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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Colfax County''' [[Image:Nm-colfax.png|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Colfax County'''  
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{{NMDC}}
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[[Image:Nm-colfax.png|right|300px|Nm-colfax.png]]  
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==== [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse]  ====
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230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498<br>Raton, NM 87740-1498<br>Phone: 505.445.5551&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.  
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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. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]<br> '''Colorado Counties:''' [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]{{·}} [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
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[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]<br>'''Colorado Counties:''' [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]{{·}} [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census Records and other Free Online Records  ====
 
==== Census Records and other Free Online Records  ====
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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{{Census|New Mexico}}  
  
 
===== Colfax County  =====
 
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#start Search]  
 
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#start Search]  
  
1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],  
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1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],  
  
 
1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp Search]  
 
1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp Search]  
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1912 - Business Directory:  
 
1912 - Business Directory:  
  
County [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].  
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County [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].  
  
1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]  
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1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]  
  
 
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New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.org/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project  
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New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project  
  
 
Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search  
 
Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search  
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Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents  
 
Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents  
  
Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"
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Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"  
  
 
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==== Court  ====
 
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[[Image:Colfax_County_New_Mexico_Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
==== Land Records  ====
 
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====== Angel Fire Community Library  ======
 
====== Angel Fire Community Library  ======
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details]  
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]  
  
 
====== Eagle Nest Public Library  ======
 
====== Eagle Nest Public Library  ======
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details&nbsp;]  
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details&nbsp;]]  
  
 
====== Arthur Johnson Memorial Library  ======
 
====== Arthur Johnson Memorial Library  ======
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details]  
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]  
  
 
====== Springer - Fred Macaron Library  ======
 
====== Springer - Fred Macaron Library  ======
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*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details]  
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]  
  
 
====== Seton Memorial Library  ======
 
====== Seton Memorial Library  ======
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1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]  
 
1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]  
  
1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.org/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]  
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1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]  
  
 
Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]  
 
Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]  
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Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]  
 
Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]  
  
Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]
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Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]  
  
 
List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]  
 
List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]  
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*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
 
*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
  
*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page].<br> *Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
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*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page].<br>*Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
  
 
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County
 
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County

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Colfax County Courthouse

230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498
Raton, NM 87740-1498
Phone: 505.445.5551 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[1]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Colfax County, New Mexico

History

  • The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview. History and Historic Trail Maps (Dept.Interior).

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. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

25 January 1869: Eastern part of Taos County was set off to form Colfax County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

List of Historic Places of Colfax County, National Register

Towns or Places with Name Changes

An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.

Neighboring Counties

Mora · Harding · Taos · Union
Colorado Counties: Costilla · Las Animas

Resources

New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline

Click Here.

Archives and Repositories

Seton Memorial Library

See details

Center for Southwest Research
New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM
Rio Grande Historical Collections

See Details

Cemeteries

Search by Cemetery Name

Click on Cemetery Name to see details.

Abbott Cemetery , Abreu Cemetery, Agua Dulce Cemetery, Black Lake Cemetery,

Caliente Canyon Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Catskill Cemetery, Cimarron Canyon Cemetery,

Cimarron Cemetery, Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Cemetery p.206,

Colmor Cemetery, Dawson Cemetery, Eagle Nest CemeteryElizabethtown Cemetery

Espinoza Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery, Gallagher Cemetery,

Hecht Family Cemetery, Herrera Cemetery, Hollenbeck Cemetery,

J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery, Jackson Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Johnson Mesa

Cemetery, Kaplan Cemetery, Kelleher Cemetery, Livingston Cemetery, Maxwell Cemetery,

Maxwell Family Cemetery, Miami Cemetery, Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery,

Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery, Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery, Mountainview Kiowa

CemeteryMount Calvary Cemetery, North Abbott CemeteryOtero Cemetery, Palo Blanco

Mountain Cemetery, Pine Buttes Cemetery, Point of Rocks Mesa Cemetery,

Ponil Park Cemetery, Rayado Cemetery, Ring Place Cemetery, Saint John's Methodist Church

Cemetery, Pacheco Cemetery, San Antonio Cemetery, St. Anthony Church Cemetery,

Saus Creek CemeterySeeley Cemetery, Soldier Hill p.207, Springer Cemetery,

Sweet Water Cemetery, Tinaja Cemetery, Touch Me Not Mountain Cemetery,

United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery, Valdez Cemetery, Vermejo Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery,

Census Records and other Free Online Records

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

Colfax County

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Free Census Search

1870 US Census, Colfax County: (A-Free), (Fren-Midd), (Mila-Truj), (Truj-Z), Index, transcription and index,

1880 US Census Free Search

1912 - Business Directory:

County Officials, Baldy, Bell, Black Lake, Blossburg, Bonito, Brackett, Brilliant, Capulin, Carlsbrook, Cerrososo. Chico, Chicorica, Cimarron, Clifton House, Colfax, Colmor, Cunningham, Dawson, Dean, Dillon, Dorsey, Elizabeth, French, Gardiner, Gato, Harlan, Hebron, Hunt, Keota, Koehler, Koehler Junction, Lloyd, Lynn, Maxwell, Meloche, Metcalf, Miami, Nash, Otero.

1930 - Federal Census Index: A-C, C-G, G-L, L-P, P-S, S-Z.

