The New Mexico Office of the State Historian has online collections for family history research including maps, land records, surnames, histories, and more.




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New Mexico Residences


Land & Property

  • JJ Bowden’s Private Land Claims in the Southwest – A liberal land grant policy was necessary to induce emigrants to move to the hostile and arid frontiers of New Spain. Therefore, most of the desirable land had been appropriated under grants from the Spanish and Mexican governments by 1843. The United States [had} to investigate the claims presented to it and to confirm the valid ones
  • New Mexico Land Grants – shows the location of land grants all over New Mexico and links to their histories








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New Mexico Daily Life Records





Government & Legal




Names & Surnames




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