Sierra County, New Mexico

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Online Records

{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Sierra County | county_map = | state = New Mexico | state_map = New-mexico.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1884 | founded date = 3 April | seat = Truth or Consequences | building image = | building address = Sierra County Courthouse
311 N Date
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone:. 505.894.2840 http://www.courtreference.com/Sierra-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Sierra County Website

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Contents

County Courthouse

Sierra County Courthouse
311 N Date
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Phone:. 505.894.2840 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1884, probate records, military discharge records from 1945; Clerk of the District Court has divorce and court 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 Sierra County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1884--Sierra County was created 3 April 1884 from Socorro, Grant, and Doña Ana counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

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. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sierra County, New Mexico page 475, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.