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Archivos Históricos del Arzobispado de Durango, Mexico

The church's historical data has been put into more than 730 rolls of microfilm and made available to researchers through a cooperative effort involving the Archdiocese of Durango, Mexico, the Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricos de UJED, the Archivo Histórico del Estado de Durango and The NMSU Rio Grande Historical Collections.

Archivos Históricos del Arzobispado de Durango Finding Aid

New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations from the Archivos Históricos del Arzobispado de Durango

  • Volume 1 (1760-1799) - Abstracts of 140 diligencias matrimoniales, or prenuptial investigations, that relate in some way to colonial New Mexico in the period 1760 through 1799 and are the earliest such records in the collection.
  • Volume 2 (1800-1893) - Abstracts of 256 diligencias matrimoniales, or prenuptial investigations. The period this work covers was a tumultuous time in New Mexico history. There are no records in Durango for New Mexico marriages after September 1846. Thereafter, all the diligencias pertain to the El Paso del Norte, Chihuahua area.

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