Socorro County, New Mexico

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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. <br> United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.  
 
*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> United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
*'''1852''' -&nbsp; Socorro County was created 9 January from unorganized land.<ref name="HBG" /> Socorro county extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]].<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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*'''1852''' -&nbsp; Socorro County was created 9 January from unorganized land.<ref name="HBG" /> Socorro county extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]].<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 1863 in what is now Arizona '''''may&nbsp;''''' have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties. <br>
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Socorro County Courthouse
200 Church St; PO Box 1
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 505.835.0589 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1885,
probate records from 1912, land records from 1859,
birth and death records 1907-1941[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.
    United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1852 -  Socorro County was created 9 January from unorganized land.[1] Socorro county extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona.[2] [3] [4] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1863 in what is now Arizona may  have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
Socorro and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Boundary Changes

  • 29 December 1863 Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act  from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[5] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Socorro County.

Map showing Civil War battles in New Mexico. 

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical 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), Socorro County, New Mexico page 475, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  3. 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.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. 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).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)