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== County Courthouse == Colfax County Courthouse
230 North 3rd Street
Raton, New Mexico 87740
Mailing Address:
County Clerk
P.O. Box 159
Raton, New Mexico 87740
County Clerk - Telephone 575-445-5551
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Closed on Holidays
County Clerk's Office website === History === The courthouse, built in 1936, is a five-story blond, brick building with a hipped tile roof on the top story and flat roofs on the lower portions. The building has glazed tile cornices and bas relief metal panels. The larger bas reliefs have scenes of farming, mining, and cattle ranching, which were the main industries in Colfax County. Some of the smaller motifs show the cattle brands from Colfax County. Some of the other architectural features include terrazzo floors, tile wainscoating, chipped-tile roof on the top story roof and flat roofs on lower areas. The Colfax County Courthouse building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. === Document Availability === ==== Birth Certificates ==== Birth Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: *Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
226 East 4th Street
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (575)445-3601
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics
1105 S. St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
Phone:(505) 827-0121
Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963 List of Early Colfax County Birth Records For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below. ==== Death Certificates ==== Death Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office.
They CANNOT copy death certificates under any circumstances. *Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
226 East 4th Street
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: (575)445-3601 *State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics 
1105 S. St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963 ==== Divorce Records ==== Colfax County clerk's office does NOT record divorce records. Divorce records are kept at the DISTRICT COURT in the county where the divorce was filed. Colfax County District Court
Phone: (575)445-5584 Other Court and Public Record offices of Colfax County === Former Courthouses of Colfax County === Elizabethtown | Cimarron | Springer == History == ==== History ====      The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview. History and Historic Trail Maps (Dept. Interior).      The Colfax County War - 1875. ==== Parent County ==== Taos County.   Taos County was one of the original nine counties created by the New Mexico Territory in 1852. ==== Boundary Changes ====      Human occupation of this New Mexico area has existed by Native Americans since Folsom Man 8200 BC. The Native Americans who inhabited the land (c.1400) for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived, were called "Jicarilla Apaches"  and "Utes" by the Europeans. The Jicarilla Apaches marked their boundaries by 4 rivers (renamed by subsequent populations): The Arkansas River to the north, The Canadian River to the east, The Rio Grande River to the south and the Chama River to the west. They were farmers, hunters and gatherers who had flat roofed houses and settled along the rivers ie. The Ponil, The Cimarron, The Vermejo, The Purgatory. They actively traded with their neighbors who lived in Pueblos in the west and on the Plains in the east. Their land use was usufructuary and co-existed with the Spanish and the French. They did not have the European tradition of written deeds and could not prove their ownership in the US court system up to the US Supreme Court. This population lost their land, and was physically removed by US troops in 1876. pp.1-289        During the Colonial Era this area was Territory of Spain 1598-1824. In July, 1706, General Juan de Ulibarri, Seargeant Major for the Spanish Territory, mapped, renamed the area geography, and found evidences of French fur trappers. By 1714, the Jicarilla Apaches were employed, by the Spanish, as an auxillary army on their northern border. Mexico gained Independence from Spain and this area became a Territory of Mexico 1824-1848. The Republic of Texas claimed it as part of their territory to the Rio Grande, on the west and south, 1836-1845, and invaded New Mexico in 1841; The Mexican-American War broke out in 1846, the US Military occupied New Mexico 1846 to 1851 and stationed troops through its territorial history. The US signed a Treaty with Mexico in 1848. The  US annexed the northern 1/3 of the Mexican Republic.        