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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_New_Mexico|Grant County]]''
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Guide to ''' Grant County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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Guide to '''Grant County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 30,  1868
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|county seat= Silver City
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|parent county= [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]]<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= [[Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy|Greenlee (AZ)]]
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|county3= [[Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo]]
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|county4= [[Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy|Luna]]
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|county5= [[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]</br><center>[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Grant County
 
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| state = New Mexico
 
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| founded year = 1868
 
| founded date = January 30
 
| seat = Silver City
 
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| building address = Grant County Courthouse<br>201 N Cooper St<br>PO Box 898<br>Silver City, NM 88062<br>Phone:. 505.538.2979  [http://www.grantcountynm.com/ Grant County Website]}}
 
  
[[Image:Nm-grant.png|right|300px|Nm-grant.png]]
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Grant County was named for Ulysses S. Grant.  The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant, New Mexico," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico.'' accessed 8/29/2018</ref>
  
=== County Information ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Grant}}
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'''Grant County Courthouse'''<br>201 N Cooper St<br>PO Box 898<br>Silver City, NM 88062<br>Phone: 505.538.2979<br>[http://www.grantcountynm.com/grant_county_nm_info.php?CID=372 Grant County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, probate records from 1884, land records from 1871, and newspapers from 1900;<br>District Court Clerk has divorce Records;<br>Municipal Court has court records.<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>
  
==== Grant County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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=== Grant County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
 
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Grant}}
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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), Grant County, New Mexico. Page 473 {{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="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1868
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
 
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://www.grantcountynm.com/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>201 N Cooper St; PO Box 898; <br>Silver City, NM 88062<br>Phone:. 505.538.2979&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1872, probate records from 1884, land records from 1871, and newspapers from 1900; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce Records; '''''Municipal Court''''' has court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
=== History  ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Grant}}
 
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==== Parent County  ====
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*Up until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>  
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*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>  
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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Part of the land that became Grant 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>  
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Part of the land that became Grant 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>
 
*'''1855''' -&nbsp; The {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} of Mexican land was added to '''Doña Ana County''', New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of '''Grant County'''.
 
*'''1855''' -&nbsp; The {{wpd|Gadsden Purchase}} of Mexican land was added to '''Doña Ana County''', New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of '''Grant County'''.
 
 
*'''1868--'''Grant County was created 30 January 1868 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
 
*'''1868--'''Grant County was created 30 January 1868 from [[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Doña Ana]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
 
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*'''County seat:''' Silver City<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>
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[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>
 
*[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.
 
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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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newmexico.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,017,c,grant.cfm HomeTown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, New Mexico, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 31 January 2019.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayard,_New_Mexico Bayard]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurley,_New_Mexico Hurley]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_City,_New_Mexico Silver City (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara,_New_Mexico Santa Clara]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwyer,_New_Mexico Dwyer]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bayard,_New_Mexico Fort Bayard]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangas_Springs Mangas Springs]
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* Mimbres Valley
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule_Creek,_New_Mexico Mule Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redrock,_New_Mexico Redrock]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside,_Grant_County,_New_Mexico Riverside]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separ,_New_Mexico Separ]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman,_New_Mexico Sherman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenas_Valley,_New_Mexico Arenas Valley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckhorn,_New_Mexico Buckhorn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff,_New_Mexico Cliff]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobre,_New_Mexico Cobre]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faywood,_New_Mexico Faywood]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila,_New_Mexico Gila]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachita,_New_Mexico Hachita]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanover,_New_Mexico Hanover]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Roberts,_New_Mexico Lake Roberts]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Roberts_Heights,_New_Mexico Lake Roberts Heights]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimbres,_New_Mexico Mimbres]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hurley,_New_Mexico North Hurley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinos_Altos,_New_Mexico Pinos Altos]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosedale,_New_Mexico Rosedale]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo,_Grant_County,_New_Mexico San Lorenzo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trout_Valley,_New_Mexico Trout Valley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone,_New_Mexico Tyrone]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Signal,_New_Mexico White Signal]</div>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Grant}}
  
