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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Colfax County'''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Colfax County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Colfax County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Colfax County
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| county_map =
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| state = New Mexico
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| state_map = New-mexico.png
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| founded year = 1869
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| founded date = January 25
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| seat = Hettinger
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse] ''' Colfax County Website'''] }}  
  
 
[[Image:Nm-colfax.png|right|300px|Nm-colfax.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-colfax.png|right|300px|Nm-colfax.png]]  
  
==== [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse]  ====
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=== County Information ===
  
230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498<br>Raton, NM 87740-1498<br>Phone: 505.445.5551&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Colfax County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Births|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriages|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Deaths|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census_Records|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1969
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1964
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1984
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse]
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230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498<br>Raton, NM 87740-1498<br>Phone: 505.445.5551&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Colfax County, New Mexico}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Colfax County, New Mexico}}  
  
==== History  ====
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=== History  ===
  
 
*The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps] (Dept.Interior).
 
*The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps] (Dept.Interior).
  
 
*[http://www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm The Colfax County War 1875].
 
*[http://www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm The Colfax County War 1875].
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Communities</ref>  ====
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=====City=====
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*Raton (county seat)
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=====Town=====
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*Springer
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*Villages[edit]
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*Angel Fire
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*Cimarron
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*Eagle Nest
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*Maxwell
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=====Census-designated place=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Ute Park
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*Unincorporated communities[edit]
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*Black Lake
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*Carisbrook
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*Colmar
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*Dawson
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*Dillon
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*Elizabethtown
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*Farley
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*Miami
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*Philmont Scout Ranch
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*Pittsburg
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*Rayado
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*Sunny Side
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*Sweetwater
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*Van Houten
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{{div col end}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*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}}.  
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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}}.  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
  
'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.<ref name="HBG" />  
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'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.<ref name="HBG" />
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Description ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Colfax County is located in northeastern New Mexico, where the plains meet the Rockies. It was established on January 25, 1869 during the height of the New Mexico gold rush. The towns of Cimarron and Springer thrived on the many goods and services that were brought by merchants on the Santa Fe Trail. Raton, the County Seat, was created at the base of Raton Pass, the highest point on the Santa Fe Trail, after the establishment of the railroad in the 1880’s.
  
List of Historic Places of Colfax County, [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/NM/Colfax/state.html National Register]
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The county encompasses 3,771 square miles of beautiful mountains, grassy plains, lakes, rivers, and geological wonders like the Raton Basin. The Raton Basin is known for its well-preserved exposures of the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–T boundary), showing evidence of a large meteorite impact which is believed to be the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. The county has its roots in ranching, mining, and the railroad.<ref>http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/community/about_colfax_county.php</ref>
  
===== Towns or Places with Name Changes  =====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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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.
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and Places with Name Changes|An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names]] that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]<br>'''Colorado Counties:''' [[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla]]{{·}} [[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas]]
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=== Towns or Places with Name Changes  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and Places with Name Changes|An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names]] that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.
  
==== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline ====
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=== Neighboring Counties ===
  
Click [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf Here].
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[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union]]<br>'''Colorado Counties:''' [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]]{{·}} [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]  
  
==== Archives and Repositories ====
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=== Resources ===
  
===== Seton Memorial Library =====
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=== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline ===
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See details]]  
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Click [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewMexico.pdf Here].
  
===== Center for Southwest Research =====
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=== Archives and Repositories ===
  
===== New Mexico State Records Center and Archives =====
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See details]]
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*Seton Memorial Library
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*Center for Southwest Research
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*New Mexico State Records Center and Archives  
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*National Hispanic Cultural Center
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*Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
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*Rio Grande Historical Collections
  
===== National Hispanic Cultural Center =====
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=== 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]
  
===== Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM =====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1932&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|603374|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1932 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/colfax.htm NM Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Colfax+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Colfax&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/colfax.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/colfax.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Rio Grande Historical Collections  =====
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=== Search by Cemetery Name  ===
 
 
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
===== Search by Cemetery Name  =====
 
  
 
Click on Cemetery Name to see details.  
 
