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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico|Doña Ana County]]'' <br>  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico|Doña Ana County]]'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Doña County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Dona Ana County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 9
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| seat = West Amador
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| building address =  Doña Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285<br>[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County Website]}}
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_445" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_699" />[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1870 <br>and land records from 1801; Clerk District Court has divorce<br>and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca 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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[[Image:Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_445" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_699" />[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Doña Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage and probate records from 1870 and land records from 1801; '''''Clerk District Court''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
 
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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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*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 [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
*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. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>  
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*In '''1821''' -&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. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Doña Ana County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Doña Ana County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
*'''9 January 1852''' -&nbsp; Doña Ana County was created from unorganized territory.<ref name="HBG" /> Doña Ana county extended west into land in present day [[Arizona]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1863 in what is now Arizona '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
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*'''9 January 1852''' -&nbsp; Doña Ana County was created from unorganized territory.<ref name="HBG" /> Doña Ana county extended west onto land in present day [[Arizona]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents living far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.<br>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
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*'''3 February 1855''' - Doña Ana County gained all of the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona, which extended Dona Ana county west to the [[Baja California]] border.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref>
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*'''24 February 1863''' [[Arizona]] was created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Dona Ana county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref>
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*'''30 January 1868''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>
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*'''3 April 1884''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>
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*'''30 January 1899''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of OTERO county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30</ref>
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*'''16 March 1901''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of LUNA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 38/pp. 70-75</ref>
  
*3 February '''1855''' - Doña Ana County gained all of the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land. It then extended west to the California border including land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref>
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.  
*29 December '''1863''' [[Arizona]]'s three judicial districts were established by the ''Arizona Territory Organic Act&nbsp;'' from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso County, Texas]]  
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*[[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]]  
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*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]]  
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
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*[[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso County, Texas]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1935 Cemeteries in Dona Ana County] at Find A Grave
  
 
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[http://records.donaanacounty.org/countyweb/login.do?countyname=DonaAna Dona Ana county online record search] You do not need to Register, Sign on as Guest. Some records found online go back to the 1950's. But most are from the 1970 to the present. If searching for an older record, you may have to visit the County Clerks Office.
  
 
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/donaana.htm 1895 Map of Dona Ana County, New Mexico]
  
 
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Guide to Doña County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Dona Ana County, New Mexico
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Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat West Amador
Courthouse
Address Doña Ana County Courthouse]
180 West Amador;
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 505.647.7285
Dona Ana County Website
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Contents

County Courthouse

Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg
 Doña Ana County Courthouse
180 West Amador;
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 505.647.7285 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1870 and land records from 1801; Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Parent County

  • Until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Doña Ana County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 9 January 1852 -  Doña Ana County was created from unorganized territory.[1] Doña Ana county extended west onto land in present day Arizona.[2] [3] [4] Residents living far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.

Boundary Changes

Doña Ana and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.
  • 3 February 1855 - Doña Ana County gained all of the Gadsden Purchase land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona, which extended Dona Ana county west to the Baja California border.[5]
  • 24 February 1863 Arizona was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[6] Dona Ana county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.[7]
  • 30 January 1868 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of GRANT county. [8]
  • 3 April 1884 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of SIERRA county. [9]
  • 30 January 1899 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of OTERO county. [10]
  • 16 March 1901 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of LUNA county. [11]

See also Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona for further details.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hatch
  • Las Cruces

Court

Land

Dona Ana county online record search You do not need to Register, Sign on as Guest. Some records found online go back to the 1950's. But most are from the 1970 to the present. If searching for an older record, you may have to visit the County Clerks Office.

History

Maps

1895 Map of Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  3. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 38/pp. 70-75