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Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy

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Guide to '''Otero County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history, and genealogy''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
{| style="width:18%; float:right"|-| <center>{{Click|Imageimage:NM_ORP.png|New Mexico_Online_Genealogy_Records}}</center>|-| <center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016|organized= January 30, 1899|county seat= Alamogordo|parent county= [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]], [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|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>|variant spellings=|county1= [[Chaves County, New Mexico Genealogy|Chaves]]|county2= [[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson (TX)]]|county3= [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana]]|county4= [[Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy|Eddy]]|county5= [[El Paso County, Texas Genealogy|El Paso (TX)]]|county6= [[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth (TX)]]|county7= [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]]|county8= [[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]</br><center>[[Otero County, New Mexico Online Genealogy Records#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image:NewMexicoOteroCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image:Nm-otero.png|center|185x185px|Nm-otero.png]]|adoption=}}|}</center><div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Otero County | county_map = | state = New Mexico| state_map Description = New-mexico.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1899| founded date = January 30| seat = Alamogordo| building image = | building address = Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br> [http://co.otero.nm.us/'''Otero County Website'''] }}
[[ImageOtero County is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Otero, New Mexico," in ''https:Nm-otero//en.wikipedia.png|right|300px|Nm-oteroorg/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico.png]] '' accessed 8/29/2018</ref>
=== County Information Courthouse ==={{NM Courthouse Intro|Otero}}Otero County Courthouse<br>1000 New York Ave #108<br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942<br> [http://co.otero.nm.us/'''Otero County Website''']<br><br>[http://co.otero.nm.us/ Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage, probate, and land records from 1899, and voter registration records from 1939; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1899.<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>
==== Otero County, New Mexico Record Dates ===={{NM Record Dates Intro|Otero}}{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| 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), Otero County, New Mexico. Page 474 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="#e4d8e5center" | 1907| width="14.2%" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]''' 1899| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]''' 1907| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy1899/#Vital_Records|Death]]''' 12| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]''' 1899| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']] 1899| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''1790
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=== County Courthouse Record Loss ==={| |-| There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
[http://co.otero.nm.us/ Otero County Courthouse]<br>1000 New York Ave #108; <br>Alamogordo, NM 88310<br>Phone: 505.437.4942&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage, probate, and land records from 1899, and voter registration records from 1939; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records from 1899.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otero County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> === History Boundary Changes ==={{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Otero}}{| ==== Parent County ====|-| *Up until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br> *From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Otero County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 *'''1899--'''Otero County was created 30 January 1899 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]], [[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]], and [[Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy|Socorro]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />  ==== Boundary Changes =*'''County seat:''' Alamogordo<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>
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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 =Populated Places ===For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newmexico.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,035,c,otero.cfm HomeTown Locator] The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Otero County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 5 February 2019.</ref>
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this {{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamogordo,_New_Mexico Alamogordo (countyseat)]</div>| cities-col2=| cities-col3=<!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloudcroft,_New_Mexico Cloudcroft]</div>| villages-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tularosa,_New_Mexico Tularosa]</div>| villages-col3=<!--hamlets column------------------->| hamlets-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weed,_New_Mexico Weed]</div>| hamlets-col2=| hamlets-col3=<!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaparral,_New_Mexico Chaparral]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Rolls,_New_Mexico High Rolls]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortonville,_New_Mexico Hortonville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayhill,_New_Mexico Mayhill]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Park,_New_Mexico Mountain Park]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newman,_New_Mexico Newman]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orogrande,_New_Mexico Orogrande]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi%C3%B1on,_New_Mexico Piñon]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunspot,_New_Mexico Sunspot]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Rivers,_New_Mexico Three Rivers]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bent,_New_Mexico Bent]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boles_Acres,_New_Mexico Boles Acres]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaparral,_New_Mexico Chaparral]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Rolls,_New_Mexico High Rolls]</div>| census-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holloman_Air_Force_Base Holloman AFB]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Luz,_New_Mexico La Luz]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mescalero,_New_Mexico Mescalero]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_New_Mexico Sacramento]</div>| census-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timberon,_New_Mexico Timberon]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Forks,_New_Mexico Twin Forks]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weed,_New_Mexico Weed]</div>}} === History Timeline ==={{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Otero}}
== Places/Localities Resources =={{NM Resources Intro|Otero}}
