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Guide to '''Torrance County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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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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*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>  
 
*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>  
*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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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|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>  
 
*'''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>
 
*'''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>
  
*'''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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*'''1903--'''Torrance County was created 16 March 1903 from [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel]], [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]], [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe]], [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]], and [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]] Counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps"] (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]  
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo, New Mexico]]  
*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]  
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*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Guadalupe, New Mexico]]  
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln, New Mexico]]  
*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]  
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*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel, New Mexico]]  
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]  
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe, New Mexico]]  
*[[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]]  
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*[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro, New Mexico]]  
*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia, New Mexico]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
  
 
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{{NM History Intro}}
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==== Probate  ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Torrance}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
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{{NM Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-society-archive/ New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Edgewood New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
*[[Edgewood New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/torrance-county/ Torrance County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*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.  
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Torrance|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Torrance|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 03:32, 6 February 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Torrance County

Guide to Torrance County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, 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

For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps" (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about New Mexico denominations, view the New Mexico Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Mexico Land and Property for additional information about early New Mexico land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Finding More New Mexico Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Since statehood in 1912, probate matters have been under the jurisdiction of probate courts in each county. Records of guardianship and adoption have usually been transferred to the district courts. In 1953 the district courts were given concurrent jurisdiction with the probate court over all probate matters in each county.

See the wiki page New Mexico Probate Records for information about how to find earlier probate records.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the New Mexico county probate records. They are available at each county courthouse. You can obtain copies by contacting the county clerk.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, and adoption.

Taxation

New Mexico tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the Wiki page New Mexico Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.

Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office

Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court

Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

See also How to order New Mexico Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

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.

 

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