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Guide to '''New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== New Mexico Information ==
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New Mexico is a state in the western portion of the United States.  It is divided into 33 counties. New Mexico was the 47th State to join the Union on January 6, 1912.  The State of New Mexico was created from the New Mexico Territory.  The Capital city is Santa Fe. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
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== Getting Started ==
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== '''Welcome from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico'''  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with New Mexico Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with New Mexico research.
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*[[Step-by-Step New Mexico Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find New Mexico Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Mexico Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find New Mexico Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[New Mexico Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>New Mexico Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico Boundary Changes Maps]
Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. [[United States]] provides more information about the federal records.<br>The New Mexico Records Center and Archives has muster rolls, cemetery records, and files of the Adjutant General's office from 1848 to 1945. [[New Mexico Military Records|Read more...]]
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*[[New Mexico Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.nmgenweb.us/ NMGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in New Mexico.
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Originally known as a part of Aztlan [the land of the north].&nbsp; Home of the ancestors of many native american and hispanic populations.&nbsp;
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{{Click|Image:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico Online Genealogy Records|left}}  [[File:Ask_the_Community_Button_New_Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
*1598 - El Reino de Nuevo Mexico, Nueva Espana [The Kingdom of New Mexico, New Spain].&nbsp; Look for Spanish land records and Spanish census record. See also&nbsp;[[Camino Real de Tierra Adentro|Camino Real de Tierra Adentro]]<br>
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*1821 - Territorio de Nuevo Mexico, Mexico [The Territory of New Mexico, Mexico].&nbsp; Look for Mexican records
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== New Mexico Clickable Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Mexico Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.
  
*1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo transferred much of the southwest to the United States
 
  
*1850 - 1st United States Federal Census in New Mexico Territory
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*1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the United States
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== Counties ==
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'''Counties:''' Many genealogy records are kept at the county level
  
=== Did You Know?  ===
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*The best collection of published biographies in New Mexico is at the [http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/ New Mexico State Library].
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*The Family History Library has some biographies. [[New Mexico Biography|Read more...]]<br>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a New Mexico couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Clark County, Nevada|Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada]], or [[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma, Yuma, Arizona]].<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Bernalillo]]
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*[[Catron County, New Mexico Genealogy|Catron]]
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*[[Chaves County, New Mexico Genealogy|Chaves]]
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*[[Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy|Cibola]]
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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*[[Curry County, New Mexico Genealogy|Curry]]
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*[[De Baca County, New Mexico Genealogy|De Baca]]
  
=== Counties  ===
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*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana]]
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*[[Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy|Eddy]]
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*[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Guadalupe]]
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*[[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]
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*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo]]
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*[[Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lea]]
  
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*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Los Alamos]]
*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]
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*[[Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy|Luna]]
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron]]
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*[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy|McKinley]]
*[[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]
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*[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola]]
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*[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy|Otero]]
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax]]  
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*[[Quay County, New Mexico Genealogy|Quay]]
*[[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]]  
 
*[[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]]  
 
*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana]]  
 
*[[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]]  
 
*[[Grant County, New Mexico|Grant]]  
 
*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]
 
  
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*[[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico|Hidalgo]]
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*[[Roosevelt County, New Mexico Genealogy|Roosevelt]]
*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan]]
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln]]
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*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel]]
*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]]  
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sandoval]]
*[[Luna County, New Mexico|Luna]]  
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*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe]]
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]]  
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*[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]  
 
*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero]]  
 
*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]  
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]]
 
  
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*[[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]]
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*[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]]
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan]]
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*[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]
*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]
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*[[Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy|Torrance]]
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
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*[[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union]]
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]
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*[[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]]
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra]]
 
*[[Socorro County, New Mexico|Socorro]]  
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos]]  
 
*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]  
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union]]  
 
*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia]]
 
  
 
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<br> '''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;'''<br>[[Arizona County, New Mexico (Extinct)|Arizona]] {{·}} [[Mesilla County, New Mexico|Mesilla]] {{·}} [[Santa Ana County, New Mexico|Santa Ana]] {{·}} [[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan]]
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'''Extinct and former counties:''' Also counties that might have records for New Mexico residents
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/New_Mexico/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/nm/nmfiles.htm The New Mexico GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://www.unmpress.com/Book.php?id=542 Place Names of New Mexico]&nbsp;by Robert Julyan gives a short explanation about the towns and cities in New Mexico. ISBN: 0-8263-1689-1
 
*''Origins of New Mexico Families, A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period''&nbsp;by Fray Angelico Chavez (Museum of New Mexico Press, 1992): lists information about the founding families of Hispanic New Mexico for the 17th and 18th centuries.&nbsp; ISBN: 0-89013-239-0.
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/NewMexico.pdf BYU New Mexico Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.<br>
 
  
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*[[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona|Dona Ana AZ]]
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*[[Ewell County, Arizona Genealogy|Ewell AZ]]
  
=== External Links  ===
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*[[Mesilla County, Arizona Genealogy|Mesilla AZ]]  
[http://www.nmgs.org/linkna.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]
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*[[San Juan County, New Mexico (Extinct)|San Juan (extinct) NM]]
 
 
[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/newmexicoDNA/ New Mexico DNA Project]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collecions are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[New Mexico Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, County Death Records FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[New Mexico Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
=== Things You Can Do  ===
 
 
 
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
 
 
 
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'''See also:''' [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
 
 
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*[[Indians of New Mexico|American Indians]]
 
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*[[New Mexico Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[New Mexico Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[New Mexico State-wide Websites|Websites]]
 
  
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== FamilySearch Resources ==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/help#localResource Family History Center locator map]
  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/nm/ Cyndi's List] - New Mexico genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/ Alabama Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of New Mexico
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-mexico-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for New Mexico
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/new-mexico-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Alabama genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/newmexico-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for New Mexico
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*[http://www.newmexicogenealogy.com/ New Mexico Genealogy] - New Mexico genealogical and historical resources on the web
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewMexico.pdf New Mexico Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
  
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The FamilySearch moderator for New Mexico is James Tanner

Guide to New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

New Mexico Information

New Mexico is a state in the western portion of the United States. It is divided into 33 counties. New Mexico was the 47th State to join the Union on January 6, 1912. The State of New Mexico was created from the New Mexico Territory. The Capital city is Santa Fe. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with New Mexico Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Mexico research.

New Mexico Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.


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New Mexico Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Mexico Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.


Hidalgo CountyLuna CountyDona Ana CountyOtero CountyEddy CountyLea CountyChaves CountyLincoln CountySierra CountySierra CountyCatron CountySocorro CountyRoosevelt CountyDebaca CountyCurry CountyGuadalupe CountyQuay CountyUnion CountyHarding CountyColfax CountyMora CountySan Miguel CountyTorrance CountyValencia CountyBernalillo CountyValencia CountySanta Fe CountyLos Alamos CountyTaos CountyRio Arriba CountySandoval CountySan Juan CountyMcKinley CountyCibola CountyCatron CountyNew-mexico-county-map.gif

Counties

Counties: Many genealogy records are kept at the county level

Extinct and former counties: Also counties that might have records for New Mexico residents

See also: Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Other Resources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.