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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union_County,_New_Mexico|Union County]]'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union_County,_New_Mexico|Union County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Union 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 = Union 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 = 1893
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| founded date = February 23
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| seat = Clayton
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| building image = NewMexicoUnionCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Union County Courthouse <br>200 Court Street, PO Box 430<br>Clayton, NM 88415<br>Phone: 505.374.9491<br> [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=New%20Mexico&county=Union Union County Clerk's Website]}}  
  
 
[[Image:Nm-union.png|right|300px|Nm-union.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-union.png|right|300px|Nm-union.png]]  
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== County Information ===
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==== Union County, New Mexico Record Dates ====
  
[[Image:Union County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.courtreference.com/Union-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Union County Courthouse ]<br>200 Court Street PO Box 430; <br>Clayton, NM 88415<br>Phone: 505.374.9491&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1894, probate, court and land records; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce records.<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, New Mexico page 475, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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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" | '''[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 190
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1911
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|}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
*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>  
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[[Image:Union County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][http://www.courtreference.com/Union-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Union County Courthouse ]<br>200 Court Street PO Box 430; <br>Clayton, NM 88415<br>Phone: 505.374.9491&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1894, probate, court and land records; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce records.<ref name="HBG">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, New Mexico page 475, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*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>
 
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Union 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>
 
  
'''1893--''' Union County, New Mexico was created 23 February from [[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]], [[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]], and [[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Parent County ===
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Up until '''1821''' [[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>
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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>
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*'''1848''' Land that became Union 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>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1893--''' Union County, New Mexico was created 23 February from [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]], [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]], and [[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Description ====
  
==== Geography  ====
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Union County, was created on January 1, 1894. The county is named “Union” because the citizens were united in their desire for the creation of a new county out of three existing New Mexico counties - Colfax, Mora and San Miguel.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/union/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Towns and Villages  ====
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=== 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.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''County Seat: '''Clayton
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=== Record Loss ===
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; County Population: 2008 estimate is;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2008 Quickfacts'&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2004 estimate is;
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;2000 Census -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;4,174&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1940 Census -&nbsp;
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=== Places/Localities ===
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1990 Census -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1930 Census -&nbsp;
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=== Geography ===
  
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=== Towns and Villages ===
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1970 Census -&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;1910 Census -&nbsp;
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==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====Town=====
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*Clayton (county seat)
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=====Villages=====
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*Des Moines
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*Folsom
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*Grenville
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=====Census-designated place=====
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*Capulin
  
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=====Other communities=====
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*Amistad
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*Gladstone
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*Hayden
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*Mount Dora
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*Sedan
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*Seneca
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*Sofia
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*Stead
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{{div col end}}
  
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=== List of Union County Place Names  ===
  
===== Populated Places  =====
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[[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names|A-E]] <br>[[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_F-L|F-L]] <br>
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[[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_M-R |M-R ]]<br>
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[[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_S-Z|S-Z]] <br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Amistad, [[Capulin, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers|Capulin]], Clayton, Des Moines, Folsom, Gladstone, Grenville, Hayden, Mount Dora, Sedan, Seneca, Sofia, Stead. Click on alphabetical list for maps and information of these and other places in Union County.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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=== Historic or Ghost Towns  ===
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*Airolo
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*Alps
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*Amboy
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*Apache
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*Atencio
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*Barney
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*Beenham
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*Capulin
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*Centerville
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*Codorniz
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*Corrumpa
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*Cuates
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*Dead Man
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*Devoy
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*Dolores
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*Emberson*
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*Emery Gap
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*Exter
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*Frampton
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*Garcia
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*Gem
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*Grande
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*Grandview
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*Gregory
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*Grenville
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*Guy
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*Harrington
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*Hayden
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*Holland
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*Hope
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*Ione
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*Johnson
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*Kephart
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*Kimball
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*Leighton
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*Louis
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*Madison
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*Malpaiz
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*Mansker
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*Miera
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*Moses
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*North Desmoines
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*Otto
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*Patterson
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*Pennington
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*Penrith
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*Pleasant
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*Sampson
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*Santander
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*Sierra Grande
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*Smith
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*Sofia
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*Spring Hill
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*Staunton
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*Stonehaven
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*Tate
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*Telesfora
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*Thomas
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*Towanda
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*Tramperas
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*Travesilla
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*Valley
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*Vance
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*Vargas
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*Veda
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*Wanette
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*Willow
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*Willow Springs
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Interactive Map, Town Details Historic Post Offices; All Post Offices <br>List of Place Names <br> [[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names |A-E]],<br> [[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_F-L |F-L]],<br> [[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_M-R |M-R]], <br>[[Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_S-Z |S-Z]]<br> List of Historic Places of Union County, National Register
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of Union County Place Names&nbsp; [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names A-E], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_F-L F-L], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_M-R M-R], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_S-Z S-Z]
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=== Towns or Places with Name Changes  ===
  
