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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Bernalillo County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Bernalillo County Courthouse<br> 1 Civic Plaza NW; <br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br> Phone:. 505.768.4090&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, <br>probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888; <br>Clerk District Court&nbsp;has divorce and court records
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|county1= [[Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy|Cibola]]
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|county4= [[Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy|Torrance]]
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|county5= [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]]</br><center>[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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Bernalillo County was founded in 1852. The county name is derived from one of the early Franciscan friars laboring in the province.    The plaza or village of old Albuquerque has been the county seat since 1854. Georgraphically the county lies near the center of the State, its eastern end being covered by the Sandia and Manzano ranges of mountains, its western half being succession of high table lands rising toward the continental divide.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/bernalillo/history.html accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Bernalillo}}
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'''Bernalillo County Courthouse'''<br>1 Civic Plaza NW<br>Albuquerque, NM 87102<br>Phone: 505.768.4090<br>[http://www.bernco.gov/ Bernalillo County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888;<br> District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1852--'''Bernalillo County was created 9 January 1852&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Albuquerque <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Bernalillo County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Bernalillo}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Page 472 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Bernalillo}}
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*Before '''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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*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] obtained 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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*22 September '''1846''' - Bernalillo County was created based on an old Mexican government '''partido&nbsp;''' under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 5” ''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><ref>Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109</ref> Bernalillo county was one of seven original New Mexico counties. This code named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}<br>In '''1848''', New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Albuquerque<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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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. Bernalillo 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 far from the
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*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory was created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory. Bernalillo county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref>
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*13 Jan '''1876''' SANTA ANA county discontinued, BERNALILLO county gained all of its lands and records.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1875-1876, 22d assy., ch. 8/pp. 38-40</ref>
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*1 Jan '''1901''' BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of McKINLEY county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45</ref>
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*14 Apr '''1903''' BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of SANDOVAL county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 27/pp. 37-43</ref><br> 1 Jan '''1905''' BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134</ref><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. See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
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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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NM Populated Places Intro|Bernalillo}}
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The following are locations in Bernalillo County, New Mexico:<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico#Communities</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''''Cities'''''<br>
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* Albuquerque (county seat)
  
[[Los Lunas|Los Lunas]]
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'''''Town'''''<br>
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* Edgewood
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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* Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
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* Tijeras
  
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]
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*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
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* Carpenter
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* Isleta Pueblo
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* Laguna Pueblo
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* Zuzax
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== Resources  ==
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
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* Carnuel
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* Cedar Crest
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* Cedro
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* Chilili
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* Edith Endave
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* Isleta Village Proper
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* Manzano Springs (partial)
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* North Valley
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* Pajarito Mesa
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* Paradise Hills
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* Ponderosa Pine
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* San Antonito
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* Sandia Heights
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* Sandia Knolls
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* Sandia Park
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* Sedillo
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* South Valley
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=69095 Tijeras Cemetery, Tijeras] BillionGraves.  Cemetery appears to be inside south part of freeway interchange involving State Highway 337, US 85, and I-40.  A small church is also inside this as well.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bernalillo County, New Mexico''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1928&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/funeralcem.html NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/bernalillo/berncem.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/bernalillo.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=1&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/bernalillo/bernalillo.htm NM Cemetery Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/bernalillo.htm NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|606513|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Bernalillo%2C+New+Mexico+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1928 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Bernalillo&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Bernalillo/ListBernalillo.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17788&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Bernalillo by EPunk]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|Bernalillo}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County%2C_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1850 |7751
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|1860 |8769
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|1870 |7591
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|1880 |17225
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|1890 |20913
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|1900 |28630
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|1910 |23606
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|1920 |29855
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|1930 |45430
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|1940 |69391
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|1950 |145673
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|1960 |262199
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|1970 |315774
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|1980 |419700
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|1990 |480577
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|2000 |556678
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|2010 |662564
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''<br>
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Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.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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=== Church Records ===
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{{NM Church Intro|Bernalillo}}
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
*Albuquerque
 
*Albuquerque
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Bernalillo}}
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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://search.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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|Bernalillo}}
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|Bernalillo}}
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[[Image:Nmbernalillo.jpg|300px|Nmbernalillo.jpg|Bernalillo County]]
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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
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NM Migration Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Military ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Bernalillo}}
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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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{{NM Civil War Intro|Bernalillo}}
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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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{{NM World War I Intro|Bernalillo}}
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Bernalillo}}
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Bernalillo}}
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Bernalillo}}
  
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=66 Albuquerque and Santa Fe newspapers] online. Their database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=66 Albuquerque and Santa Fe newspapers] online. Their database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Bernalillo}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Bernalillo}}
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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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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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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==== Marriage ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
*'''[[Albuquerque New Mexico Family History Center|Albuquerque New Mexico]]'''  
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*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
**Albuquerque, New Mexico, <br><br>
 
