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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico|Doña Ana County]]'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Doña Ana County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Doña County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Doña County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.  
  
{{NMDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico Online Genealogy Records}}
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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| founded date = January 9
 
| founded date = January 9
 
| seat = West Amador
 
| seat = West Amador
| building image =  
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| building image = NewMexicoDonaAnaCourthouse.jpg
| building address =  Doña Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285<br>[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County Website]}}  
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| building address =  Doña Ana County Courthouse<br>180 West Amador <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285<br>[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Dona Ana County Website]}}  
  
 
[[Image:Nm-dona-ana.png|right|300px|Nm-dona-ana.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-dona-ana.png|right|300px|Nm-dona-ana.png]]  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Dona Ana County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1803
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[[Image:Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_445" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_699" />[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Doña Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage and probate records from 1870 and land records from 1801; '''''Clerk District Court''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca 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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[[Image:Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_445" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1345493634043_699" />[http://www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/ Doña Ana County Courthouse] <br>180 West Amador; <br>Las Cruces, NM 88001<br>Phone: 505.647.7285&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage and probate records from 1870 and land records from 1801; '''''Clerk District Court''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*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 [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
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*'''1600s''' - [[New Spain]] obtained control over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives in Seville, Spain], or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives in Mexico City]].<br>  
*In '''1821''' -&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. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>  
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*'''1821''' - [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] received 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]].
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Doña Ana County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
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*'''1846''' - [[United States]] forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>  
*'''9 January 1852''' -&nbsp; Doña Ana County was created from unorganized territory.<ref name="HBG" /> Doña Ana county extended west onto land in present day [[Arizona]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents living far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.<br>
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*'''1848''' - Land that became the Territory of New Mexico formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>  
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*'''9 January 1852''' -&nbsp; Doña Ana County was created from unorganized land in New Mexico Territory.<ref name="HBG" /> Doña Ana county extended from [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] on the east onto land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] on the west.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents living far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.<br>
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==== Description ====
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Doña Ana County was created in 1852. The county seat is Las Cruces.  Doña Ana County is a county located in the southern part of the state of New Mexico.  <ref>https://donaanacounty.org/about accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
[[Image:{{NMDona1852}}]]  
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[[Image:{{NMDona1852}}]] <br>
 
 
 
*'''3 February 1855''' - Doña Ana County gained all of the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona, which extended Dona Ana county west to the [[Baja California]] border.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref>  
 
*'''3 February 1855''' - Doña Ana County gained all of the {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona, which extended Dona Ana county west to the [[Baja California]] border.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57</ref>  
*'''24 February 1863''' [[Arizona]] was created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Dona Ana county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref>  
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*'''24 February 1863''' [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] was created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref name="AZ1">Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).</ref> Dona Ana county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref>  
 
*'''30 January 1868''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>  
 
*'''30 January 1868''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>  
 
*'''3 April 1884''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>  
 
*'''3 April 1884''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>  
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*'''16 March 1901''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of LUNA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 38/pp. 70-75</ref>
 
*'''16 March 1901''' - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of LUNA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 38/pp. 70-75</ref>
  
