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|Mora County, New Mexico|
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
|Founded||February 1, 1860|
|Address|| County Courthouse |
PO Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
Mora County Website
PO Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1891, and land records from 1825; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.
- Up until 1821 - New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
- From 1821 until 1846 - Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
- 1848 - Land that became Mora County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps" (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
- New Mexico Cemetery Records
- AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project
- New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia
- New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online
- New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project
- New Mexico Cemeteries Project
- New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries
- Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes
- Cemeteries of New Mexico
- BillionGraves.com - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
- Cyndi's List - Cemeteries & funeral homes
Search by Cemetery Name:
Agua Negra Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Buena Vista Cemetery, Calhoun Cemetery, Canada Bonita San Jose Cemetery, Casias Cemetery, Chacon Cemetery, Chacon San Antonio Cemetery, Cherry Valley Cemetery, Christmas Ranch Cemetery, Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland Catholic Cemetery, El Carmen Cemetery, El Corazon Norteno Cemetery, El Rito Cemetery, El Turquillo Cemetery, Fort Union Cemetery, Gascon San Jose Cemetery, Golondrinas Cemetery, Guadalupita Cemetery, Halls Peak Cemetery, Hillside Cemetery, Holman Cemetery, Holman Presbyterian Cemetery, Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Jager Cemetery, Kroenig Cemetery, La Cueva Cemetery, La Morada Cemetery, La Sierra Cemetery, Laumbachs Cemetery, LeDoux Cemetery, Los Hueros Cemetery, Lovato Cemetery, Michoacan Cemetery, Montoya Cemetery, Mora Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mora Presbyterian Cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery, Naranjos Cemetery, Nuestro Padre Jesus Cemetery, Ocate Catholic Cemetery, Ojo Feliz Cemetery, Old Sapello Cemetery, Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery, Paises Cemetery, Quintana Cemetery, Sacred Heart Church Cemetery - Rainsville, Sacred Heart Cemetery - Watrous, Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Saint Vrain Cemetery, San Antonio Cemetery - Chacon, San Antonio Cemetery - Cleveland, San Antonio de Padua Morada Cemetery, San Isidro Cemetery - Holman, San Jose Cemetery - Gascon,San Jose Cemetery - Canada Bonita, San Rafael Cemetery, San Ysidro (San Yasdiro) Cemetery, Sandoval Weber Cemetery, Santa Clara Cemetery, Santa Gertrudes Cemetery, Santa Teresita Cemetery, Santisima Trinidad Cemetery, Santo Nino Cemetery, Strong Cemetery, Tiptonvillle Cemetery, Turquillo Cemetery, Watrous Sacred Heart Cemetery, Watrous Cemetery.
Search by Cemetery Location:
Buena Vista, Canada Bonita, Canon, Chacon, Cleveland, Coyote Creek State Park, Fort Union, Gascon, Golondrinas, Guadalupita, Holman, La Cueva, Le Doux, Levy, Los Cisneros, Los Hueros, Lucero, Monte Aplanado, Mora, Naranjos, Ocate, Ojo Feliz, Rainsville, Sapello, Shoemaker, South Carmen, Tiptonville, Turquillo, Valmora, Wagon Mound, Watrous.
For tips on accessing Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about New Mexico denominations, view the New Mexico Church Records wiki page.
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See New Mexico Land and Property for additional information about early New Mexico land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.
- New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
Finding More New Mexico Newspapers
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Online Probate Records
Since statehood in 1912, probate matters have been under the jurisdiction of probate courts in each county. Records of guardianship and adoption have usually been transferred to the district courts. In 1953 the district courts were given concurrent jurisdiction with the probate court over all probate matters in each county.
See the wiki page New Mexico Probate Records for information about how to find earlier probate records.
The Family History Library does not have copies of the New Mexico county probate records. They are available at each county courthouse. You can obtain copies by contacting the county clerk.
Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, and adoption.
New Mexico tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the Wiki page New Mexico Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.
Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office
Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court
Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.
Mora County Marriages: 1866-1890
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
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- Mora County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mora County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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