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''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] &gt; Colfax County'' [[Image:Nm-colfax.png|right|300px]] == County Courthouse == Colfax County Courthouse<br>230 North 3rd Street <br>Raton, New Mexico 87740 <br>Mailing Address: <br>County Clerk <br>P.O. Box 159 <br>Raton, New Mexico 87740 <br>County Clerk - Telephone 575-445-5551 <br>Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Closed on Holidays <br>[http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/clerk.htm County Clerk's Office website] === History === The courthouse, built in 1936, is a five-story blond, brick building with a hipped tile roof on the top story and flat roofs on the lower portions. The building has glazed tile cornices and bas relief metal panels. The larger bas reliefs have scenes of farming, mining, and cattle ranching, which were the main industries in Colfax County. Some of the smaller motifs show the cattle brands from Colfax County. Some of the other architectural features include terrazzo floors, tile wainscoating, chipped-tile roof on the top story roof and flat roofs on lower areas. The Colfax County Courthouse building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. === Document Availability === ==== Birth Certificates ==== Birth Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: *Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br> *State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963 [http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm List of Early Colfax County Birth Records] For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below. ==== Death Certificates ==== Death Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office.<br>They CANNOT copy death certificates under any circumstances. *Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601 *State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963 ==== Divorce Records ==== Colfax County clerk's office does NOT record divorce records. Divorce records are kept at the DISTRICT COURT in the county where the divorce was filed. Colfax County District Court <br>Phone: (575)445-5584 Other Court and Public Record offices of [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Colfax County]] === Former Courthouses of Colfax County === Elizabethtown | Cimarron | Springer == History == ==== History ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269450903421_300" />]&nbsp;(Dept.&nbsp;Interior). &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Colfax County War - [http://www.nenewmexico.com/history_legends.php?page=colfax 1875]. ==== Parent County ==== '''Taos County.&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Taos County was one of the original nine counties&nbsp;created by the&nbsp;New Mexico Territory in 1852. ==== Boundary Changes ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Human occupation of this New Mexico area&nbsp;has existed by Native Americans since Folsom Man 8200 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_Mexico BC.] The Native Americans who inhabited the land (c.1400) for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived, were called "Jicarilla Apaches"&nbsp; and "Utes" by the Europeans. The Jicarilla Apaches&nbsp;marked their boundaries by 4 rivers (renamed by subsequent populations): The&nbsp;Arkansas River to the north,&nbsp;The Canadian River to the east, The Rio Grande River to the&nbsp;south and the Chama River to the west. They were farmers, hunters and gatherers who had flat roofed houses and settled along the rivers ie. The Ponil, The Cimarron, The Vermejo, The Purgatory.&nbsp;They actively traded with their neighbors who lived in&nbsp;Pueblos&nbsp;in the west and on the Plains in the east. Their land use was usufructuary and co-existed with the Spanish and the French. They&nbsp;did not have the European tradition of written deeds and could not prove their ownership in the US court system up to the US&nbsp;Supreme Court. This population lost their land, and was physically removed by US&nbsp;troops in 1876.&nbsp;pp.[http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PA191&amp;lpg=PA191&amp;dq=colfax+%22george+blosser%22+-nebraska&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=Kjo-VSWIlM&amp;sig=2r8MrpmIx0wi0rF0McOpI9ClovM&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=pLKaS9b7E4P48AaO_tWVDg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=3&amp;ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=colfax%20%22george%20blosser%22%20-nebraska&amp;f=false 1-289&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;During the Colonial Era this area was Territory of Spain 1598-1824. In July, 1706, General Juan de Ulibarri, Seargeant Major for the&nbsp;Spanish Territory, mapped,&nbsp;renamed the&nbsp;area geography, and found evidences of&nbsp;French fur trappers.&nbsp;By 1714,&nbsp;the Jicarilla Apaches were&nbsp;employed, by the Spanish,&nbsp;as&nbsp;an auxillary army on their northern border.&nbsp;Mexico gained Independence from Spain and this area became a Territory of Mexico 1824-1848.&nbsp;The Republic of Texas claimed it as part of their territory to the Rio Grande, on the west and south,&nbsp;1836-1845, and&nbsp;invaded New Mexico in 1841; The Mexican-American War broke out in&nbsp;1846, the US&nbsp;Military&nbsp;occupied New Mexico 1846 to 1851 and stationed&nbsp;troops through&nbsp;its territorial history.&nbsp;The US signed a Treaty with Mexico in 1848.&nbsp;The&nbsp;&nbsp;US&nbsp;annexed the northern 1/3 of the Mexican Republic.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Spanish/Mexican&nbsp;occupation of the land was also defined by&nbsp;usufructuary practices&nbsp;before and after and within the Land Grant&nbsp;borders. Before 1841, the Spanish/Mexican people living in Taos and Rio Arriba counties peacefully grazed their cattle and sheep on this land. The Carlos Beaubien/Guadalupe&nbsp;Miranda Land Grant was&nbsp;authorized in 1841 to expedite sending settlers to this area inhabited by the Jicarilla Apaches.&nbsp;The Beaubien/Miranda/Maxwell Land Grant&nbsp;borders were&nbsp;roughly defined: on the west, by&nbsp;the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; on&nbsp;the north, by the Purgatory River; on the east, by the Canadian River; and on the south, roughly by a line from about Black Lake and Hall's Peak to Colmor,&nbsp;between Ocate and Rayado, south of Springer.&nbsp;Lucien Maxwell&nbsp;became&nbsp;the largest private landowner&nbsp;in the&nbsp;history of the United&nbsp;States. Contrary to his epitaph he acquired the land&nbsp;through marriage, his wife's inheritance,&nbsp;buying out the remaining heirs and the difference in coverture laws between the US and Mexico. Settlers'&nbsp;property lines within the land grant were affirmed&nbsp;by Lucien Maxwell's personal word and handshake. The boundaries, were&nbsp;not accepted by the US court system including the US&nbsp;Supreme Court.&nbsp;&nbsp;In 1870, Maxwell sold his interests to&nbsp;English and&nbsp;Dutch financiers backed by US federal and US Territorial government officials. Serious boundary disputes followed for the next two decades.&nbsp;These&nbsp;conflicts&nbsp;underlined by, the clash of suspicion and collusion between colonials settlers, miners, deceitful financiers and the corrupt territorial government,&nbsp;resulted in&nbsp;the&nbsp;Colfax County War,1875-1878, and the Battle at Stonewall Valley (1887-1888) that ultimately resulted in the loss of land by the Spanish/Mexican colonial settlers, homestead "squatters" and others,&nbsp;who were forced to repurchase their own land&nbsp;or were removed. pp. [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PA191&amp;lpg=PA191&amp;dq=colfax+%22george+blosser%22+-nebraska&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=Kjo-VSWIlM&amp;sig=2r8MrpmIx0wi0rF0McOpI9ClovM&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=pLKaS9b7E4P48AaO_tWVDg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=3&amp;ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=colfax%20%22george%20blosser%22%20-nebraska&amp;f=false 1-289&nbsp;]. Many of the persons who did not move out of the county or were unable to compete with corporate interests and economic markets,&nbsp;gave up their borders for wage paying jobs in the emerging coal mining camps.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Other&nbsp;items important&nbsp;to the establishment of borders are as follows:&nbsp;The Northwest Ordinance; Manifest Destiny; The US&nbsp;Congress&nbsp;failure to ratify Article 10 of the&nbsp;Treaty with Mexico which&nbsp;allowed &nbsp;Mexican landowners to keep their land; The establishment of a provisional tammany hall style Territorial Government 1846 - 1912; The&nbsp;Homestead Act of 1862; The discovery of rich gold (1867),&nbsp;copper,&nbsp;and&nbsp;coal deposits (1865) within the land grant: and the personal intervention of corrupt New Mexico and Colorado and federal officials, foreign colonial interests, and other interested parties in establishing their land rights.