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  • Harding County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Mora and Union Counties.
    Established:  04-Mar-1921
    County Seat:  Mosquero, New Mexico

    County history - Harding County is named in honor of Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923), who was the 29th President of the United States (1921-1923). A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an influential self-made newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate (1899 1903), as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1904 1906) and as a U.S. Senator (1915 1921). He was also the first incumbent United States Senator and the first newspaper publisher to be elected President.

    Harding Courthouse
    GHLL Harding County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Harding 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 - Harding County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Genealogical Society Harding County Branch / Albuquerque, NM)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Harding County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Harding County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Harding County Clerk, P.O. Box 1002, Mosquero, NM 87733-1002.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Union County (north, northeast), Quay County (southeast), San Miguel County
             (south), Mora County (west), Colfax County (northwest).

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  • Hidalgo County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Grant County.
    Established:  25-Feb-1919
    County Seat:  Lordsburg, New Mexico

    County history - Hidalgo County is named for the patriot priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, who in 1810 led the revolt that resulted in Mexico's independence. Hidalgo has been called, Mexico's George Washington.  The New Mexican share of the Coronado National Forest lies entirely within Hidalgo County.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hidalgo County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hidalgo County Vital Records - Hidalgo County Clerk, 300 South Shakespeare Street, Lordsburg, NM 88045-1939.

      Census Information:
    9. 1920 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, ED 58-65


  • Lea County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Chaves and Eddy Counties.
    Established:  17-Mar-1917
    County Seat:  Lovington, New Mexico

    County history - Lea County is named in honor of Joseph Calloway Lea, who was a captain in the U.S. Army and also the founder of the New Mexico Military Academy.

    Lea Courthouse
    GHLL Lea County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lea 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 - Lea County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
      Hobbs Family Hist. Research Center
          3720 North Grimes
          Hobbs, NM, 88240

      Lea Co. Genealogical Soc.
         P.O. Box 1044
         Lovington, NM, 88260

      Lea Co. Historical Soc.
         P.O. Box 1195
         Lovington, NM, 88260

      Southeastern NM Genealogical Soc.
         P.O. Box 5725
         Hobbs, NM, 88240

    5. US/NMGenWeb site - Lea County Archives
    6. US/NMGenWeb - Lea County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Lea County Clerk, P.O. Box P.O. Box 1507 or 100 N. Main Street, Lovington, New Mexico, 88260.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Roosevelt County (north), Chaves County (west), Eddy County (west), Loving
                County, Texas
    (south), Winkler County, Texas (southeast), Andrews County, Texas
             (east), Gaines County, Texas (east), Yoakum County, Texas (east), Cochran County,
                Texas
    (northeast).

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  • Lincoln County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 9, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Doña Ana and Socorro Counties.
    Established:  16-Jan-1869
    County Seat:  Lincoln (1869-1909) then moved to Carrizozo, New Mexico

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln the sixteenth President of the United States. The area is noted for the famed 1870s Lincoln County War and for their first courthouse which is famous for being the site where Billy the Kid was jailed and killed.

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lincoln 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 - Lincoln County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lincoln County Historical Society / Lincoln, NM)
          Lincoln County Heritage trust
          C/O P.O. Box 123,
          Ruidoso, NM 88355

    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - and Lincoln County Clerk, 300 Central Avenue, P.O. Box 338, Carrizozo, NM 88301.
               Note:  You may also try, The New Mexico Department of Health.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Torrance County (north), Guadalupe County (north), De Baca County (northeast),
             Chaves County (east), Otero County (south), Sierra County (southwest), Socorro
                County
    (west).

        Carrizozo School Annual Transcriptions - School staff names, teachers names and
             student's names from 1950 to 1965. (courtesy, C. W. Barnum, and Genealogy
             Village).
        Genealogy Trails - Lincoln County, New Mexico.
        Ghost Towns - (interactive database)

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    Census Information:
  • 1870 Federal Census - NM territory
  • 1940 Federal Census - Twp Corona
  • 1940 Federal Census - Twp Hondo

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Los Alamos County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties.
    Established:  10-Jun-1949
    County Seat:  Los Alamos, New Mexico

    County history - Los Alamos County is named for the community of Los Alamos, its county seat, which in turn was named for an Hispanic settlement located here as early as 1880. The name Los "lamos, "the cottonwoods," likely dates from then.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Los Alamos County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Los Alamos County Vital Records - Los Alamos County Clerk, 2300 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3051.


