New Mexico: Links to Digitized County Histories

Today, we’ll take a look at New Mexico. Although it has 33 counties, the state is sparsely populated and there are few county histories. In fact, if it weren’t for the work of Mr. Francis Stanley, who published many volumes about New Mexico ghost towns, this list would be tiny.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

NEW MEXICO

STATE – Illustrated New Mexico, William G. Ritch, New Mexican Printing and Publishing Company, 1883.
STATEA concise history of New Mexico, Le Baron Bradford Prince, Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1914.
STATEHistorical sketches of New Mexico: from the earliest records to the American occupation, Le Baron Brandford Prince, Ramsey, Millet & Hudson, 1883.
STATEHistory of New Mexico: from the Spanish conquest to the present time, 1530-1890: with portraits and biographical sketches of its prominent people, Helen Elizabeth Haines, New Mexico Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1891.
STATEAn illustrated history of New Mexico . . .with biographical mention of many of its pioneers and prominent citizens of today, Lewis Publishing Company, Chciago, 1895.
STATE – The history of the military occupation of the territory of New Mexico from 1846 to 1851 by the government of the United Sttes: together with biographical sketches of men prominent in the conduct of the government during that period, Ralph Emerson Twitchell, The Smith-Brooks Company, Denver, Coloado, 1909.
BERNALILLO – NONE
CATRON – These also served: brief histories of the pioneers, short stories and pictures relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia counties of New Mexico, Susan E. Lee, Los Lunas, New Mexico, 1960.
CHAVES – A history of Chaves County, Lucius Dill, Morgan Nelson, 2011. [“From a manuscript found in the archives of the Historical Society of Southeastern New Mexico”]
CIBOLA – Fence Lake, New Mexico area: families & history, 1987.
COLFAX – The Gardiner, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1965.
COLFAXThe Koehler, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1964.
COLFAXThe Sugarite, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1964.
COLFAXThe Yankee, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1964.
CURRY – NONE
DE BACA – NONE
DONA ANA – The Fort Conrad, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Dumas, Texas, 1961.
DONA ANAThe Fort Thorn story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1965.
EDDY – NONE
GRANT – These also served: brief histories of the pioneers, short stories and pictures relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia counties of New Mexico, Susan E. Lee, Los Lunas, New Mexico, 1960.
GUADALUPE – NONE
HARDING – NONE
HIDALGONONE
LEA – NONE
LINCOLNNONE
LOS ALAMOS – NONE
LUNA –
Do you remember, Luna. . . Luna Centennial Scrapbook, 100 years of pioneer histories, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Luna Ward, 1983.
MCKINLEY – Encounter with the frontier, Gary L. Tietjen, 2015.
MORA – NONE
OTERO – NONE
QUAY – NONE
RIO ARRIBA – NONE
ROOSEVELT – The Bethel, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1966.
ROOSEVELTThe Inez, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1967.
SANDOVAL – NONE
SAN JUANNONE
SAN MIGUEL – The Kingston, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pantex, Texas, 1961.
SAN MIGUELThe San Miguel del Bado, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1964.
SANTA FE – The Carbonateville, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, 1966.
SANTA FEThe Glorieta, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1965.
SANTA FEThe Lamy, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1966.
SANTA FESanta Fe County: The Heart of New Mexico, rich in history and resources, Max Frost, New Mexico Bureau of Immigration, 1906.
SIERRA – These also served: brief histories of the pioneers, short stories and pictures relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia counties of New Mexico, Susan E. Lee, Los Lunas, New Mexico, 1960.
SIERRAThe Fairview, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pantex, Texas, 1962.
SIERRAThe Hermosa, New Mexico story, Frncis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1965.
SIERRAThe Hillsboro, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Crocchiola, Pep, Texas, 1964.
SOCORRO – These also served: brief histories of the pioneers, short stories and pictures relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia counties of New Mexico, Susan E. Lee, Los Lunas, New Mexico, 1960.
TAOSNONE
TORRANCE – The Abo, New Mexico story, Francis Stanley, Pep, Texas, 1966.
UNIONNONE
VALENCIAThese also served: brief histories of the pioneers, short stories and pictures relative to Catron, Grant, Sierra, Socorro and Valencia counties of New Mexico, Susan E. Lee, Los Lunas, New Mexico, 1960.
VALENCIAEncounter with the frontier, Gary L. Tietjen, 2015.

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