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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico|San Miguel County]]''
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Guide to '''San Miguel County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''San Miguel 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
  
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|organized=  September 22,  1846
| county = San Miguel County
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|county seat= Las Vegas
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|parent county= Original county
| state = New Mexico
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|county1= [[Guadalupe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Guadalupe]]
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|county2= [[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]
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|county3= [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]
| founded year = 1846
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|county4= [[Quay County, New Mexico Genealogy|Quay]]
| founded date = September 22
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|county5= [[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe]]
| seat = Las Vegas
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|county6= [[Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy|Torrance]]</br><center>[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = San Miguel County Courthouse<br> 500 W National Street<br> Las Vegas, NM 87701<br> Phone: 505.425.9331<br> [http://www.smcounty.net San Miguel County Website]}}  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Description ===
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The county seat is Las Vegas.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/sanmiguel/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  San Miguel County was formed in January 9, 1852.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico</ref>
  
San Miguel County Courthouse<br> 500 W National Street<br> Las Vegas, NM 87701<br> Phone: 505.425.9331&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1939, and land records from 1800’s; '''''Clerk of the District Court''''' has divorce and court records from 1882.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), De Baca County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== History  ==
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'''San Miguel County Courthouse'''<br> 500 W National Street<br> Las Vegas, NM 87701<br> Phone: 505.425.9331<br> [http://www.smcounty.net San Miguel County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1939, and land records from 1800’s; <br>Clerk of the District Court has divorce and court records from 1882.<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>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== San Miguel County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|San Miguel}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, New Mexico. Page 474 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 471.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1899
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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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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=== Record Loss ===
*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. <br>
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*'''22 September 1846 - San Miguel (del Bado) County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}'s '''''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 6” ''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> It 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>
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined.<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>&nbsp;<br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|San Miguel}}
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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.
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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.
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*'''22 September 1846 - San Miguel (del Bado) County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}'s '''''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 6” ''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> It 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:''' Las Vegas<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.<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>&nbsp;
  
==== 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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NM Populated Places Intro|San Miguel}}
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The following are locations in San Miguel County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''''City'''''<br>
  
*[[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]]
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* Las Vegas (county seat)
*[[Harding County, New Mexico|Harding]]
 
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]
 
*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]
 
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico|Santa Fe]]
 
*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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'''''Village'''''<br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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* Pecos
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* El Cerrito
  
==== Census ====
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}  
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* Conchas Dam
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* Ribera
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* Rowe
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* San Jose
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* Sena
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* Villanueva
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==== Church ====
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'''''Other communities'''''<br>
{{NM Church Intro}}
 
  
==== Court  ====
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* Bernal
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* Garita
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* Holy Ghost
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* Ilfeld
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* Montezuma
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* North San Ysidro
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* Sapello
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* Serafina
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* South San Ysidro
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* Tererro
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* Trementina
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* Rociada
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* Valles de San Geronimo
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==== Land ====
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'''''Ghost town'''''<br>
  
{{NM Land Intro}}
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* Las Ruedas
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|San Miguel}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of San Miguel County, New Mexico''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=1953&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sanmiguel.nmgenweb.us/cemeteries.html NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/sanmiguel/sanmiguel.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/sanmiguel.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=26&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/sanmiguel/sanmiguel.htm NM Cemetery Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/san_miguel.htm NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|477490|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+San+Miguel+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=1953 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=SanMiguel&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/SanMiguel/ListSanMiguel.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17953&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near SanMiguel by EPunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|San Miguel}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |22930
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|1920 |22867
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|1930 |23636
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|1940 |27910
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|1950 |26512
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|1960 |23468
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|1970 |21951
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|1980 |22751
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|1990 |25743
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|2000 |30126
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|2010 |29393
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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]].
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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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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=== Church Records ===
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{{NM Church Intro|San Miguel}}
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'''Catholic
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Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch - free]<ref>[https://familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog]. Accessed 12 May 2016.</ref>
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''San Antonio, Pecos, Online Parish Registers'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16859 '''1726-1829''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548711?cat=372984 '''1726-1829''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16859 '''1699-1765''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548711?cat=372984 '''1699-1765''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548711?cat=372984 '''1727-1772''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16855 '''1862-1904''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548710?cat=372984 '''1862-1904''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16855 '''1862-1904''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548710?cat=372984 '''1862-1904''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548710?cat=372984 '''1862-1904''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854370?cat=372984 '''1904-1956''']
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|San Miguel}}
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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 imagesbr>
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|San Miguel}}
  
 
{{NM History Intro}}
 
{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|San Miguel}}
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[[Image:Nmsanmiguel.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
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=== Migration ===
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{{NM Migration Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|San Miguel}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|San Miguel}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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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]].''
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in San Miguel County.  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NM Civil War Intro|San Miguel}}
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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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'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
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The following Civil War battle was fought in San Miguel County.
  
