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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Taos_County,_New_Mexico|Taos County]]''
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Guide to '''Taos 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
  
=== County Courthouse  ===
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|organized= September 22,  1846
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|county seat= Taos
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|parent county= Original county
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|county1= [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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|county2= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos (CO)]]
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|county3= [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla (CO)]]
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|county4= [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]
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|county5= [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]</br><center>[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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[http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos County Courthouse]<br>105 Albright St #D; <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taos 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 Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
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Taos County was formed in 1852. The county seat is Taos.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/taos/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
*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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=== County Courthouse ===
*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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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Taos}}
*'''22 September 1846 - Taos County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''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>Code named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}
 
*'''1848''' Taos county 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  ====
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'''Taos County Courthouse'''<br>105 Albright St #D <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654<br> [http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos county Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.<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>
  
*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona]] and [[Nevada]].<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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=== Taos County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
*1 February '''1860''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76</ref>
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Taos}}
*12 January '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16</ref>
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*28 February '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. <ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144</ref>
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*18 January '''1862''' - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16</ref>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
*24 February '''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> Taos county reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1912
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Places/Localities  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Taos}}
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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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*'''22 September 1846 - Taos County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''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>Code named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}
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*'''1848''' Taos county 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:''' Taos<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. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<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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*1 February '''1860''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76</ref>
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*12 January '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16</ref>
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*28 February '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. <ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144</ref>
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*18 January '''1862''' - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16</ref>
  
*Las Trampas since 1751 [Santo Tomas Apostol del Rio de las Trampas]  
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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.
*Llano de San Juan Nepomuceno since about 1796
 
*Penasco since 1796<br>
 
*Picuries Pueblo since around 750 AD
 
*Questa since 1883<br>
 
*San Fernando de Taos since about 1710
 
*Taos since 1885<br>
 
*Taos Pueblo continuously inhabited for over 1000 years<br>
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico|Colfax, New Mexico]]
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*[[Conejos County, Colorado|Conejos County, Colorado]]
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[[Image:{{Taos1852}}]]
*[[Costilla County, Colorado|Costilla County, Colorado]]
 
*[[Mora County, New Mexico|Mora, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico|Rio Arriba, New Mexico]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NM Populated Places Intro|Taos}}
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The following are locations in Taos County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''Towns'''''<br>
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1957 Cemeteries of Taos County, New Mexico] at Find A Grave
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* Red River
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* Taos (county seat)
  
==== Census  ====
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}
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* Questa
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* Taos Ski Valley
  
==== Church  ====
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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* Arroyo Hondo
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* Arroyo Seco
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* Chamisal
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* Costilla
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* Peñasco
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* Picuris Pueblo
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* Ranchos de Taos
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* Rio Lucio
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* San Cristobal
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* Talpa
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* Taos Pueblo
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* Vadito
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'''''Other communities'''''<br>
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* Amalia
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* Cañoncito
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* Carson
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* Cerro
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* El Prado
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* El Rito
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* Las Trampas
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* Llano
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* Llano Quemado
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* No Agua
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* Ojo Caliente
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* Pilar
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* Tres Piedras
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* Valdez
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Taos}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Taos}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Taos}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Taos}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Taos}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Taos}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Taos 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=1957&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.kmitch.com/Taos/resource.htm NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/taos/taos.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/taos.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/taos.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+Taos+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=1957 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=Taos&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
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*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
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*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
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*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|Taos}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |12008
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|1920 |12773
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|1930 |14394
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|1940 |18528
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|1950 |17146
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|1960 |15934
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|1970 |17516
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|1980 |19456
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|1990 |23118
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|2000 |29979
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|2010 |32937
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}}
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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|Taos}}
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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="#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" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17020 '''1701-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548732?cat=414536 '''1701-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17022 '''1777-1856''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854399?cat=414536 '''1827-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548733?cat=414536 '''1837-1850''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548729?cat=414536 '''1850-1879''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007763728?cat=414536 '''1895-1956''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17011 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548730?cat=414536 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''St. Lawrence Mission, Picurís, Online Parish Registers'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
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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="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16868 '''1750-1867''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548712?cat=375684 '''1750-1867''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16869 '''1726-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1856''']
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'''LDS
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
*Taos
 
*Taos
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Taos}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|Taos}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Taos}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Taos}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Taos}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Taos}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Taos}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Taos}}
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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|Taos}}
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{{NM History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|Taos}}
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[[Image:Nmtaos.jpg|300px]]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/taos.htm 1895 Map of Taos County, New Mexico]*[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|Taos}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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]].''
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NM Civil War Intro|Taos}}
  
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/taos.htm 1895 Map of Taos County, New Mexico]  
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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]].''
  
