Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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Rio Arriba County Courthouse<br> PO Box 158; <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br> Phone: 505.588.7254&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852
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[http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 158; <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico page 474, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
PO Box 158;
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 505.588.7254 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852[1]

History

Parent County

1852--Rio Arriba County was created 9 January 1852 as an original county.  County seat: Tierra Amarilla [2]

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was created in 1850 as an original county in the Northern district of the Territory of New Mexico. It had become a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty. Rio Arriba County shares its northern border with the Southern border of Colorado. West of Rio Arriba County is San Juan County, which connects with the states of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado and creates the “Four Corners” area. The Rio Arriba county seat is Tierra Amarilla. The headwaters of the Rio Chama River is a few miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla, which flows into the Rio Grande River near Santa Fe, the county seat of Santa Fe County.

Rio Arriba has two county seats: P.O. Box 158, Tierra Amarilla 87575 and P.O. Box 1256, Espanola 87532-1256

The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico page 474, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).