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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_Mexico|New Mexico]]''  
 
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== '''New Mexico, Land of Enchantment'''  ==
  
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== '''Welcome from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico'''  ==
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'''1. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find {{PAGENAME}} Death Records|Death Information]]'''  
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=== Counties ===
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[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]{{·}} [[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]]{{·}} [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]{{·}} [[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]{{·}} [[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]]{{·}} [[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]]{{·}} [[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]]{{·}} [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]{{·}} [[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]]{{·}} [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]]{{·}} [[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]{{·}} [[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]]{{·}} [[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]]{{·}} [[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]{{·}} [[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]]{{·}} [[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]]{{·}} [[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]]{{·}} [[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]{{·}} [[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]]{{·}} [[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]{{·}} [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]]{{·}} [[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]]{{·}} [[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]{{·}} [[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]{{·}} [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]{{·}} [[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]{{·}} [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]{{·}} [[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]{{·}} [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
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'''Extinct Counties'''
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[[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona County NM]]{{·}}[[Castle Dome County, Arizona|Castle Dome AZ]]{{·}} [[Dona Ana County, Arizona|Dona Ana AZ]]{{·}} [[Ewell County, Arizona|Ewell AZ]]{{·}} [[Mesilla County, Arizona|Mesilla AZ]]{{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan (extinct) NM]]{{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana NM]]
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
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=== Major Respositories  ===
  
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[[New Mexico State Library]]{{·}} [[New Mexico State Records Center and Archives]]{{·}} [[Special Collections Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library]]{{·}} [http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org/Offices/Archives/Archives.html Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe]{{·}} [[Fray Angélico Chávez History Library]]{{·}} [[Center for Southwest Research (UNM)]]{{·}} [[New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections]]{{·}} [[National Hispanic Cultural Center]]{{·}} [[Rio Grande Valley Library]]{{·}} [[National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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[[Pecos River]]{{·}} [[Rio Grande]]{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[Camino Real de Tierra Adentro]]{{·}} [[Old Spanish Trail]]{{·}} [[Santa Fe Trail]]{{·}} [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Southern Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]  
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=== Historical Notes  ===
  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. [[United States]] provides more information about the federal records.<br>The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. [[New Mexico Military Records|Read more...]]  
 
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. [[United States]] provides more information about the federal records.<br>The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. [[New Mexico Military Records|Read more...]]  
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*The Family History Library has some biographies. [[New Mexico Biography|Read more...]]<br>  
 
*The Family History Library has some biographies. [[New Mexico Biography|Read more...]]<br>  
 
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a New Mexico couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
 
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a New Mexico couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
 
=== Counties  ===
 
 
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]
 
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]]
 
*[[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]
 
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]
 
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]]
 
*[[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]]
 
*[[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]]
 
*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]
 
*[[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]]
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]]
 
*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]
 
 
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*[[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]
 
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]]
 
*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]]
 
*[[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]]
 
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]]
 
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]
 
*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]]
 
*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]]
 
 
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*[[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]]
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]]
 
*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]
 
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
 
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]
 
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
 
*[[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]]
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]
 
*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]
 
*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
 
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona]] {{·}} [[Mesilla County, New Mexico|Mesilla]] {{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan]]{{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana]]
 
  
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
=== Research Tools  ===
  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-government-records/ State of New Mexico County &amp; City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/New_Mexico/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/New_Mexico/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nm/nmfiles.htm The New Mexico GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nm/nmfiles.htm The New Mexico GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-society-archive/ List of New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-counties/ History &amp; Facts of New Mexico Counties]
 
*[http://www.unmpress.com/Book.php?id=542 Place Names of New Mexico]&nbsp;by Robert Julyan gives a short explanation about the towns and cities in New Mexico. ISBN: 0-8263-1689-1  
 
*[http://www.unmpress.com/Book.php?id=542 Place Names of New Mexico]&nbsp;by Robert Julyan gives a short explanation about the towns and cities in New Mexico. ISBN: 0-8263-1689-1  
 
*''Origins of New Mexico Families, A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period''&nbsp;by Fray Angelico Chavez (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1992): lists information about the founding families of Hispanic New Mexico for the 17th and 18th centuries.&nbsp; ISBN: 0-89013-239-0.  
 
*''Origins of New Mexico Families, A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period''&nbsp;by Fray Angelico Chavez (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1992): lists information about the founding families of Hispanic New Mexico for the 17th and 18th centuries.&nbsp; ISBN: 0-89013-239-0.  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf BYU New Mexico Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf BYU New Mexico Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>  
 
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newmexicogenealogy/page/new-mexico-genealogy-links-resources Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Mexico]
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=== External Links  ===
 
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[http://www.nmgs.org/linkna.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]  
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[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/newmexicoDNA/ New Mexico DNA Project]  
 
[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/newmexicoDNA/ New Mexico DNA Project]  
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*[[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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New Mexico, Land of Enchantment

   How to Find Information about New Mexico Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Hidalgo CountyLuna CountyDona Ana CountyOtero CountyEddy CountyLea CountyChaves CountyLincoln CountySierra CountySierra CountyCatron CountySocorro CountyRoosevelt CountyDebaca CountyCurry CountyGuadalupe CountyQuay CountyUnion CountyHarding CountyColfax CountyMora CountySan Miguel CountyTorrance CountyValencia CountyBernalillo CountyValencia CountySanta Fe CountyLos Alamos CountyTacos CountyRio Arriba CountySandoval CountySan Juan CountyMcKinley CountyCibola CountyCatron CountyNew-mexico-county-map.gif

Counties

Bernalillo · Catron · Chaves · Cibola · Colfax · Curry · De Baca · Dona Ana · Eddy · Grant · Guadalupe · Harding · Hidalgo · Lea · Lincoln · Los Alamos · Luna · McKinley · Mora · Otero · Quay · Rio Arriba · Roosevelt · San Juan · San Miguel · Sandoval · Santa Fe · Sierra · Socorro · Taos · Torrance · Union · Valencia

Extinct Counties

Arizona County NM · Castle Dome AZ · Dona Ana AZ · Ewell AZ · Mesilla AZ · San Juan (extinct) NM · Santa Ana NM

See also Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona for further details.

Major Respositories

New Mexico State Library · New Mexico State Records Center and Archives · Special Collections Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Library · Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe · Fray Angélico Chávez History Library · Center for Southwest Research (UNM) · New Mexico State University Library Rio Grande Historical Collections · National Hispanic Cultural Center · Rio Grande Valley Library · National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) · Family History Library

Migration Routes

Pecos River · Rio Grande · Butterfield Overland Mail · Camino Real de Tierra Adentro · Old Spanish Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway

Historical Notes

Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. United States provides more information about the federal records.
The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. Read more...

Originally known as a part of Aztlan [the land of the north].  Home of the ancestors of many native american and hispanic populations. 

  • 1598 - El Reino de Nuevo Mexico, Nueva Espana [The Kingdom of New Mexico, New Spain].  Look for Spanish land records and Spanish census record. See also Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
  • 1821 - Territorio de Nuevo Mexico, Mexico [The Territory of New Mexico, Mexico].  Look for Mexican records
  • 1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transferred much of the southwest to the United States
  • 1850 - 1st United States Federal Census in New Mexico Territory
  • 1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the United States

Did You Know?

Research Tools

External Links

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New Mexico Genealogical Society

New Mexico DNA Project

Wiki articles describing online collecions are found at:

Obtain additional help

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Things You Can Do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:


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To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Sources

  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).