14 July 2008

Spanish Land Grant Files Online!

The collection "Thomas B. Catron Papers, 1692-1932" has records on nearly 300 land claims, from the period of 1891-1903. The papers are at the Center for Southwest Research, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The entire collection can also be found on microfilm at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library. That's great. But what if you can't get to Albuquerque to check those records?

You can view images of some of those records online.

If you go the Online Archive of New Mexico or the Rocky Mountain Online Archive, and search for the "Thomas B. Catron Papers", you will discover the finding aid for that collection. If you scroll down teh finding aid to "Digital Collections", you'll find the following files online:

(Click on the links below to access the files.)

Cañon de Chama (Case No. 107)

Cañon del Rio de Chama (Case No. 218)

Cieneguilla (Case Nos. 84 and 214)

Cuyamungue (Case No. 112)

Juan de Ulibarri (Case No. 253)

La Majada (Case No. 89 and miscellany in Series 303, 305 and 310)

Los Cerrillos (Case No. 78)

Petaca (Case Nos. 99 and 153)

San Antonio de las Huertas (Case Nos. 90, 269 and miscellany in Series 306)

San Joaquin del Nacimento (Case Nos. 203 and 213)

San Marcos (Case No. 22)

San Miguel del Bado (Case Nos. 25, 60, 198 and miscellany in Series 306)

Santa Cruz (Case Nos. 181, 194 and miscellany in Series 306)

Santo Domingo de Cundiyo (Case No. 211)

Sitio de los Cerrillos (Case No. 79)

Town of Real de Dolores (Case No. 111)

Here is the link to the finding aid itself.

You may be wondering how I found this link. Simple, I found it in the book "Genealogical Resources in New Mexico: Third Edition", page 65. This is just one of many things you can find in this research guide. Don't you wish you had a copy of this book? Well, it's easy enough to purchase.

You can order a copy of "Genealogical Resources in New Mexico: Third Edition" by going to the NMGS Press page of the NMGS Website. Here is the link. It is near the bottom of the page, book # E-5. It is only $7.50 for NMGS members, $15.00 for non-members. Click on the Order Form at the bottom of the page, print and complete the form and send it with payment to NMGS.

Link: description of "Genealogical Resources of New Mexico: Third Edition."

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