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  • Bernalillo County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 25, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of lands of Mexico and Native Americans, [One of the nine original counties], In 1876, it absorbed Santa Ana County.
    Established:  08-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

    County history - Bernalillo County may have been named for either the nearby settlement of Bernalillo, New Mexico or the Gonzales-Bernal family which lived in the future county in the seventeenth century (1692).

    Bernalillo Courthouse
    GHLL Bernalillo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Bernalilio County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bernalillo County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Albuquerque Genealogical Society / Albuquerque, NM)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Albuquerque Historical Society / Albuquerque, NM)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Jewish Historical Society / Albuquerque, NM)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History / Albuquerque, NM)
    10. US/NMGenWeb site - Bernalillo County Archives
    11. US/NMGenWeb - Bernalillo County Genealogy & History
    12. Vital Records - Bernalillo County Clerk, One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque NM, 87102.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sandoval County (north), Santa Fe County (east), Torrance County (east), Valencia
                County
    (south), Cibola County (west).

        Albuquergue - Bernalillo County Library System
        Genealogy Trails - Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, New Mexico Territory (Divisions) (Index: 10 pages / Text: 19 pages).
        1860 Census, New Mexico Territory - Includes Bernalillo and extinct Santa Ana County (multiple listings for both).
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Bernalillo County (Index: 1 folder; 11 pages / Text: 20 pages).

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  • Catron County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Socorro County.
    Established:  25-Feb-1921
    County Seat:  Reserve, New Mexico

    County history - Catron County is named in honor of Thomas Benton Catron (October 6, 1840 - May 15, 1921) who was a Santa Fe attorney and New Mexico's first U.S. Senator. He was influential in the establishment of the U.S. state of New Mexico.

    Catron Courthouse
    GHLL Catron County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Catron County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Catron County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Catron County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Catron County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Catron County Clerk, P.O. Box 507, Reserve, NM 87830.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cibola County(north), Socorro County (east), Sierra County (southeast), Grant
                County
    (south), Greenlee County, Arizona (west), Apache County, Arizona (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Catron County, New Mexico.

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  • Chaves County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County in 1887.
    Established:  25-Feb-1889
    County Seat:  Roswell, New Mexico

    County history - Chaves County is named in honor of the name of Jose Francisco Chaves, one of the most eminent New Mexicans of his time, became a powerful political personality in his county and an acknowledged leader of the Republican Party. Chaves was born June 27, 1833 in Los Padillas, Mexico, in what is now Bernalillo County, near Albuquerque, New Mexico..

    Chaves Courthouse
    GHLL Chaves County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Chaves County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chaves County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico / Roswell, NM)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Chaves County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Chaves County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Chaves County Clerk, 401 North Main, Roswell, NM 88201-4726.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             De Baca County (north), Roosevelt County (northeast), Lea County (east), Eddy
                County
    (south), Otero County (southwest), Lincoln County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Chaves County, New Mexico.
        Ghost Towns - (interactive database)

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    Census Information:
        1909 Birth Records (T) - entire county

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  • Cibola County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  ASAP, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Valencia County.
    Established:  19-Jun-1981
    County Seat:  Grants, New Mexico

    County history - Cibola County is named in honor of "Seven Cities of Cibola". In 1539, the Spaniard, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, led a large expedition north from Mexico to search for wealth and the "Seven Cities of Cibola". Instead of wealth, he found farming peoples living in the flat-roofed adobe towns in what are today Arizona and New Mexico. These were the Hopi, Zuni, and Rio Grande Pueblo Indians of today.

    Cibola Courthouse
    GHLL Cibola County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Cibola County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cibola County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cibola County Historical Society / Grants, NM)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Cibola County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Cibola County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cibola County Clerk, 515 West High Street, Grants, NM 87020-2526.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             McKinley County (north), Sandoval County (northeast), Bernalillo County (east),
             Valencia County (east), Socorro County (southeast), Catron County (south),
             Apache County, Arizona (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Cibola County, New Mexico.

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  • Colfax County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Mora County.
    Established:  25-Jan-1869
    County Seat:  Raton, New Mexico

    County history - Colfax County is named in honor of Schuyler Colfax, Jr., (March 23, 1823 - January 13, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the 17th Vice President of the United States under President Ulysses S. Grant.

    Colfax Courthouse
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Colfax County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Colfax County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Colfax County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Colfax County - US/NMGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Colfax County - US/NMGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Colfax County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Colfax County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Vital Records - Colfax County Clerk, P.O. Box 1498, Raton, NM 87740-1498.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
       Genealogy Trails - Colfax County, New Mexico.

    Census Information:
       1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Colfax County, New Mexico Territory (Index: 4 pages / Text: 6 pages).


  • Curry County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012/font>
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands; Quay and Roosevelt Counties.
    Established:  25-Feb-1909
    County Seat:  Clovis, New Mexico

    County history - Curry County is named in honor of George Curry, Territorial Governor of New Mexico Territory from 1907 to 1910.

