There is nothing more helpful that a handy reference book with information specific to the area you are researching. I've listed below those that I know about.
(find in a library) will give you a link to help you find the book in the library closest to you. Most will show libraries near Ann Arbor... to change the location, type in your zip code and you can find libraries near you.
All of the three books listed below have a small section covering each state that includes maps, historical information, vital records coverage and a bibliography of resources for that state.
- Handybook for Genealogists ( 11th edition) (find in a library) (note: some libraries may have earleir editions; those are perfectly usable)
- Ancestry's Redbook (you'll want the 3rd edition) (find in a library)
- The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogical Research (find in a library)
Here are some books specific to
Genealogical Resources in New Mexico by Karen S. Daniels (2nd ed; New Mexico Genealogical Society, 2002)
The New Mexico Genealogist
* New Mexico Gen Web
* ALHN New Mexico Page
* FHL Arizona Research Outline
Genealink's New Mexico Page
* Access Genealogy's List of New Mexico Links
New Mexico State Records & Archives
* New Mexico Office of Vital Records
* Historical Society of New Mexico
* New Mexico Genealogical Society
* Genealogy Today's State Gen Site: New Mexico
* Cyndi's List New MexicoPage