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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
 
=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Grant County was formed in 1868 from part of Dona Ana County, the county seat is Silver City.<ref>http://www.grantcountynm.com/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  The county was named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico accessed 10/31/2016</ref>
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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 Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
| 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#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | #6
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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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>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{NM Populated Places Intro|Grant}}
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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].
The following are locations in Grant County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
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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>
 
 
'''''City'''''<br>
 
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* Bayard
 
* Towns[edit]
 
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* Hurley
 
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* Silver City (county seat)
 
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'''''Village'''''<br>
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{{populated places
* Santa Clara
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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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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
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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]
* Dwyer
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* Fort Bayard
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* Mangas Springs
 
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* Mimbres Valley
 
* Mimbres Valley
* Mule Creek
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule_Creek,_New_Mexico Mule Creek]
* Redrock
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redrock,_New_Mexico Redrock]
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* Riverside
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* Separ
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside,_Grant_County,_New_Mexico Riverside]
* Sherman
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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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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
 
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* Arenas Valley
 
* Buckhorn
 
* Cliff
 
* Cobre
 
* Faywood
 
* Gila
 
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* Hachita
 
* Hanover
 
* Lake Roberts
 
* Lake Roberts Heights
 
* Mimbres
 
* North Hurley
 
| valign="top" width="20%"|
 
* Pinos Altos
 
* Rosedale
 
* San Lorenzo
 
* Trout Valley
 
* Tyrone
 
* White Signal
 
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
 
{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Grant}}
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1937&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.grantcountynewmexico.org/cemetery.htm NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.nmgenweb.us/contents/resources.shtml NMGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/grant/grant.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/grant/grant.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/grant.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/grant.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=10&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/grant/grant.htm NM Cemetery Project]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/grant.htm NM Interment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/grant.htm NM Interment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
 
* {{FHL|346809|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
* {{FHL|346809|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1937 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Mexico/Grant-County?id=county_1937 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Grant&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| 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]
 
*[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 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]
 
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
 
{{NM Census Intro|Grant}}
 
{{NM Census Intro|Grant}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
 
'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry](free)
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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)
 
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
 
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
 
=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
 
{{NM Church Intro|Grant}}
 
{{NM Church Intro|Grant}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
*Gila
 
*Gila
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=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
 
{{NM Directories Intro|Grant}}
 
{{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.
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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''Online Land Records''
 
''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
 
*[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://ancestry.com Ancestry]- index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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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>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{NM Maps Intro|Grant}}
 
{{NM Maps Intro|Grant}}
[[Image:Nmgrant.jpg|350px]]
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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
 
*[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
 
*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
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==== World War I ====
 
==== World War I ====
 
{{NM World War I Intro|Grant}}
 
{{NM World War I Intro|Grant}}
*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
 
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
 
==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{NM World War II Intro|Grant}}
 
{{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
 
*'''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/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''' - [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://ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
{{NM Naturalization Intro|Grant}}
 
{{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 ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
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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.
 
*[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}}
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'''Online Probate Records
 
'''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 $
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Grant}}
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{{NM Birth Intro|Grant}}
  
 
*'''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]
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{NM Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Grant}}
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{{NM Marriage Intro|Grant}}
  
*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
 
*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''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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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>
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{NM Vital Records - Death Intro|Grant}}
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{{NM Death Intro|Grant}}
  
 
*'''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]
 
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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]
  
 
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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
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Location Map
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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.