New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers Summary

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(This page's most recent update is
July 2024)

New Mexico is one of the states with a single central online state repository for searching historical newspapers, and they use the Library of Congress Chronicling America site as another site for searching old newspapers. There are free online newspapers on other sites and large collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them.

There are almost 1,300 newspapers that have been published in the Land of Enchantment – certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are several that are indeed available. So go for it – find your New Mexico ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Recently added links are in BOLD)

New Mexico Historical Newspapers

Free Sites:

Statewide Collections:

Chronicling America – New Mexico Newspapers

The Links for Chronicling America go to the new Version 2.0

Google News Archive

New Mexico Historical Newspapers

County and Library Collections:

Lincoln County Newspaper Archives

Student Collections:

Central New Mexico College – Albuquerque

Eastern New Mexico University – Portales

Luna Community College – Las Vegas

Mesalands Community College

New Mexico Highlands University – Las Vegas

New Mexico Military Institute – Roswell

New Mexico State University – Las Cruces

New Mexico Tech – Socorro

San Juan College – Farmington

St. John’s College – Santa Fe

University of New Mexico – Albuquerque

University of the Southwest – Hobbs

Western New Mexico University – Silver City

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers

  • A: A Journal of Contemporary Literature 
  • Albuquerque Area Education Profile
  • Halne’ii of the San Juan Mission
  • Indian Forerunner
  • Jicarilla Chieftain
  • Myths and Techno-Fantasies
  • Stooge
  • SUM

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942

Capitan Condado de Lincoln Newspaper Index

Surname Index of the Albuquerque Daily Citizen

White Sands Missile Range Newspapers

  • Wind and Sand
  • Missile Ranger

Small Town Papers

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page. ​

Other Free Sites:



Santa Fe

Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 34 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – New Mexico Newspapers

Genealogy Bank:

There are currently 242 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Genealogy Bank – New Mexico Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently over 196 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – New Mexico

There are currently 118 publications available on this site. See all the titles at – New Mexico 

And Finally:

You also need to visit the New Mexico Digital Newspapers site, which can tell you what is occurring in the state with regard to newspaper projects. They also have a nice searchable database for microfilm-based collections throughout the state.

Please note – even more may be available via a local library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

For all Free New Mexico Collection Links in 24 Genealogy Categories, go to the By Location Page, click on New Mexico, and then click on the category of interest.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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