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The border with Colorado was designated by the US Congress in the creation of the Territory of Colorado in 1860, even though&nbsp;there was contiguously&nbsp;owned property by New Mexicans. After the Stonewall&nbsp;Revolt in 1888 and the litigation between the US Government and&nbsp;the foreign owned Maxwell Land Grant Company. p.89-287,&nbsp;New Mexicans&nbsp;and Colorodans&nbsp;lost ownership of that land. New Mexicans finally agreed to statehood, more than 60 years after annexation.&nbsp;It became a State in 1912 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colfax County was created in&nbsp;January 25,1869 from Mora County which was created from Taos County in 1860. Colfax County originally covered the entire Northeast corner of the state to the Texas border.&nbsp; In 1893&nbsp;the eastern&nbsp;portion of Colfax County was taken to create Union County.&nbsp;A southern portion of Colfax County was divided&nbsp;in 1921 to create Harding County. [http://books.google.com/books?id=sDhAAAAAYAAJ&amp;pg=PA164&amp;lpg=PA164&amp;dq=%22colfax+county%22+%22frampton%22+-nebraska,+-canada,+-arkansas,+-utah,+-albuquerque&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=UAKG790cMQ&amp;sig=PlolXI36EmWj-5K_zQM6_p029fU&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=mu6fS9KfFsL98Aadh5D_DA&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=5&amp;ved=0CBAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&amp;q=%22colfax%20county%22%20%22frampton%22%20-nebraska%2C%20-canada%2C%20-arkansas%2C%20-utah%2C%20-albuquerque&amp;f=false p.289] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The original county seat, 1869,&nbsp;was the gold mining town of Elizabethtown. In 1872&nbsp;the county seat&nbsp;was moved to Cimarron a stage coach stop along the Mountain Branch&nbsp; of the Santa Fe Trail and home of the Maxwell Land Grant.&nbsp;In 1881, it was moved from Cimarron to Springer, a railroad town on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1897, after a bitter legislative fight the county seat was moved to Raton, an important coal mining town and railroad&nbsp;center. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Record Loss ==== == Places and Localities == ==== Geography ==== According to the US Census Bureau, Colfax County has a total area of 3,768 square miles. Is the size of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The boundaries from east to west extend 69 miles, and north to south, 54 miles. . Of which only 11 square miles of it is water. There are 84 lakes in the county. A large portion of the County lies in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,Southern Rockies. The geography ranges from alpine meadows,foothills with their mining regions, aspen, pine and pinon forests, to the semi arid prairies and cattle lands of the plains. List of Valleys, Summitts, Ridges, Streams, Lakes, Dams, Springs and [[www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm|Creeks]].&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://iguide.travel/Taos/Safety Interactive Map]. ==== Towns and Villages ==== County Seat: Raton County Population:'''<span> 2</span>008 estimate is 12,962; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2008 Census [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/35/35007.html Quickfacts]&nbsp;; 2004 estimate is 13,183;''' &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2000 Census - 14,189&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1940 Census - 18,718 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1990 Census - 12,925&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1930 Census - 19,157 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1980 Census -&nbsp;13,667&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1920 Census - 21,550 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1970 Census -&nbsp;12,170&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1910 Census - 16,460 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1960 Census - 13,806&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1900 Census - 10,150 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1950 Census - 16,761 ==== Populated Places ==== Abbott, [http://www.angelfirechamber.org/ Angel Fire], Banning Place, [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico|Black Lake, Black Lake Resorts]], Capitan Hill, Carlsbrook, Casa Grande, [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico|Chico, Chico Springs]],&nbsp; [http://www.cimarronnm.com/ Cimarron], [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico|Colmor]], Dillon, [http://www.eaglenestchamber.org/ Eagle Nest], [[Farley, Colfax County, New Mexico|Farley]], French, Hebron, Idlewild, [[Johnson Park / Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico|Johnson Park]], Keota, Lakeview Pines, [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico|Maxwell,]]&nbsp; McDaniel Cimarron Place, [[Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Miami]], [http://wapedia.mobi/en/Raton,_New_Mexico Raton], Schomberg, Shuree, Six Mile Gate, [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico|Springer,]] [[Sugarite Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Sugarite]], Sunny Side, Tinaja, Toril, Troyburg, Urraca Place, Ute Park, Val Verde Ski Area, Valdez Place.&nbsp;&nbsp; List of all [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html locales]. [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NM/Colfax_County/ Interactive map]. Alphabetic list of Colfax County places (towns, mesas, rivers, mines, etc), interesting information and their location, including those listed above. [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names|A-E]],&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names, F - M|F-M]],&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names, N - Z|N-Z]]. ===== Historic or Ghost Towns ===== Abreu, Agua Fria, Alma, Aurora, [[Baldy Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Baldy,]] [[Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Bell]], [[Blossburg Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Blossburg]], Brackett, [[Brilliant Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Brilliant]], [[Catskill Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Catskill]], [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico|Chico]], [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/walking2008.pdf Cimarron],[[Cimilorio / Cimilario, Colfax County, New Mexico|Cimilario]], Clifton, [http://www.ghosttowngallery.com/htme/colfax.htm Colfax], [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico|Colmor]], Cottonwood, [[Dawson, Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Dawson]], Deep Tunnel, [[Dorsey, Colfax County, New Mexico|Dorsey]], Dover, [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico|Elizabethtown]], England, [[Farley, Colfax County, New Mexico|Farley,]] [[Gardiner Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Gardiner]], Gato, Heck, [[Hematite, Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Hematite]], [[Johnson Park / Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico|Johnson Mesa]], [[Johnson Park / Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico|Johnson Park]], Kiowa, [[Koehler Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Koehler]], Ladd, Loretta, Lynn, Meloche, [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico|Maxwell]], [[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico|McCrystal Place]], Moreno, Osha, [[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Otero]], Palo Blanco, [[Pena Flor, Colfax County, New Mexico|Pena Flor]], [[Perryville, Colfax County, New Mexico|Perryville]], Pina, Pittsburg, [[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico|Ponil]], [[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico|Ponil Park]], Rael, [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico|Rayado]], [[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico|Ring Place]], Robinson, Slagle, [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico|Springer,]] [[Sugarite Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Sugarite]], Southside, Stocktons, [[Swastika Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Swastika]], Sweetwater, Tafoya, Taylor Springs, Therma, [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico|Trinchera]], Troy, Unico, [[Van Houten Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Van Houten]], Vernon, [[Virginia City, Colfax County, New Mexico|Virginia City]], Willow, [[Yankee Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|Yankee]],&nbsp;[http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/NM/Colfax_County/ Interactive Map.&nbsp;] Interactive [http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nm/nmcolfax.html Map], Town [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/hist/local/ Details], Historic [http://newmexico.hometownlocator.com/features/historical,class,post%20office,scfips,35007.cfm Post Offices]&nbsp;; All Post [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Offices];&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.placenames.com/us/35007/po/ Maps for Historic Post&nbsp;Offices]; &nbsp; Alphabetical List of Place names including those listed above.