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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico|Rio Arriba County]]'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Rio Arriba County'' <br>  
  
{{NMDC}}
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Guide to '''Rio Arriba County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
[[Image:Nm-rio-arriba.png|right|300px|Nm-rio-arriba.png]]
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{{Click|Image:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico Online Genealogy Records}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Rio Arriba County | county_map = Nm-rio-arriba.png| state = New Mexico | state_map = New-mexico.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1846 | founded date = September 22 | seat = Tierra Amarilla | building image = NewMexicoRioArribaCourthouse.jpg| building address = Rio Arriba County Courthouse <br>PO Box 158 <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254<br> [http://www.rio-arriba.org '''Rio Arriba County Website''']
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[http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 158; <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba 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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=== County Information ===
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==== Rio Arriba 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" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 158; <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba 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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*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>  
 
*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>  
*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. <br>  
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*In '''1821''' -&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. <br>  
 
*'''22 September 1846''' - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido&nbsp; as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition]. </ref> This code is named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}  
 
*'''22 September 1846''' - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido&nbsp; as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition]. </ref> This code is named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}  
 
*'''1848''' - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 
*'''1848''' - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
  
[[{{RArr1852}}]]  
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[[{{RArr1852}}]]
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==== Description ====
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One of the Nine original counties formed in 1852.
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The county seat is Tierra Amarilla.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/rioarriba/ 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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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<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 that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>
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*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
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*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
  
*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<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 that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <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.  
*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.  
 
*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
 
  
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.
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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/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====City=====
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*Española
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=====Town=====
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*Dulce
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=====Villages=====
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*Chama
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=====Census-designated places=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Abiquiú
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*Alcalde
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*Canjilon
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*Cañones
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*Chimayo
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*Cordova
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*Coyote
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*Dixon
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*Dulce
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*El Rito
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*Ensenada
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*Gallina
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*Hernandez
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*La Madera
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*Los Ojos
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*Lumberton
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*Ohkay Owingeh
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*San Jose
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*San Juan
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*Santa Clara Pueblo
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*Tierra Amarilla (county seat)
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*Truchas
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*Velarde
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*Youngsville
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{{div col end}}
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=====Other communities=====
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*Arroyo del Agua
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*Cañoncito
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*Cebolla
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*Embudo
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*Las Tablas
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*Lindrith
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*Medanales
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*Navajo City
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*Ojo Sarco
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*Petaca
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*Rutheron
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*San Lorenzo
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*Vallecitos
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=====Ghost towns=====
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*Hopewell
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*Riverside
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*Santa Rosa de Lima
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*Sublette
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta County, Colorado]]  
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County, Colorado]]  
*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Los Alamos, New Mexico]]  
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora, New Mexico]]  
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan, New Mexico]]  
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan, New Mexico]]  
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sandoval, New Mexico]]  
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe, New Mexico]]  
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe, New Mexico]]  
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos, New Mexico]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos, New Mexico]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1949 Cemeteries in Rio Arriba 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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1949&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|609706|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=1949 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.nmgenweb.us/contents/resources.shtml NMGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rio+Arriba+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=Rio%20Arriba&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/rioarriba/rioarriba.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/rio_arriba.htm NM Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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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  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |16624
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|1920 |19552
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|1930 |21381
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|1940 |25352
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|1950 |24997
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|1960 |24193
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|1970 |25170
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|1980 |29282
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|1990 |34365
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|2000 |41190
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|2010 |40246
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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]].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, ''Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County''. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm]  
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{{NM Church Intro}} The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, ''Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County''. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]
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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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{| width="383" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" style="width: 100%"
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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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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''San Juan de los Caballeros, San Juan, Online Parish Registers'''
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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%3A16981 '''1726-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548722?cat=399083 '''1726-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16982 '''1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548723?cat=399083 '''1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855''']
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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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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548721?cat=399083 '''1849-1898''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16979 '''1857-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854386?cat=399083 '''1857-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854387?cat=399083 '''1857-1956''']
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the [http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/clerk_.html County Clerk's Office] at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.  
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{{NM Land Intro}}
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If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the [http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/clerk_.html County Clerk's Office] at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.<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
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]  
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[[Image:Nmrioarriba.jpg|300px|Nmrioarriba.jpg]]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba 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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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Rio+Arriba}}
  