  
*'''[[Albuquerque New Mexico East Family History Center|Albuquerque New Mexico East]] <br>'''
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==== Death ====
**Albuquerque, New Mexico,
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{{NM Vital Records - Death Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
*[[Albuquerque New Mexico West Family History Center|'''Albuquerque New Mexico West''']]<br>
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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]
**Albuquerque, New Mexico,
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*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
*'''Zimmerman Library '''<br>University of New Mexico<br>
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**Albuquerque, New Mexico,
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
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{{NM Archives Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*'''[[Albuquerque New Mexico Family History Center|Albuquerque New Mexico]]''' in Albuquerque, New Mexico <br>
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Bernalillo|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*'''[[Albuquerque New Mexico East Family History Center|Albuquerque New Mexico East]]''' in Albuquerque, New Mexico <br>
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*[[Albuquerque New Mexico West Family History Center|'''Albuquerque New Mexico West''']] in Albuquerque, New Mexico <br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Bernalillo}}
  
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*'''Zimmerman Library ''' at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  
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'''Albuquerque Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 25512<br> Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87125-0512<br>E-mail:[mailto:atkinsosgenealogy@outlook.com atkinsosgenealogy@outlook.com]<br> [http://www.abqgen.swnet.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Albuquerque Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 1293<br> Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87125<br>[http://albuqhistsoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/bernalillo-county/ Bernalillo County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/ Bernalillo County, NMGenWeb] County Burials, Census, Marriages, Yearbooks, Bibliography, Cemeteries, cities, maps, and photos for this county.
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NM/Bernalillo-County.htm Bernalillo County Genealogy] at New Mexico Genealogy
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205500|New%20Mexico|Bernalillo}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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Latest revision as of 20:10, 2 November 2017

United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County

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

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County Facts
County seat: Albuquerque
Organized: September 22, 1846
Parent County(s): Auditor please add
Neighboring Counties
Cibola  • Sandoval  • Santa Fe  • Torrance  • Valencia
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoBernalilloCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-bernalillo.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

Bernalillo County was founded in 1852. The county name is derived from one of the early Franciscan friars laboring in the province. The plaza or village of old Albuquerque has been the county seat since 1854. Georgraphically the county lies near the center of the State, its eastern end being covered by the Sandia and Manzano ranges of mountains, its western half being succession of high table lands rising toward the continental divide.[1]

County Courthouse

Bernalillo County Courthouse
1 Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.768.4090
Bernalillo County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1895 and land records from 1888;
District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[2]

Bernalillo County, New Mexico Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1885 1907 #2 1888 1895 1790

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Before 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 obtained 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 - Bernalillo County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  under the Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[4][5] Bernalillo county was one of seven original New Mexico counties. This code named after General Stephen W. Kearny
    In 1848, New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • Bernalillo and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.
  • County seat: Albuquerque[2]
  • 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. Bernalillo county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[6] [7] [8] Residents far from the
  • 29 December 1863 - Arizona Territory was created from the western half of New Mexico Territory. Bernalillo county was reduced in size to the portion that was still in New Mexico Territory.[9]
  • 13 Jan 1876 SANTA ANA county discontinued, BERNALILLO county gained all of its lands and records.[10]
  • 1 Jan 1901 BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of McKINLEY county. [11]
  • 14 Apr 1903 BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of SANDOVAL county. [12]
    1 Jan 1905 BERNALILLO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county.[13]
  • 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.
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library

Populated Places

The following are locations in Bernalillo County, New Mexico:[14]

Cities

  • Albuquerque (county seat)

Town

  • Edgewood

Villages

  • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • Tijeras

Unincorporated communities

  • Carpenter
  • Isleta Pueblo
  • Laguna Pueblo
  • Zuzax

Census-designated places

  • Carnuel
  • Cedar Crest
  • Cedro
  • Chilili
  • Edith Endave
  • Isleta Village Proper
  • Manzano Springs (partial)
  • North Valley
  • Pajarito Mesa
  • Paradise Hills
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • San Antonito
  • Sandia Heights
  • Sandia Knolls
  • Sandia Park
  • Sedillo
  • South Valley

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bernalillo County, New Mexico online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 7,751
1860 8,769 13.1%
1870 7,591 −13.4%
1880 17,225 126.9%
1890 20,913 21.4%
1900 28,630 36.9%
1910 23,606 −17.5%
1920 29,855 26.5%
1930 45,430 52.2%
1940 69,391 52.7%
1950 145,673 109.9%
1960 262,199 80.0%
1970 315,774 20.4%
1980 419,700 32.9%
1990 480,577 14.5%
2000 556,678 15.8%
2010 662,564 19.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Census Records
Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see New Mexico Census.

State Census Records

Church Records

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Albuquerque

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Bernalillo 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 and Gazetteers

Bernalillo County

Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

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.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.

Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office

Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court

Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

See also How to order New Mexico Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

  • Zimmerman Library at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Museums

Societies

Albuquerque Genealogical Society
PO Box 25512
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87125-0512
E-mail:atkinsosgenealogy@outlook.com
Website

Albuquerque Historical Society
PO Box 1293
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87125
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/bernalillo/history.html accessed 09/29/2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Page 472 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.
  4. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 5” 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.
  5. Kearny's Code 1846, "Courts and Judicial Powers,” secs. 5-7/p. 49; Abel, Map #2; Coan, 252; Williams, 108-109
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  7. 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.
  8. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  9. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1875-1876, 22d assy., ch. 8/pp. 38-40
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 19/pp. 43-45
  12. N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 27/pp. 37-43
  13. N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico#Communities