National Hispanic Cultural Center – Texas Records

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Durango (Colorado) Herald is running a story that Sue Major Holmes, a writer for the Associated Press, wrote about Pat Vigil’s genealogy research. Vigil is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and wrote a book about his family’s history and genealogy. The book is a part of the genealogy library at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (website).

The article mentions something that might be of interest to Hispanics in Texans doing genealogy research:

The library, housed in a historic elementary school building Vigil once attended, offers resources ranging from New Mexico land grant documents and 200 years of records of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe to censuses and church and government records from El Paso, Texas, and Chihuahua and Durango in Mexico.

The El Paso and Mexico documents are important because “nearly everybody who came this far north went through those areas, so if people work back far enough, they’re going to need to look at that information,” said senior librarian Greta Pullen.

The article mentions the center has thousands of volumes covering the history and culture of the Southwest (including Texas) and other areas that were covered by Spain.

Further Reading:
The Durango Herald (Durango, Colorado)