Click on Cemetery Name to see details.  
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[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Valdez Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Vermejo Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wilson Cemetery]],  
 
[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Valdez Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Vermejo Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wilson Cemetery]],  
  
==== Census Records and other Free Online Records  ====
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=== Census Records  ===
 
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{{Historical populations
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |16460
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|1920 |21550
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|1930 |19157
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|1940 |18718
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|1950 |16761
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|1960 |13806
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|1970 |12170
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|1980 |13667
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|1990 |12925
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|2000 |14189
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|2010 |13750
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}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
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*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
  
 
===== Colfax County  =====
 
===== Colfax County  =====
  
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://www.familysearch.org/#start Search]  
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]  
  
1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],  
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1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],  
  
1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp Search]  
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1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]  
  
 
1912 - Business Directory:  
 
1912 - Business Directory:  
  
County [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].  
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County [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].  
  
1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.org/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]  
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1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]
  
===== Kiowa  =====
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=== Kiowa  ===
  
 
1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record]  
 
1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record]  
  
===== Raton  =====
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=== Raton  ===
  
 
1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records]  
 
1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records]  
  
===== Other  =====
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=== Other  ===
  
 
New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
  
New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.org/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project  
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New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project  
  
 
Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search  
 
Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search  
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Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"  
 
Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"  
  
==== Church ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NM Church Intro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
 
[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]  
  
==== Land Records  ====
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==== Land ====
 
 
===== Bureau of Land Management  =====
 
 
 
General Land Office [http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html Records Search]&nbsp;
 
 
 
===== Mining  =====
 
  
Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.]
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{{NM Land Intro}}
  
==== Libraries  ====
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*Bureau of Land Management
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*General Land Office [http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html Records Search]&nbsp;
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*Mining
  
===== Local Public Libraries  =====
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Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.]<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
====== Angel Fire Community Library ======
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=== Libraries ===
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]  
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*Angel Fire Community Library
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*Eagle Nest Public Library
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*Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
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*Springer - Fred Macaron Library
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*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]  
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*Seton Memorial Library
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
====== Eagle Nest Public Library ======
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=== Local Histories ===
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details&nbsp;]]
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
====== Arthur Johnson Memorial Library  ======
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1860  ====
 
 
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]
 
 
 
====== Springer - Fred Macaron Library  ======
 
 
 
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]
 
 
 
===== Local Research Libraries  =====
 
 
 
====== Family History Library  ======
 
 
 
*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
 
 
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]
 
 
 
====== Seton Memorial Library  ======
 
 
 
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See Details]]
 
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
===== Lists of Settlers, 1860  =====
 
  
 
1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356)  
 
1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356)  
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2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707)  
 
2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707)  
  
===== Lists of Settlers, 1870  =====
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1870  ====
  
 
1. Precinct 1 (800): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]]  
 
1. Precinct 1 (800): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]]  
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Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.  
 
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.  
  
===== Lists of Settlers, 1880  =====
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1880  ====
  
 
1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470)  
 
1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470)  
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8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133)  
 
8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133)  
  
===== Lists of Settlers, 1900  =====
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==== Lists of Settlers, 1900  ====
  
 
1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111) 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976);  
 
1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111) 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976);  
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23. [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191).  
 
23. [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191).  
  
===== Pioneer or Settler [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]]  =====
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==== Pioneer or Settler [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]]  ====
  
===== Pioneers, Others  =====
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==== Pioneers, Others  ====
  
 
Published Online Information  
 
Published Online Information  
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Listed by surname  
 
Listed by surname  
  
====== 1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]],  ======
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1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]] 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]] 3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]]
 
 
====== 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]],  ======
 
 
 
====== 3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]] ======
 
  
===== Family Histories or Genealogical Information  =====
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=== Family Histories or Genealogical Information  ===
  
====== Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]] ======
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Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]]  
  
====== 1860 ======
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1860  
  
 
See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.  
 
