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Guide to Pueblo of Laguna ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.


See also: Laguna Pueblo (New Mexico)

Laguna Pueblo is located in Valencia, Bernalillo, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico

Agency: Laguna Agency

Tribe: Keresan

Population: 1969: Tribal enrollment 4,432 [1]

Tribal Headquarters

Pueblo of Laguna
22 Capital Road / P.O. Box 194
Laguna Pueblo, NM 87026
Phone: 505-552-6654


Brief Timeline

1540: First Spanish explorers arrive

1680: Pueblo Revolt, to remove the Spanish from New Mexico

1697-1699: Laguna Pueblo establish by Indians from Santo Domingo, Cochiti, Jemez and Zia Pueblos who had been living among the Acoma at the Acoma Pueblo as refugees

To avoid Apache and Navajo raids the tribal population dispersed to: Paguate, Casa Blanca, and Mesita

1855: The dam was washed out and caused flooding

1846: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago, New Mexico becomes part of the United States

1870: Religious strife between tribal members, Catholic and Presbyterian

1880: Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was built.


The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

Census Records

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. The Indians residing in this Pueblo in 1900 are listed on Indian Population Schedules as District 176, Laguna Indian Reservation, in Valencia County, New Mexico.

Land Records

Tribal Land: 412,211 acres.Allotted land: 41,225 acres

Important Websites


  1. Indian Reservations A State and Federal Handbook. Compiled by The Confederation of American Indians, New York, N.Y. McFarland and Co. Inc., Jefferson, North Carolina, c. 1986. FHL book 970.1 In2