===== Historic or Ghost Towns  =====
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The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Airolo, Alps, Amboy, Apache, Atencio, Barney, Beenham, Capulin, Centerville,&nbsp;Codorniz, Corrumpa, Cuates, Dead Man, Devoy, Dolores, Emberson, Emery Gap, Exter, Frampton, Garcia, Gem, Grande, Grandview, Gregory, Grenville, Guy, Harrington, Hayden, Holland, Hope, Ione, Johnson, Kephart, Kimball, Leighton, Louis, Madison, Malpaiz, Mansker, Miera, Moses, North Desmoines, Otto, Patterson, Pennington, Penrith, Pleasant, Sampson, Santander, Sierra Grande, Smith,&nbsp; Sofia, Spring Hill, Staunton, Stonehaven, Tate, Telesfora, Thomas, Towanda, Tramperas, Travesilla, Valley, Vance, Vargas, Veda, Wanette, Willow, Willow Springs. Click on alphabetical list for maps and information of these and other places in Union County.
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1. Capulin = Dedman = Capulin  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Interactive Map, Town Details
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=== Neighboring Counties ===
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Post Offices; All Post Offices
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*[[Baca County, Colorado Genealogy|Baca County, Colorado]]
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*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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*[[Dallam County, Texas Genealogy|Dallam County, Texas]]
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*[[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]
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*[[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley County, Texas]]
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*[[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas County, Colorado]]
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*[[Quay County, New Mexico Genealogy|Quay]]
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of Place Names [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names A-E], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_F-L F-L], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_M-R M-R], [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Union_County,_New_Mexico,_Place_Names_S-Z S-Z&nbsp;]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; List of Historic Places of Union County, National Register
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=== Resources ===
  
===== Towns or Places with Name Changes =====
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=== 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]
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.  
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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=1959&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|477490|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=1959 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://union.nmgenweb.us/cemeteries/index.htm NMGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Union+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=Union&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/union/union.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/union.html Tombstone Project]
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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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1. Capulin = Dedman = Capulin  
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Search by Name <br> [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Amistad Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Antioch Cemetery]], Brown Cemetery, [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Burchard Cemetery]], &nbsp;[[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Capulin Cemetery]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Centerville Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton Memorial Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Corrumpa Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Creeds Chapel Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dempsey Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines Catholic Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Drew Cemetery]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairmount Cemetery]], [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairview Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom Catholic Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom Cemetery]], [[Miera, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Garcia Plaza Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Giles Cemetery]], [[Gladstone, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gladstone Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|God's Acre Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grandview Cemetery]], [[Grenville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grenville Cemetery]], Hardesty Cross L Ranch Cemetery, [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hayden Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Hereford Park Ranch Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Knollwood Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|La Morada Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maplewood Cemetery]], [[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Martinez Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Moses Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Newkirk Family Cemetery]], [[Obar, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Obar Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ojo Bonito Cemetery]], Ojo del Pinaveta Cemetery, [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Old Clayton Cemetery,]] [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otto Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Padilla Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pedernal Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Perschbacher Ranch Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pleasant Hill Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Puertocito Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rinker Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rivera&nbsp;Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sanchez Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sedan Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Shaha Cemetery]], [[Sofia, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sofia Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery]], [[Thomas, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Thomas Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wanette Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|YL&nbsp;Bar Ranch Cemetery]].&nbsp;
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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Search by location <br> [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Amistad]], [[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Capulin]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Centerville]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom]], [[Gladstone, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gladstone]], [[Grenville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grenville]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hayden]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|McNees Crossing]], [[Miera, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miera]],&nbsp;[[Obar, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Obar]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pennington]], [[Sofia, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sofia]], [[Thomas, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Thomas]].
  
