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  • Rio Arriba County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [one of nine original Counties].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    County Seat:  Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

    County history - Rio Arriba County is named for its location on the upper Rio Grande (Rio Arriba is "upper river" in Spanish).

    Rio Arriba Courthouse
    GHLL Rio Arriba County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Rio Arriba County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Rio Arriba County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 158
          Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

    5. US/NMGenWeb site - Rio Arriba County Archives
    6. US/NMGenWeb - Rio Arriba County Genealogy & History
    7. Rio Arriba County Vital Records - Rio Arriba County Clerk, P.O. Box 158, Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Taos County (east), Mora County (southeast), Santa Fe County (south), Los Alamos
                County
    (south), Sandoval County (south), San Juan County (west), Archuleta
                County, Colorado (north), Conejos County, Colorado (north).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Rio Arriba County (Index: 1 folder; 13 pages / Text: 24 pages).

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  • Roosevelt County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chaves and Guadalupe Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1903
    County Seat:  Portales, New Mexico

    County history - Roosevelt County is named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Roosevelt County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Roosevelt County Vital Records - Roosevelt County Clerk, Courthouse, Portales, NM 88130.

    9. Roosevelt County - Marriage Records 1903 to 2001
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Roosevelt County Searchers Genealogical Society / Portales, NM)


  • Sandoval County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Bernalillo County..
    Established:  xx-xxx-1903
    County Seat:  Bernalillo, New Mexico

    County history - Sandoval County is named in honor of Named for the Sandoval family who lived in the area.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sandoval County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sandoval County Vital Records - Sandoval County Clerk, 711 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004.


  • San Juan County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Rio Arriba County.
    Established:  24-Jan-1887
    County Seat:  Aztec, New Mexico

    County history - San Juan County is named for the San Juan River, which runs through the area and is a tributary of the Colorado River.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. San Juan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. San Juan County Vital Records - San Juan County Clerk, Courthouse, Aztec, NM 87410.

    9. San Juan County News - The Santa Fe New Mexican, 09-Sep-1903
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Total Tracers Genealogical Society / Farmington, NM)


  • San Miguel County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original County].
    Established:  09-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Las Vegas, New Mexico

    County history - San Miguel County is named for the village of San Miguel del Bado (Saint Michael of the Ford), a crossing on the Pecos River on the Old Santa Fe Trail.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. San Miguel County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. San Miguel County Vital Records - San Miguel County Clerk, Courthouse, Las Vegas, NM 87701.


  • Santa Fé County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of New Mexico Territory lands,
             an original County (1607)
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    County Seat:  Santa Fé, New Mexico

    County history - Santa Fe County is named Named for the city of Santa Fé, Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asis (Spanish: Royal City of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi)

    Santa Fe Courthouse
    Capitol history - New Mexico State Capitol (also called the Roundhouse), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the seat of government of the U.S. state of New Mexico. The Roundhouse is the fourth Capitol building of New Mexico. It is the only round state capitol in the United States.
             Dedicated on December 8, 1966, the building was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol when viewed from above, with four entrance wings that protrude from the main cylindrical volume.

    New Mexico State Capitol

    GHLL Santa Fé County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Santa Fé County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Santa Fé County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1985
          Santa Fe, New Mexico 87004

    5. US/NMGenWeb site - Santa Fé County Archives
    6. US/NMGenWeb - Santa Fé County Genealogy & History
    7. Santa Fe County Vital Records - County Clerk, P.O. Box 1985, Santa Fé, NM 87004
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rio Arriba County (north), Mora County (northeast), San Miguel County (east),
             Torrance County (south), Bernalillo County (southwest), Sandoval County (west),
             Los Alamos County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Santa Fé County, New Mexico
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Santa Fé County, New Mexico Territory
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Santa Fé County, New Mexico Territory

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Sierra County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Do a Ana and Socorro Counties.
    Established:  03-Apr-1884
    County Seat:  Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    County history - Sierra County is named for the Sierra de los Caballos range of mountains (also called the Devil's Mountains or Sierra Diablo). (Sierra is mountain range in Spanish.).

    Sierra Courthouse
    GHLL Sierra County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Sierra 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 - Sierra County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sierra County Genealogical Society / Truth or Consequences, NM)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Sierra County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Sierra County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Sierra County Clerk, 300 Date Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901-2362.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Catron County (northwest), Socorro County (north), Lincoln County (northeast),
             Otero County (east), Doņa Ana County (south), Luna County (south), Grant County
             (west).

