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This dataset contains pertinent information extracted from the 1790 census of Belén, New Mexico as part of a study resulting in three publications dealing with the history of Belén’s early history. See: “Belén’s Plaza Vieja and Colonial Church Site: Memory, Continuity and Recovery,” Samuel E. Sisneros, Capstone Project, School of Architecture and Planning, UNM; “Los Genízaros and the Colonial Mission Pueblo of Belén, New Mexico,” Samuel Sisneros, New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. 92, Num.4, Fall 2017 and The Plaza Vieja and Colonial Church of Nuestra Señora de Belén, New Mexico, Samuel Sisneros, Createspace Publishing Co., San Bernadino, California, 2018.

Citation for original census: 1790 Census of Albuquerque Jurisdiction, Spanish Archives of New Mexico II, Twitchell No. 1092, 1092b, State of New Mexico, State Records Center and Archives. A microfilm edition can also be viewed at the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library, UNM.


It is anticipated that this dataset can be expanded to be used for larger demographic studies of the area.