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.  
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For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes,
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps"] (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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*[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 to county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Las Cruces (county seat)
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*Sunland Park
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=====Towns=====
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*Anthony
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*Mesilla
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=====Village=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Hatch
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Census-designated places
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*Berino
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*Chamberino
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*Chaparral
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*Doña Ana
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*Fairacres
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*Garfield
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*La Mesa
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*La Union
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*Mesquite
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*Organ
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*Picacho
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*Placitas
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*Radium Springs
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*Rincon
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*Rodey
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*Salem
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*San Miguel
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*San Pablo
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*San Ysidro
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*Santa Teresa
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*University Park
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*Vado
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*White Sands
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{{div col end}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy|Luna NM]]  
*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy|Otero NM]]  
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra County, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|SierraNM]]  
*[[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso County, Texas]]
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*[[El Paso County, Texas Genealogy|El Paso, TX]]
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*[[Chihuahua, Mexico Genealogy| Chihuahua, Mexico]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1935 Cemeteries in Dona Ana County] at Find A Grave
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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 &amp; Photo Project]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
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{| 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1935&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|477490|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=1935 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://donaana.nmgenweb.us/Cemeteries.htm NMGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dona+Ana+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=Do%C3%B1a%20Ana&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/donaana/donaana.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/donana.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|-
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/dona_ana.htm NM Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|-
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|-
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico Cemeteries]] for more information.
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|}
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do%C3%B1a_Ana_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |12893
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|1920 |16548
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|1930 |27455
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|1940 |30411
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|1950 |39557
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|1960 |59948
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|1970 |69773
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|1980 |96340
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|1990 |135510
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|2000 |174682
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|2010 |209233
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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]].
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{NM Church Intro}}
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'''Catholic'''
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Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch - free]<ref>[https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog]. Accessed 12 May 2016.</ref>
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Our Lady of the Purification, Dona Ana, Parish Registers Online'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16758 '''1859-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548704?cat=388728 '''1859-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16758 '''1859-1876, 1913-1935, 1947-1955''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548704?cat=388728 '''1859-1876, 1913-1935, 1947-1955''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548723?cat=399083 '''1726-1857''']
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|}
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'''LDS'''
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://records.donaanacounty.org/countyweb/login.do?countyname=DonaAna Dona Ana county online record search] You do not need to Register, Sign on as Guest. Some records found online go back to the 1950's. But most are from the 1970 to the present. If searching for an older record, you may have to visit the County Clerks Office.
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{{NM Land Intro}}
  
==== History ====
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[http://records.donaanacounty.org/countyweb/login.do?countyname=DonaAna Dona Ana county online record search] You do not need to Register, Sign on as Guest. Some records found online go back to the 1950's. But most are from the 1970 to the present. If searching for an older record, you may have to visit the County Clerks Office.<br><br>
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''Online Land Records''
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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
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/donaana.htm 1895 Map of Dona Ana County, New Mexico]  
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[[Image:Nmdonaana.jpg|300px|Nmdonaana.jpg]]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/donaana.htm 1895 Map of Dona Ana County, New Mexico]
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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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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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== World War I =====
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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] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Dona+Ana}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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 $
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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=====Births=====
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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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=====Deaths=====
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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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=====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]
  
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Las Cruces New Mexico Family History Center]] 2915 E Idaho Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/2915+E+Idaho+Ave/@32.3065,-106.736,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86de17e2c7df9e83:0xb74deaa5314baf04 Location Map]
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===Societies===
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'''Doña Ana County Genealogical Society (DACGS)'''<br>PO Box 123 <br>Las Cruces, NM 88004-0123 <br>
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E-mail: [mailto:lcgenealogy@aol.com lcgenealogy@aol.com ] <br>Website:  https://dacgs.wildapricot.org/ <br>
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'''Doña Ana County Historical Society'''<br> 500 North Water Street<br> Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001-1224 <br> Website:  http://www.donaanacountyhistsoc.org<br>
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'''Gadsen Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 147<br> Mesilla, New Mexico, 88046<br><br>
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'''Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 2563<br> Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004-2563<br><br>
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'''Southern New Mexico Historical Collections at NMSU'''<br> Austin Hoover archivist<br>Telephone Number: 505-646-1543<br><br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Facebook: [https://www.facebook.com/DonaAnaCountyGenealogicalSociety/ Doña Ana County Genealogical Society] <br>
*[[Las Cruces New Mexico Family History Center]]  
 
**Las Cruces, New Mexico
 
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/donaana-county/ Dona Ana County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmdonaa2/ Doña Ana County Trails To The Past]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmdonaa2/ Doña Ana County Trails To The Past]  
*{{FHL|205554|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Guide to Doña County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Dona Ana County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 9, 1852
County Seat West Amador
Courthouse
NewMexicoDonaAnaCourthouse.jpg
Address Doña Ana County Courthouse
180 West Amador
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 505.647.7285
Dona Ana County Website


