Bernalillo County, Nevada Genealogy

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In theory the southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] was part of [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] in 1852 until 29 December 1863 when it became part of the [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] of [[Arizona]] Territory.<ref>Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. {{Worldcat|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</ref>  
 
In theory the southern tip of present-day [[Nevada]], part of [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]] was part of [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County, New Mexico Territory]] from its creation in [[New Mexico]] in 1852 until 29 December 1863 when it became part of the [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] of [[Arizona]] Territory.<ref>Marion Ellison, ''An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861'' (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. {{Worldcat|11029859|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|382092|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 R2e}}.</ref>  
  
:*1852 [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bernalillo County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref><ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-74. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
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*1852 [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico]] Territory created as an original county from an old Mexican ''partido''. In theory it extended west to the [[California]] border including parts of [[Arizona]] and later [[Nevada]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bernalillo County, New Mexico" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref><ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref><ref>John Koontz, ''Political History of Nevada, 5th ed.'' (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-74. {{WorldCat|21179|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|215840|item|disp=FHL Book 979.3 N2k}}</ref>  
:*1854 [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory changes counties stretching to future [[Nevada|Nevada]] from five to three.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
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*1854 [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] Territory changes counties stretching to future [[Nevada|Nevada]] from five to three.<ref>J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at {{ASUT}} (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref>  
:*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by Arizona Territory Organic Act from part of [[New Mexico]] Territory<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
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*29 December 1863 [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by Arizona Territory Organic Act from part of [[New Mexico]] Territory<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
:*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the former [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Nevada]]<ref name="AZ1" />  
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*By November 1864 [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]] was created by the Arizona legislature as an original county from parts of the 2nd and 3rd Judicial Districts. A part of the former [[2nd Judicial District, Arizona|2nd Judicial District]] eventually became part of [[Nevada]]<ref name="AZ1" />  
:*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]]<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
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*22 December 1865 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]] was created by [[Arizona]] from part of [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]]<ref name="Pah">Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref>  
:*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" />
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*18 January 1867 [[Pah-Ute County, Arizona|Pah-Ute County]], and [[Mohave County, Arizona|Mohave County]], Arizona Territory west of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_River Colorado River] and west of 114° west longitude were given to [[Nevada]] by the U.S. Congress. This area became [[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County]], and the southern part of [[Lincoln County, Nevada|Lincoln]] and [[Nye County, Nevada|Nye]] counties in [[Nevada]].<ref name="Pah" />
  
 
There is little chance someone as far away as [[Nevada]] would take the trouble to go to [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in [[Nevada]] are actually found in [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County]] records.  
 
There is little chance someone as far away as [[Nevada]] would take the trouble to go to [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in [[Nevada]] are actually found in [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo County]] records.  

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Bernalillo and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

In theory the southern tip of present-day Nevada, part of Clark County was part of Bernalillo County, New Mexico Territory from its creation in New Mexico in 1852 until 29 December 1863 when it became part of the 2nd Judicial District of Arizona Territory.[1]

There is little chance someone as far away as Nevada would take the trouble to go to New Mexico to conduct their county business. It is unlikely any records of people living in Nevada are actually found in Bernalillo County records.

See also Bernalillo County, Arizona.

References

  1. Marion Ellison, An inventory and index to the records of Carson County, Utah and Nevada Territories, 1855-1861 (Reno, Nevada: Grace Dangberg Foundation, 1984), iv. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 R2e.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Bernalillo County, New Mexico" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico (accessed 8 August 2011).
  3. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  4. John Koontz, Political History of Nevada, 5th ed. (Carson City, Nev.: SPO, 1965), 37-74. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 979.3 N2k
  5. J.H. Colton, "Territories of New Mexico and Utah" (map) (New York: Johnson and Browning, 1860?). Digitized at http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/uw&CISOPTR=483&CISOBOX=1&REC=1 (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Wikipedia contriutors, "Pah-Ute County, Arizona" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah-Ute_County,_Arizona (accessed 8 August 2011).
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