==== Populated Places <ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref> =========City=====*Alamogordo (county seat)=====Villages=====*Cloudcroft*Tularosa=====Census-designated places==Bible Records ==={{div colNM Bible Intro|4}}*Bent*Boles Acres*Chaparral*High Rolls*Holloman AFB*La Luz*Mayhill*Mescalero*Orogrande*Piñon*Sacramento*Timberon*Twin Forks*Weed{{div col endOtero}}=====Other communities=====*Hortonville*Mountain Park*Newman*Sunspot*Three Rivers
==== Neighboring Counties Biographies ===={{div col|4}}*[[Chaves County, New Mexico GenealogyNM Biographies Intro|Chaves]] *[[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson County, Texas]] *[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana]] *[[Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy|Eddy]] *[[El Paso County, Texas Genealogy|El Paso County, Texas]] *[[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth County, Texas]] *[[Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lincoln]] *[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]{{div col endOtero}}
== Resources =Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{NM Business Records Intro|Otero}}
==== Cemeteries ====*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project]*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico {{NM Cemeteries Project]*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers. *[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes *[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com] *[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net] *[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb] *[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]Intro|Otero}}
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([http:/[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</otero.nmgenweb.us/cemeteries.html NMGenWeb]center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * {{FHL|646166|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}*[httphttps://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=suOtero%3Acemetery+Otero2C+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 +cemeteries+ WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Otero&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/otero.html Tombstone Project]| bgcolorcolspan="#F0F0F02" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" ||-| bgcolorstyle="#F0F0F0" | [httpsborder://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="31px solid black" | <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico Cemeteries]] ''' for more information.</center>
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==== Census =Records ==={{NM Census Intro|Otero}} 
{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otero_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1910 |7069
|1920 |7902 |1930 |9779 |1940 |10522
|1950 |14909
|1960 |36976
|1970 |41097 |1980 |44665 |1990 |51928
|2000 |62298
|2010 |63797
}}
===== '''''Federal Census Records'''''<br>Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]]. '''''State Census Records ====='''''<br>*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
=== Church Records ==={{NM Church Intro|Otero}} = Federal Census == Court Records ==={{NM Court Intro|Otero}} === Directories ===Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes{{NM Directories Intro|Otero}} === Emigration and Immigration ==={{NM Emigration Intro|Otero}} === Ethnic, see [[New Mexico Census]].Political, and Religious Groups ==={{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Otero}} === Funeral Homes ==={{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Otero}}
==== Church =Genealogies ==={{NM Church Genealogies Intro|Otero}}
==== Court =Guardianship ==={{NM Guardianship Intro|Otero}}
==== Land and Property Records ===={{NM Land Intro|Otero}}
{{NM Land Intro}}<br><br>
''Online Land Records''
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>*'''1861 1863 - 19361908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 18611863-19361908] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
==== Local Histories ===={{NM Histories Intro|Otero}}
{{NM History Intro}}
==== Maps and Gazetteers ====[[Image:Nmotero.jpg{{NM Maps Intro|Otero}}{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|500px]]county={{NM Otero County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
=== Migration ==={{NM Migration Intro|Otero}} === Military =Records ===={{NM Military Intro|Otero}} ==== Revolutionary War ====={{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Otero}}
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== Civil War ====={{NM Civil War Intro|Otero}}
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== World War I ====={{NM World War I Intro|Otero}}*'''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] ($)
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
===== World War II ====={{NM World War II Intro|Otero}}*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ==={{NM Naturalization Intro|Otero}}*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images === Newspapers ===={{NM Newspapers Intro|Otero}}
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Otero}}
=== Obituaries ==={{NM Obituaries Intro|Otero}} === Other Records ==={{NM Other Records Intro|Otero}} === Periodicals ==={{NM Periodicals Intro|Otero}} === Probate Records ===={{NM Probate Intro|Otero}} '''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images $
=== School Records ==={{NM Probate Schools Intro|Otero}}
==== Taxation =Tax Records ==={{NM Tax Intro|Otero}}
=== Vital Records ==={{NM Tax Vital Intro|Otero}}
==== Vital Records Birth ===={{NM Birth Intro|Otero}}
=====Births=====
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
====Marriage =Deaths==={{NM Marriage Intro|Otero}} *'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] ==== Death ===={{NM Death Intro|Otero}} 
*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
====Divorce =Marriages==={{NM Divorce Intro|Otero}} == Research Facilities ==*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Otero}} === Archives ===7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844NM Archives Intro|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918Otero}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
== Societies and Libraries =Family History Centers ==={{Family History Centers Intro}}
==== *'''[[Alamogordo New Mexico Family History Centers ===Center]]''' 1800 23rd St Alamogordo NM 88310 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1800+23rd+St/@32.917756,-105.939905,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86e050473002104b:0xb35543629746afe2 Location Map]
=== Libraries ==={{FamilySearch Centers NM Libraries Intro|Otero}}
*'''[[Alamogordo New Mexico Family History Center]]''' 1800 23rd St Alamogordo NM 88310 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1800+23rd+St/@32.917756,-105.939905,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86e050473002104b:0xb35543629746afe2 Location Map] == Museums ===**Alamogordo, New Mexico{{NM Museums Intro|Otero}}
<br>== Societies =={{NM Societies Intro|Otero}}
== Web Sites Websites =={{NM Websites Intro|Otero}}
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/otero-county/ Otero County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[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. *{{FHLPlace IDNum|205624|New+Mexico%2C+20Mexico|Otero|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}- 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 Research Guides =={{NM Research Guides Intro|Otero}}
== References ==<references /> {{New Mexico|New Mexico}}
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[[Category:Otero_County,_New_Mexico]] [[Category:New_Mexico_Counties]]
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