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{{New Mexico-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] > San Juan County'' [[Image:Nm-san-juan.png|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico|San Juan County]]''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''San Juan County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{NMDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = San Juan County
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| county_map =
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| state = New Mexico
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| state_map = New-mexico.png
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 24
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| seat = Aztec
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| building image =
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| building address =  San Juan County Courthouse<br>100 S Oliver Drive<br>Aztec, NM 87410<br>Phone: 505.334.9471<br> [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/NM_SanJuan.htm San Juan County Website]}}
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[[Image:Nm-san-juan.png|right|300px|Nm-san-juan.png]]
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/NM_SanJuan.htm San Juan County Courthouse]<br>100 S Oliver Drive<br>Aztec, NM 87410<br>Phone:. 505.334.9471&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and&nbsp;land records from 1887<br>and probate records from 1899; Clerk District Court has divorce<br>and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Juan 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  ====
  
*'''1887--'''San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Aztec <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 San Juan 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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*'''1887--'''San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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 & 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]
  
*Archunde Farm
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1967174&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Archunde Farm]
*Aztec
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=37948&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Aztec]
*Beclabito
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2138068&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Beclabito]
*Black House Mesa
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2098664&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Black House Mesa]
*Blanco-Turley
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=37956&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Blanco-Turley]
*Bloomfield Catholic
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2225576&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Bloomfield Catholic]
*Bloomfield
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=37957&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Bloomfield]
*Borrego Pass Community
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2154806&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Borrego Pass Community]
*Brethren in Christ Mission
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150836&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Brethren in Christ Mission]
*Brock Family
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2141987&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Brock Family]
*Cedar Hill
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=37991&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Cedar Hill]
*Chaco Canyon
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1986602&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Chaco Canyon]
*Chaco Plant
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149371&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Chaco Plant]
*Crystal
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2159006&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Crystal]
*Cudel
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2299691&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Cudel]
*Dustin Masonic Memorial Park
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38032&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Dustin Masonic Memorial Park]
*East Hammond
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2372736&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& East Hammond]
*Emanuel Mission
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2279534&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Emanuel Mission]
*Escrito
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2228133&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Escrito]
*Family
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189369&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Family]
*Farmington Memory Gardens
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1973600&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Farmington Memory Gardens]
*First Presbyterian Church Columbarium
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2330409&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& First Presbyterian Church Columbarium]
*Flora Vista
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38066&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Flora Vista]
*Garnanez
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2139228&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Garnanez]
*Greenhorn
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38093&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Greenhorn]
*Greenlawn
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38094&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Greenlawn] Findagrave
*Hammond
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=68652 Greenlawn] BillionGraves
*Haynes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38104&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Hammond]
*Highalnd
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2333326&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Haynes]
*Hogback
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2349107&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Highalnd]
*Huerfano
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2129365&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Hogback]
*Jewett Valley
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1970486&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Huerfano]
*Kimbeto
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38141&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Jewett Valley]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38506 (Waterflow)]
*Kirtland
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1981055&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Kimbeto]
*Kirkland (Kirtland-Fruitland)
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38153&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Kirtland]
*La Plata
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38153&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Kirkland (Kirtland-Fruitland)]
*Lake Valley
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38172&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& La Plata]
*Little Water
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1978560&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Lake Valley]
*Los Martinez
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2131880&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=21& Little Water]
*Lybrook
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2331886&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Los Martinez]
*Memorial Gardens
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2331886&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Lybrook]
*Memory Gardens
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1960080&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Memorial Gardens]
*Memory Gardens
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38226&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Memory Gardens]
*Mitten Rock
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1973605&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Memory Gardens]
*Monscisco
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2133684&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Mitten Rock]
*Mountain View
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2098832&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Monscisco]
*Nageezi
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2249789&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Mountain View]
*Naschitt
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1977392&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Nageezi]
*Navajo Methodist Mission
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1966049&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Naschitt]
*Mewcomb
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2130656&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Navajo Methodist Mission]<br>
*Nez Family
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2133687&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Nez Family]
*Otis
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1989495&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Otis]
*Our Lady of Guadalupe
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2309342&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Our Lady of Guadalupe]
*Pillow Hill Family
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1965289&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Pillow Hill Family]
*Rose Garden
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1977505&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Rose Garden]
*Sacred Heart
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2129366&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Sacred Heart]
*Saint Luke
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2163841&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=41& Saint Luke]
*Saint Marys Catholic
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1961534&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Saint Marys Catholic]
*Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1978138&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church]
*San Juan Mission
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1983879&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& San Juan Mission]
*Sanostee
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1969670&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Sanostee]
*Santa Rosa
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2194115&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Santa Rosa]
*Sheep Springs
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988123&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Sheep Springs]
*Shiprock
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38452&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Shiprock]
*Shiprock Veterans
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2230033&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Shiprock Veterans]
*Silago Altsosie Ba alchini
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2252184&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Silago Altsosie Ba alchini]
*St. Mary's Columbarium St. Mary's Catholic Church
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2362710&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& St. Mary's Columbarium St. Mary's Catholic Church]
*Table Mesa
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2133276&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Table Mesa]
*Toadlena Northwest Community
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1961049&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Toadlena Northwest Community]
*Top of Sullivan Hill
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2356088&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Top of Sullivan Hill]
*Turley
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2152900&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Turley]
*Two Gray Hills
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1996198&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Two Gray Hills]
*Waterflow
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38506&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Waterflow]&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=38141&CScn=jewett+valley& (Jewett Valley)]
*Wetherill
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2146354&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Wetherill]
*White Rock
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2285014&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& White Rock]
*Yellowpoint
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2351482&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Yellowpoint]
*Yucca Hills Garden Family
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1971857&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=81& Yucca Hills Garden Family]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{NM Church Intro}}
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{NM Land Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nmsanjuan.jpg|900px]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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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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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|San+Juan}}
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==== Probate ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{NM Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/nm-society-archive/ New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
'''Farmington New Mexico '''<br>400 W Apache St<br>Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States<br>Phone: 505-325-5813<br>Hours: T 9am-4pm; W 1pm-4pm, 6:30pm-9pm, Th 9am-4pm, 6:30pm-9pm; F 1pm-4pm; Sat 9am-12pm<br>Closed: Mondays <br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]400 W Apache St Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States *[https://www.google.com/maps/place/400+W+Apache+St/@36.734611,-108.21,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x873b8f8c4c881b37:0x399aee588154a57b Location Map]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/san-juan-county/ San Juan 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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Guide to San Juan County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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San Juan County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1887
County Seat Aztec
Courthouse
Address San Juan County Courthouse
100 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone: 505.334.9471
San Juan County Website


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County Courthouse

San Juan County Courthouse
100 S Oliver Drive
Aztec, NM 87410
Phone:. 505.334.9471 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1887
and probate records from 1899; Clerk District Court has divorce
and court records[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 San Juan County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1887--San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from Rio Arriba County.[1]

Boundary Changes

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. 

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing San Juan 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

  • Aztec
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
  • Jewett
  • Kirtland

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 San Juan 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

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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

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.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of New Mexico Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Farmington New Mexico Family History Center400 W Apache St Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico, United States *Location Map




Web Sites

References

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