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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[McKinley_County,_New_Mexico|McKinley County]]'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[McKinley_County,_New_Mexico|McKinley County]]''
  
{{NMDC}}
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Guide to '''McKinley 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 = McKinley 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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| latd =
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| longd =
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| founded year = 1901
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| founded date = January 1
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| seat = Gallup
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| building image =
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| building address =  McKinley County Courthouse]<br>200 W Hill Ave; <br>Gallup, NM 87301-6309<br>Phone: 505.863.6866&nbsp;<br> [http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/ '''McKinley County Website'''] }}  
  
 
[[Image:Nm-mckinley.png|right|300px|Nm-mckinley.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-mckinley.png|right|300px|Nm-mckinley.png]]  
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=== County Information ===
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==== McKinley 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" | '''[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1901
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1910
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1901
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1901
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|}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/ McKinley County Courthouse]<br>200 W Hill Ave; <br>Gallup, NM 87301-6309<br>Phone: 505.863.6866&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth records 1907-1958, probate and land records from 1901, and voter registeration; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McKinley County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/ McKinley County Courthouse]<br>200 W Hill Ave; <br>Gallup, NM 87301-6309<br>Phone: 505.863.6866&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth records 1907-1958, probate and land records from 1901, and voter registeration; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McKinley County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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*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}}. <br>  
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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}}. <br>  
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became McKinley County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became McKinley County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
  
*'''1901--'''McKinley County was created 1 January 1901 (law dated 23 February 1899) from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]] County.<ref name="HBG" /> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45</ref>
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*'''1901--'''McKinley County was created 1 January 1901 (law dated 23 February 1899) from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]] County.<ref name="HBG" /> <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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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*'''1901''' - On 18 March 1901, McKinley gained from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan,]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]] counties, assuming present shape.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 39/pp. 75-79</ref>
  
*'''1901''' - On 18 March 1901, McKinley gained from [[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]], [[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan,]] and [[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]] counties, assuming present shape.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 39/pp. 75-79</ref>
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====City=====
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*Gallup (county seat)
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=====Census-designated places=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Black Rock
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*Brimhall Nizhoni
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*Church Rock
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*Crownpoint
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*Crystal
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*Nakaibito
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*Navajo
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*Pueblo Pintado
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*Ramah
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*Rock Springs
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*Thoreau
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*Tohatchi
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*Tse Bonito
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*Twin Lakes
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*Yah-ta-hey
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*Zuni Pueblo
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Borrego Pass
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*Chi Chil Tah
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*Continental Divide
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*Gamerco
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*Jamestown
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*Pinedale
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*Prewitt
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*Rehoboth
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*Smith Lake
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*Vanderwagen
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{{div col end}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache County, Arizona]]  
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]  
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*[[Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy|Cibola]]  
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]]  
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan]]  
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sandoval]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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]
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38350&CScn=Ramah&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1945& Ramah Cemetery] in Ramah NM  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38350&CScn=Ramah&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1945& Ramah Cemetery] in Ramah NM
  
 
==== 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/McKinley_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |12963
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|1920 |13731
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|1930 |20643
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|1940 |23641
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|1950 |27451
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|1960 |37209
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|1970 |43208
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|1980 |56449
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|1990 |60686
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|2000 |74798
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|2010 |71492
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
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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]].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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" | '''Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Zuni, 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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| 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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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17043 '''1725-1772''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548740?cat=431584 '''1725-1772''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17043 '''1697-1771''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548740?cat=431584 '''1697-1771''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548740?cat=431584 '''1700-1719''']
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'''LDS'''
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{NM Land Intro}}
  
 
The primary function of the [http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/clerk.htm McKinley County Clerk] is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, subdivision maps and surveys, legal descriptions, bills of sale, and property tax liens.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;McKinley county Clerks Office  
 
