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

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Otero County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1899
County Seat Alamogordo
Courthouse
Address Otero County Courthouse]
1000 New York Ave #108;
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 505.437.4942 
Otero County Website


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County Courthouse

Otero County Courthouse
1000 New York Ave #108;
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Phone: 505.437.4942 

County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1899, and voter registration records from 1939; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1899.[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 Otero County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1899--Otero County was created 30 January 1899 from Doña Ana, Lincoln, and Socorro counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Otero 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

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), Otero County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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