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Socorro County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  May 21, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Piro Indian lands [original county].
    Established:  01-Jul-1850
    County Seat:  Socorro, New Mexico

    County history - Socorro County was originally created by the Republic of Mexico in 1844 and is named for Socorro (So-k-ro), the name conferred by Don Juan de Oñate upon a Pueblo north of the present town of Socorro, the county seat. Some friendly Indians had presented him and his troops with corn in the summer of 1598, which is why he choose the name meaning "succor" or "help" (Indian word Socorro means "relief").

    Socorro Courthouse
    GHLL Socorro County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Socorro 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 - Socorro County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (New Mexico Genealogical Society / Albuquerque, NM)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Socorro County Genealogical Society / Socorro, NM)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Socorro County Historical Society / Socorro, NM)
    8. US/NMGenWeb site - Socorro County Archives
    9. US/NMGenWeb - Socorro County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Socorro County Clerk, P.O. Box 1, Socorro, NM 87801-0327.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cibola County (northwest), Valencia County (north), Torrance County (northeast),
             Lincoln County (east), Sierra County (south), Catron County (west).

        Genealogy Trails - Socorro County.
        Socorro County - Public Library Homepage (no longer included in the State Public
               Libraries list).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Socorro County (Index: 8 pages / Text: 15 pages).
        1870 Census (T) - Townships (in order notes):  Socorro, Lemitar, Polvadera,
               Savinal, La Jolla, La Jollita, San Antonio, Contadera, Paraje, Alamosita,
               Kanda La Mosa, Tajo, San Marcial, Southern Apache Country, Valverde,
               Las Nutrias.

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Taos County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of New Mexico territorial lands [One of nine original counties].
    Established:  09-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Taos, New Mexico

    County history - Taos County is named after its county seat of Taos, New Mexico, which in turn was named for the nearby Taos Pueblo, an ancient Native American village. Taos is red willow in the Tiwa language.

    Taos Courthouse
    GHLL Taos County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Taos 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 - Taos County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Taos County Genealogical Society / township, NM)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Taos County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Taos County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Taos County Clerk, 105 Albright Street, Suite A, Taos, NM 87571.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rio Arriba County (west, south), Mora County (southeast), Colfax County (east),
             Costilla County, Colorado (north), Conejos County, Colorado (northwest).

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  • Torrance County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln, San Miguel, Socorro, Santa Fe and Valencia Counties.
    Established:  16-Mar-1903
    County Seat:  Estancia, New Mexico

    County history - Torrance County is named in honor of Francis J. Torrance, who helped build the New Mexico Central Railroad.

    Torrance Courthouse
    GHLL Torrance County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Torrance 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 - Torrance County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Torrance County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 415
          Estancia, NM 87016-0415

    5. US/NMGenWeb site - Torrance County Archives
    6. US/NMGenWeb - Torrance County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Torrance County Clerk, Courthouse, Estancia, NM 87016.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Santa Fe County (north), San Miguel County (north), Guadalupe County (east),
             Lincoln County (south), Socorro County (south), Valencia County (west), Bernalillo
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Union County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Colfax, Mora and San Miguel Counties, 13-Feb-1893
    Established:  01-Jan-1894
    County Seat:  Clayton, New Mexico

    County history - Union County is named or the "union" of the three counties which donated land to form the new county.

    Union Courthouse
    GHLL Union County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Union 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 - Union County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Union County Historical Society
          23 South 2nd Street
          Clayton, NM 88415

    5. US/NMGenWeb site - Union County Archives
    6. US/NMGenWeb - Union County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Union County Clerk, P.O. Box 430, Clayton, NM 88415-0430.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Las Animas County, Colorado (north), Baca County, Colorado (northeast),
             Cimarron County, Oklahoma (east), Dallam County, Texas (east),
             Hartley County, Texas (southeast), Quay County (south), Harding County (south),
             Colfax County (west).

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  • Valencia County, New Mexico —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 8, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of New Mexico territorial lands [One of nine original counties].
    Established:  09-Jan-1852
    County Seat:  Los Lunas, New Mexico

    County history - Valencia County is for the town of Valencia, New Mexico, within the county.

    Valencia Courthouse
    GHLL Valencia County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Valencia 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 - Valencia County, NM Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NMGenWeb site - Valencia County Archives
    7. US/NMGenWeb - Valencia County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Valencia County Clerk, P.O. Box 1119, Los Lunas, NM 87031.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bernalillo County (north), Torrance County (east), Socorro County (south),
             Cibola County (west).

        Valencia County - Genealogy Records Database, Assorted Belen Township Records
             (1740 to 1825)

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    Census Information:
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Valencia County, New Mexico Territory (Index: 1 folder 18 pages / Text: 32
             pages).
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Valencia County (Text: 28 pages).

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