&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names|A-E]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names, F - M|F-M]],&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Place Names, N - Z|N-Z]]; List of Historic Places of Colfax County, [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NM/Colfax/state.html National Register] ===== Towns or Places with Name Changes ===== [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and 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&nbsp;followed by the more current name. ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla County, Colorado]] *[[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]] *[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas County, Colorado]] *[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]] *[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]] *Union County == Resources == ==== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Click [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf Here]. ==== Archives and Repositories ==== &nbsp;&nbsp; <u>'''Local:'''</u> ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Seton Memorial Library&nbsp; ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See details&nbsp;]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<u>'''State:'''</u> ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Center for Southwest Research ===== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;New Mexico State Records Center and Archives ===== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; National Hispanic Cultural Center&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ===== ===== &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM ===== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rio Grande Historical Collections ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; ==== Cemeteries ==== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Search by Cemetery Name ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Click on Cemetery Name to see details. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abbott Cemetery ]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abreu Cemetery]], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Agua Dulce Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Black Lake Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Caliente Canyon Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catholic Cemetery]], [[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catskill Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Canyon Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery]], Clifton Cemetery [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&amp;pg=PA207&amp;lpg=PA207&amp;dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=idEljB6hne&amp;sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=3&amp;ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false p.206], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Colmor Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dawson Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Eagle Nest Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Elizabethtown Cemetery]],&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Espinoza Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairmont Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery]], &nbsp;[[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gallagher Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hecht Family Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Herrera Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hollenbeck Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Jackson Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Mesa&nbsp;]]&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Kaplan Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Kelleher Cemetery<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1261119953255_374" />]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Livingston Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Family Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miami Cemetery]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountainview Kiowa]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mount Calvary Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|North Abbott Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otero Cemetery]], [[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Palo Blanco]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pine Buttes Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Point of Rocks Mesa Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ponil Park Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rayado Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ring Place Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saint John's Methodist Church]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pacheco Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|San Antonio Cemetery]],&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|St. Anthony Church Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saus Creek Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Seeley Cemetery]], Soldier Hill [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&amp;pg=PA207&amp;lpg=PA207&amp;dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=idEljB6hne&amp;sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=3&amp;ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false p.207], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Springer Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sweet Water Cemetery]], [[Tinaja, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Tinaja Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Touch Me Not Mountain Cemetery]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Valdez Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Vermejo Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wilson Cemetery]], &nbsp; ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Search by Cemetery Location ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Click on Cemetery location to see details &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abbott]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Angel Fire]], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Agua Dulce]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Black Lake]], [[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Caliente Canyon]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron]], [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Colmor]], [[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dawson]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Eagle Nest]], [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Elizabethtown]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Mesa]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Kiowa]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Loco Arroyo]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell]], [[Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miami]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|North Abbott]],&nbsp;[[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otero]], [[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Palo Blanco Mountain<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1261116808037_326" />]],&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pine Buttes]],&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Point of Rocks Mesa]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ponil Park,&nbsp;]]&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Raton]],&nbsp;[[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rayado]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ring Place]],&nbsp;[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sauz Creek]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Seeley]],&nbsp;[[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Springer]],&nbsp;[[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sweet Water]],&nbsp;[[Tinaja, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Tinaja]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Touch Me Not Mountain]],&nbsp;[[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Trinchera Pass]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ute Park]]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Census Records and other Free Online Records ==== ===== Colfax County ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#start Search] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;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], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp Search] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;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<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1261030587593_832" />], [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]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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.] ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kiowa ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record] ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Raton ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records] ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Other&nbsp; ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1546466;p=collectionDetails Death Records ]1889-1945 Search &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.org/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Guide to [http://pages.prodigy.net/bluemountain1/epcensus.htm 1788 and 1790]{{dead link}} Census of El Paso del Norte &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County" ==== Church ==== ==== Court ==== ==== Land Records ==== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bureau of Land Management ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; General Land Office [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/Logon/Logon_Form.asp Records Search]&nbsp;{{dead link}} ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mining ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Libraries ==== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Local Public Libraries ===== ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Angel Fire Community Library ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details] ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eagle Nest Public Library ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details&nbsp;] ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arthur Johnson Memorial Library ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details] ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springer - Fred Macaron Library&nbsp; ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]] ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Local Research Libraries ===== ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Family History Library&nbsp; ====== *[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Archives_and_Libraries See Details] ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Seton Memorial Library ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Local Histories ==== ===== Lists of Settlers, 1860 ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707) ===== Lists of Settlers, 1870 ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Precinct 1&nbsp;(800): &nbsp;[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Post Office: Elizabeth City.&nbsp;&nbsp; Location: Elizabethtown and environs. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Precinct 2 (132):&nbsp; [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 2|A-Z]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Post Office: Elizabeth City.&nbsp;&nbsp; Location: Cimarron. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;3. Precinct 3&nbsp; (1,060): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, A-E|A-E]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, N-Z|N-Z]]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Post Office: Elizabeth City.&nbsp;&nbsp; Location: Rayado and outskirts. ===== Lists of Settlers, 1880 ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. [[Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Chico]] (113) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3. Cimarron (1,247) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;4. [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Elizabethtown]] (287) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5. [[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Otero]] (50) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Rayado]] (270) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7. [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Springer]] (34) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133) ===== Lists of Settlers, 1900 ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111);&nbsp; 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976); &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5. [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Chico Springs ]](398);&nbsp; 6. Cimarron (3363);&nbsp; 7. [[Cimilario, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Cimilario]] (105);&nbsp; 8. [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Colmor ]](1,343);&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 9. [[Dorsey, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Dorsey ]](226);&nbsp;&nbsp; 10.[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Elizabethtown ]](580); 11. Elkins (61);&nbsp; 12.&nbsp;Gardiner (1,195)&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers A-F|A-F]],&nbsp; [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers G-L|G-L]], &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers M-R|M-R]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers S-Z|S-Z]];&nbsp;13. [[Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Johnson Park ]](793);&nbsp; 14. [[Martinez, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Martines]] (365);&nbsp; 15.&nbsp;[[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Maxwell ]](276);&nbsp;16. Mesa (505);&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 17.[[Pena Flor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Pena&nbsp;Flor ]](156);&nbsp; 18.[[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil ]](50);&nbsp; 19. [[Ponil Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil Park ]](100);&nbsp; 20. Raton (3,863);&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 21. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Rayado]] (135);&nbsp; 22. Springer (589);&nbsp; 23.&nbsp;[[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191). ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pioneer or Settler [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]] ===== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pioneers,&nbsp;Settlers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Others ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Published Online Information &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Listed by&nbsp;surname ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]], ====== ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]], ====== ====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]] ====== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Family Histories or Genealogical Information ===== ====== Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]] ====== ====== 1860 ====== See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here. ====== 1870&nbsp; ====== See&nbsp;census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or&nbsp;Elizabeth City Precinct 3.&nbsp; Or, For free census search, click here. ====== 1880&nbsp; ====== See&nbsp;census&nbsp;enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron,&nbsp;2. Chico,&nbsp;3. Cimarron,&nbsp;4. Elizabethtown,&nbsp;5. Otero,&nbsp;6. Rayado,&nbsp;7. Springer,&nbsp;8. Ute Creek. Or,&nbsp;For free census search, click here.&nbsp; ====== <br>1900&nbsp; ====== See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy,&nbsp;2. Black Lakes,&nbsp;3. Blossburg,&nbsp;4.Catskill,&nbsp;5. Chico &nbsp;Springs,&nbsp;6. Cimarron,&nbsp;7. Cimilario,&nbsp;8. Colmor,&nbsp;9. Dorsey,&nbsp;10. Elizabethtown,&nbsp;11. Elkins,&nbsp;12. Gardiner,&nbsp;13. Johnson Park,&nbsp;14. Martines,&nbsp;15. Maxwell,&nbsp;16. Mesa,&nbsp;17. Pena Flor,&nbsp;18. Ponel,&nbsp;19. Ponil Park,&nbsp;20. Raton,&nbsp;21. Rayado,&nbsp;22. Springer,&nbsp;23. Trinchera. Or,&nbsp;For free census search, click here.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Immigrant Information ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy ===== Colfax County Family Photo Album ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939. ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Resources ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Maps ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.org/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; USGS Quad [http://www.topozone.com/states/NewMexico.asp?county=Colfax Topographic] Maps of Features in Colfax County &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; US&nbsp;Census Bureau mapping engine, [http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/mapbrowse-tbl?lat=36.60610&amp;lon=-104.63817&amp;wid=0.75&amp;ht=0.75&amp;mlat=36.60610&amp;mlon=-104.63817&amp;msym=redpin&amp;on=CITIES&amp;mlabel=Colfax+County,+NM Tiger Map]&nbsp;{{dead link}}&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US&nbsp;Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false page 34]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false page 7]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false page 106]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false pages 77 and 78.] