17 March 2014

New Mexico Military Records

From the Albuquerque Genealogy Center's web page:

New Military Records for New Mexicans Now Available!

Do you have relatives from New Mexico who served in the Civil War or World War I?  We now have World War I biographical questionnaires from the New Mexico Office of the Adjutant General and Civil War application files available for many New Mexicans.

Thanks to a generous donation from genealogist Henrietta Christmas, we've been able to add microfilmed biographical questionnaires for World War I veterans from New Mexico.  In addition to biographical information, many of these records include other correspondence and photographs of the soldiers.  Also included on the rolls are lists of World War I casualties, wounded, unclaimed Gold Star Awards, and National Guard Enlistment Records.  The Library also has microfilmed copies of World War I draft enrollment cards for New Mexicans.

Genealogist Nancy Anderson and the New Mexico Genealogical Society have also generously donated Civil War pension application files for many New Mexicans.  Some of these applications were done by wounded soldiers and others by widows.  They are now filed with other family records in the Genealogy Center's family files.

All of these materials now have records in the Library's online catalog, contain a wealth of information about these soldiers and their families, and are available for researchers.

 I checked the ABC Library catalog, and found a list of 35 pension records that are in vertical files. Click on this link to see that list.

For more information about how to access this collection, click on this link for the ABC Libraries Genealogy Center.


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