See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.  
  
====== 1870 ======
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1870  
  
 
See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.  
 
See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.  
  
====== 1880 ======
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1880  
  
 
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.  
 
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.  
  
====== 1900 ======
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1900  
  
 
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner,&nbsp;13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.  
 
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner,&nbsp;13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.  
  
===== Immigrant Information  =====
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=== Immigrant Information  ===
  
 
1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy  
 
1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy  
  
===== Colfax County Family Photo Album  =====
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=== Colfax County Family Photo Album  ===
 
 
1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879.
 
 
 
2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899.
 
 
 
3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]]
 
  
4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.  
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1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]] 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.  
  
===== Resources  =====
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=== Resources  ===
  
1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]]  
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1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]] 2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]]  
  
2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]]
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=== Maps  ===
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
  
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[[Image:Nmcolfax.jpg|350px]]
 
1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]  
 
1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]  
  
1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.org/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]  
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1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]  
  
Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]  
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*Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]
  
 
Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 34].  
 
Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 34].  
  
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*note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya, &nbsp;provides a limited preview through the page 7 link. &nbsp;You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1. &nbsp;Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
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*Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 7].
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*Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
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*Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
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*Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8. &nbsp;
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*Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
  
note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya, &nbsp;provides a limited preview through the page 7 link. &nbsp;You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1. &nbsp;Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
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=== Military  ===
  
.....
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====Pre-Statehood (6 Jan 1912)====
  
Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 7].  
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*Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540]
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*Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608]
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*Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]
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*'''Civil War'''
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**'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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**Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]
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**''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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*List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]
  
Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.  
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
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====Post-Statehood====
  
Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8. &nbsp;
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===== World War I =====
  
Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
  
==== Military  ====
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
===== Pre - Statehood (6 Jan 1912)  =====
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===== Vietnam War =====
  
Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540]  
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*Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial]
  
Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608]
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=== Mining  ===
 
 
Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]
 
 
 
Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]
 
 
 
List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]
 
 
 
===== Post - Statehood  =====
 
 
 
[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online
 
 
 
Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial]
 
 
 
==== Mining  ====
 
  
 
The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&source=bl&ots=R5eyq7b0QN&sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&hl=en&ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false p.90-107];  
 
The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&source=bl&ots=R5eyq7b0QN&sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&hl=en&ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false p.90-107];  
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The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.  
 
The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.  
  
===== Early Mining =====
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Early Mining  
  
 
Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64].  
 
Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64].  
  
===== Early Places =====
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Early Places  
  
 
Early places prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 67].  
 
Early places prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 67].  
  
===== Mining Claims =====
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Mining Claims  
  
 
List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County.  
 
List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County.  
  
===== Mining Camps =====
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Mining Camps  
 
 
List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico|Mining Camps]].
 
 
 
==== Museums  ====
 
 
 
===== Eagles Nest  =====
 
 
 
Elizabethtown Museum
 
 
 
===== Cimarron  =====
 
 
 
Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
 
 
 
Philmont Museum
 
 
 
Villa Philmonte
 
 
 
===== Raton  =====
 
 
 
Raton Museum
 
 
 
===== Springer  =====
 
  
Dorsey Mansion history&nbsp;[http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch]
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List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mining Camps]].  
  
Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum
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===Museumsv
  
[http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]  
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*Eagles Nest
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*Elizabethtown Museum
 +
*Cimarron
 +
*Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
 +
*Philmont Museum
 +
*Villa Philmonte
 +
*Raton Museum
 +
*Springer
 +
*Dorsey Mansion history&nbsp;[http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch]
 +
*Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]]  
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*[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]]  
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]]
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*[http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/nmnews&CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress.
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]]
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Colfax}}
  
[http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/nmnews&CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers
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=== Probate  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress.
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*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
==== Probate ====
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
  
[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]]  
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[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]]
  
==== Santa Fe Trail  ====
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=== Santa Fe Trail  ===
  
 
Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.  
 
Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.  
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Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society]  
 
Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society]  
  
==== Schools  ====
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=== Schools  ===
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
== Societies  ==
 
 
 
=== Local  ===
 
 
 
==== Angel Fire  ====
 
 
 
Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710
 
 
 
==== Cimarron  ====
 
 
 
Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
 
  
==== Raton  ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
Raton Historical Society
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
  
Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
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=== Societies  ===
  
[http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
 
  
==== Springer  ====
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Local
  
[http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.  
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*Angel Fire: Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710
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*Cimarron: Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
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*Raton: Raton Historical Society
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*Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
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*[http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
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*Springer: [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.
  
=== State ===
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State  
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Colfax County Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Colfax County Genealogy Trails]  
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*[http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Taos County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Taos County Historical Society]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
 
Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.  
 
Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.  
  
===== Births  =====
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==== Births  ====
  
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br>  
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br>  
 
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
 
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
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*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Marriages  ====
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1871-1900''' Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)]
  
[http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm List of Early Colfax County Birth Records] For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below.
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*'''1889-1893 and 1897-1901''' Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS]  
 
 
List of Colfax County Birth Records [http://newmexicoalhn.net/colfax/early_birthrecords.htm 1893-1895], A-W.
 
 
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
 
 
Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)]
 
 
 
Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS]  
 
  
===== Deaths  =====
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==== Deaths  ====
  
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601  
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601  
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
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*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963<br>  
 
 
<br>  
 
  
 
*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
 
*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
  
*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page].<br>*Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
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*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page].<br>
 +
*Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
  
 
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County
 
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County
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*Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames]
 
*Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames]
  
==== Places  ====
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*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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=== Web Sites ===
 +
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/unicoi-county/ Unicoi County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
*[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]
  
{{Colfax County, New Mexico}}  
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{{Colfax County, New Mexico}}
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
{{reflist}} [[New Mexico]] Research Outline.  
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{{reflist}} [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Research Outline.  
  
 
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
 
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
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Colfax County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1869
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Colfax County Courthouse Colfax County Website]


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County Information

Colfax County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1969 1870 1964 1984

County Courthouse

Colfax County Courthouse

230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498
Raton, NM 87740-1498
Phone: 505.445.5551 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[1]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Colfax County, New Mexico

History

  • The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview. History and Historic Trail Maps (Dept.Interior).

Places/Localities

Populated Places[2]

City
  • Raton (county seat)
Town
  • Springer
  • Villages[edit]
  • Angel Fire
  • Cimarron
  • Eagle Nest
  • Maxwell
Census-designated place
  • Ute Park
  • Unincorporated communities[edit]
  • Black Lake
  • Carisbrook
  • Colmar
  • Dawson
  • Dillon
  • Elizabethtown
  • Farley
  • Miami
  • Philmont Scout Ranch
  • Pittsburg
  • Rayado
  • Sunny Side
  • Sweetwater
  • Van Houten

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 Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

25 January 1869: Eastern part of Taos County was set off to form Colfax County.[1]

Description

Colfax County is located in northeastern New Mexico, where the plains meet the Rockies. It was established on January 25, 1869 during the height of the New Mexico gold rush. The towns of Cimarron and Springer thrived on the many goods and services that were brought by merchants on the Santa Fe Trail. Raton, the County Seat, was created at the base of Raton Pass, the highest point on the Santa Fe Trail, after the establishment of the railroad in the 1880’s.

The county encompasses 3,771 square miles of beautiful mountains, grassy plains, lakes, rivers, and geological wonders like the Raton Basin. The Raton Basin is known for its well-preserved exposures of the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–T boundary), showing evidence of a large meteorite impact which is believed to be the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. The county has its roots in ranching, mining, and the railroad.[3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Towns or Places with Name Changes

An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.