Kiowa

1920 - Partial Federal Census Record

Raton

1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census Records

Other

New Mexico Death Records 1889-1945 Search. More information at New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

New Mexico Death Records US GenWeb Index Project

Social Security Death Index Search

Guide to1788 and 1790 Census of El Paso del Norte

Colfax County Residents  (60) who received Patents

Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"

Church

Court

Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg

Land Records

Bureau of Land Management

General Land Office Records Search 

Mining

Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of Mines.

Libraries

Local Public Libraries
Angel Fire Community Library

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Eagle Nest Public Library

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Arthur Johnson Memorial Library

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Springer - Fred Macaron Library

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Local Research Libraries
Family History Library

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Seton Memorial Library

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Local Histories

Lists of Settlers, 1860

1. Rayado (356)

2. Rio Colorado (707)

Lists of Settlers, 1870

1. Precinct 1 (800): A-E , F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.

2. Precinct 2 (132): A-Z

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.

3. Precinct 3 (1,060): A-E, F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.

Lists of Settlers, 1880

1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron (470)

2. Chico (113)

3. Cimarron (1,247)

4. Elizabethtown (287)

5. Otero (50)

6. Rayado (270)

7. Springer (34)

8. Ute Creek (133)

Lists of Settlers, 1900

1. Baldy (111) 2. Black Lakes (205);  3. Blossburg (191);  4.Catskill (976);

5. Chico Springs (398)

6. Cimarron (3363)

7. Cimilario (105)

8. Colmor (1,343)

9. Dorsey (226)

10.Elizabethtown (580); 11. Elkins (61)

12. Gardiner (1,195) A-FG-L, M-R, S-Z

13. Johnson Park (793)

14. Martines (365)

15. Maxwell (276)

16. Mesa (505)

17.Pena Flor(156)

18.Ponil (50)

19. Ponil Park (100)

20. Raton (3,863)

21. Rayado (135)

22. Springer (589)

23. Trinchera (191).

Pioneer or Settler Biographies, A-Z
Pioneers, Others

Published Online Information

Listed by surname

1.A-F,
2.G-O,
3.P-Z
Family Histories or Genealogical Information
Online Surname Links
1860

See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.

1870

See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.

1880

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.

1900

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner, 13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.

Immigrant Information

1. List of immigrants from Nanno and Portolo, Italy

Colfax County Family Photo Album

1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879.

2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899.

3. Photos taken 1900 to 1919.

4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.

Resources

1. List of Online Resources

2. List of Offline Resources

Maps

1895 Colfax County Map , 1895 new Mexico State Map

1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax Counties

Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and Mines

Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, page 34.

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note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya,  provides a limited preview through the page 7 link.  You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1.  Some places of interest in this book are as follows:

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Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, page 7.

Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.

Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.

Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8.  

Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]

Military

Pre - Statehood (6 Jan 1912)

Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - 1540

Soldier List - Onate Expedition 1598-1608

Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - 1600

Civil War Pension Index Card Search More information at Union Pension Records

List of Pensioners 1883

Post - Statehood

WWI Civilian Draft Registrations free online

Vietnam War - Angel Fire Memorial

Mining

The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. page 64; p.90-107;

30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City were established in the Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in 5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world" had been  established before the discovery of gold in 1867. page 65.

The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. p.63 , and by Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of  Military Reconnoissance of 1848, page 19.  Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest production, output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.

Early Mining

Early coal mining operations. page 64.

Early Places

Early places prospected for gold page 67.

Mining Claims

List of Mining Claims for Colfax County.

Mining Camps

List of Mining Camps.

Museums

Eagles Nest

Elizabethtown Museum

Cimarron

Kit Carson Museum of Rayado

Philmont Museum

Villa Philmonte

Raton

Raton Museum

Springer

Dorsey Mansion history Ranch

Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum

Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Newspapers

Current local newspaper addresses and phones

Historic Periodicals and Newspapers

Digital Collections for Colfax County Newspapers

Search Historic Newspapers Library of Congress.

Probate

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Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.

1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels on to Springer.

2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.

More information on the Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Santa Fe Trail Family History Project

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway

Santa Fe Trail Aerial Photos

Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Schools

Taxation

Societies

Local

Angel Fire

Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO Box 503, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Cimarron

Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.

Raton

Raton Historical Society

Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.

Raton Museum, Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.

Springer

Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.

State

Vital Records

Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.

Births
  • Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
    226 East 4th Street
    Raton, NM 87740
    Phone: (575)445-3601
  • State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics
    1105 S. St. Francis Drive
    P.O. Box 26110
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
    Phone:(505) 827-0121
    Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963

List of Early Colfax County Birth Records For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below.

List of Colfax County Birth Records 1893-1895, A-W.

Marriages

Marriage Index 1871-1900 (Grooms name Ab to Lo) , (Grooms name Lo to Zw)

Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - NMGS

Deaths
  • Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
    226 East 4th Street
    Raton, NM 87740
    Phone: (575)445-3601
  • State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics 
    1105 S. St. Francis Drive
    P.O. Box 26110
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
    Phone:(505)827-0121
    Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963


  • NMGenWeb, Colfax County page.
    *Linkpendium for Colfax County
  • Worldcat, Library Books regarding Colfax County

Places

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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