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| seat = Alamogordo  
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| building address = Otero County Courthouse <br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942 http://co.otero.nm.us/'''Otero County Website'''
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Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br> [http://co.otero.nm.us/'''Otero County Website'''] }}

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Online Records

Otero County, New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Founded January 30, 1899
County Seat Alamogordo
Address Otero County Courthouse]
1000 New York Ave #108;
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 505.437.4942 
Otero County Website

County Courthouse

Otero County Courthouse
1000 New York Ave #108;
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 505.437.4942 

County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1899, and voter registration records from 1939; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1899.[1]


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

1899--Otero County was created 30 January 1899 from Doña Ana, Lincoln, and Socorro counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otero County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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