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Library: Southwest Research Center

Southwest Research Center of Northern New Mexico

A Home for Local History, Genealogy, and More

What is the Southwest Research Center?

The Southwest Research Center is a partnership between the Harwood Museum of Art, the Millicent Rogers Museum, and the Taos Historic Museums. The partners were able to pull their resources and collections together to form the Southwest Research Center-UNM-Taos (SWRC). The Research Center is a non-lending library.

What does this Center Contain?

Through exceptional partnerships, the Southwest Research Center has compiled over 12,500 publications. The materials focus on art, history, ethnology, and archeology of the southwest. The SWRC has an extensive Native American collection, legal documents pertaining to water rights and land grants, the D.H. Lawrence Collection, and American fur trade documents. The SWRC also contains genealogy records such as census records since 1823 and baptismal, marriage, and burial records for Taos County since 1701. Information on historical figures in New Mexico, historical maps of New Mexico, private collections, thousands of books including first editions and original issues of "The Laughing Horse" are also contained in the SWRC.

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This is a brief list of a large collection of several periodicals that have been released in the area. Visit the center or call for a complete list.

  • New Mexico Historical Review: 1926-1999
  • El Palacio: 1915-1977
  • New Mexico Magazine: 1931-1986

Geneaology Records

  • Alexander, Carson, Moore Genealogy (1967) 121 pgs
  • Antonio Serverino Martinez y Lucero de Godoy & Maria Del Carmen Santistevan Apellidos y Escudos 262 pgs
  • Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe 283 pgs
  • Boggs Family Genealogy 112 pgs
  • Carson, Bent, Bogs Genealogy 3 vol.
  • Chavez: A distinctive Am. Clan of New Mexico 146 pgs
  • Los Martinez 1598-1900 176 pgs
  • Early Taos Census and Historical Sources: Compiled by Julian Josue Vigil
  • Familia Rivera & Quintana, 20 pgs. Alberto Bidaurre 4/3/2006
  • Familia Medina, Archuleta y Quinata - Alberto Vidaurre January 2006
  • Family Connections in New Mexico 272 pgs
  • Family of Lucero d Godio Early Records
  • Glimpses of the Past 1879-1945 Tres Piedras, NM
  • Gurule-Suaso y Olguin - Alberto Vidaurre 9/11/2003
  • Index to Taos Marriages and Baptisms 1701-1862 2 vol
  • Index to Taos Marriages and Baptisms 1770-1860 2 vol
  • Bueno Family
  • Jaramillo Family
  • La Familia De Juaquin Herrera / Delfina Valerio
  • La Familia de Median & Herrera
  • La Familia de Jose de la Luz Romero & Maria Stella Mondragon - Viduarre
  • Las Familias De Juan Francisco Martinez / Angelina Rosa Herrera
  • Las Familias Pablo Jacinto Quintana / Maria Rosavel Martinez - Vidaurre August 2006
  • Las Familias Gurule, Suaso & Olguin - Vidaurre 2007
  • Las Familias Gonzales, Lujan & Romero - Vidaurre January 2008
  • Las Familia de Romero and Mondragon - Vidaurre November 2006
  • Llano de San Juan Nepomuceno - Alberto Vidaurre 9/3/2002
  • Lo de Mora by Manuel Alcon 2005
  • Marriages: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, 1885-1902
  • Moreno Valley Cemetery Project, 1997-20XX
  • New Mexico Baptisms Santa Cruz de la Canada Church 1710-1856, 3 vol
  • NM Baptism Santa Gertrudis Church of Mora 1855-1902
  • NM Baptisms Catholic Parishes and Missions in Taos 1701-1826
  • NM Spanish & Mexican Censuses 1790-1823-1845
  • NM1850 Census 4 vol
  • NM Marriage Church in San Juan Pueblo & Santa Clara Pueblo
  • New Mexico Generations: Barela, Vigil & Jaramillo - Charles C. Chapman
  • New Mexico Genealogist - 1962-2007
  • NM Marriages: San Antonio of Penasco 1866-1907
  • NM Marriages Church of Santo Thomas de Abiquiu 1756-1826
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society Publications: Taos County Materials published 1962
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society Publications: NM Spanish & Mexican Colonial Censuses 1790-1823-1845
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society Publications: NM 1850 Territorial Census vol. 3 Taos & San Miguel Counties
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos County Marriage Register 1/1848-12
  • Sammon Family & Sandoval
  • Santa Fe Baptisms 1747-1848
  • San Antonio of Penasco - Marriages 1859-1907
  • Sernas of NM: A Family History by Louis F. Serna
  • Origins of NM Families & Revised Edition 1992
  • Taos Valley: A Historical Survey by Larry S. Lopez
  • Turley Family Records 766 pgs
  • Twitchell: Leading Facts of NM History (5 vol), Spanish Archives (2 vol), Military Occupation of NM

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Contact the SWRC

SWRC Archivist (Vacant)

(575) 737-6242


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday 8 AM-6 PM

Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Please email us your information requests at

Mailing and Physical Address:
1157 County Road 110
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

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