If you wish to learn more about Jemez Valley history, the following resources are a good start.
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 www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/3/santa_fe/cultres9/contents.htm
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. www.vallescaldera.gov/about/trust/docs/trust_landuse-history.pdf
New Mexico Digital Collections. Documents and images of Jemez Valley and much, much more. www.econtent.unm.edu
New Mexico History Museum. Photo archives, collections, exhibitions. www.palaceofthegovernors.org/index.php
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.
Libraries. In addition to the Genealogy Workshop, the Jemez Springs Public Library is building a collection of books on genealogy, and one room is dedicated to New Mexico history. Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library System has a floor dedicated to genealogy, staffed part-time by volunteers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society. Most major public and university libraries have sections dedicated to state history and genealogy. New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe has a collection of state history that is open to the public.
Local historical societies abound in every state. Sandoval County Historical Society meets monthly in Bernalillo. More information: www.sandovalhistory.org