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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico|Bernalillo County]]'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo County Courthouse]<br>1 Civic Plaza NW; <br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Phone:. 505.768.4090&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, <br>probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bernalillo County, New Mexico page 473, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo County Courthouse]<br>1 Civic Plaza NW; <br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Phone:. 505.768.4090&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, <br>probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bernalillo County, New Mexico page 473, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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'''1852--'''Bernalillo County was created 9 January 1852&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Albuquerque <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*Up until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*'''22 September 1846 - Bernalillo County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}'s '''''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 5” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition].</ref> It formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Bernalillo county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 in what is now Arizona '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
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*29 December '''1863''' [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by the ''Arizona Territory Organic Act&nbsp;'' from the western half 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> All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
  
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=69095 Tijeras Cemetery, Tijeras] BillionGraves. Cemetery appears to be inside south part of freeway interchange involving State Highway 337, US 85, and I-40. A small church is also inside this as well.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=69095 Tijeras Cemetery, Tijeras] BillionGraves. Cemetery appears to be inside south part of freeway interchange involving State Highway 337, US 85, and I-40. A small church is also inside this as well.
  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Bernalillo County Courthouse
1 Civic Plaza NW;
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone:. 505.768.4090 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1885,
probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888;
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

  • Up until 1821New 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 1846Mexico 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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Bernalillo County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General Stephen W. Kearny's Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2] It formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Bernalillo and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Boundary Changes

  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Bernalillo county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[3] [4] [5] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 in what is now Arizona may  have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • 29 December 1863 Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act  from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[6] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Los Lunas

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Tijeras Cemetery, Tijeras BillionGraves. Cemetery appears to be inside south part of freeway interchange involving State Highway 337, US 85, and I-40. A small church is also inside this as well.

Census

For tips on accessing Bernalillo County, New Mexico census records online, see: New Mexico Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Albuquerque

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

  • Zimmerman Library
    University of New Mexico
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico,


Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bernalillo County, New Mexico page 473, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 5” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  4. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. 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).