The primary function of the [http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/clerk.htm McKinley County Clerk] is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, subdivision maps and surveys, legal descriptions, bills of sale, and property tax liens.<br>&nbsp; &nbsp;McKinley county Clerks Office  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; McKinley county NM Courthouse<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 207 West Hill St<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gallup, NM 87301<br>&nbsp;<br>  
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&nbsp;&nbsp; McKinley county NM Courthouse<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 207 West Hill St<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Gallup, NM 87301<br>&nbsp;<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 ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nmmckinley.jpg|400px]]
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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  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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]].
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|McKinley}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== 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}}
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==== Taxation ====
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
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==== 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 and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Gallup Historical Society, Inc.'''<br> 300 West Historic 66 Avenue<br>  Gallup, New Mexico, 87301<br>Telephone Number: 505-863-1363<br> <br>
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'''Red Rock Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 328<br> Gallup, New Mexico, 87305-0328<br><br>
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'''Luna County Historical Society'''<br>301 S. Silver Ave.<br>Deming, NM 88030<br>Telephone Number:575-546-2382<br>E-mail:[mailto:dlmm@qwestoffice.net]<br>[http://www.lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com/contact.html Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Gallup New Mexico Family History Center|Gallup New Mexico Family History Center]] in Gallup, New Mexico
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*[[Ramah New Mexico Family History Center|Ramah New Mexico Family History Center]] in Ramah, New Mexico
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*[[Gallup New Mexico Family History Center]] 601 Susan Dr Gallup NM 87301 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/601+Susan+Ave/@35.5142878,-108.7282675,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8724de89110b5ac9:0xa5b68be245e7ac85 Location Map]
*[[Thoreau New Mexico Family History Center|Thoreau New Mexico Family History Center]] in Thoreau, New Mexico
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*[[Ramah New Mexico Family History Center]] 21 Lewis St Ramah NM 87321 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lewis+St/@35.1345876,-108.4939283,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87245f19d81627b7:0xe7c068869cc77a85 Location Map]
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*[[Thoreau New Mexico Family History Center]] 29 Navarre Blvd Thoreau NM 87323 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/29+E+Navarre+Blvd/@35.4067571,-108.2193188,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87249a915efd9735:0x2493033d83d4e1cb Location Map]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/mckinley-county/ McKinley 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.usgwarchives.net/nm/mckinley/mckinley.htm USGenWeb for McKinley county NM]. Has Cemeteries, Census, History, and Obituary information.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/mckinley/mckinley.htm USGenWeb for McKinley county NM]. Has Cemeteries, Census, History, and Obituary information.  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx General Land Office records] for original land patents.  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx General Land Office records] for original land patents.  
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+McKinley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+McKinley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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<references />{{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
  
 
[[Category:McKinley_County,_New_Mexico]]
 
[[Category:McKinley_County,_New_Mexico]]

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Guide to McKinley County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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McKinley County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 1, 1901
County Seat Gallup
Courthouse
Address McKinley County Courthouse]
200 W Hill Ave;
Gallup, NM 87301-6309
Phone: 505.863.6866 
McKinley County Website


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County Information

McKinley County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1901 1910 1901 1901

County Courthouse

McKinley County Courthouse
200 W Hill Ave;
Gallup, NM 87301-6309
Phone: 505.863.6866 

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1958, probate and land records from 1901, and voter registeration; District Court Clerk has divorce records.[1]

History

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 McKinley County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1901--McKinley County was created 1 January 1901 (law dated 23 February 1899) from Bernalillo County.[1] [2]

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

City
  • Gallup (county seat)
Census-designated places
  • Black Rock
  • Brimhall Nizhoni
  • Church Rock
  • Crownpoint
  • Crystal
  • Nakaibito
  • Navajo
  • Pueblo Pintado
  • Ramah
  • Rock Springs
  • Thoreau
  • Tohatchi
  • Tse Bonito
  • Twin Lakes
  • Yah-ta-hey
  • Zuni Pueblo
Unincorporated communities
  • Borrego Pass
  • Chi Chil Tah
  • Continental Divide
  • Gamerco
  • Jamestown
  • Pinedale
  • Prewitt
  • Rehoboth
  • Smith Lake
  • Vanderwagen


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Ramah Cemetery in Ramah NM

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 12,963
1920 13,731 5.9%
1930 20,643 50.3%
1940 23,641 14.5%
1950 27,451 16.1%
1960 37,209 35.5%
1970 43,208 16.1%
1980 56,449 30.6%
1990 60,686 7.5%
2000 74,798 23.3%
2010 71,492 −4.4%
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

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[5]
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Zuni, Parish Registers Online

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1725-1772 1725-1772 1697-1771 1697-1771
1700-1719

LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Gallup
  • Ramah

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.

The primary function of the McKinley County Clerk is to file and record documents of all kinds, including all land documents, maps and plats for the county, subdivision maps and surveys, legal descriptions, bills of sale, and property tax liens.
   McKinley county Clerks Office

   McKinley county NM Courthouse
   207 West Hill St
   Gallup, NM 87301
 
Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for McKinley 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 and Libraries

Gallup Historical Society, Inc.
300 West Historic 66 Avenue
Gallup, New Mexico, 87301
Telephone Number: 505-863-1363


Red Rock Historical Society
PO Box 328
Gallup, New Mexico, 87305-0328

Luna County Historical Society
301 S. Silver Ave.
Deming, NM 88030
Telephone Number:575-546-2382
E-mail:[1]
Website


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.


Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McKinley County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1901, 34th assy., ch. 39/pp. 75-79
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  5. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.