    Curry Courthouse
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Curry County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Curry County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Curry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Curry County Genealogical Society (Clovis, NM)
    4. Curry County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (High Plains Historical Foundation (Clovis, NM)
    5. Curry County - US/NMGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Curry County - US/NMGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Curry County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Curry County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Curry County Vital Records - Curry County Clerk, P.O. Box 1168, Clovis, NM 88102-1168.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
       Genealogy Trails - Curry County, New Mexico.
       Society/Museum/Assn - (High Plains for Southeast New Mexico / Clovis, NM)


  • De Baca County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  ASAP, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Chaves and Guadalupe Counties.
    Established:  28-Feb-1917
    County Seat:  Fort Sumner, New Mexico

    County history - De Baca County is named in honor of Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca (November 1, 1864 - February 18, 1917) who was the first Hispano elected for office as Lieutenant Governor in New Mexico's first election. His term as Lieutenant Governor was followed by his election as the second elected Governor of New Mexico. This term was brief as he died shortly after taking office. He was the state's first elected Hispanic governor (January 1, 1917 - February 18, 1917).

    De Baca Courthouse
    GHLL De Baca County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - De Baca County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - De Baca County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - De Baca County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - De Baca County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - De Baca County Clerk, P.O. Box 347, Fort Sumner, NM 88119.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted..
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Guadalupe County (north), Quay County (northeast), Roosevelt County (east),
             Chaves County (south), Lincoln County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - De Baca County, New Mexico.

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  • Doña Ana County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian lands [Original County].
    Established:  09-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Las Cruces, New Mexico

    County history - Doña Ana County is named in honor of the legendary Doña Ana Robledo who was renowned for her charitable acts in the 17th century.

    Doña Ana Courthouse
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Doña Ana County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Doña Ana County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Doña Ana County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Doña Ana County Historical Society (Las Cruces, NM)
    4. Doña Ana County - US/NMGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Doña Ana County - US/NMGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Doña Ana County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Doña Ana County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Doña Ana County Vital Records - Doña Ana County Clerk, 251 West Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88005.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    9. Genealogy Trails - Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - New Mexico Territory, Twp. of Mesilla.
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - New Mexico Territory, all Townships.
        1900 Census (G) - Enumeration Districts 41 through 48.


  • Eddy County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  25-Feb-1889
    County Seat:  Carlsbad, New Mexico

    County history - Eddy County is named in honor of Charles Eddy, a rancher and developer of the area.

    Eddy Courthouse
    GHLL Eddy County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Eddy County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Eddy County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Eddy County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Eddy County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Eddy County Clerk, P.O. Box 1139, Carlsbad, NM 88221-1139.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Otero County (west), Chaves County (north), Lea County (east), Loving County,
                Texas
    (southeast), Reeves County, Texas (south), Culberson County, Texas
             (south).

        Carlsbad Caverns National Park - a United States National Park in the Guadalupe
             Mountains in southeastern New Mexico.
        Genealogy Trails - Eddy County, New Mexico.

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  • Grant County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 10, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Doña Ana County.
    Established:  30-Jan-1868
    County Seat:  Silver City, New Mexico

    County history - Grant County is named in honor of the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877), General Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822  July 23, 1885).

    Grant Courthouse
    GHLL Grant County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Grant County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Grant County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Grant County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Grant County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Grant County Clerk, P.O. Box 898, Silver City, NM 88062-0898.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Catron County (north), Sierra County (east), Luna County (southeast), Hidalgo
                County
    (south), Greenlee County, Arizona (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Grant County, New Mexico.
        Grant County - 1914 Yearbook for New Mexico Normal School in Silver City

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Grant County (Index: 1 folder / Text: 4 pages).

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  • Guadalupe County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of San Miguel County.
    Established:  26-Feb-1891
    County Seat:  Puerto De Luna was the first county seat. In 1903 the county seat was moved to Santa Rosa, New Mexico

    County history - Guadalupe County is named in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. Two accounts, published in the 1640s, one in Spanish, one in Nahuatl, tell how, while walking from his village to Mexico City in the early morning of 9 December 1531 (then the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Spanish Empire), the peasant Juan Diego saw on the slopes of the Hill of Tepeyac a vision of a girl of fifteen or sixteen years of age, surrounded by light. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the local language, she asked that a church be built at that site, in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the Lady as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the lady for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found at the usually barren hilltop Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, which the Virgin arranged in his peasant tilma cloak. When Juan Diego opened the cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on 12 December, the flowers fell to the floor, and in their place was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, miraculously imprinted on the fabric. The icon is now displayed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most visited Marian shrines.


    Guadalupe Courthouse
    GHLL Guadalupe County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Guadalupe County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Guadalupe County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Guadalupe County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Guadalupe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Guadalupe County Clerk, 420 Parker Avenue, Santa Rosa, NM 88435.
               Note:  Marriage records are available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued. Divorce records are available from the Magistrate Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             San Miguel County (north), Quay County (east), De Baca County (south), Lincoln
                County
    (southwest), Torrance County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Guadalupe County, New Mexico.

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