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Guide to '''Socorro County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Socorro 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
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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|organized=  April 17,  1907
| county = Socorro County
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|county seat= Socorro
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|parent county= unorganized land<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>
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|county1= [[Catron County, New Mexico Genealogy|Catron]]
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|county2= [[Cibola County, New Mexico Genealogy|Cibola]]
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|county3= [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]]
| founded year = 1907
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|county4= [[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]
| founded date = April 17
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|county5= [[Torrance County, New Mexico Genealogy|Torrance]]
| seat = Socorro
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|county6= [[Valencia County, New Mexico Genealogy|Valencia]]</br><center>[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = Socorro County Courthouse <br>200 Church St; PO Box 1<br>Socorro, NM 87801<br>Phone: 505.835.0589&nbsp;<br> [http://www.courtreference.com/Socorro-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm '''Socorro County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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Socorro was founded 1 July 1850.  The County Seat is Socorro.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/socorro/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Socorro was originally the name given to a Native American village (see: Puebloan peoples) by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico</ref>
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Socorro-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Socorro County Courthouse]<br>200 Church St; PO Box 1<br>Socorro, NM 87801<br>Phone: 505.835.0589&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1912, land records from 1859, birth and death records 1907-1941.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Socorro County, New Mexico page 475, {{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|Socorro}}
  
== History  ==
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'''Socorro County Courthouse'''<br>200 Church St<br> PO Box 1<br>Socorro, NM 87801<br>Phone: 505.835.0589<br> [http://www.courtreference.com/Socorro-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Socorro County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1912, land records from 1859, birth and death records 1907-1941.<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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=== Socorro County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Socorro}}
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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), Socorro County, New Mexico. Page 475 {{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" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Socorro 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" |1885
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1859
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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*Until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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=== Record Loss ===
*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*'''1846''' - United States forces occupied New Mexico starting during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*9 Jan '''1852''' -&nbsp; Socorro County was created from unorganized land.<ref name="HBG" /> It extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Socorro}}
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*Until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
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*'''1846''' - United States forces occupied New Mexico starting during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}.
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.
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*9 Jan '''1852''' -&nbsp; Socorro County was created from unorganized land.<ref name="HBG" /> It extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents who lived far from the
  
*29 December '''1863''' [[Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Socorro County reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.  
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*'''County seat:''' Socorro<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>
*30 January '''1868''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
*16 January '''1869''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of LINCOLN county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1868-1869, 18th assy., ch. 8/pp. 28-31</ref>  
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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]
*3 April '''1884''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>  
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*30 January '''1868''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of GRANT county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88</ref>
*30 January '''1899''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of OTERO county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30</ref>  
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*16 January '''1869''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of LINCOLN county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1868-1869, 18th assy., ch. 8/pp. 28-31</ref>
*1 January '''1905''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134</ref>  
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*3 April '''1884''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of SIERRA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225</ref>
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*30 January '''1899''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of OTERO county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30</ref>
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*1 January '''1905''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134</ref>
 
*1 July '''1921''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of CATRON county. <ref>N.M. Laws 1921, 5th reg. sess., ch. 28/pp. 37-45</ref>
 
*1 July '''1921''' - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of CATRON county. <ref>N.M. Laws 1921, 5th reg. sess., ch. 28/pp. 37-45</ref>
  
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona]] for further details.  
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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.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NM Populated Places Intro|Socorro}}
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The following are locations in Socorro County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''''City'''''<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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* Socorro (county seat)
  
*[[Catron County, New Mexico|Catron, New Mexico]]
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'''''Village'''''<br>
*[[Cibola County, New Mexico|Cibola, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, New Mexico|Lincoln, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico|Sierra, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Torrance County, New Mexico|Torrance, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Valencia County, New Mexico|Valencia, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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* Magdalena
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1956 Cemeteries of Socorro County, New Mexico] at Find A Grave
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* Bernardo
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* Claunch
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* Luis Lopez
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* Polvadera
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* Sabinal
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* San Antonio
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* Ghost towns[edit]
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* Adobe
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* Carthage
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* Council Rock
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* Field
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* Kelly
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* Park City
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==== Census ====
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}  
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* Abeytas
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* Alamillo
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* Alamo
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* Chamizal
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* Escondida
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* La Joya
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* Las Nutrias
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* Lemitar
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* Luis Lopez
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* Polvadera
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* San Acacia
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* San Antonio
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* San Antonito
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* Veguita
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==== Church  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Socorro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Socorro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Socorro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Socorro}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Socorro}}
  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Socorro}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Socorro 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=1956&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://socorro.nmgenweb.us/Scemetery.html NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/socorro/sococem.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/socorro.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=29&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/socorro/socorro.htm NM Cemetery Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/ NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|802232|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Socorro%2C+New+Mexico+cemeteries+ 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=1956 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=Socorro&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/socorro/Listsocorro.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17975&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Socorro 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|Socorro}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |14761
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|1920 |14061
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|1930 |9611
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|1940 |11422
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|1950 |9670
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|1960 |10168
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|1970 |9763
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|1980 |12566
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|1990 |14764
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|2000 |18078
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|2010 |17866
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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|Socorro}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Socorro}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|Socorro}}
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{{NM History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|Socorro}}
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[[Image:Nmsocorro.jpg|300px]]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/socorro.htm 1895 map of Socorro County]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/socorro.htm 1895 map of Socorro County]
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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|Socorro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Socorro}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Socorro}}
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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]].''
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NM Civil War Intro|Socorro}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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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]].''
  