==== Military  ====
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==== World War I ====
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{{NM World War I Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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]].''
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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]].
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Taos}}
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Taos}}
*[[Taos New Mexico Family History Center|Taos New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
**Taos, New Mexico
 
  
*[[Tres Piedras New Mexico Family History Center|Tres Piedras New Mexico Family History Center]]
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=== Obituaries ===
**Tres Piedras, New Mexico
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Taos}}
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Taos}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Periodicals ===
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Taos|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Taos}}
  
=== References  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Taos}}
  
<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}} {{New Mexico-stub}}
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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] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Taos}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Taos}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Taos}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Taos}}
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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|Taos}}
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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|Taos}}
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*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Taos}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Taos}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Taos}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Taos New Mexico Family History Center]] 235 Camino de la Placita, Taos NM 87571 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+Camino+De+La+Placita/@36.408089,-105.5752064,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717653cc01266a1:0xf6a691763e981134 Location Map]
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*[[Tres Piedras New Mexico Family History Center]] 22470 US Hwy 64 Tres Piedras, NM 87577 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/22470+U.S.+64/@36.647879,-105.9726404,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717bb4d7fc51011:0x2578c0481a56523f Location Map]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Taos}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|Taos}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Taos}}
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'''Taos County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 2447<br>Taos, NM 87571<br>Telephone: 575-770-0681<br>E-mail:[mailto:cordova@newmex.com cordova@newmex.com]<br>[http://www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{NM Websites Intro|Taos}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/taos-county/ Taos County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 +
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205734|New%20Mexico|Taos}}- 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|Taos}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
 
[[Category:Taos_County,_New_Mexico]]
 
[[Category:Taos_County,_New_Mexico]]
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[[Category:New Mexico_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 22:04, 3 October 2017

United States
New Mexico
Taos County
 

Guide to Taos 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: Taos
Organized: September 22, 1846
Parent County(s): Original county
Neighboring Counties
Colfax  • Conejos (CO)  • Costilla (CO)  • Mora  • Rio Arriba
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoTaosCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-taos.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption


County Information

Description

Taos County was formed in 1852. The county seat is Taos.[1]

County Courthouse

Taos County Courthouse
105 Albright St #D
Taos, NM 87571-0676
Phone: 505.751.8654
Taos county Website

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.[2]

Taos 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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1880 1912 1850

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.
  • 22 September 1846 - Taos County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[4]Code named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 Taos county 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.
  • County seat: Taos[2]
  • 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
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[5] [6] [7] Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.
  • 1 February 1860 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. [8]
  • 12 January 1861 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). [9]
  • 28 February 1861 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. [10]
  • 18 January 1862 - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. [11]

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.

Taos and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Taos County, New Mexico:[12]

Towns

  • Red River
  • Taos (county seat)

Villages

  • Questa
  • Taos Ski Valley

Census-designated places

  • Arroyo Hondo
  • Arroyo Seco
  • Chamisal
  • Costilla
  • Peñasco
  • Picuris Pueblo
  • Ranchos de Taos
  • Rio Lucio
  • San Cristobal
  • Talpa
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Vadito

Other communities

  • Amalia
  • Cañoncito
  • Carson
  • Cerro
  • El Prado
  • El Rito
  • Las Trampas
  • Llano
  • Llano Quemado
  • No Agua
  • Ojo Caliente
  • Pilar
  • Tres Piedras
  • Valdez

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Taos 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 12,008
1920 12,773 6.4%
1930 14,394 12.7%
1940 18,528 28.7%
1950 17,146 −7.5%
1960 15,934 −7.1%
1970 17,516 9.9%
1980 19,456 11.1%
1990 23,118 18.8%
2000 29,979 29.7%
2010 32,937 9.9%
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[13]
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, Online Parish Registers
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1701-1837 1701-1837 1777-1856 1827-1850
FS 1837-1850 1837-1850 1856-1895 1856-1895 1850-1956
FS 1850-1879 1850-1879 1895-1956
FS 1866-1871, 1880-1887 1866-1871, 1880-1887
FS 1925-1933
St. Lawrence Mission, Picurís, Online Parish Registers
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1750-1867 1750-1867 1726-1837 1726-1837 1726-1856

LDS

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Taos

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 Taos 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

Nmtaos.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

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

Taos County Historical Society
PO Box 2447
Taos, NM 87571
Telephone: 575-770-0681
E-mail:cordova@newmex.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/taos/ accessed 09/29/2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  4. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” 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.
  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 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16
  10. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144
  11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Communities
  13. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.