Neighboring Counties

Mora · Harding · Taos · Union
Colorado Counties: Costilla · Las Animas

Resources

New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline

Click Here.

Archives and Repositories

  • See details
  • Seton Memorial Library
  • Center for Southwest Research
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Historical Collections

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NM Interment WorldCat Billion Graves
NMGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information.

Search by Cemetery Name

Click on Cemetery Name to see details.

Abbott Cemetery , Abreu Cemetery, Agua Dulce Cemetery, Black Lake Cemetery,

Caliente Canyon Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Catskill Cemetery, Cimarron Canyon Cemetery,

Cimarron Cemetery, Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Cemetery p.206,

Colmor Cemetery, Dawson Cemetery, Eagle Nest CemeteryElizabethtown Cemetery

Espinoza Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery, Gallagher Cemetery,

Hecht Family Cemetery, Herrera Cemetery, Hollenbeck Cemetery,

J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery, Jackson Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Johnson Mesa

Cemetery, Kaplan Cemetery, Kelleher Cemetery, Livingston Cemetery, Maxwell Cemetery,

Maxwell Family Cemetery, Miami Cemetery, Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery,

Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery, Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery, Mountainview Kiowa

CemeteryMount Calvary Cemetery, North Abbott CemeteryOtero Cemetery, Palo Blanco

Mountain Cemetery, Pine Buttes Cemetery, Point of Rocks Mesa Cemetery,

Ponil Park Cemetery, Rayado Cemetery, Ring Place Cemetery, Saint John's Methodist Church

Cemetery, Pacheco Cemetery, San Antonio Cemetery, St. Anthony Church Cemetery,

Saus Creek CemeterySeeley Cemetery, Soldier Hill p.207, Springer Cemetery,

Sweet Water Cemetery, Tinaja Cemetery, Touch Me Not Mountain Cemetery,

United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery, Valdez Cemetery, Vermejo Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery,

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 16,460
1920 21,550 30.9%
1930 19,157 −11.1%
1940 18,718 −2.3%
1950 16,761 −10.5%
1960 13,806 −17.6%
1970 12,170 −11.8%
1980 13,667 12.3%
1990 12,925 −5.4%
2000 14,189 9.8%
2010 13,750 −3.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see New Mexico Census.

Colfax County

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Free Census Search

1870 US Census, Colfax County: (A-Free), (Fren-Midd), (Mila-Truj), (Truj-Z), Index, transcription and index,

1880 US Census Free Search

1912 - Business Directory:

County Officials, Baldy, Bell, Black Lake, Blossburg, Bonito, Brackett, Brilliant, Capulin, Carlsbrook, Cerrososo. Chico, Chicorica, Cimarron, Clifton House, Colfax, Colmor, Cunningham, Dawson, Dean, Dillon, Dorsey, Elizabeth, French, Gardiner, Gato, Harlan, Hebron, Hunt, Keota, Koehler, Koehler Junction, Lloyd, Lynn, Maxwell, Meloche, Metcalf, Miami, Nash, Otero.

1930 - Federal Census Index: A-C, C-G, G-L, L-P, P-S, S-Z.

Kiowa

1920 - Partial Federal Census Record

Raton

1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census Records

Other

New Mexico Death Records 1889-1945 Search. More information at New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

New Mexico Death Records US GenWeb Index Project

Social Security Death Index Search

Guide to1788 and 1790 Census of El Paso del Norte

Colfax County Residents  (60) who received Patents

Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"

Church Records

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 Records

Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg

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.

Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of Mines.

Libraries

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Colfax 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.

Lists of Settlers, 1860

1. Rayado (356)

2. Rio Colorado (707)

Lists of Settlers, 1870

1. Precinct 1 (800): A-E , F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.

2. Precinct 2 (132): A-Z

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.

