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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png San Juan County

Guide to San Juan County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

San Juan County, New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1887
County Seat Aztec
Address San Juan County Courthouse
100 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone: 505.334.9471
San Juan County Website


County Courthouse

San Juan County Courthouse
100 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone:. 505.334.9471 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1887
and probate records from 1899; Clerk District Court has divorce
and court records[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 San Juan County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1887--San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from Rio Arriba County.[1]

Boundary Changes

See also Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona for further details.

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Aztec
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Jewett
  • Kirtland



Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Farmington New Mexico (Family History Center)
400 W Apache St
Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States
Phone: 505-325-5813
Hours: T 9am-4pm; W 1pm-4pm, 6:30pm-9pm, Th 9am-4pm, 6:30pm-9pm; F 1pm-4pm; Sat 9am-12pm
Closed: Mondays

This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

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), San Juan County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.