  • Luna County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Do a Ana Ana and Grant Counties.
    Established:  16-Mar-1901
    County Seat:  Deming, New Mexico

    County history - Luna County is named in honor of Salomon Luna, banker and stock-raiser, (Rep.) delegate Valencia Co..

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Luna County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Luna County Vital Records - Luna County Clerk, P.O. Box 1838, Deming, NM 88031-1838.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Deming Luna Mimbres Museum / Deming, NM)


  • McKinley County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bernalillo County.
    Established:  23-Feb-1889
    County Seat:  Gallup, New Mexico

    County history - McKinley County is named in honor of the twenty-fifth President of the US, William McKinley. For ten years prior to this county s creation in 1889, citizens in western Bernallio and Valencia Counties had agitated for a new county, which they intended to call Summit County.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. McKinley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. McKinley County Vital Records - McKinley County Clerk, P.O. Box 70, Gallup, NM 87301.

    9. McKinley County - (Genealogy Trails and History Group)
    10. McKinley County Ghost Towns - A Travel Site for the Nostalgic & Historic Minded
               (Legends of America)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Genealogical Society / Albuquerque, NM)


  • Mora County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 28, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Taos County, 1859.
    Established:  01-Feb-1860
    County Seat:  Mora, New Mexico

    County history - Mora County named in the earliest documents, refer to "Demora," meaning a camp or a stopover, from the Spanish noun "demora," or delay. When Texas attempted to annex all lands east of the Rio Grande, events led to a raid by Texans on the town of Mora. Three years later, in 1847, General Stephen Kearney invaded New Mexico claiming the territory for the U.S. Within a few months, Mora joined the people of Taos in a loyalist revolt resulting in the destruction of their entire community by U.S. military forces.


    Mora Courthouse
    GHLL Mora County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Mora 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 - Mora County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Mora County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Mora County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Mora County Clerk, P.O. Box 360, Mora, NM 87732.
               Note:  Historical and genealogical records for Mora are difficult to obtain for a number of reasons. First, the residents did not keep many records, unlike other American frontier locations. Second, Mora was destroyed by Americans in 1848 in retaliation for rebelling against the new government and most of the archives were lost.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Colfax County (north), Harding County (east), San Miguel County (south), Santa Fe
                County
    (west), Rio Arriba County (west), Taos County (northwest).

        Mora County - Guardianships 1882-1885.

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Mora County (Index: 1 folder; 11 pages / Text: 23 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Otero County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Doña Ana and Lincoln Counties.
    Established:  30-Jan-1899
    County Seat:  Alamogordo, New Mexico

    County history - Otero County is named in honor of Miguel A. Otero II, Territorial Governor.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Otero County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Otero County Vital Records - Otero County Clerk, 10th and New York Streets, Alamogordo, NM 88310.

    9. Genealogy Trails - dedicated to transcribing historical and genealogical data.


  • Quay County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Guadalupe, San Miguel, and Union county(ies) (for records prior to 1903, look in those counties).
    Established:  28-Jan-1903
    County Seat:  Tucumcari, New Mexico

    County history - Quay County is named in honor of Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexico Territory statehood.

    Quay Courthouse
    GHLL Quay County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Quay 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 - Quay County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Quay County Genealogical Society Branch / Albuquerque, NM)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Genealogical Society Blog, Quay County Branch / Albuquerque, NM)
    7. US/NMGenWeb site - Quay County Archives
    8. US/NMGenWeb - Quay County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records Or Quay County Clerk, P.O. Box 1225, Tucumcari, NM 88401. Or New Mexico Department of Health.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Union County (north), Harding County (northwest), San Miguel County (west),
             Guadalupe County (west), De Baca County (southwest), Roosevelt County (south),
             Curry County (south), Deaf Smith County, Texas (southeast), Oldham County, Texas
             (east), Hartley County, Texas (northeast).

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        Genealogy Trails - Quay County, NM, Finding Ancestors Wherever Their Trails Lead.
        Tucumcari, Quay County - 1922 Yearbook Book, (a work in progress).


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