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County Information

Dona Ana County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1869 1860 1803 1833

County Courthouse

Dona Ana County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg
 Doña Ana County Courthouse
180 West Amador;
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 505.647.7285 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1870 and land records from 1801; Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.[1]

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Dona Ana County, New Mexico

Parent County

  • 1600s - New Spain obtained control over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • 1821 - Mexico received 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.
  • 1846 - United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 - Land that became the Territory of New Mexico formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 9 January 1852 -  Doña Ana County was created from unorganized land in New Mexico Territory.[1] Doña Ana county extended from Texas on the east onto land in present day Arizona on the west.[2] [3] [4] Residents living far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.

Description

Doña Ana County was created in 1852. The county seat is Las Cruces. Doña Ana County is a county located in the southern part of the state of New Mexico. [5]

Boundary Changes

Doña Ana and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

  • 3 February 1855 - Doña Ana County gained all of the Gadsden Purchase land from Mexico. This included land south of the Gila River in present day Arizona, which extended Dona Ana county west to the Baja California border.[6]
  • 24 February 1863 Arizona was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[7] Dona Ana county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.[8]
  • 30 January 1868 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of GRANT county. [9]
  • 3 April 1884 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of SIERRA county. [10]
  • 30 January 1899 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of OTERO county. [11]
  • 16 March 1901 - DOÑA ANA county lost land to creation of LUNA county. [12]

For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes,

See also Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [13]

Cities
  • Las Cruces (county seat)
  • Sunland Park
Towns
  • Anthony
  • Mesilla
Village
  • Hatch

Census-designated places

  • Berino
  • Chamberino
  • Chaparral
  • Doña Ana
  • Fairacres
  • Garfield
  • La Mesa
  • La Union
  • Mesquite
  • Organ
  • Picacho
  • Placitas
  • Radium Springs
  • Rincon
  • Rodey
  • Salem
  • San Miguel
  • San Pablo
  • San Ysidro
  • Santa Teresa
  • University Park
  • Vado
  • White Sands

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 12,893
1920 16,548 28.3%
1930 27,455 65.9%
1940 30,411 10.8%
1950 39,557 30.1%
1960 59,948 51.5%
1970 69,773 16.4%
1980 96,340 38.1%
1990 135,510 40.7%
2000 174,682 28.9%
2010 209,233 19.8%
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.

Church History and 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.

Catholic

Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free[14]
Our Lady of the Purification, Dona Ana, Parish Registers Online

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1859-1956 1859-1956 1859-1876, 1913-1935, 1947-1955 1859-1876, 1913-1935, 1947-1955
1726-1857

LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hatch
  • Las Cruces

Court

Land

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

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

Dona Ana county online record search You do not need to Register, Sign on as Guest. Some records found online go back to the 1950's. But most are from the 1970 to the present. If searching for an older record, you may have to visit the County Clerks Office.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

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

Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
World War I
World War II

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.

Taxation

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

Vital Records

Births
Deaths
Marriages

Societies, Libraries and Museums

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.

Societies

Doña Ana County Genealogical Society (DACGS)
PO Box 123
Las Cruces, NM 88004-0123
E-mail: lcgenealogy@aol.com
Website: https://dacgs.wildapricot.org/

Doña Ana County Historical Society
500 North Water Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001-1224
Website: http://www.donaanacountyhistsoc.org

Gadsen Historical Society
PO Box 147
Mesilla, New Mexico, 88046

Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society
PO Box 2563
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004-2563

Southern New Mexico Historical Collections at NMSU
Austin Hoover archivist
Telephone Number: 505-646-1543


Facebook: Doña Ana County Genealogical Society

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  3. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  4. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  5. https://donaanacounty.org/about accessed 09/29/2016
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1854, 4th assy. /p. 57
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "1st Arizona Territorial Legislature" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Arizona_Territorial_Legislature (accessed 8 August 2011).
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30
  12. N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 38/pp. 70-75
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  14. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.