====== Civil War Battle ======
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'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Socorro County.  
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Socorro County.
  
 
*May 18, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm001.htm Valverde]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*May 18, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm001.htm Valverde]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/nm001.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|Socorro}}
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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] ($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Socorro}}
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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|Socorro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Socorro}}
  
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
  
==== Probate ====
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Socorro}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Socorro}}
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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|Socorro}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Socorro}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Socorro}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Socorro}}
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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|Socorro}}
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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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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
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[[New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Death ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Death Intro|Socorro}}
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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]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Socorro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Socorro}}
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Socorro}}
  
[[New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Socorro New Mexico Family History Center]] El Camino Real across Sedillo Socorro, NM 87801 United States [ Location Map]
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Socorro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Museums ===
*[[Socorro New Mexico Family History Center]]
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{{NM Museums Intro|Socorro}}
**Socorro, New Mexico
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Socorro}}
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'''Socorro County Historical Society, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 923<br>Socorro, New Mexico 87801-0923<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmschs/ Website]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NM Websites Intro|Socorro}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/socorro-county/ Socorro County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Socorro|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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|205727|New%20Mexico|Socorro}}- 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
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NM Research Guides Intro|Socorro}}
  
<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Socorro_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_counties]] [[Category:Extinct Counties of Arizona]]
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{{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
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[[Category:Socorro_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 22:40, 6 November 2017

United States
New Mexico
Socorro County
 

Guide to Socorro 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: Socorro
Organized: April 17, 1907
Parent County(s): unorganized land[1]
Neighboring Counties
Catron  • Cibola  • Lincoln  • Sierra  • Torrance  • Valencia
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoSocorroCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-socorro.png
Adoption


County Information

Description

Socorro was founded 1 July 1850. The County Seat is Socorro. [2] Socorro was originally the name given to a Native American village (see: Puebloan peoples) by Don Juan de Oñate in 1598.[3]

County Courthouse

Socorro County Courthouse
200 Church St
PO Box 1
Socorro, NM 87801
Phone: 505.835.0589
Socorro County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1885, probate records from 1912, land records from 1859, birth and death records 1907-1941.[1]

Socorro 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 1885 1907 #7 1859 1912 1790

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

  • Until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 1846 - United States forces occupied New Mexico starting during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Socorro County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 9 Jan 1852 -  Socorro County was created from unorganized land.[1] It extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona.[5] [6] [7] Residents who lived far from the
  • County seat: Socorro[1]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library
  • 30 January 1868 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of GRANT county. [8]
  • 16 January 1869 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of LINCOLN county. [9]
  • 3 April 1884 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of SIERRA county. [10]
  • 30 January 1899 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of OTERO county. [11]
  • 1 January 1905 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of TORRANCE county. [12]
  • 1 July 1921 - SOCORRO county lost land to the creation of CATRON county. [13]

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.

Socorro and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Socorro County, New Mexico:[14]

City

  • Socorro (county seat)

Village

  • Magdalena

Unincorporated communities

  • Bernardo
  • Claunch
  • Luis Lopez
  • Polvadera
  • Sabinal
  • San Antonio
  • Ghost towns[edit]
  • Adobe
  • Carthage
  • Council Rock
  • Field
  • Kelly
  • Park City

Census-designated places

  • Abeytas
  • Alamillo
  • Alamo
  • Chamizal
  • Escondida
  • La Joya
  • Las Nutrias
  • Lemitar
  • Luis Lopez
  • Polvadera
  • San Acacia
  • San Antonio
  • San Antonito
  • Veguita

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Socorro 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 14,761
1920 14,061 −4.7%
1930 9,611 −31.6%
1940 11,422 18.8%
1950 9,670 −15.3%
1960 10,168 5.1%
1970 9,763 −4.0%
1980 12,566 28.7%
1990 14,764 17.5%
2000 18,078 22.4%
2010 17,866 −1.2%
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.

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 Socorro 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

Nmsocorro.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Socorro 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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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

Socorro County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 923
Socorro, New Mexico 87801-0923
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/socorro/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Socorro County, New Mexico. Page 475 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. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  6. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1867-1868, 17th assy., ch. 20/p. 88
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1868-1869, 18th assy., ch. 8/pp. 28-31
  10. N.M. Terr. Laws 1884, 26th assy., ch. 109/pp. 223-225
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1899, 33d assy., ch. 3/pp. 21-30
  12. N.M. Terr. Laws 1903, 35th assy., ch. 70/pp. 132-134
  13. N.M. Laws 1921, 5th reg. sess., ch. 28/pp. 37-45
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  15. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)