Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy
Guide to Cibola County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Cibola County, New Mexico|
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
|Founded||June 19, 1981|
|Address|| Cibola County Courthouse |
515 W High Avenue
Grants, NM 87020-2526
Cibola County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- Until 1821 - Spain controlled the land, called New Spain, that later would become Arizona. Records may have been sent to the archives in Seville, Spain or to archives in Mexico City.
- In 1821 - Mexico obtained jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico. Records may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
- 18 Aug 1846 - During the war with Mexico, the US took control of Santa Fe and proclaimed sovereignty over the land that later became the New Mexico Territory. Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
- 4 July 1848 - In the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Mexico ceded most of present day New Mexico. The land south of the Gila River was not ceded, it remained in control of Mexico. Look for records in the National Archives and Records Administration, the Mexico Archives and the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
- 9 Jan 1852 - New Mexico redefined the boundaries of previous counties and created new ones to cover all the land within its territory. Valencia County was expanded to cover land that stretched across what is now New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada.   Look for records in Valencia County.
- 24 Feb 1863 - The US created the Arizona Territory from the western half of New Mexico Territory. The portion of Valencia County not in present day New Mexico was eliminated. Look for records in the Arizona State Library and New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
Acoma Pueblo, Acomita, Amado, Anzac, Atarque, Ballejos, Bibo, Bluewater, Budville, Cañada de la Cruz, Carr, Casa Blanca, Closson, Correo, Cranes, Cubero, De Vargas, Diener, El Gallo Spring, El Morro, Fence Lake, Grants, Grants Camp, Grants Station, Harmon, Hayton, Hinkson, Horace, Inscription Rock, Jalaroso, Juan Tafoya, Kettner, Laguna, Laguna Pueblo, Lamance, La Vega de San Jose, Mazon's, McCarty's, Mesita, Milan, Moquino, New Laguna, Ojo del Gallo, Old San Jose, Paguate, Paguate Mesa, Paraje, San Fidel, San Mateo, San Rafael, Santa Maria de Acoma, Sawyer, Seama, Seboyeta, Tank Canyon, Techado, Tingle, Trechado
- Apache County, Arizona
- Bernalillo, New Mexico
- Catron, New Mexico
- McKinley, New Mexico
- Sandoval, New Mexico
- Socorro, New Mexico
- Valencia, New Mexico
- Cibola County Cemeteries at Cibola New Mexico GenWeb.
- Pioneer Memorial Park (also known as Bluewater Cemetery) in Bluewater NM at Find A Grave.
- McNeill Family Cemetery in Bluewater NM at Find A Grave.
- New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project
New Mexico information:
- New Mexico Cemetery Records
- New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online
- New Mexico Cemeteries Project
- New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries
- Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes
- Cemeteries of New Mexico
- BillionGraves.com - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
- Cyndi's List - Cemeteries & funeral homes
For tips on accessing Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.
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.
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.
Land Records since 1981 are located at the County Clerks Office of Cibola County NM
Land Records before 1981 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 are available for Cibola 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.
Cibola county NM Newspapers found at Library of Congress
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.
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 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
Grants Family History Center
1010 Bondad Street
Grants New Mexico 87020
- USGenWeb project. Maps, name indexes, history and other information for this county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cibola County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Williams 108-110
- U.S. Stat., vol. 9, pp. 922-943; Parry, 102: 29-59; Van Zandt, 11, 28-29; Walker and Bufkin, 19, 20A
- N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 1st sess./p. 119; N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /pp. 266, 292
- 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.
- Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
- U.S. Stat., vol. 12, ch. 56/pp. 664-665; Ariz. Terr. Laws 1864, 1st assy./ pp. vii-viii; Van Zandt, 162