Taos County, New Mexico

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[http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos County Courthouse]<br>105 Albright St #D; <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth, marriage, death, <br>burial and probate records from 1846 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taos County, New Mexico page 475, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos County Courthouse]<br>105 Albright St #D; <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taos County, New Mexico page 475, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====

Revision as of 18:41, 11 September 2012

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Taos and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.


Contents

County Courthouse

Taos County Courthouse
105 Albright St #D;
Taos, NM 87571-0676
Phone: 505.751.8654 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.[1]

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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Taos County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General Stephen W. Kearny's Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2] It 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.

Boundary Changes

  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[3] [4] [5] There is a small chance that a few records from 1846 to 1963 in what is now Arizona may  have been sent to courthouses in their respective New Mexico counties.
  • 29 December 1863 Arizona's three judicial districts were established by the Arizona Territory Organic Act  from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[6] All previous counties were dissolved, and eventually four new counties were created in the new Arizona Territory.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Las Trampas since 1751 [Santo Tomas Apostol del Rio de las Trampas]

Llano de San Juan Nepomuceno since about 1796

Penasco since 1796

Picuries Pueblo since around 750 AD

Questa since 1883

San Fernando de Taos since about 1710

Taos since 1885

Taos Pueblo continuously inhabited for over 1000 years

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Taos

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), Taos County, New Mexico page 475, 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. 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).