GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
New Mexico: NM-62
St. Francis de Paula Church
303 Encino Street
Tularosa, NM 88352
History: St. Francis de Paula Church, Tularosa, Otero County, New Mexico, has been a parish with mixed Native (e.g. Apache, Mestizos) and non-Native American ancestry in the Diocese of Las Cruces (Archives: Las Cruces, New Mexico). Tucson diocesan priests preceded Las Cruces diocesan priests at St. Francis and attended to the following Apache Indian stations in New Mexico:
1892-1914 (transferred to Franciscans. St. John the Baptist Province. Archives: Cincinnati, Ohio)
Mescalero Reservation station (became a mission)
Mescalero Government Indian School, Mescalero Reservation
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: ca. 1900-present, bulk ca. 1900-1916
Volume: Several entries among several volumes
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Francis de Paula Church, the Mescalero Reservation station, and students at the Mescalero School.
Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.