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false pages 77-8]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&amp;pg=PP1&amp;dq=Translating+property,+montoya&amp;cd=1#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false page 42]. ==== Marriage Records ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS] ==== Military ==== ===== Pre - Statehood&nbsp; (6 Jan 1912) ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Civil War Pension Index Card [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1471019;p=collectionDetails Search] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883] ===== Post - Statehood ===== [http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial] ==== Mining ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&amp;pg=PA109&amp;lpg=PA109&amp;dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=n_8cEaKCtg&amp;sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA91&amp;lpg=PA91&amp;dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=R5eyq7b0QN&amp;sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=6&amp;ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false p.90-107]; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City&nbsp;were established in the&nbsp;Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in&nbsp;5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world"&nbsp;had been &nbsp;established before the discovery of gold in 1867. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&amp;pg=PA109&amp;lpg=PA109&amp;dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=n_8cEaKCtg&amp;sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false page 65]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&amp;pg=PA109&amp;lpg=PA109&amp;dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=n_8cEaKCtg&amp;sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;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&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached. ===== Early Mining ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&amp;pg=PA109&amp;lpg=PA109&amp;dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=n_8cEaKCtg&amp;sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false page 64]. ===== Early Placers ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Early placers prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&amp;pg=PA109&amp;lpg=PA109&amp;dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=n_8cEaKCtg&amp;sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&amp;hl=en&amp;ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&amp;sa=X&amp;oi=book_result&amp;ct=result&amp;resnum=1&amp;ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&amp;q=&amp;f=false page 67]. ===== Mining Claims ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County. ===== Mining Camps ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico|Mining Camps]]. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Museums ==== ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eagles Nest ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Elizabethtown Museum ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cimarron ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kit Carson Museum&nbsp;of Rayado &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Philmont Museum &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Villa Philmonte ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Raton ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Raton Museum ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springer ===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Dorsey&nbsp; [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorsey_Mansion Mansion] history, Dorsey Mansion [http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum ]and Historical Society. ==== Newspapers ==== [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]] [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]] [http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&amp;CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&amp;CISOROOT=/nmnews&amp;CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers [http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress. ==== Probate ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]] ==== 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&nbsp;trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels&nbsp;on to Springer. 2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New&nbsp;Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then&nbsp;beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and&nbsp;then travels&nbsp;through the&nbsp;Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer. [[Santa Fe Trail|More information on the Santa Fe Trail]] Santa Fe National Historic [http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-santa-fe-national-historic-trail-new-mexico-sidwcmdev_068999.html Trail] Santa Fe Trail Family History [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Bios/SFTrailHistProj.htm Project] Santa Fe Trail Scenic [http://www.nenewmexico.com/tours.php?p=3 Byway] Santa Fe Trail Aerial [http://www.santafetrailresearch.com/spacepix/0ur-space-link-page.html Photos] Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society] ==== Schools ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cimarron&nbsp;Public Schools &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Superintendent's Office, 125 N&nbsp;Collison Ave., Cimarron, NM&nbsp;87714; phone 575-376-2007 or 2445 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eagle Nest Public Schools &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Eagle Nest, NM&nbsp;87718 - phone: 575-377-6991 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maxwell Public Schools &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Maxwell, NM&nbsp;87728:&nbsp;phone - 575-375-2371 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Raton School District &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Administration Offices - 1550 Tiger Cir., Raton, NM 87740; phone - 575-445-9111 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springer School District &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Superintendent's Office - 1401 8 , Springer, NM&nbsp;87747; phone - 575-483-2482 ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ==== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of Colfax County Birth Records [http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm 1893-1895], A-W. == Societies == === Local: === ==== Angel Fire ==== Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710 ==== Cimarron<br> ==== Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714. ==== &nbsp;Raton ==== Raton&nbsp;Historical&nbsp;Society&nbsp;&nbsp; Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226. [http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979. <br> ==== Springer&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ==== Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum&nbsp;and &nbsp;[http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society].,&nbsp;Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; === State:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; === &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Genealogy Trails History [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Group] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/ Mexico] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Historical Society of New [http://www.hsnm.org/index.htm Mexico] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Los Alamos Historical [http://www.losalamoshistory.org/ Society] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico Civil War Ladies [http://www.currensnet.com/cwladys.htm League] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico Daughters of the American [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmsodar/nmso/ Revolution] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico Genealogical [http://www.nmgs.org/index.htm Society] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The New Mexico [http://www.nmgs.org/geneal.htm Genealogist] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico Jewish Historical [http://www.nmjewishhistory.org/ Society] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Mexico State [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/about_us/contact.php Historian] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Route 66 Association of New [http://www.rt66nm.org/ Mexico] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Southern New Mexico Genealogy [http://www.zianet.com/wheelerwc/GenSSNM/ Society] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;State [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/about_us/contact.php Historian] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Taos County Historical [http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Society] == Websites == *&nbsp;Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits/search online obituaries search]&nbsp;{{dead link}} *NM GenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page]. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Colfax|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} *New Mexico Random Acts of [http://www.raogk.org/newmexic.htm Kindness] *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.&amp;qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County *Colfax County Online Genealogy Message Boards: [http://cousinconnect.com/p/a/101906/ Cousin Connect], [http://genforum.genealogy.com/nm/colfax/?cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001546952&amp;o_lid=0001546952 GenForum], [http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newmexico.counties.colfax/mb.ashx?cj=1&amp;o_xid=0001546952&amp;o_lid=0001546952 Rootsweb], *Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&amp;catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames] == References == [[New Mexico]] Research Outline. :NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits. {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} [[Category:Colfax_County,_New_Mexico]]