*[[Catron County, New Mexico Genealogy|Catron]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Greenlee County, Arizona Genealogy|Greenlee County, Arizona]]
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Grant}}
*[[Hidalgo County, New Mexico Genealogy|Hidalgo]]
 
*[[Luna County, New Mexico Genealogy|Luna]]
 
*[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy|Sierra]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Grant}}
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Grant County, New Mexico''' online and in print</center>
*[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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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
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* [http://www.nmgenweb.us/contents/resources.shtml NMGenWeb]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/grant/grant.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]  
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/grant.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]  
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=10&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]  
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/grant/grant.htm NM Cemetery Project]
*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/grant.htm NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|346809|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Grant%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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Mexico/Grant-County?id=county_1937 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Grant/ListGrant.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17851&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Grant by EPunk]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1910 |14813
 
|1910 |14813
 
|1920 |21939
 
|1920 |21939
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|1950 |21649
 
|1950 |21649
 
|1960 |18700
 
|1960 |18700
|1970 |22030  
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|1970 |22030
|1980 |26204  
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|1980 |26204
|1990 |27676  
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|1990 |27676
 
|2000 |31002
 
|2000 |31002
 
|2010 |29514
 
|2010 |29514
 
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
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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|Grant}}
  
==== Church  ====
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
{{NM Church Intro}}
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
  
*Gila  
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*Gila
*Hachita  
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*Hachita
 
*Silver City
 
*Silver City
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Grant}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NM Directories Intro|Grant}}
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* [https://silvercitypubliclibrary.org/resources-and-services/research-and-study/local-history-and-genealogy/ Telephone and City Directories at the Silver City Public Library] - page includes a downloadable finding aid listing the telephone and city directories available at the Silver City Public Library.
  
==== Land ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Grant}}
  
{{NM Land Intro}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Grant}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Grant}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Grant}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Grant}}
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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<br>
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|Grant}}
  
 
{{NM History Intro}}
 
{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
[[Image:Nmgrant.jpg|350px]]
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{{NM Maps Intro|Grant}}
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{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Grant 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|Grant}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Grant}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Grant}}
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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<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NM Civil War Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NM World War I Intro|Grant}}
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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]($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
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*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Grant}}
  
 
*[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.
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*[https://silvercitypubliclibrary.org/resources-and-services/research-and-study/local-history-and-genealogy/ Newspapers at the Silver City Public Library] - page includes a downloadable finding aid listing the newspapers available on microfilm at the Silver City Public Library.
  
 
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Grant}}
 
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Grant}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Grant}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Grant}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Grant}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Grant}}
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'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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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 $
  
{{NM Probate Intro}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Grant}}
  
{{NM Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Grant}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
=====Births=====
 
 
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
=====Deaths=====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NM Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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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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For a comprehensive death index of over 75,000 death records for Grant County, visit Carl W. Scholl [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Grant County New Mexico Death and Cemetery Records]. Sources used to create this index include cemeteries, church records, death certificates (state and local copies), funeral home records, mining records, mortuary records, obituaries, and voter purge records.<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{NM Death Intro|Grant}}
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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]
 
*'''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]
 
*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
=====Marriages=====
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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{{NM Divorce Intro|Grant}}
*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
  
For a comprehensive death index of over 75,000 death records for Grant County, visit Carl W. Scholl [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nma/carlscholl.htm Grant County New Mexico Death and Cemetery Records]. Sources used to create this index include cemeteries, church records, death certificates (state and local copies), funeral home records, mining records, mortuary records, obituaries, and voter purge records.<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Grant}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Grant}}
  
'''Silver City Family History Center'''<br> 3755 N Swan St.<br> Silver City, NM.<br>Telephone Number: 505-388-1068<br><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
'''Silver City Museum'''<br> 312 W. Broadway<br> Silver City, New Mexico, 88061<br>Telephone Number: 575-538-5921<br>[http://www.silvercitymuseum.org/resource.html Website]<br><br>
 
