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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Socorro_County,_New_Mexico|Socorro County]]''
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Guide to '''Socorro County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Socorro County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = April 17
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| seat = Socorro
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| building address =  Socorro County Courthouse <br>200 Church St; PO Box 1<br>Socorro, NM 87801<br>Phone: 505.835.0589&nbsp;<br> [http://www.courtreference.com/Socorro-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm '''Socorro County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Soncorro County Courthouse<br> 200 Church St; PO Box 1<br> Socorro, NM 87801<br> Phone: 505.835.0589&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage records from 1885, <br>probate records from 1912, land records from 1859, <br>birth and death records 1907-1941
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Socorro-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Socorro County Courthouse]<br>200 Church St; PO Box 1<br>Socorro, NM 87801<br>Phone: 505.835.0589&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1912, land records from 1859, birth and death records 1907-1941.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Socorro County, New Mexico page 475, {{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  ====
  
'''1852--'''Socorro County was created 9 January 1852 as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Socorro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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>
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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>
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*'''1846''' - United States forces occupied New Mexico starting during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*9 Jan '''1852''' -&nbsp; Socorro County was created from unorganized land.<ref name="HBG" /> It 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> Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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> Socorro County reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
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*30 January '''1868''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>
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*16 January '''1869''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of LINCOLN county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1868-1869, 18th assy., ch. 8/pp. 28-31</ref>
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*3 April '''1884''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>
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*30 January '''1899''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of OTERO county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30</ref>
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*1 January '''1905''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134</ref>
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*1 July '''1921''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of CATRON county. <ref>N.M. Laws 1921, 5th reg. sess., ch. 28/pp. 37-45</ref>
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]]  
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*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron, New Mexico]]  
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]  
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*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola, New Mexico]]  
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln, New Mexico]]  
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]  
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra, New Mexico]]  
*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]  
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*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance, New Mexico]]  
*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia, New Mexico]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1956 Cemeteries of Socorro County, New Mexico] at Find A Grave
  
 
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/socorro.htm 1895 map of Socorro County]
  
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>  
  
[[New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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[[New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Guide to Socorro County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Socorro County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1907
County Seat Socorro
Courthouse
Address Socorro County Courthouse
200 Church St; PO Box 1
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 505.835.0589 
Socorro County Website
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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

  • 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.
  • 1846 - United States forces occupied New Mexico starting during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 9 Jan 1852 -  Socorro County was created from unorganized land.[1] It extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona.[2] [3] [4] Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.
Socorro and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Boundary Changes

  • 29 December 1863 Arizona Territory created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[5] Socorro County reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
  • 30 January 1868 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of GRANT county. [6]
  • 16 January 1869 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of LINCOLN county. [7]
  • 3 April 1884 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of SIERRA county. [8]
  • 30 January 1899 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of OTERO county. [9]
  • 1 January 1905 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county. [10]
  • 1 July 1921 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of CATRON county. [11]

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

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. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88
  7. N.M. Terr. Laws 1868-1869, 18th assy., ch. 8/pp. 28-31
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134
  11. N.M. Laws 1921, 5th reg. sess., ch. 28/pp. 37-45
  12. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)