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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico|Rio Arriba County]]'' <br>
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Guide to '''Rio Arriba County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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|organized= September 22,  1846
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|county seat= Tierra Amarilla
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|parent county= Original County
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|county1= [[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta (CO)]]
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|county2= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos (CO)]]
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|county3= [[Los Alamos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Los Alamos]]
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|county4= [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]
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|county5= [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Juan]]
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|county6= [[Sandoval County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sandoval]]
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|county7= [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe]]
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|county8= [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]</br><center>[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[http://www.rio-arriba.org/ Rio Arriba County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 158; <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba 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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== County Information ==
  
== History  ==
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=== Description ===
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One of the Nine original counties formed in 1852.  The county seat is Tierra Amarilla.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/rioarriba/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
*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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'''Rio Arriba County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 158 <br>Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575<br>Phone: 505.588.7254<br> [http://www.rio-arriba.org Rio Arriba County Website]<br><br>
*In '''1821''' -&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. <br>  
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County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*'''22 September 1846''' - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido&nbsp; as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition]. </ref> This code is named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}  
 
*'''1848''' - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 
  
[[{{RArr1852}}]]  
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=== Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents that lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>
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*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*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.
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*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|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.
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*'''22 September 1846''' - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido&nbsp; as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition]. </ref> This code is named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}
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*'''1848''' - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.
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*'''County seat:''' Tierra Amarilla<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents that lived far from the
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*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
 
*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
 
*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps"] (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NM Populated Places Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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The following are locations in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
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'''''City'''''<br>
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* Española
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'''''Town'''''<br>
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* Dulce
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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* Chama
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
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* Abiquiú
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* Alcalde
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* Canjilon
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* Cañones
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* Chimayo
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* Cordova
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* Coyote
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* Dixon
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* Dulce
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* El Rito
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* Ensenada
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* Gallina
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* Hernandez
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* La Madera
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* Los Ojos
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* Lumberton
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* Ohkay Owingeh
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* San Jose
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* San Juan
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* Santa Clara Pueblo
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* Tierra Amarilla (county seat)
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* Truchas
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* Velarde
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* Youngsville
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'''''Other communities'''''<br>
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* Arroyo del Agua
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* Cañoncito
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* Cebolla
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* Embudo
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* Las Tablas
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* Lindrith
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* Medanales
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* Navajo City
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* Ojo Sarco
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* Petaca
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* Rutheron
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* San Lorenzo
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* Vallecitos
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'''''Ghost towns'''''<br>
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* Hopewell
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* Riverside
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* Santa Rosa de Lima
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* Sublette
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta County, Colorado]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County, Colorado]]
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Rio Arriba}}
*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora, New Mexico]]
 
*[[San Juan County, New Mexico|San Juan, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico|Taos, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1949 Cemeteries in Rio Arriba county] at Find A Grave
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1949&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.nmgenweb.us/contents/resources.shtml NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/rioarriba/rioarriba.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/rio_arriba.htm NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|609706|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rio+Arriba+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1949 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Rio%20Arriba&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription &amp; Photo Project]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, ''Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County''. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm]  
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |16624
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|1920 |19552
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|1930 |21381
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|1940 |25352
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|1950 |24997
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|1960 |24193
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|1970 |25170
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|1980 |29282
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|1990 |34365
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|2000 |41190
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|2010 |40246
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==== Court  ====
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''<br>
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Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
  
==== Land  ====
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
  
If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the [http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/clerk_.html County Clerk's Office] at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.
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*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
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*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NM Church Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, ''Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County''. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. [http://www.nmgs.org/Chrchs-RioA.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]
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'''Catholic
  
