Preliminary List of Grants
from the Land Grant Database Project
Center for Land Grant Studies, with funding from Rio Arriba
County, the New Mexico State Archive, and the Chamiza
Foundation, is developing a database of all New Mexico land
grants. The initial version will list basic information on
each grant including primary source references. Later
versions, if additional funding is secured, will include a
footnoted summary of the history of each grant, links to
scans or transcriptions of original grant documents,
translations if available, maps and other resources. When
funding allows, the database will be posted on the Internet
at www.southwestbooks.org and issued as a CD for both
Windows & Macintosh. A printed manual and bibliography
will be available to assist users of the database. Database
design is by Robin Collier and Malcolm Ebright. Researchers
include Robin Collier, Denise Damico, Malcolm Ebright, Rick
Hendricks, Norman Martinez, Kay Matthews, Richard Salazar,
and Mark Schiller. Additional resources for the project are
being provided by the New Mexico State Archives.
Some completed grant
summaries, primarily those in Rio Arriba County, may be
individually on our Land & Water page.
of Types of Grants
Grants by County
This is a work in progress.
These are just the preliminary
listing of grants and will be updated considerably during
the project, as source documents for each grant are
rechecked and more information added. Some grants listed are
fraudulent or were not pursued for lack of documents.
Grant Names: Because grants
are known by many names, you may need to search with your
browser on all the pages to find the grant you are looking
for. Grants are known by the name of one or more of the
original grantees, place names that often changed over time,
and/or by one or more of the heirs or purchasers claiming
the grant. Other names we aware of are in parenthesis
following the main grant name.