 
*March 26-28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm002.htm Glorieta Pass], also known as La Glorieta Pass<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*March 26-28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm002.htm Glorieta Pass], also known as La Glorieta Pass<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NMmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in New Mexico.&nbsp;
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/NMmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in New Mexico.&nbsp;
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== World War I ====
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{{NM World War I Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*[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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*'''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] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|San Miguel}}
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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|San Miguel}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|San Miguel}}
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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.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=66 Santa Fe and Albuquerque newspapers] online. Their database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?co=7&s=66 Santa Fe and Albuquerque newspapers] online. Their database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|San Miguel}}
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|San+Miguel}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|San Miguel}}
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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|San Miguel}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|San Miguel}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|San Miguel}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|San Miguel}}
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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|San Miguel}}
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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|San Miguel}}
  
==== Probate ====
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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]
  
{{NM Probate Intro}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|San Miguel}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Las Vegas New Mexico Family History Center]] 710 Kathryn Dr Las Vegas, NM 87701 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/710+Kathryn+Ave/@35.6131973,-105.2248423,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8719778ca9779129:0xc9d8448e0d1caddb Location Map]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
*[[Las Vegas New Mexico Family History Center|Las Vegas New Mexico Family History Center]]<br>
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{{NM Libraries Intro|San Miguel}}
**Las Vegas, New Mexico
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|San Miguel}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|San Miguel}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+San+Miguel|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NM Websites Intro|San Miguel}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/san-miguel-county/ San Miguel 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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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205676|New%20Mexico|San%20Miguel}}- 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|San Miguel}}
  
{{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 21:38, 6 November 2017

United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
 

Guide to San Miguel 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: Las Vegas
Organized: September 22, 1846
Parent County(s): Original county
Neighboring Counties
Guadalupe  • Harding  • Mora  • Quay  • Santa Fe  • Torrance
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoSanMiguelCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-san-miguel.png
Adoption


County Information

Description

The county seat is Las Vegas.[1] San Miguel County was formed in January 9, 1852.[2]

County Courthouse

San Miguel County Courthouse
500 W National Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505.425.9331
San Miguel County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1880, probate records from 1939, and land records from 1800’s;
Clerk of the District Court has divorce and court records from 1882.[3]

San Miguel 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1887 1907 #11 1887 1899 1790

Record Loss

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

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.

Populated Places

The following are locations in San Miguel County, New Mexico:[9]

City

  • Las Vegas (county seat)

Village

  • Pecos
  • El Cerrito

Census-designated places

  • Conchas Dam
  • Ribera
  • Rowe
  • San Jose
  • Sena
  • Villanueva

Other communities

  • Bernal
  • Garita
  • Holy Ghost
  • Ilfeld
  • Montezuma
  • North San Ysidro
  • Sapello
  • Serafina
  • South San Ysidro
  • Tererro
  • Trementina
  • Rociada
  • Valles de San Geronimo

Ghost town

  • Las Ruedas

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of San Miguel 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 22,930
1920 22,867 −0.3%
1930 23,636 3.4%
1940 27,910 18.1%
1950 26,512 −5.0%
1960 23,468 −11.5%
1970 21,951 −6.5%
1980 22,751 3.6%
1990 25,743 13.2%
2000 30,126 17.0%
2010 29,393 −2.4%
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.

Catholic

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

FS = FamilySearch - free[10]
San Antonio, Pecos, Online Parish Registers
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1726-1829 1726-1829 1699-1765 1699-1765 1727-1772
FS 1862-1904 1862-1904 1862-1904 1862-1904 1862-1904
FS 1904-1956

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.

Online Land Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for San Miguel 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

Nmsanmiguel.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in San Miguel County.

Map showing Civil War battles in New Mexico. 

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

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/sanmiguel/ accessed 09/29/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Miguel County, New Mexico. Page 474 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 471.
  5. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 6” 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.
  6. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  7. 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.
  8. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Miguel_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  10. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)