Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Hidalgo County


County Courthouse

Hidalgo County Courthouse
300 S Shakespeare Street
Lordsburg, NM 88045-1939
Phone: 505.542.9213 

County Clerk has marriage, probateand
land records from 1920; Clerk District 
Court has divorce and court records[1]


Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Part of the land that became Hidalgo County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1855 -  The Gadsden Purchase land was added to Doña County, New Mexico, part of which later became part of Hidalgo County.
  • 1919--Hidalgo County was created 25 February 1919 from Grant County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Animas
  • Lordsburg
  • Virden



Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Center

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hildago County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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