 
==== 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 and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Rio Arriba County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 158<br>Tierra Amarilla 87575<br><br>
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'''Espanola Family History Center'''<br> Corner McCurdy Rd and Fairview<br> Espanola, NM.<br>Telephone: 505-753-3751<br><br>
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'''Ghost Ranch Living Museum'''<br> HCR 77, Box 15<br> Abiquiu, New Mexico, 87510<br><br>
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'''Rio Arriba County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 158<br> Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 87575<br><br>
  
 
== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Espanola New Mexico Family History Center]]  
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*[[Espanola New Mexico Family History Center]] 1101 Fairview Dr Espanola, NM 87532 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1101+Fairview+Ln/@36.008003,-106.0582298,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87183b63ff6542a7:0x5f4abb01af6907f7 Location Map]
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**Espanola, New Mexico.
 
**Espanola, New Mexico.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Rio+Arriba|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/rio-arriba-county/ Rio Arriba 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]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Rio+Arriba|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


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Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Map
Map of New Mexico highlighting Rio Arriba County
Location in the state of New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 22, 1846
County Seat Tierra Amarilla
Courthouse
NewMexicoRioArribaCourthouse.jpg
Address Rio Arriba County Courthouse
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 505.588.7254
Rio Arriba County Website


County Information

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1884 1850 1852 1852

County Courthouse

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
PO Box 158;
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 505.588.7254

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 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.
  • In 1821Mexico 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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2] This code is named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
Rio Arriba and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Description

One of the Nine original counties formed in 1852.

The county seat is Tierra Amarilla.[3]

Boundary Changes

  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[4] [5] [6] Residents that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.
  • 29 December 1863 - Arizona Territory created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[7] Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
  • 24 February 1887 - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.[8]

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.

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[9]

City
  • Española
Town
  • Dulce
Villages
  • Chama
Census-designated places
  • Abiquiú
  • Alcalde
  • Canjilon
  • Cañones
  • Chimayo
  • Cordova
  • Coyote
  • Dixon
  • Dulce
  • El Rito
  • Ensenada
  • Gallina
  • Hernandez
  • La Madera
  • Los Ojos
  • Lumberton
  • Ohkay Owingeh
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Tierra Amarilla (county seat)
  • Truchas
  • Velarde
  • Youngsville
Other communities
  • Arroyo del Agua
  • Cañoncito
  • Cebolla
  • Embudo
  • Las Tablas
  • Lindrith
  • Medanales
  • Navajo City
  • Ojo Sarco
  • Petaca
  • Rutheron
  • San Lorenzo
  • Vallecitos
Ghost towns
  • Hopewell
  • Riverside
  • Santa Rosa de Lima
  • Sublette

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
NM Interment
Billion Graves
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 16,624
1920 19,552 17.6%
1930 21,381 9.4%
1940 25,352 18.6%
1950 24,997 −1.4%
1960 24,193 −3.2%
1970 25,170 4.0%
1980 29,282 16.3%
1990 34,365 17.4%
2000 41,190 19.9%
2010 40,246 −2.3%
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. The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. New Mexico Genealogical Society

Catholic

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

FS = FamilySearch - free[10]
San Juan de los Caballeros, San Juan, Online Parish Registers

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1726-1837 1726-1837 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855
1726-1857
FS
1849-1898 1857-1956 1857-1956
1857-1956

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.

If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the County Clerk's Office at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Rio Arriba 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

Nmrioarriba.jpg

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

Rio Arriba County Historical Society
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla 87575

Espanola Family History Center
Corner McCurdy Rd and Fairview
Espanola, NM.
Telephone: 505-753-3751

Ghost Ranch Living Museum
HCR 77, Box 15
Abiquiu, New Mexico, 87510

Rio Arriba County Historical Society
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 87575

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.


    • Espanola, New Mexico.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/rioarriba/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  5. 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.
  6. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  7. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  10. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.