Torrance County, New Mexico

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Torrance_County,_New_Mexico|Torrance County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Torrance County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Torrance County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1903
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| founded date = March 16
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| seat = Estancia
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| building address =  Torrance County Courthouse<br>9th &amp; Allen; <br>Estancia, NM 87016<br>Phone: 505.384.2221&nbsp;<br> [http://www.torrancecountynm.org/ '''Torrance County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.torrancecountynm.org/ Torrance County Courthouse]<br>9th &amp; Allen; <br>Estancia, NM 87016<br>Phone: 505.384.2221&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage, informal probate records and land records from 1911; '''''Clerk of the District Court''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Torrance 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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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1903--'''Torrance County was created 16 March 1903&nbsp;from Lincoln, San Miguel, Socorro, Santa Fe, Valencia, and Bernalillo Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Estancia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*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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*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. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Torrance County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*'''1903--'''Torrance County was created 16 March 1903 from [[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]], [[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]], [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]], [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]], and [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]] Counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]
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*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]
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*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]
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*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]
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*[[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
  
 
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Edgewood New Mexico Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205744&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+Torrance&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Torrance|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Torrance County

Guide to Torrance County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Torrance County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 16, 1903
County Seat Estancia
Courthouse
Address Torrance County Courthouse
9th & Allen;
Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: 505.384.2221 
Torrance County Website
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Contents

County Courthouse

Torrance County Courthouse
9th & Allen;
Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: 505.384.2221 

County Clerk has marriage, informal probate records and land records from 1911; 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 Torrance County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Torrance 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), Torrance County, New Mexico page 475, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.