Spanish/Mexican occupation of the land was also defined by usufructuary practices before and after and within the Land Grant borders. Before 1841, the Spanish/Mexican people living in Taos and Rio Arriba counties peacefully grazed their cattle and sheep on this land. The Carlos Beaubien/Guadalupe Miranda Land Grant was authorized in 1841 to expedite sending settlers to this area inhabited by the Jicarilla Apaches. The Beaubien/Miranda/Maxwell Land Grant borders were roughly defined: on the west, by the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; on the north, by the Purgatory River; on the east, by the Canadian River; and on the south, roughly by a line from about Black Lake and Hall's Peak to Colmor, between Ocate and Rayado, south of Springer. Lucien Maxwell became the largest private landowner in the history of the United States. Contrary to his epitaph he acquired the land through marriage, his wife's inheritance, buying out the remaining heirs and the difference in coverture laws between the US and Mexico. Settlers' property lines within the land grant were affirmed by Lucien Maxwell's personal word and handshake. The boundaries, were not accepted by the US court system including the US Supreme Court.  In 1870, Maxwell sold his interests to English and Dutch financiers backed by US federal and US Territorial government officials. Serious boundary disputes followed for the next two decades. These conflicts underlined by, the clash of suspicion and collusion between colonials settlers, miners, deceitful financiers and the corrupt territorial government, resulted in the Colfax County War,1875-1878, and the Battle at Stonewall Valley (1887-1888) that ultimately resulted in the loss of land by the Spanish/Mexican colonial settlers, homestead "squatters" and others, who were forced to repurchase their own land or were removed. pp. 1-289 . Many of the persons who did not move out of the county or were unable to compete with corporate interests and economic markets, gave up their borders for wage paying jobs in the emerging coal mining camps.       Other items important to the establishment of borders are as follows: The Northwest Ordinance; Manifest Destiny; The US Congress failure to ratify Article 10 of the Treaty with Mexico which allowed  Mexican landowners to keep their land; The establishment of a provisional tammany hall style Territorial Government 1846 - 1912; The Homestead Act of 1862; The discovery of rich gold (1867), copper, and coal deposits (1865) within the land grant: and the personal intervention of corrupt New Mexico and Colorado and federal officials, foreign colonial interests, and other interested parties in establishing their land rights.       The border with Colorado was designated by the US Congress in the creation of the Territory of Colorado in 1860, even though there was contiguously owned property by New Mexicans. After the Stonewall Revolt in 1888 and the litigation between the US Government and the foreign owned Maxwell Land Grant Company. p.89-287, New Mexicans and Colorodans lost ownership of that land. New Mexicans finally agreed to statehood, more than 60 years after annexation. It became a State in 1912      Colfax County was created in January 25,1869 from Mora County which was created from Taos County in 1860. Colfax County originally covered the entire Northeast corner of the state to the Texas border.  In 1893 the eastern portion of Colfax County was taken to create Union County. A southern portion of Colfax County was divided in 1921 to create Harding County. p.289      The original county seat, 1869, was the gold mining town of Elizabethtown. In 1872 the county seat was moved to Cimarron a stage coach stop along the Mountain Branch  of the Santa Fe Trail and home of the Maxwell Land Grant. In 1881, it was moved from Cimarron to Springer, a railroad town on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1897, after a bitter legislative fight the county seat was moved to Raton, an important coal mining town and railroad center.        ==== Record Loss ==== == Places and Localities == ==== Geography ==== According to the US Census Bureau, Colfax County has a total area of 3,768 square miles. Is the size of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The boundaries from east to west extend 69 miles, and north to south, 54 miles. . Of which only 11 square miles of it is water. There are 84 lakes in the county. A large portion of the County lies in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,Southern Rockies. The geography ranges from alpine meadows,foothills with their mining regions, aspen, pine and pinon forests, to the semi arid prairies and cattle lands of the plains. List of Valleys, Summitts, Ridges, Streams, Lakes, Dams, Springs and Creeks.   