  
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*[[Silver City New Mexico Family History Center]] 3755 N Swan St Silver City NM 88061-6042 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/3755+N+Swan+St/@32.8019802,-108.2695797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86d8b86e39e50ffb:0x902e07b2452b4783 Location Map]
  
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'''Silver City Family History Center'''<br> 3755 N Swan St.<br> Silver City, NM.<br>Telephone: 505-388-1068<br><br>
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Grant}}
  
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'''Silver City Public Library'''<br> 515 W. College Avenue<br> Silver City, NM 88061<br>Telephone: 575-538-3672<br>Email: ref@silvercitymail.com <br>[https://silvercitypubliclibrary.org/resources-and-services/research-and-study/local-history-and-genealogy/ Website - Local History and Genealogy page]
  
== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|Grant}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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'''Silver City Museum'''<br> 312 W. Broadway<br> Silver City, New Mexico, 88061<br>Telephone: 575-538-5921<br>[http://www.silvercitymuseum.org/resource.html Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Silver City New Mexico Family History Center]] 3755 N Swan St Silver City NM 88061-6042 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/3755+N+Swan+St/@32.8019802,-108.2695797,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x86d8b86e39e50ffb:0x902e07b2452b4783 Location Map]
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Grant}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NM Websites Intro|Grant}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/grant-county/ Grant County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/grant-county/ Grant County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[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]
 
*[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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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|New+Mexico%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205570|New%20Mexico|Grant}}- 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 ==
== References  ==
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{{NM Research Guides Intro|Grant}}
  
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Latest revision as of 09:15, 17 September 2019

Guide to Grant 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: Silver City
Organized: January 30, 1868
Parent County(s): Doña Ana[1]
Neighboring Counties
Catron  • Greenlee (AZ)  • Hidalgo  • Luna  • Sierra
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoGrantCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-grant.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Grant County was named for Ulysses S. Grant. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Grant County Courthouse
201 N Cooper St
PO Box 898
Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 505.538.2979
Grant County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1872, probate records from 1884, land records from 1871, and newspapers from 1900;
District Court Clerk has divorce Records;
Municipal Court has court records.[1]

Grant County, New Mexico Record Dates[edit | edit source]

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
1907 1872 1907 #6 1871 1884 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Part of the land that became Grant County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1855 -  The Gadsden Purchase of Mexican land was added to Doña Ana County, New Mexico, part of which later became the southern part of Grant County.
  • 1868--Grant County was created 30 January 1868 from Doña Ana County.[1]
  • County seat: Silver City[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

For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps" (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Grant 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[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 14,813
1920 21,939 48.1%
1930 19,050 −13.2%
1940 20,050 5.2%
1950 21,649 8.0%
1960 18,700 −13.6%
1970 22,030 17.8%
1980 26,204 18.9%
1990 27,676 5.6%
2000 31,002 12.0%
2010 29,514 −4.8%
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[edit | edit source]

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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Gila
  • Hachita
  • Silver City

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Grant 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[edit | edit source]

Grant CountyCatron CountySierra CountyLuna CountyHidalgo CountyCochise County, ArizonaGraham County, ArizonaGreenlee County, ArizonaNM GRANT.jpg
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

For a comprehensive death index of over 75,000 death records for Grant County, visit Carl W. Scholl Grant County New Mexico Death and Cemetery Records. Sources used to create this index include cemeteries, church records, death certificates (state and local copies), funeral home records, mining records, mortuary records, obituaries, and voter purge records.

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Silver City Family History Center
3755 N Swan St.
Silver City, NM.
Telephone: 505-388-1068

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Silver City Public Library
515 W. College Avenue
Silver City, NM 88061
Telephone: 575-538-3672
Email: ref@silvercitymail.com
Website - Local History and Genealogy page

Museums[edit | edit source]

Silver City Museum
312 W. Broadway
Silver City, New Mexico, 88061
Telephone: 575-538-5921
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant, New Mexico," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico. accessed 8/29/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, New Mexico. Page 473 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), 470.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, New Mexico, New Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 31 January 2019.