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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Santa_Fe_County,_New_Mexico|Santa Fe County]]'' <br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Santa Fe County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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| county = Santa Fe County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = September 22
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| seat = Santa Fe
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| building address =  Santa Fe County Courthouse<br> 102 Grant Avenue<br> Santa Fe, NM 87505<br> Phone: 505.986.6280<br> [http://www.co.santa-fe.nm.us Santa Fe County Website]}}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.santa-fe.nm.us/ Santa Fe County Courthouse]<br>102 Grant Avenue<br>Santa Fe, NM 87505<br>Phone: 505.986.6280&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records from 1848<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Fe 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  ====
  
'''1852--'''Santa Fe County was created 9 January 1852&nbsp;as an original county. '''County seat:''' Santa Fe <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. <br>
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*'''22 September 1846 - Santa Fe 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>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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><br>
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bernalillo County, New Mexico|Bernalillo]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228963506718_615" />
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*[[Los Alamos County, New Mexico|Los Alamos]]
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*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora]]
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*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba]]
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*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico|San Miguel]]
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*[[Sandoval County, New Mexico|Sandoval]]
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*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{NM Church Intro}}
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Santa Fe
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{NM Land Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Santa Fe County.
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*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;
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Santa Fe}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Probate ====
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{{NM Probate Intro}}
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{{NM Tax Intro}}
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{{NM Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''[[Santa Fe New Mexico Family History Center]]'''
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**Santa Fe, New Mexico<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*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.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205711&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+Santa+Fe&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Santa+Fe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Santa Fe County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 22, 1846
County Seat Santa Fe
Courthouse
Address Santa Fe County Courthouse
102 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.986.6280
Santa Fe County Website


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County Courthouse

Santa Fe County Courthouse
102 Grant Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.986.6280 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records from 1848[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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Santa Fe County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under General Stephen W. Kearny's Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[2] It formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Boundary Changes

  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined.[3] [4] [5]

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Santa Fe 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

  • Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Santa Fe County.

Map showing Civil War battles in New Mexico. 

Newspapers

NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a large collection of Santa Fe and Albuquerque newspapers online. Their database is sometimes free at libraries.


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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Santa Fe County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "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.
  3. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  4. 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.
  5. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
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