Interactive Map. ==== Towns and Villages ==== County Seat: Raton County Population: 2008 estimate is 12,962;     2008 Census Quickfacts ; 2004 estimate is 13,183;                                      2000 Census - 14,189                                  1940 Census - 18,718                                      1990 Census - 12,925                                  1930 Census - 19,157                                      1980 Census - 13,667                                  1920 Census - 21,550                                      1970 Census - 12,170                                  1910 Census - 16,460                                      1960 Census - 13,806                                  1900 Census - 10,150                                      1950 Census - 16,761 ==== Populated Places ==== Abbott, Angel Fire, Banning Place, Black Lake, Black Lake Resorts, Capitan Hill, Carlsbrook, Casa Grande, Chico, Chico SpringsCimarron, Colmor, Dillon, Eagle Nest, Farley, French, Hebron, Idlewild, Johnson Park, Keota, Lakeview Pines, Maxwell,  McDaniel Cimarron Place, Miami, Raton, Schomberg, Shuree, Six Mile Gate, Springer, Sugarite, Sunny Side, Tinaja, Toril, Troyburg, Urraca Place, Ute Park, Val Verde Ski Area, Valdez Place.   List of all locales. Interactive map. Alphabetic list of Colfax County places (towns, mesas, rivers, mines, etc), interesting information and their location, including those listed above. A-EF-MN-Z. ===== Historic or Ghost Towns ===== Abreu, Agua Fria, Alma, Aurora, Baldy, Bell, Blossburg, Brackett, Brilliant, Catskill, Chico, Cimarron,Cimilario, Clifton, Colfax, Colmor, Cottonwood, Dawson, Deep Tunnel, Dorsey, Dover, Elizabethtown, England, Farley, Gardiner, Gato, Heck, Hematite, Johnson Mesa, Johnson Park, Kiowa, Koehler, Ladd, Loretta, Lynn, Meloche, Maxwell, McCrystal Place, Moreno, Osha, Otero, Palo Blanco, Pena Flor, Perryville, Pina, Pittsburg, Ponil, Ponil Park, Rael, Rayado, Ring Place, Robinson, Slagle, Springer, Sugarite, Southside, Stocktons, Swastika, Sweetwater, Tafoya, Taylor Springs, Therma, Trinchera, Troy, Unico, Van Houten, Vernon, Virginia City, Willow, YankeeInteractive Map.  Interactive Map, Town Details, Historic Post Offices ;   Maps for Historic Post Offices;   Alphabetical List of Place names including those listed above.  A-E, F-MN-Z; List of Historic Places of Colfax County, National Register ===== Towns or Places with Name Changes ===== An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name. ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *Costilla County, Colorado *Harding *Las Animas County, Colorado *Mora *Taos *Union County == Resources == ==== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline ====    Click Here. ==== Archives and Repositories ====    Local: =====      Seton Memorial Library  =====            See details     State: =====      Center for Southwest Research ===== =====      New Mexico State Records Center and Archives ===== =====      National Hispanic Cultural Center            ===== =====      Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM ===== =====      Rio Grande Historical Collections =====            See Details      ==== Cemeteries ==== =====      Search by Cemetery Name =====          Click on Cemetery Name to see details.          Abbott Cemetery , Abreu Cemetery, Agua Dulce Cemetery, Black Lake Cemetery,          Caliente Canyon Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Catskill CemeteryCimarron Canyon Cemetery,          Cimarron Cemetery, Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Cemetery p.206,          Colmor CemeteryDawson CemeteryEagle Nest CemeteryElizabethtown Cemetery,           Espinoza Cemetery, Fairmont CemeteryFairview Presbyterian Cemetery,  Gallagher Cemetery,          Hecht Family CemeteryHerrera CemeteryHollenbeck Cemetery,          J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery, Jackson Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery, Johnson Mesa           CemeteryKaplan Cemetery, Kelleher Cemetery, Livingston Cemetery, Maxwell Cemetery,          Maxwell Family CemeteryMiami Cemetery, Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery,          Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery, Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery, Mountainview Kiowa          CemeteryMount Calvary CemeteryNorth Abbott CemeteryOtero Cemetery, Palo Blanco          Mountain CemeteryPine Buttes CemeteryPoint of Rocks Mesa Cemetery,          Ponil Park Cemetery, Rayado CemeteryRing Place Cemetery, Saint John's Methodist Church          Cemetery, Pacheco CemeterySan Antonio Cemetery,  St. Anthony Church Cemetery,          Saus Creek CemeterySeeley Cemetery, Soldier Hill p.207, Springer Cemetery,          Sweet Water Cemetery, Tinaja CemeteryTouch Me Not Mountain Cemetery,          United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery, Valdez CemeteryVermejo CemeteryWilson Cemetery,   =====      Search by Cemetery Location =====           Click on Cemetery location to see details           Abbott, Angel Fire, Agua Dulce, Black Lake, Caliente Canyon, Cimarron, Colmor, Dawson,           Eagle Nest, Elizabethtown, Johnson Mesa, Kiowa, Loco Arroyo, Maxwell, Miami,           North AbbottOtero, Palo Blanco MountainPine ButtesPoint of Rocks MesaPonil Park,             RatonRayadoRing PlaceSauz CreekSeeleySpringerSweet WaterTinaja,           Touch Me Not MountainTrinchera PassUte Park.                         ==== Census Records and other Free Online Records ==== ===== Colfax County =====           1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Free Census Search           1870 US Census, Colfax County: (A-Free), (Fren-Midd), (Mila-Truj), (Truj-Z), Index, transcription and index,           1880 US Census Free Search           1912 - Business Directory: County Officials, Baldy, Bell, Black Lake, Blossburg, Bonito, Brackett, Brilliant, CapulinCarlsbrook, Cerrososo. Chico, Chicorica, Cimarron, Clifton House, Colfax, Colmor, Cunningham, Dawson, Dean, Dillon, Dorsey, Elizabeth, French, Gardiner, Gato, Harlan, Hebron, Hunt, Keota, Koehler, Koehler Junction, Lloyd, Lynn, Maxwell, Meloche, Metcalf, Miami, Nash, Otero.           1930 - Federal Census Index: A-C, C-G, G-L, L-P, P-S, S-Z. =====      Kiowa =====           1920 - Partial Federal Census Record =====      Raton =====           1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census Records =====      Other  =====           New Mexico Death Records 1889-1945 Search           New Mexico Death Records US GenWeb Index Project           Social Security Death Index Search           Guide to 1788 and 1790[dead link] Census of El Paso del Norte           Colfax County Residents  (60) who received Patents:                Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County" ==== Church ==== ==== Court ==== ==== Land Records ==== =====      Bureau of Land Management =====           General Land Office Records Search [dead link] =====      Mining =====           Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of Mines.      ==== Libraries ==== =====      Local Public Libraries ===== ======           Angel Fire Community Library ======           See Details ======           Eagle Nest Public Library ======           See Details  ======            Arthur Johnson Memorial Library ======           See Details ======           Springer - Fred Macaron Library  ======           See Details =====      Local Research Libraries ===== ======           Family History Library  ====== *Farmington New Mexico Family History Center           See Details ======           Seton Memorial Library ======           See Details          ==== Local Histories ==== ===== Lists of Settlers, 1860 =====           1. Rayado (356)           2. Rio Colorado (707) ===== Lists of Settlers, 1870 =====           1. Precinct 1 (800):  A-E , F-M, N-Z.               Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Elizabethtown and environs.           2. Precinct 2 (132):  A-Z               Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Cimarron.           3. Precinct 3  (1,060): A-E, F-M, N-Z.               Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Rayado and outskirts. ===== Lists of Settlers, 1880 =====           1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron (470)           2. Chico (113)           3. Cimarron (1,247)           4. Elizabethtown (287)           5. Otero (50)           6. Rayado (270)           7. Springer (34)           8. Ute Creek (133) ===== Lists of Settlers, 1900 =====           1. Baldy (111);  2. Black Lakes (205);  3. Blossburg (191);  4.Catskill (976);           5. Chico Springs (398);  6. Cimarron (3363);  7. Cimilario (105);  8. Colmor (1,343);            9. Dorsey (226);   10.Elizabethtown (580); 11. Elkins (61);  12. Gardiner (1,195)  A-FG-L,              M-R, S-Z; 13. Johnson Park (793);  14. Martines (365);  15. Maxwell (276); 16. Mesa (505);           17.Pena Flor (156);  18.Ponil (50);  19. Ponil Park (100);  20. Raton (3,863);            21. Rayado (135);  22. Springer (589);  23. Trinchera (191). =====      Pioneer or Settler Biographies, A-Z ===== =====      Pioneers, Settlers, and Others =====             Published Online Information             Listed by surname ======                  1.A-F, ====== ======                  2.G-O, ====== ======                  3.P-Z ====== =====      Family Histories or Genealogical Information ===== ====== Online Surname Links ====== ====== 1860 ====== See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here. ====== 1870  ====== See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3.  Or, For free census search, click here. ====== 1880  ====== See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.  ======
1900  ====== See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico  Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner, 13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.
