List of Useful Resources for Colonial Spanish Borderland Research

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Colonial Spanish Borderland Research

This article is part of a series.
Overview of Colonial Spanish Borderland Research
Catholic Sacramental Records
Civil Legal Documents
Military Records
Catholic Church Diocesan Records
Spanish Land Records for the United States
Locating Colonial Records of Genealogical Value
Colonial Records of Texas
Colonial Records of New Mexico
Colonial Records of Arizona
Colonial Records of California
Colonial Records of Florida
Colonial Records of Louisiana
Colonial Records of the French and Spanish in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi
List of Useful Resources for Colonial Spanish Borderland Research

This article originally appeared in "Colonial Spanish Borderland Research" by George R. Ryskamp, JD, AG in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

Internet Resources


Los Californianos

French-Canadian Heritage Society of California links to information involving the Canada-U.S. borderlands and some of the colonial records and history, as well as other groups and organizations that have an interest in this area.

Colonial Louisiana

A brief overview of the state’s history; includes extracts of some early marriages and information and finding aids for early records from the French colonial period.

Covers vital records for forts during the French colonial period along the Mississippi River.

Covers vital records available for forts in French colonial Illinois Territory.

Genealogy page for the Archidiocese of New Orleans.

Lists extant Acadian church records for Colonial Louisiana and links to early parish registers for the Fortress of Louisbourg, 1713–58, that are online.

Online guide to the archives at the University of Notre Dame.

Guide to the records found in Southwest Louisiana Records published by Rev. Donald J. Hébert.

List of published materials available for research on Colonial Louisiana.

Lists publications for records in Michigan beginning in French colonial times.

New Mexico

New Mexico Genealogical Society has posted instructions on where to locate Catholic Church records for New Mexico, as well as links and references to other important sources.

An online database that currently contains various records for Belen, New Mexico, for the period 1740–1825.

Catholic records of New Mexico.

Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico.


Catholic Archives of Texas.

Catholic Church

A listing of links to all the archdioceses in the United States.

Universities and Archives

UC Berkeley Bancroft Library.

UCLA Library.

University of Texas, Austin.

Tulane University Library.

University of Florida, Gainesville.

Yale Library.

External Links