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Guide to Catron County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Catron County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 25, 1921
County Seat Reserve
Courthouse
Address Catron County Courthouse
101 Main St; PO Box 507
Reserve, NM 87830-0507
Phone: 505.533.6400 

Catron County Website
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County Courthouse

Catron County Courthouse
101 Main St; PO Box 507
Reserve, NM 87830-0507
Phone: 505.533.6400 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, probate, and land records from 1921; District Court Clerk 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. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Catron County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1921--Catron County was created 25 February 1921 from Socorro County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Luna

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Catron County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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