         =====      Immigrant Information =====             1. List of immigrants from Nanno and Portolo, Italy ===== Colfax County Family Photo Album =====             1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879.             2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899.             3. Photos taken 1900 to 1919.             4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939. =====      Resources =====             1. List of Online Resources             2. List of Offline Resources            ==== Maps ====      1895 Colfax County Map , 1895 new Mexico State Map      1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax Counties      USGS Quad Topographic Maps of Features in Colfax County      US Census Bureau mapping engine, Tiger Map [dead link]       Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and Mines      Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, page 34.      Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, page 7.      Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.      Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.      Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8.      Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42. ==== Marriage Records ====      Marriage Index 1871-1900 (Grooms name Ab to Lo) , (Grooms name Lo to Zw)      Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - NMGS ==== Military ==== ===== Pre - Statehood  (6 Jan 1912) =====      Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - 1540      Soldier List - Onate Expedition 1598-1608      Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - 1600      Civil War Pension Index Card Search      List of Pensioners 1883 ===== Post - Statehood ===== WWI Civilian Draft Registrations free online Vietnam War - Angel Fire Memorial ==== Mining ====      The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. page 64; p.90-107;      30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City were established in the Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in 5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world" had been  established before the discovery of gold in 1867. page 65.      The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. p.63 , and by Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of  Military Reconnoissance of 1848, page 19.  Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest production, output of 1,844,550 tons was reached. ===== Early Mining =====      Early coal mining operations. page 64. ===== Early Placers =====      Early placers prospected for gold page 67. ===== Mining Claims =====      List of Mining Claims for Colfax County. ===== Mining Camps =====      List of Mining Camps.      ==== Museums ==== =====      Eagles Nest =====          Elizabethtown Museum =====      Cimarron =====           Kit Carson Museum of Rayado           Philmont Museum           Villa Philmonte =====      Raton =====           Raton Museum =====      Springer =====           Dorsey  Mansion history, Dorsey Mansion Ranch           Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum           Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society. ==== Newspapers ==== Current local newspaper addresses and phones Historic Periodicals and Newspapers Digital Collections for Colfax County Newspapers Search Historic Newspapers Library of Congress. ==== Probate ====      See Details ==== Santa Fe Trail ==== Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places. 1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels on to Springer. 2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer. More information on the Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe National Historic Trail Santa Fe Trail Family History Project Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway Santa Fe Trail Aerial Photos Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society ==== Schools ====      Cimarron Public Schools            Superintendent's Office, 125 N Collison Ave., Cimarron, NM 87714; phone 575-376-2007 or 2445      Eagle Nest Public Schools            Eagle Nest, NM 87718 - phone: 575-377-6991      Maxwell Public Schools            Maxwell, NM 87728: phone - 575-375-2371      Raton School District            Administration Offices - 1550 Tiger Cir., Raton, NM 87740; phone - 575-445-9111      Springer School District           Superintendent's Office - 1401 8 , Springer, NM 87747; phone - 575-483-2482 ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ====       List of Colfax County Birth Records 1893-1895, A-W. == Societies == === Local: === ==== Angel Fire ==== Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO Box 503, Angel Fire, NM 87710 ==== Cimarron
==== Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714. ====  Raton ==== Raton Historical Society   Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226. Raton Museum, Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
==== Springer       ==== Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and  Historical Society., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474. 
                                                                                                                                        === State:     ===      Genealogy Trails History Group      Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico      Historical Society of New Mexico      Los Alamos Historical Society      New Mexico Civil War Ladies League      New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution      New Mexico Genealogical Society             The New Mexico Genealogist      New Mexico Jewish Historical Society      New Mexico State Historian      Route 66 Association of New Mexico      Southern New Mexico Genealogy Society      State Historian      Taos County Historical Society == Websites == * Albuquerque Journal online obituaries search [dead link] *NM GenWeb, Colfax County page. *Family History Library Catalog *New Mexico Random Acts of Kindness *Linkpendium for Colfax County *Worldcat, Library Books regarding Colfax County *Colfax County Online Genealogy Message Boards: Cousin Connect, GenForum, Rootsweb, *Colfax County Newspaper Abstracts *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of Surnames == References == New Mexico Research Outline. :NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.