Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Hidalgo County Courthouse
300 S Shakespeare Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045-1939
County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1920; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.
- Up until 1821 - New 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 1846 - Mexico 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 - The northern part of the land that became Hidalgo County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
- 1855 - The Gadsden Purchase of Mexican land was added to Doña Ana County, New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of Hidalgo County.
For tips on accessing Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Societies and Libraries
Family History Center
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Animas New Mexico Family History Center
- Animas, New Mexico
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hildago County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.