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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Otero_County,_New_Mexico|Otero County]]'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Otero_County,_New_Mexico|Otero County]]''
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Guide to '''Otero 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 = Otero 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 = 1899
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| founded date = January 30
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| seat = Alamogordo
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| building image = NewMexicoOteroCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Otero County Courthouse<br>1000 New York Ave #108<br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942<br> [http://co.otero.nm.us/'''Otero County Website'''] }}
  
 
[[Image:Nm-otero.png|right|300px|Nm-otero.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-otero.png|right|300px|Nm-otero.png]]  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Otero County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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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" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1899
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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|}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://co.otero.nm.us/ Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br><br>'''''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.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otero 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://co.otero.nm.us/ Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br><br>'''''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.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otero 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 Otero 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 Otero 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>
  
'''1899--'''Otero County was created 30 January 1899 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]], [[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />  
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'''1899--'''Otero County was created 30 January 1899 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]], [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Description ====
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Otero County was founded 30 January 1899. The County Seat is Alamogordo,<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/otero/ accessed 09/29/2016</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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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  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====City=====
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*Alamogordo (county seat)
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=====Villages=====
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*Cloudcroft
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*Tularosa
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=====Census-designated places=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Bent
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*Boles Acres
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*Chaparral
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*High Rolls
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*Holloman AFB
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*La Luz
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*Mayhill
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*Mescalero
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*Orogrande
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*Piñon
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*Sacramento
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*Timberon
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*Twin Forks
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*Weed
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{{div col end}}
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=====Other communities=====
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*Hortonville
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*Mountain Park
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*Newman
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*Sunspot
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*Three Rivers
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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{{div col|4}}
*[[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]  
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*[[Chaves County, New Mexico Genealogy|Chaves]]  
*[[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson County, Texas]]  
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*[[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson County, Texas]]  
*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]  
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*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana]]  
*[[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]]  
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*[[Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy|Eddy]]  
*[[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso County, Texas]]  
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*[[El Paso County, Texas Genealogy|El Paso County, Texas]]  
*[[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth County, Texas]]  
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*[[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth County, Texas]]  
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]
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{{div col end}}
  
 
== 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]
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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=1947&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|646166|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=1947 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://otero.nmgenweb.us/cemeteries.html NMGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Otero+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=Otero&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/otero/otero.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/otero.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" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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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/Otero_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |7069
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|1920 |7902
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|1930 |9779
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|1940 |10522
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|1950 |14909
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|1960 |36976
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|1970 |41097
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|1980 |44665
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|1990 |51928
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|2000 |62298
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|2010 |63797
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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 ====
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==== Church ====
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{{NM Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NM Land Intro}}<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
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nmotero.jpg|500px]]
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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]].
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Otero}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Probate ====
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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  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Alamogordo New Mexico Family History Center|'''Alamogordo New Mexico''']]  
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*'''[[Alamogordo New Mexico Family History Center]]''' 1800 23rd St Alamogordo NM 88310 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1800+23rd+St/@32.917756,-105.939905,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86e050473002104b:0xb35543629746afe2 Location Map]  
 
**Alamogordo, New Mexico
 
**Alamogordo, New Mexico
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/otero-county/ Otero 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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Otero|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Otero|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
  
[[Category:Otero_County,_New_Mexico]]
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[[Category:Otero_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_Counties]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Otero County

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


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


Nm-otero.png

County Information

Otero County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1899 1900 1890 1890

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]

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 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]

Description

Otero County was founded 30 January 1899. The County Seat is Alamogordo,[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 [3]

City
  • Alamogordo (county seat)
Villages
  • Cloudcroft
  • Tularosa
Census-designated places
  • Bent
  • Boles Acres
  • Chaparral
  • High Rolls
  • Holloman AFB
  • La Luz
  • Mayhill
  • Mescalero
  • Orogrande
  • Piñon
  • Sacramento
  • Timberon
  • Twin Forks
  • Weed
Other communities
  • Hortonville
  • Mountain Park
  • Newman
  • Sunspot
  • Three Rivers

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
Billion Graves
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 7,069
1920 7,902 11.8%
1930 9,779 23.8%
1940 10,522 7.6%
1950 14,909 41.7%
1960 36,976 148.0%
1970 41,097 11.1%
1980 44,665 8.7%
1990 51,928 16.3%
2000 62,298 20.0%
2010 63,797 2.4%
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.

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Otero 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

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), Otero County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/otero/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico#Communities