Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico|Rio Arriba County]]'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[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>
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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<br><br>County 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*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 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. <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. <br>  
*'''22 September 1846 - Rio Arriba County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}'s '''''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109</ref><br>
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*'''22 September 1846''' - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido&nbsp; as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition]. </ref> This code is named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}
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*'''1848''' - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
  
'''County seat: '''Tierra Amarilla <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Rio Arriba has two county seats: P.O. Box 158, Tierra Amarilla 87575 and P.O. Box 1256, Espanola 87532-1256
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<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 that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>
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*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
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*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta County, Colorado]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County, Colorado]]
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*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos, New Mexico]]
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*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora, New Mexico]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan, New Mexico]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval, New Mexico]]
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe, New Mexico]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos, New Mexico]]
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== Resources  ==
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1949 Cemeteries in Rio Arriba county] at Find A Grave
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==== Church  ====
  
 
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. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm]  
 
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. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm]  
  
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==== Court ====
  
*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<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 1963 in what is now Arizona '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
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==== Land ====
*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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If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the [http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/clerk_.html County Clerk's Office] at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.
  
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]
  
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta County, Coloradofck]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County, Coloradofck]]
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*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamosfck]]
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*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Morafck]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juanfck]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandovalfck]]
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fefck]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taosfck]]
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==== Local Histories ====
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Family History Centers ==
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== Family History Centers ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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**Espanola, New Mexico.
 
**Espanola, New Mexico.
  
== Web Sites ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Rio+Arriba|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Rio+Arriba|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2] This code is named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Rio Arriba and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Boundary Changes

  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[3] [4] [5] Residents that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.
  • 29 December 1863 - Arizona Territory created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[6] Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
  • 24 February 1887 - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.[7]

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

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Rio Arriba county at Find A Grave

Church

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]

Court

Land

If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the County Clerk's Office at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.

Local Histories

Maps

1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

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, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  4. 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.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  7. N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38