Purpose: To promote, develop, and encourage genealogical research, to preserve and perpetuate the records of ancestry and public records, and to make genealogical and historical information available to all through publications, meetings, and workshops.
Memberships in the Society provide the funds for publishing the New Mexico Genealogist, for the NMGS web site, for genealogy speakers, and for workshops. Memberships, individual contributions, and profits from the sale of our books and CDs also help us support our local genealogy library, the Special Collections branch of the Rio Grande Valley Library System. We help fund purchases of research materials including books, CDs, microforms, and computer hardware and software. With the help of our volunteers, our major society projects are seeing completion at a faster rate than ever before.