This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the resources available about the area.  The following list provides a few that focus specifically on the Jemez Valley, all of which are available at the Jemez Springs Public Library

Print Resources:

Jemez Springs by Kathleen Wiegner and Robert Borden (Images of America series), 2009, Acadia Publishing.

Jemez by Michael Elliott (New Mexico State Monuments series), 1993, Museum of New Mexico Press.

Guide to the Jemez Mountain Trail (3rd ed.) by Judith Ann Isaacs, 2018, Butterfly & Bear Press.

Nee Hemish: A History of Jemez Pueblo by Joe S. Sando, 2008, Clear Light Publishing.

 Valle Grande: A History of the Baca Location No. 1 by Craig Martin, 2003, All Seasons Publishing.

Valles Caldera: A Geologic History by Fraser Goff, 2015, University of New Mexico Press.

Exploring the Jemez Country by Roland Pettit, 1975, Pajarito Publishing; reissued in 1994 with Dorothy Hoard as co-author by Los Alamos Historical Society.

Jemez Mountains Railroads by Vernon J. Glover, 1990, Historical Society of New Mexico. Also online at

Antes: Stories from the Past–Rural Cuba, New Mexico, 1769-1949, by Esther V. Cordova May, 2011, Sunstone Press.

Jemez Mountains 100 years ago by Joseph Routledge, Judith Ann Isaacs, editor, 2020, Butterfly and Bear Press



More Than a Scenic Mountain Landscape: A History of the Valles Caldera National Preserve Land Use History by Kurt F. Anschuetz and Thomas Merlan, 2007.

New Mexico Digital Collections. Documents and images of Jemez Valley and much, much more.

New Mexico History Museum. Photo archives, collections, exhibitions.

Virtual programs, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Videos

YouTube history in 10 minutes



This website is designed as a general history of the Jemez Valley and surrounding areas, including brief histories of early families. For genealogical information about specific families’ history and heritage, the following resources may be helpful.

Genealogy Workshop. Meets quarterly at the Jemez Springs Public Library, led by Larry Rodgers, a local resident who has been researching his family history for many years. Watch the library’s website and Facebook page for meeting announcements.  In addition to the Genealogy Workshop, the Jemez Springs Public Library is building a collection of books on genealogy. Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library System has a floor dedicated to genealogy, staffed part-time by volunteers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society.

Libraries. For those interested in further exploration, please note that many, if not most, public libraries in the state have a special collection devoted to New Mexico’s history. Jemez Springs Public Library has devoted a room to the subject. Most college and university libraries have sections dedicated to state history. Check with each institution for access requirements. New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe has a collection that is open to the public.

Local historical societies abound in every state. Sandoval County Historical Society meets monthly in Bernalillo. More information:







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