McKinley County, New Mexico

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[McKinley_County,_New_Mexico|McKinley County]]'' <br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/ McKinley County Courthouse]<br>200 W Hill Ave; <br>Gallup, NM 87301-6309<br>Phone: 505.863.6866&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth records 1907-1958, probate and land records from 1901, and voter registeration; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McKinley County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1899--'''McKinley County was created from Bernalillo, Valencia, San Juan, and Rio Arriba Counties. '''County seat:''' Gallup <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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}}. <br>  
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became McKinley 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>
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*'''1901--'''McKinley County was created 1 January 1901 (law dated 23 February 1899) from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]] County.<ref name="HBG" /> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45</ref>
  
 
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*'''1901''' - On 18 March 1901, McKinley gained from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan,]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]] counties, assuming present shape.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 39/pp. 75-79</ref>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]
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*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38350&CScn=Ramah&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1945& Ramah Cemetery] in Ramah NM
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Gallup
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*Ramah
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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The primary function of the [http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/clerk.htm McKinley County Clerk] is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, subdivision maps and surveys, legal descriptions, bills of sale, and property tax liens.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;McKinley county Clerks Office
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&nbsp;&nbsp; McKinley county NM Courthouse<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 207 West Hill St<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gallup, NM 87301<br>&nbsp;<br>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Gallup New Mexico Family History Center|Gallup New Mexico Family History Center]] in Gallup, New Mexico
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*[[Ramah New Mexico Family History Center|Ramah New Mexico Family History Center]] in Ramah, New Mexico
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*[[Thoreau New Mexico Family History Center|Thoreau New Mexico Family History Center]] in Thoreau, New Mexico
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/mckinley/mckinley.htm USGenWeb for McKinley county NM]. Has Cemeteries, Census, History, and Obituary information.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205612&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+McKinley&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx General Land Office records] for original land patents.
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+McKinley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

McKinley County Courthouse
200 W Hill Ave;
Gallup, NM 87301-6309
Phone: 505.863.6866 

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1958, probate and land records from 1901, and voter registeration; District Court Clerk has divorce records.[1]

History

Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became McKinley County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1901--McKinley County was created 1 January 1901 (law dated 23 February 1899) from Bernalillo County.[1] [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ramah Cemetery in Ramah NM

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Gallup
  • Ramah

Court

Land

The primary function of the McKinley County Clerk is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, subdivision maps and surveys, legal descriptions, bills of sale, and property tax liens.
   McKinley county Clerks Office

   McKinley county NM Courthouse
   207 West Hill St
   Gallup, NM 87301
 

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McKinley County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 39/pp. 75-79