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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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Guide to '''Colfax County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{NMDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Colfax County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1869
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| founded date = January 25
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| building address = [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse] ''' Colfax County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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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>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Colfax County, New Mexico}}
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=== History  ===
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*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. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps] (Dept.Interior).
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*[http://www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm The Colfax County War 1875].
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=== Parent 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" />
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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List of Historic Places of Colfax County, [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NM/Colfax/state.html National Register]
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=== Towns or Places with Name Changes  ===
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and 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.
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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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]]
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=== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline  ===
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Click [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf Here].
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See details]]
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*Seton Memorial Library
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*Center for Southwest Research
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*New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
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*National Hispanic Cultural Center
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*Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
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*Rio Grande Historical Collections
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abbott Cemetery ]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abreu Cemetery]], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Agua Dulce Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Black Lake Cemetery]],
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[[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Caliente Canyon Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catholic Cemetery]], [[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catskill Cemetery]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Canyon Cemetery]],
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[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery]], Clifton Cemetery [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&source=bl&ots=idEljB6hne&sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&hl=en&ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.206],
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[[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Colmor Cemetery]], [[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dawson Cemetery]], [[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Eagle Nest Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Elizabethtown Cemetery]],&nbsp;
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[[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Espinoza Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairmont Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery]], [[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gallagher Cemetery]],
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[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hecht Family Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Herrera Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hollenbeck Cemetery]],
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[[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Jackson Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Mesa]]
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[[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Kaplan Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Kelleher Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Livingston Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Cemetery]],
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[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Family Cemetery]], [[Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miami Cemetery]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery]],
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[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountainview Kiowa]]
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[[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mount Calvary Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|North Abbott Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otero Cemetery]], [[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Palo Blanco]]
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[[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pine Buttes Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Point of Rocks Mesa Cemetery]],
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[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ponil Park Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rayado Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ring Place Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saint John's Methodist Church]]
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[[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pacheco Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|San Antonio Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|St. Anthony Church Cemetery]],
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[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saus Creek Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Seeley Cemetery]], Soldier Hill [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&source=bl&ots=idEljB6hne&sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&hl=en&ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.207], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Springer Cemetery]],
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[[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sweet Water Cemetery]], [[Tinaja, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Tinaja Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Touch Me Not Mountain Cemetery]],
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[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Valdez Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Vermejo Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wilson Cemetery]],
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=== Census Records  ===
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
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===== Colfax County  =====
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#start Search]
