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The state of New Mexico was admitted to the Union on January 6, 1912, becoming the 47th state. New Mexico is located in the Southwestern portion of the United States, it is fifth by area, and the 36th-most populous.

Prior to it's exploration by the Spanish in the 16th century, the area comprising the current state of New Mexico had been inhabited by Native American peoples for thousands of years, the earliest of these groups include the Clovis people BCE 10000-9000, Folsom people BCE 9000-8000, Cochise BCE 10000- 500, and the Anasazi CE 700-1300. In the 14th and 15th century the area was populated by the Pueblo Indians, Navajo, Apache and Comanche.

The first European settlement was by the Spanish, under the leadership of Juan de Oñate, at San Juan de los Caballeros the former site of a pueblo called Caypa, establishing Santa Fe de Nuevo México as a province of New Spain . In 1610 Spanish colonists founded La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís, or Santa Fe.

Navajos, Apaches, lies, and Comanches begin raids against Pueblo Indians in the late 15th century. And, in 1680, Popé, a Pueblo Indian organized a revolt against the Spanish, causing 2,000 survivors to flee to El Paso. Led by Diego de Vargas, the Spanish returned to New Mexico in 1692. The Second Pueblo Revolt, in 1696, resulted in the defeat of the Pueblo Natives.

Following the Mexican War of Independence, New Mexico became part of an Independent Mexico in 1821. And in 1848, after the Mexican–American War, New Mexico was ceded to the United States. The U.S. Congress then established the New Mexico Territory in 1850, and in 1912 New Mexico was admitted to the Union, as the 47th state.



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Projects

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Cemeteries

Fort Bayard National Cemetery

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish Cemetery, Tome, New Mexico

Santa Fe National Cemetery

Counties, Cities, and Towns

New Mexico Counties, Cities, and Towns Portal

Founders of La Villa de Alburquerque

Founding Families of Albuquerque

Education

Eastern New Mexico University

New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico State University

St. John's College

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

University of New Mexico

Ethnic Groups

Indigenous Artists of the Americas and Canada

Native American Tribes- State of New Mexico

U.S.A. Indigenous peoples-Southwest

Government

Governors of New Mexico (Nuevo México) from 1598 to present day

New Mexico Legislature

United States House of Representatives from New Mexico

United States Senators from New Mexico

History

American Old West

Assassination of Governor Rosas

Border War (1910-1919)

The Civil War in New Mexico

Conquistadores de Nuevo Mexico

Conquistadores españoles

Indian Massacres

Inscribers at El Morro National Monument

Juan de Oñate Expedition, 1598

New Spain

Pueblo Revolt of 1680

Reconquest and Recolonization of Nuevo Mexico (New Mexico)-1692

Rough Riders- Troop F

Santa Fe Trail

Second group of settlers to New Mexico, Dec. 24, 1600

Spanish Governors and Viceroys of New Spain

United States Territorial Governors

Religion

Crypto Jews, Conversos, Marranos & Anusim

Crypto-Jews of the American Southwest

Franciscan Missionaries of New Spain and New Mexico

Jews of New Mexico

Sephardic and Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

Sports

Miscellaneous

Alcon Family of New Mexico

Descendants of Fray Cayetano de Otero (1700's New Mexico)

The two Lujan Sisters

Triple Wedding, Santa Fe. April 8, 1641


Research Resources

FamilySearch New Mexico, United States Genealogy

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico (HGRC-NM)

New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico History.org

New Mexico Office of the State Historian

Researching New Mexico Families ABQ-BERNCO Library