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County Courthouse

Valencia County Courthouse
444 Luna Ave; PO Box 1119
Los Lunas, NM 87031-1119
Phone: 505.866.2073 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1865
and probate records from 1900;
Clerk Distroct Court has divorce and court records[1]


Parent County

1852--Valencia County was created on 9 January 1852 as one of the original counties.  County seat: Los Lunas [2]

Boundary Changes

On 19 June 1981, Valencia county lost the westernmost four-fifths to the creation of Cibola county.[3]

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bluewater
  • Ramah



Land Records are located at the County Clerks Office of Valencia County NM

Most of the land in New Mexico was originally obtained from the US federal government by a patent. These General Land Office Records are searchable online and most have free images of patents to download. The minimum information needed for a search is the state where the land is located and the name of the person receiving the patent. Surveys and Land Status Records can also be searched here.

Local Histories




Valencia county NM Newspapers found at Library of Congress



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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Valencia County, New Mexico page 475, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. N.M. Laws 1981, 35th reg. sess., ch. 24/pp. 76-80


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