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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],
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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:
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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].
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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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=== Kiowa  ===
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 +
1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record]
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=== Raton  ===
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1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records]
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=== Other  ===
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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)]]
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New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project
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Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search
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Guide to[http://www.censusfinder.com/new_mexico.htm 1788 and 1790]&nbsp;Census of El Paso del Norte
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Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents
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Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"
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=== Church Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]
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=== Land Records  ===
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*Bureau of Land Management
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*General Land Office [http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html Records Search]&nbsp;
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*Mining
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Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.]
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=== Libraries  ===
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*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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*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
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*Seton Memorial Library
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=== Local Histories  ===
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1860  ====
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1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356)
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2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707)
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1870  ====
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1. Precinct 1 (800): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]]
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Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.
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2. Precinct 2 (132): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 2|A-Z]]
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Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.
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3. Precinct 3 (1,060): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, A-E|A-E]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, N-Z|N-Z]].
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Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.
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 +
==== Lists of Settlers, 1880  ====
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1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470)
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2. [[Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Chico]] (113)
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3. Cimarron (1,247)
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4. [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Elizabethtown]] (287)
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5. [[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Otero]] (50)
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6. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Rayado]] (270)
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7. [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Springer]] (34)
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8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133)
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1900  ====
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1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111) 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976);
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5. [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Chico Springs ]](398)
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6. Cimarron (3363)
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7. [[Cimilario, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Cimilario]] (105)
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8. [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Colmor ]](1,343)
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9. [[Dorsey, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Dorsey ]](226)
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10.[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Elizabethtown ]](580); 11. Elkins (61)
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12. Gardiner (1,195) [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers A-F|A-F]],&nbsp; [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers G-L|G-L]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers M-R|M-R]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers S-Z|S-Z]]
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13. [[Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Johnson Park ]](793)
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14. [[Martinez, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Martines]] (365)
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15. [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Maxwell ]](276)
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16. Mesa (505)
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17.[[Pena Flor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Pena Flor]](156)
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18.[[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil ]](50)
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19. [[Ponil Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil Park ]](100)
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20. Raton (3,863)
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21. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Rayado]] (135)
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22. Springer (589)
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23. [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191).
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==== Pioneer or Settler [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]]  ====
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==== Pioneers, Others  ====
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Published Online Information
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Listed by surname
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1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]] 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]] 3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]]
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=== Family Histories or Genealogical Information  ===
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 +
Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]]
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1860
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 +
See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.
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1870
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 +
See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.
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1880
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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.
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1900
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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,&nbsp;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.
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 +
=== Immigrant Information  ===
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 +
1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy
 +
 
