They include records for:
Antonito, Colorado, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1872-1957
Capulin, Colorado, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1939-1957
Durango, Colorado, St. Columba Catholic Church, 1881-1957
Los Animas, Colorado, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1910-1957
Walsenburg, Colorado, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1910-1957
La Plata County, Colorado, Mortuary Index, 1901-1988 from Hood Mortuary
The Genealogy Center has all available microfilmed records for Catholic churches in over 130 New Mexico and southern Colorado communities. See the file for Catholic Church microfilm at the Genealogy Center to the left for more detailed information and visit the New Mexico Genealogical Society website for a list of available records by County and community.