3. Precinct 3 (1,060): A-E, F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.

Lists of Settlers, 1880

1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron (470)

2. Chico (113)

3. Cimarron (1,247)

4. Elizabethtown (287)

5. Otero (50)

6. Rayado (270)

7. Springer (34)

8. Ute Creek (133)

Lists of Settlers, 1900

1. Baldy (111) 2. Black Lakes (205);  3. Blossburg (191);  4.Catskill (976);

5. Chico Springs (398)

6. Cimarron (3363)

7. Cimilario (105)

8. Colmor (1,343)

9. Dorsey (226)

10.Elizabethtown (580); 11. Elkins (61)

12. Gardiner (1,195) A-FG-L, M-R, S-Z

13. Johnson Park (793)

14. Martines (365)

15. Maxwell (276)

16. Mesa (505)

17.Pena Flor(156)

18.Ponil (50)

19. Ponil Park (100)

20. Raton (3,863)

21. Rayado (135)

22. Springer (589)

23. Trinchera (191).

Pioneer or Settler Biographies, A-Z

Pioneers, Others

Published Online Information

Listed by surname

1.A-F 2.G-O 3.P-Z

Family Histories or Genealogical Information

Online Surname Links

1860

See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.

1870

See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.

1880

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.

1900

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner, 13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.

Immigrant Information

1. List of immigrants from Nanno and Portolo, Italy

Colfax County Family Photo Album

1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken 1900 to 1919. 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.

Resources

1. List of Online Resources 2. List of Offline Resources

Maps

Nmcolfax.jpg 1895 Colfax County Map , 1895 new Mexico State Map

1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax Counties

  • Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and Mines

Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, page 34.

  • note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya,  provides a limited preview through the page 7 link.  You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1.  Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
  • Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, page 7.
  • Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
  • Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
  • Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8.  
  • Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • NMGenWeb - historical maps

Military

Pre-Statehood (6 Jan 1912)

Revolutionary War

Post-Statehood

World War I
World War II
Vietnam War

Mining

The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. page 64; p.90-107;

30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City were established in the Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in 5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world" had been  established before the discovery of gold in 1867. page 65.

The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. p.63 , and by Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of  Military Reconnoissance of 1848, page 19.  Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest production, output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.

Early Mining

Early coal mining operations. page 64.

Early Places

Early places prospected for gold page 67.

Mining Claims

List of Mining Claims for Colfax County.

Mining Camps

List of Mining Camps.

===Museumsv

  • Eagles Nest
  • Elizabethtown Museum
  • Cimarron
  • Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
  • Philmont Museum
  • Villa Philmonte
  • Raton Museum
  • Springer
  • Dorsey Mansion history Ranch
  • Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Newspapers


Probate

Online Probate Records

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.

See Details

Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.

1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels on to Springer.

2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.

More information on the Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Santa Fe Trail Family History Project

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway

Santa Fe Trail Aerial Photos

Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Schools

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.

Societies

Local

  • Angel Fire: Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO Box 503, Angel Fire, NM 87710
  • Cimarron: Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
  • Raton: Raton Historical Society
  • Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
  • Raton Museum, Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
  • Springer: Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.

State

Vital Records

Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.

Births

  • Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
    226 East 4th Street
    Raton, NM 87740
    Phone: (575)445-3601
  • State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics
    1105 S. St. Francis Drive
    P.O. Box 26110
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
    Phone:(505) 827-0121
    Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
  • 1726 – 1918 New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918 at FamilySearch

Marriages

  • 1889-1893 and 1897-1901 Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - NMGS

Deaths

  • Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
    226 East 4th Street
    Raton, NM 87740
    Phone: (575)445-3601
  • State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics 
    1105 S. St. Francis Drive
    P.O. Box 26110
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
    Phone:(505)827-0121
    Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
  • NMGenWeb, Colfax County page.
  • Linkpendium for Colfax County
  • Worldcat, Library Books regarding Colfax County

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  3. http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/community/about_colfax_county.php
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