GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Colorado: CO-1

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
6633 County Road 13
Conejos, CO 81129
P.O. Box 305
Antonito, CO 81120

Phone: 719-376-5985
Email: See website (Contact Us)

 

History: Our Lady of Guadalupe/ Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church, Conejos, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish administered by diocesan and religious community priests who also attended nearby mission stations among Native Americans.

Ca. 1863-1868

Santa Fe diocesan priests founded and administered Our Lady of Guadalupe/ Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church

1868-1870

Priests of the Vicariate Apostolate of Colorado and Utah administered Our Lady of Guadalupe

1870-1871

Priests of the Vicariate Apostolate of Colorado administered Our Lady of Guadalupe

1871-1920

Jesuits (Mission of Colorado and New Mexico) administered the parish

1920-present

Theatines (Rome, Italy) administered the parish who also attended nearby stations among Ute and Navajo Indians

1926

Fire destroyed the church, but all record books were saved

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: Ca. 1863-ongoing

Volume: Several entries among at least 4 volumes 

Description: Sacramental records (baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths/ burials) for Native American parishioners (e.g. Navajo, Ute) of the stations attended from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

New2006/rev2019

Archival materials from the Raynor Memorial Libraries


Marquette Archives