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See also Taos County, Colorado.
The northern parts of Mora and Taos counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory on 28 February 1861 where they eventually were turned into parts of new Colorado counties:
- Mora County became: extreme west Baca, southwest Bent, southern Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, southern Otero, and southern Pueblo counties
- Taos County became: Alamosa, extreme southeast tip of Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, central Hinsdale, northeast Mineral, Rio Grande, southern Saguache, and far east central San Juan counties
- 1852 to 1861 Taos County, New Mexico records
- 1 February 1860 to 1861 also check Mora County, New Mexico records
- After 28 February 1861 search the appropriate Colorado counties (at first Conejos, Costilla, Fremont, and Huerfano).
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
- ↑ Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).