==== Military  ====
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Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16981 '''1726-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16982 '''1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548723?cat=399083 '''1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548721?cat=399083 '''1849-1898''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16979 '''1857-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854386?cat=399083 '''1857-1956''']
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==== Taxation  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
== Family History Centers  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[[Espanola New Mexico Family History Center]]
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Rio Arriba}}
**Espanola, New Mexico.
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Rio+Arriba|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
{{reflist}} {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the [http://www.rio-arriba.org/departments_and_divisions/clerk's_office/clerk_.html County Clerk's Office] at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.<br><br>
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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{{NM History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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[[Image:Nmrioarriba.jpg|300px|Nmrioarriba.jpg]]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
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=== Migration ===
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{{NM Migration Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NM Civil War Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NM World War I Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Rio+Arriba}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Death ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Death Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Espanola New Mexico Family History Center]] 1101 Fairview Dr <br> Corner McCurdy Rd and Fairview<br>Espanola, NM 87532 United States <br>Telephone: 505-753-3751<br>[https://www.google.com/maps/place/1101+Fairview+Ln/@36.008003,-106.0582298,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87183b63ff6542a7:0x5f4abb01af6907f7 Location Map]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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'''Ghost Ranch Living Museum'''<br> HCR 77, Box 15<br> Abiquiu, New Mexico, 87510
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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'''Rio Arriba County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 158<br> Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 87575
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== Websites ==
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{{NM Websites Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/rio-arriba-county/ Rio Arriba County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205638|New%20Mexico|Rio%20Arriba}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NM Research Guides Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 22:04, 3 October 2017

United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
 

Guide to Rio Arriba County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Tierra Amarilla
Organized: September 22, 1846
Parent County(s): Original County
Neighboring Counties
Archuleta (CO)  • Conejos (CO)  • Los Alamos  • Mora  • San Juan  • Sandoval  • Santa Fe  • Taos
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoRioArribaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
state = New Mexico
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


County Information

Description

One of the Nine original counties formed in 1852. The county seat is Tierra Amarilla.[1]

County Courthouse

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
P.O. Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 505.588.7254
Rio Arriba County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. [2]

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1884 1852 1852 1850

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 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.
  • In 1821Mexico 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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[4] This code is named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • County seat: Tierra Amarilla[2]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[5] [6] [7] Residents that lived far from the
  • 29 December 1863 - Arizona Territory created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[8] Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
  • 24 February 1887 - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.[9]

For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps" (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

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

Rio Arriba and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico:[10]

City

  • Española

Town

  • Dulce

Villages

  • Chama

Census-designated places

  • Abiquiú
  • Alcalde
  • Canjilon
  • Cañones
  • Chimayo
  • Cordova
  • Coyote
  • Dixon
  • Dulce
  • El Rito
  • Ensenada
  • Gallina
  • Hernandez
  • La Madera
  • Los Ojos
  • Lumberton
  • Ohkay Owingeh
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Tierra Amarilla (county seat)
  • Truchas
  • Velarde
  • Youngsville

Other communities

  • Arroyo del Agua
  • Cañoncito
  • Cebolla
  • Embudo
  • Las Tablas
  • Lindrith
  • Medanales
  • Navajo City
  • Ojo Sarco
  • Petaca
  • Rutheron
  • San Lorenzo
  • Vallecitos

Ghost towns

  • Hopewell
  • Riverside
  • Santa Rosa de Lima
  • Sublette

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 16,624
1920 19,552 17.6%
1930 21,381 9.4%
1940 25,352 18.6%
1950 24,997 −1.4%
1960 24,193 −3.2%
1970 25,170 4.0%
1980 29,282 16.3%
1990 34,365 17.4%
2000 41,190 19.9%
2010 40,246 −2.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Census Records
Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see New Mexico Census.

State Census Records

Church Records

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.

The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. New Mexico Genealogical Society

Catholic

Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:

FS = FamilySearch - free[11]
San Juan de los Caballeros, San Juan, Online Parish Registers
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1726-1837 1726-1837 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855 1726-1857
FS 1849-1898 1857-1956 1857-1956 1857-1956

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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.

If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the County Clerk's Office at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Rio Arriba 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 and Gazetteers

Nmrioarriba.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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.

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

New Mexico tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the Wiki page New Mexico Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.

Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office

Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court

Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

See also How to order New Mexico Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Ghost Ranch Living Museum
HCR 77, Box 15
Abiquiu, New Mexico, 87510

Societies

Rio Arriba County Historical Society
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 87575

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/rioarriba/ accessed 09/29/2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  4. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
  5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  6. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  11. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.