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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Luna_County,_New_Mexico|Luna County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Luna County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Luna County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1901
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| founded date = 16 March
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| seat = Deming
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| building address = Luna County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1838; <br>Deming, NM 88031-1838<br>Phone: 505.546.0491&nbsp;<br> [http://www.lunacountynm.us/ '''Luna County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.lunacountynm.us/ Luna County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 1838; <br>Deming, NM 88031-1838<br>Phone: 505.546.0491&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage, death, land, probate and military records from 1901, Deming newspapers from 1901.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Luna County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1901--'''Luna County was created 16 March 1901 from Dona Ana and Grant Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Deming <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*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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*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>
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became the northern quarter of Luna 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>  
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*'''1855''' -&nbsp; The {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} of Mexican land was added to '''Doña Ana County''', New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of '''Luna County'''.
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*'''1901--'''Luna County was created 16 March 1901 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Doña Ana]] and [[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dona_Ana_County,_New_Mexico|Dona Ana]]
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*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]  
*[[Grant_County,_New_Mexico|Grant]]
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*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]]  
*[[Hidalgo_County,_New_Mexico|Hidalgo]]
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*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]]  
*[[Sierra_County,_New_Mexico|Sierra]]
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
  
 
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== Resources  ==
  
 
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
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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.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Deming New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Luna New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205609&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+Luna&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Luna|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Luna County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Luna County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 16 March, 1901
County Seat Deming
Courthouse
Address Luna County Courthouse]
PO Box 1838;
Deming, NM 88031-1838
Phone: 505.546.0491 
Luna County Website


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County Courthouse

Luna County Courthouse
PO Box 1838;
Deming, NM 88031-1838
Phone: 505.546.0491 

County Clerk has marriage, death, land, probate and military records from 1901, Deming newspapers from 1901.[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, 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. LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Columbus

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Luna 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

Military

Newspapers


Probate

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

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Luna County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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