*[[Baca County, Colorado|Baca County, Colorado]]
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=== Census ===
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]
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{{Historical populations
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]]
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|type = USA
*[[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam County, Texas]]
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|heading = Census
*[[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley County, Texas]]
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|1910 |11404
*[[Las Animas County, Colorado|Las Animas County, Colorado]]
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|1920 |16680
*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]
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|1930 |11036
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|1940 |9095
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|1950 |7372
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|1960 |6068
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|1970 |4925 
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|1980 |4725 
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|1990 |4124 
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|2000 |4174
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|2010 |4549
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}}
  
== Resources  ==
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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]].
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Church ===
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{{NM Church Intro}}
  
===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Search by Name  =====
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=== Court ===
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Amistad Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Antioch Cemetery]], Brown Cemetery, [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Burchard Cemetery]], &nbsp;[[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Capulin Cemetery]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Centerville Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton Memorial Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Corrumpa Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Creeds Chapel Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dempsey Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines Catholic Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Drew Cemetery]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairmount Cemetery]], [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairview Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom Catholic Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom Cemetery]], [[Miera, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Garcia Plaza Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Giles Cemetery]], [[Gladstone, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gladstone Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|God's Acre Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grandview Cemetery]], [[Grenville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grenville Cemetery]], Hardesty Cross L Ranch Cemetery, [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hayden Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Hereford Park Ranch Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Knollwood Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|La Morada Cemetery]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maplewood Cemetery]], [[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Martinez Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Moses Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Newkirk Family Cemetery]], [[Obar, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Obar Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ojo Bonito Cemetery]], Ojo del Pinaveta Cemetery, [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Old Clayton Cemetery,]] [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otto Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Padilla Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pedernal Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Perschbacher Ranch Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pleasant Hill Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Puertocito Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rinker Cemetery]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rivera&nbsp;Cemetery]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sanchez Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sedan Cemetery]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Shaha Cemetery]], [[Sofia, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sofia Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery]], [[Thomas, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Thomas Cemetery]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wanette Cemetery]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|YL&nbsp;Bar Ranch Cemetery]].&nbsp;
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==== Land ====
  
<br>  
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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
  
===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Search by Location =====
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==== Local Histories ====
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Amistad, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Amistad]], [[Capulin, Union County, new Mexico, Cemetery Details|Capulin]], [[Centerville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Centerville]], [[Clayton, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Clayton]], [[Des Moines, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Des Moines]], [[Folsom, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Deails|Folsom]], [[Gladstone, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gladstone]], [[Grenville, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Grenville]], [[Hayden, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hayden]], [[McNees Crossing, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|McNees Crossing]],
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Miera, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miera]],&nbsp;[[Obar, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Obar]], [[Pennington, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pennington]], [[Sofia, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sofia]], [[Thomas, Union County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Thomas]].
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=== List of Settlers, 1880 ===
  
==== Census  ====
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron , [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|click here]]
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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Online information about Pioneers and Settlers listed by surname
  
==== Church  ====
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. [[Union County, New Mexico, Settlers A-E|A-E]]&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. F-L&nbsp;&nbsp;3. M-R&nbsp;&nbsp; 4. S-Z
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Nmunion.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
  
==== Land  ====
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=== 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]].
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Newspapers ===
  
===== List of Settlers, 1880  =====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron , [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|click here]]
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Union}}
  
===== Online information&nbsp;on Pioneers and Settlers  =====
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=== Probate ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; listed by surname
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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 $
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1. [[Union County, New Mexico, Settlers A-E|A-E]]&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. F-L&nbsp;&nbsp;3. M-R&nbsp;&nbsp; 4. S-Z
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Military  ====
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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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]
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Societies and Libraries ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'''Folsom Historical Society'''<br> Main Street<br>Folsom, New Mexico, 88419<br><br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Herzstein Memorial Museum'''<br> 22 South Second<br> Clayton, New Mexico, 88415<br>Telephone: 505-375-2977<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites ==
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=== Websites ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/union-county/ Union 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+Union|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Union|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
== References ==
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=== References ===
  
<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
  
[[Category:Union_County,_New_Mexico]]
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[[Category:Union_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_Counties]]

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


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Union County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 23, 1893
County Seat Clayton
Courthouse
NewMexicoUnionCourthouse.jpg
Address Union County Courthouse
200 Court Street, PO Box 430
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: 505.374.9491
Union County Clerk's Website


Nm-union.png

County Information

Union County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1894 190 1894 1911

County Courthouse

Union County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg
Union County Courthouse
200 Court Street PO Box 430;
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: 505.374.9491 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1894, probate, court and land records; District Court Clerk has divorce records.[1]

Parent County

  • Up until 1821 New 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 Union County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1893-- Union County, New Mexico was created 23 February from Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel counties.[1]

Description

Union County, was created on January 1, 1894. The county is named “Union” because the citizens were united in their desire for the creation of a new county out of three existing New Mexico counties - Colfax, Mora and San Miguel.[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

