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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]]'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico|San Juan County]]''
  
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Guide to '''San Juan County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico Online Genealogy Records}}
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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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| latd =
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| longd =
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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 = NewMexicoSanJuanCourthouse.jpg
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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]}}  
  
 
[[Image:Nm-san-juan.png|right|300px|Nm-san-juan.png]]  
 
[[Image:Nm-san-juan.png|right|300px|Nm-san-juan.png]]  
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=== County Information ===
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==== San Juan County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Juan County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1909
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[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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[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>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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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>  
 
*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>  
*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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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&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. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>  
 
*'''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>
 
*'''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>
  
*'''1887--'''San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''1887--'''San Juan County was created 24 February 1887 from [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Description ====
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The county seat is Aztec.  San Juan County is located on the Colorado Plateau.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/sanjuan/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  It was formed on February 24, 1887.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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]<br>
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Aztec
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*Bloomfield
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*Farmington
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=====Census-designated places=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Beclabito
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*Blanco
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*Crystal
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*Flora Vista
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*Huerfano
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*Kirtland
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*Nageezi
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*Napi HQ
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*Naschitti
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*Nenahnezad
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*Newcomb
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*Ojo Amarillo
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*Sanostee
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*Sheep Springs
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*Shiprock
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*Upper Fruitland
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=====Other communities=====
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*Fruitland
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*Riverside
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Apache County, Arizona|Apache County, Arizona]]  
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*[[Apache County, Arizona Genealogy|Apache County, Arizona]]  
*[[Archuleta County, Colorado|Archuleta County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Archuleta County, Colorado Genealogy|Archuleta County, Colorado]]  
*[[La Plata County, Colorado|La Plata County, Colorado]]  
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*[[La Plata County, Colorado Genealogy|La Plata County, Colorado]]  
*[[McKinley County, New Mexico|McKinley]]  
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*[[McKinley County, New Mexico Genealogy|McKinley]]  
*[[Montezuma County, Colorado|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
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*[[Montezuma County, Colorado Genealogy|Montezuma County, Colorado]]  
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]]  
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]  
*[[San Juan County, Utah|San Juan County, Utah]]  
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*[[San Juan County, Utah Genealogy|San Juan County, Utah]]  
*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sandoval]]
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{{div col end}}
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== 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]
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1967174&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Archunde Farm]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1967174&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952& Archunde Farm]  
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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]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2351482&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=61& Yellowpoint]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1971857&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952&CSsr=81& Yucca Hills Garden Family]
 
*[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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1952&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|346811|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1952 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://sanjuan.nmgenweb.us/cemeteries/index.html# NMGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+San+Juan+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=San%20Juan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/sanjuan/sanjuan.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/sanjuan.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/san_juan.htm NM Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |8504
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|1920 |8333
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|1930 |14701
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|1940 |17115
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|1950 |18292
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|1960 |53306
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|1970 |52517
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|1980 |81433
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|1990 |92605
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|2000 |113801
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|2010 |130044
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}}
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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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] ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
  
 
==== 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}}<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<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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==== Local Histories ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nmsanjuan.jpg|500px]]
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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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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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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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*'''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] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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===== World War II =====
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
 
==== 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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|San+Juan}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Probate ====
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
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==== Taxation ====
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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=====Births=====
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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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=====Deaths=====
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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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=====Marriages=====
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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]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Aztec Museum'''<br> 125 North Main Street<br> Aztgec, New Mexico, 87410<br>Telephone: 505-334-9829<br><br>
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'''Farmington Family History Center'''<br> 400 West Apache<br> Farmington, New Mexico, 87401<br>Telephone: 505-325-5813<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Farmington Museum'''<br> 302 N. Orchard<br>Farmington, New Mexico, 87401-6227<br><br>
  
[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center|'''Farmington New Mexico '''(Family History Center)]]<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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'''San Juan County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 37<br> Flora Vista, New Mexico, 87415-0037<br><br>
  
This is not a mailing address. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
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'''Totah Tracers Genealogical Society'''<br> 1412 Anna Lane <br> Farmington, NM 87401<br>Telephone: 505-632-2013<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmttgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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<br> [[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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== Websites  ==
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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]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+San+Juan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+San+Juan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}  
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{{New Mexico|New Mexico}}  
  
 
[[Category:San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico]]
 
[[Category:San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico]]

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Guide to San Juan County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, 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
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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 Information

San Juan County, New Mexico Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1890 1887 1909

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]

Description

The county seat is Aztec. San Juan County is located on the Colorado Plateau. [2] It was formed on February 24, 1887.[3]

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

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

Cities
  • Aztec
  • Bloomfield
  • Farmington
Census-designated places
  • Beclabito
  • Blanco
  • Crystal
  • Flora Vista
  • Huerfano
  • Kirtland
  • Nageezi
  • Napi HQ
  • Naschitti
  • Nenahnezad
  • Newcomb
  • Ojo Amarillo
  • Sanostee
  • Sheep Springs
  • Shiprock
  • Upper Fruitland
Other communities
  • Fruitland
  • Riverside

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NMGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NMGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
NM Interment
Billion Graves
See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 8,504
1920 8,333 −2.0%
1930 14,701 76.4%
1940 17,115 16.4%
1950 18,292 6.9%
1960 53,306 191.4%
1970 52,517 −1.5%
1980 81,433 55.1%
1990 92,605 13.7%
2000 113,801 22.9%
2010 130,044 14.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

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

Online Land Records

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

Revolutionary War
Civil War
World War I
World War II

Newspapers


Probate

Online 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.

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

Births
Deaths
Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Aztec Museum
125 North Main Street
Aztgec, New Mexico, 87410
Telephone: 505-334-9829

Farmington Family History Center
400 West Apache
Farmington, New Mexico, 87401
Telephone: 505-325-5813

Farmington Museum
302 N. Orchard
Farmington, New Mexico, 87401-6227

San Juan County Historical Society
PO Box 37
Flora Vista, New Mexico, 87415-0037

Totah Tracers Genealogical Society
1412 Anna Lane
Farmington, NM 87401
Telephone: 505-632-2013
Website


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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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




Websites

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.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/sanjuan/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan_County,_New_Mexico#Communities