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Guide to '''Luna County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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| county = Luna County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1901
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| founded date = 16 March
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| seat = Deming
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| building address = Luna County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1838; <br>Deming, NM 88031-1838<br>Phone: 505.546.0491&nbsp;<br> [http://www.lunacountynm.us/ '''Luna County Website'''] }}  
  
 
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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>  
 
*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>  
*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}}. <br>  
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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|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}}. <br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became the northern quarter of Luna County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became the northern quarter of Luna County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
 
*'''1855''' -&nbsp; The {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} of Mexican land was added to '''Doña Ana County''', New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of '''Luna County'''.
 
*'''1855''' -&nbsp; The {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} of Mexican land was added to '''Doña Ana County''', New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of '''Luna County'''.
  
*'''1901--'''Luna County was created 16 March 1901 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] and [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''1901--'''Luna County was created 16 March 1901 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]] and [[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy|Grant]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps"] (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]  
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*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana]]  
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]]  
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*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo]]  
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
  
 
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{{NM Church Intro}}
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
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==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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==== Probate  ====
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Luna}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
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{{NM Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-society-archive/ New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Deming New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Luna New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Deming New Mexico Family History Center]] 1000 W Florida St Deming NM 88030 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1000+W+Florida+St/@32.254085,-107.7686699,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86dec4017e9a6939:0x55313c28e40341e Location Map]
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*[[Luna New Mexico Family History Center]] East Main St Luna NM 87824 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Main+St/@33.818843,-108.9557791,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x872651837823e4c3:0x76152f5d38913481 Location Map]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/luna-county/ Luna County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Luna|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Luna County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Luna County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 16 March, 1901
County Seat Deming
Courthouse
Address Luna County Courthouse]
PO Box 1838;
Deming, NM 88031-1838
Phone: 505.546.0491 
Luna County Website
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Contents

County Courthouse

Luna County Courthouse
PO Box 1838;
Deming, NM 88031-1838
Phone: 505.546.0491 

County Clerk has marriage, death, land, probate and military records from 1901, Deming newspapers from 1901.[1]

History

Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became the northern quarter of Luna County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1855 -  The Gadsden Purchase of Mexican land was added to Doña Ana County, New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of Luna County.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps" (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about New Mexico denominations, view the New Mexico Church Records wiki page. LDS Ward and Branch Records

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Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Mexico Land and Property for additional information about early New Mexico land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Finding More New Mexico Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Since statehood in 1912, probate matters have been under the jurisdiction of probate courts in each county. Records of guardianship and adoption have usually been transferred to the district courts. In 1953 the district courts were given concurrent jurisdiction with the probate court over all probate matters in each county.

See the wiki page New Mexico Probate Records for information about how to find earlier probate records.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the New Mexico county probate records. They are available at each county courthouse. You can obtain copies by contacting the county clerk.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, and adoption.

Taxation

New Mexico tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the Wiki page New Mexico Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.

Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office

Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court

Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

See also How to order New Mexico Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Luna County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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