Geography

Towns and Villages

Populated Places [3]

Town
  • Clayton (county seat)
Villages
  • Des Moines
  • Folsom
  • Grenville
Census-designated place
  • Capulin
Other communities
  • Amistad
  • Gladstone
  • Hayden
  • Mount Dora
  • Sedan
  • Seneca
  • Sofia
  • Stead

List of Union County Place Names


A-E
F-L
M-R
S-Z

Historic or Ghost Towns

  • Airolo
  • Alps
  • Amboy
  • Apache
  • Atencio
  • Barney
  • Beenham
  • Capulin
  • Centerville
  • Codorniz
  • Corrumpa
  • Cuates
  • Dead Man
  • Devoy
  • Dolores
  • Emberson*
  • Emery Gap
  • Exter
  • Frampton
  • Garcia
  • Gem
  • Grande
  • Grandview
  • Gregory
  • Grenville
  • Guy
  • Harrington
  • Hayden
  • Holland
  • Hope
  • Ione
  • Johnson
  • Kephart
  • Kimball
  • Leighton
  • Louis
  • Madison
  • Malpaiz
  • Mansker
  • Miera
  • Moses
  • North Desmoines
  • Otto
  • Patterson
  • Pennington
  • Penrith
  • Pleasant
  • Sampson
  • Santander
  • Sierra Grande
  • Smith
  • Sofia
  • Spring Hill
  • Staunton
  • Stonehaven
  • Tate
  • Telesfora
  • Thomas
  • Towanda
  • Tramperas
  • Travesilla
  • Valley
  • Vance
  • Vargas
  • Veda
  • Wanette
  • Willow
  • Willow Springs

Interactive Map, Town Details Historic Post Offices; All Post Offices
List of Place Names
A-E,
F-L,
M-R,
S-Z
List of Historic Places of Union County, National Register

Towns or Places with Name Changes

The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.

1. Capulin = Dedman = Capulin

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.

Search by Name
Amistad Cemetery, Antioch Cemetery, Brown Cemetery, Burchard Cemetery,  Capulin Cemetery, Centerville Cemetery, Clayton Cemetery, Clayton Memorial Cemetery, Corrumpa Cemetery, Creeds Chapel Cemetery, Dempsey Cemetery, Des Moines Catholic Cemetery, Des Moines Cemetery, Drew Cemetery, Fairmount Cemetery, Fairview CemeteryFolsom Catholic Cemetery, Folsom Cemetery, Garcia Plaza Cemetery, Giles Cemetery, Gladstone Cemetery, God's Acre Cemetery, Grandview Cemetery, Grenville Cemetery, Hardesty Cross L Ranch Cemetery, Hayden Cemetery, Hereford Park Ranch Cemetery, Independent Order of Oddfellows Cemetery, Knollwood Cemetery, La Morada Cemetery, Maplewood Cemetery, Martinez Cemetery, Moses Cemetery, Newkirk Family Cemetery, Obar Cemetery, Ojo Bonito Cemetery, Ojo del Pinaveta Cemetery, Old Clayton Cemetery, Otto Cemetery, Padilla Cemetery, Pedernal Cemetery, Perschbacher Ranch Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Puertocito Cemetery, Rinker Cemetery, Rivera Cemetery, Sanchez Cemetery, Sedan Cemetery, Shaha Cemetery, Sofia Cemetery, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Thomas Cemetery, Wanette Cemetery, YL Bar Ranch Cemetery

Search by location
Amistad, Capulin, Centerville, Clayton, Des Moines, Folsom, Gladstone, Grenville, Hayden, McNees Crossing, MieraObar, Pennington, Sofia, Thomas.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 11,404
1920 16,680 46.3%
1930 11,036 −33.8%
1940 9,095 −17.6%
1950 7,372 −18.9%
1960 6,068 −17.7%
1970 4,925 −18.8%
1980 4,725 −4.1%
1990 4,124 −12.7%
2000 4,174 1.2%
2010 4,549 9.0%
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 Union 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.

List of Settlers, 1880

     1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron , click here

Online information about Pioneers and Settlers listed by surname

      1. A-E   2. F-L  3. M-R   4. S-Z

Maps

Nmunion.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

Folsom Historical Society
Main Street
Folsom, New Mexico, 88419

Herzstein Memorial Museum
22 South Second
Clayton, New Mexico, 88415
Telephone: 505-375-2977

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.

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Union County, New Mexico page 475, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/union/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_County,_New_Mexico#Communities