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Raton New Mexico Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


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The Raton New Mexico Family History Center is a very popular site for local family history researchers. The library is available to serve members of the community free of charge. The Center is open to the public and all are encouraged to visit and let us help you find your family history!

Location[edit | edit source]

  • 2136 La Mesa Dr., Raton, NM 87740-2021 United States
  • Directions to facility using Google Maps
  • We provide ADA-compatible access
  • Ample free parking is available

Center Contact Info:
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Language: English

  • Phone at FHC:  1-575-445-0845
  • E-mail:  NM_Raton@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:[edit | edit source]

  • Currently Open by appointment only, please call 1-575-445-0845.
Holiday Schedule:
  • Not available for appointments on major holidays:

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]
Class Schedule[edit | edit source]
Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Free Access to Partner Websites
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Register for Member Access to Ancestry.com, findmypast and MyHeritage.
The Raton New Mexico Family History Center is a branch library of the Genealogical Library located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The main library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. The main Library is the largest library of its kind in the world and is visited by an estimated 1,900 or more individual patrons and groups each day. Our Raton, New Mexico branch library is much more modest.
Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]
  • 3 Patron Computers
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  • 1 Lexmark Printer
  • 3 Microfilm/Microfiche Readers
  • Wifi High Speed Internet access through out building

Premium Online Websites at FHC:[edit | edit source]

The library provides free use of several family history research websites that normally require a subscription fee for access. Visit the library to see a listing of the available sites. Shown below are many popular ones.

  • The 19th Century British Library Newspapers digital archive
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Alexander Street Press, American Civil War
  • Ancestry.com
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (formerly Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Legacy Stories
  • Origins.net
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records
We have 4 Family History Library Consultants to assist you. These volunteers donate their time and many specialize in different areas of research.

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]


Resources in the Local Area
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Links[edit | edit source]

Pueblo Colorado Family History Center Library
  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Please contact the Raton Family History Center at phone # or eMail listed above if you are interested in assisting in this library.