 +
=== Colfax County Family Photo Album  ===
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 +
1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]] 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.
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 +
=== Resources  ===
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1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]] 2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]]
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 +
=== Maps  ===
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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]
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 +
1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]
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 +
*Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]
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 +
Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false 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, &nbsp;provides a limited preview through the page 7 link. &nbsp;You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1. &nbsp;Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
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*Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 7].
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*Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
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*Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
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*Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8. &nbsp;
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*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 - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540]
 +
*Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608]
 +
*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]]
 +
*List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]
 +
 
 +
Post-Statehood
 +
 
 +
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online
 +
 
 +
Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial]
 +
 
 +
=== Mining  ===
 +
 
 +
The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&source=bl&ots=R5eyq7b0QN&sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&hl=en&ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false p.90-107];
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30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City&nbsp;were established in the&nbsp;Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in&nbsp;5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world"&nbsp;had been &nbsp;established before the discovery of gold in 1867. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 65].
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The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;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&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.
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Early Mining
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Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64].
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Early Places
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Early places prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 67].
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Mining Claims
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List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County.
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Mining Camps
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List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico|Mining Camps]].
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===Museumsv
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*Eagles Nest
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*Elizabethtown Museum
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*Cimarron
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*Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
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*Philmont Museum
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*Villa Philmonte
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*Raton Museum
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*Springer
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*Dorsey Mansion history&nbsp;[http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch]
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*Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]
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=== Newspapers  ===
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*[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]]
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]]
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*[http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/nmnews&CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress.
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=== Probate  ===
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[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]]
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=== Santa Fe Trail  ===
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Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.
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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&nbsp;trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels&nbsp;on to Springer.
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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.
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[[Santa Fe Trail|More information on the Santa Fe Trail]]
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Santa Fe National Historic [http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-santa-fe-national-historic-trail-new-mexico-sidwcmdev_068999.html Trail]
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Santa Fe Trail Family History [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Bios/SFTrailHistProj.htm Project]
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Santa Fe Trail Scenic [http://www.santafetrailnm.org/ Byway]
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Santa Fe Trail Aerial [http://www.santafetrailresearch.com/spacepix/0ur-space-link-page.html Photos]
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Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society]
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=== Schools  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Societies  ===
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Local
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*Angel Fire: Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710
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*Cimarron: Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
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*Raton: Raton Historical Society
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*Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
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*[http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
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*Springer: [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm 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.
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State
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Colfax County Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://www.hgrc-nm.org/ Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.hsnm.org/index.htm Historical Society of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.losalamoshistory.org/ Los Alamos Historical Society]
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*[http://www.currensnet.com/cwladys.htm New Mexico Civil War Ladies League]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmsodar/nmso/ New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/index.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/geneal.htm The New Mexico Genealogist]
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*[http://www.nmjewishhistory.org/ New Mexico Jewish Historical Society]
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*[http://www.newmexicohistory.org/about_us/contact.php New Mexico State Historian]
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*[http://www.rt66nm.org/ Route 66 Association of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.zianet.com/wheelerwc/GenSSNM/ Southern New Mexico Genealogy Society]<br>
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*[http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Taos County Historical Society]
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=== Vital Records  ===
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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.
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==== Births  ====
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*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br>
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*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
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[http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm List of Early Colfax County Birth Records] For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below.
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List of Colfax County Birth Records [http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm 1893-1895], A-W.
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==== Marriages  ====
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Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)]
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Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS]
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==== Deaths  ====
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*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601
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*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
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*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
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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]
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*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 Online Genealogy Message Boards: [http://cousinconnect.com/p/a/101906/ Cousin Connect], [http://genforum.genealogy.com/nm/colfax/?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 GenForum], [http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newmexico.counties.colfax/mb.ashx?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Rootsweb],
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*Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames]
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=== References  ===
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{{reflist}} [[New Mexico]] Research Outline.
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Guide to Colfax County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Colfax County, New Mexico
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Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
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Founded January 25, 1869
County Seat Hettinger
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Contents

County Courthouse

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

  • See details
  • Seton Memorial Library
  • Center for Southwest Research
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Historical Collections

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

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 Records

Court Records

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 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.

  • 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:
  • 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)

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.

===Museumsv

  • Eagles Nest
  • Elizabethtown Museum
  • Cimarron
  • Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
  • Philmont Museum
  • Villa Philmonte
  • Raton Museum
  • Springer
  • Dorsey Mansion history Ranch
  • Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Newspapers

Probate

See Details

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

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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