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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mora_County,_New_Mexico|Mora County]]''
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Guide to '''Mora 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 '''Mora 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=  February 1,  1860
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|county seat= Mora
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|parent county= [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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|county2= [[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]
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|county3= [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]
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|county4= [[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel]]
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Mora County | county_map = | state = New Mexico | state_map = New-mexico.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1860 | founded date = February 1 | seat = Mora | building image = | building address = County Courthouse <br>PO Box 360<br>Mora, NM 87732<br>Phone: 585.387.2448 <br> [http://www.moravalley.com/'''Mora County Website'''] }}
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=== Description ===
  
[[Image:Nm-mora.png|right|300px|Nm-mora.png]]
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Mora County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mora, New Mexico," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_County,_New_Mexico.'' accessed 8/29/2018</ref>
  
=== County Information ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Mora}}
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'''Mora County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 360<br>Mora, NM 87732<br>Phone: 585.387.2448 <br> [http://countyofmora.com/countyclerk Mora County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1891, and land records from 1825<br>District Court Clerk has divorce and 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>
  
==== Mora County, New Mexico Record Dates ====
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=== Mora County, New Mexico Record Dates ===
 
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Mora}}
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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), Mora 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1891
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1920s
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Mora}}
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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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*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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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Mora 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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*'''1860--'''Mora County was created 1 February 1860 from [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''County seat:''' Mora<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
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For animated maps illustrating New Mexico County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ "Rotating Formation New Mexico County Boundary Maps"] (1845-1981) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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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,033,c,mora.cfm HomeTown Locator]
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mora County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 5 February 2019.</ref>
  
[http://www.moravalley.com/ County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 360<br>Mora, NM 87732<br>Phone: 585.387.2448&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage and probate records from 1891, and land records from 1825; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mora County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon_Mound,_New_Mexico Wagon Mound]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buena_Vista,_New_Mexico Buena Vista]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canoncito,_Mora_County,_New_Mexico Canoncito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chacon,_New_Mexico Chacon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland,_New_Mexico Cleveland]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golondrinas,_New_Mexico Golondrinas]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadalupita,_New_Mexico Guadalupita]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holman,_New_Mexico Holman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Cueva,_Mora_County,_New_Mexico La Cueva]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocate,_New_Mexico Ocate]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojo_Feliz,_New_Mexico Ojo Feliz]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainsville,_New_Mexico Rainsville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valmora,_New_Mexico Valmora]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora,_New_Mexico Mora (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watrous,_New_Mexico Watrous]</div>
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* Agua Negra
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* Cassidy Mill</div>
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* Don Tomas</div>
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* Santa Gertrudis,</div>
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=== History ===
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NM Resources Intro|Mora}}
  
*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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=== Bible Records ===
*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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{{NM Bible Intro|Mora}}
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Mora 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>
 
  
*'''1860--'''Mora County was created 1 February 1860 from [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]] County.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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.
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Mora}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mora County, New Mexico''' online and in print</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://mora.nmgenweb.us/county/cemeteries.html NMGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/mora/mora.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/mora.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=19&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/mora/mora.htm NM Cemetery Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/ NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|505226|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Mora%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/Mora-County?id=county_1946 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Mora/ListMora.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17908&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Mora by EPunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NM Census Intro|Mora}}
  
===== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Historical Places  =====
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |12611
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|1920 |13915
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|1930 |10322
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|1940 |10981
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|1950 |8720
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|1960 |6028
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|1970 |4673
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|1980 |4205
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|1990 |4264
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|2000 |5180
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|2010 |4881
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.topoquest.com/place-detail.php?id=937451 Agua Negra],&nbsp;[http://www.topoquest.com/place-detail.php?id=933961 Don Tomas], [http://www.topoquest.com/place-detail.php?id=933807 Cassidy Mill], [http://www.topoquest.com/place-detail.php?id=915055 Santa Gertrudis],
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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]].
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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|Mora}}
  
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]
 
*[[San Miguel County, New Mexico Genealogy|San Miguel]]
 
*[[Santa Fe County, New Mexico Genealogy|Santa Fe]]
 
*[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NM Court Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Directories ===
*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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{{NM Directories Intro|Mora}}
*[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]
 
  
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NM Emigration Intro|Mora}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Agua Negra Cemetery]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Bethel Cemetery]], [[Buena Vista, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Buena Vista Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Calhoun Cemetery]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Canada Bonita San Jose Cemetery]], [[Ojo Feliz, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Casias Cemetery]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Chacon Cemetery]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Chacon San Antonio Cemetery]], [[Valmora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Cherry Valley Cemetery]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Christmas Ranch Cemetery]], [[Cleveland, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Cleveland Cemetery]], [[Cleveland, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Cleveland Catholic Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Cleveland, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|El Carmen Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|El Corazon Norteno Cemetery]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|El Rito Cemetery]], [[Guadalupita, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|El Turquillo Cemetery]], [[Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Fort Union Cemetery]], [[Gascon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Gascon San Jose Cemetery]], [[Golondrinas, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Golondrinas Cemetery]], [[Guadalupita, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Guadalupita Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Halls Peak Cemetery]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Hillside Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Holman Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Holman Presbyterian Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery]], [[Golondrinas, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Jager Cemetery]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Kroenig Cemetery]], [[La Cueva, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|La Cueva Cemetery]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|La Morada Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|La Sierra Cemetery]], [[Buena Vista, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Laumbachs Cemetery]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|LeDoux Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Los Hueros Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Lovato Cemetery]], Michoacan Cemetery, [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Montoya Cemetery]], [[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Mora Presbyterian Church Cemetery]], [[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Mora Presbyterian Cemetery]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Mountain View Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Naranjos Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Nuestro Padre Jesus Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Ocate Catholic Cemetery]], [[Ojo Feliz, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Ojo Feliz Cemetery]], [[Sapello, Mora Couty, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Old Sapello Cemetery]], [[Guadalupita, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Paises Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Quintana Cemetery]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Sacred Heart Church Cemetery - Rainsville]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Sacred Heart Cemetery - Watrous]], [[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Saint Gertrude Cemetery]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Saint Joseph Cemetery]], [[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Saint Vrain Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Antonio Cemetery - Chacon]], [[Cleveland, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Antonio Cemetery - Cleveland]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Antonio de Padua Morada Cemetery]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Isidro Cemetery - Holman]],&nbsp; [[Gascon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Jose Cemetery - Gascon]],[[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Jose Cemetery - Canada Bonita]], [[La Cueva, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Rafael Cemetery]], [[Ojo Feliz, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|San Ysidro (San Yasdiro) Cemetery]], [[Golondrinas, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Sandoval Weber Cemetery]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Santa Clara Cemetery]], [[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Santa Gertrudes Cemetery]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Santa Teresita Cemetery]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Santisima Trinidad Cemetery]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Santo Nino Cemetery]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Strong Cemetery]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Tiptonvillle Cemetery]], [[Guadalupita, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Turquillo Cemetery]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Watrous Sacred Heart Cemetery]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Watrous Cemetery]].
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Mora}}
  
===== Search by Cemetery Location: =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Mora}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[Buena Vista, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Buena Vista]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Canada Bonita]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Canon]], [[Chacon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Chacon]], [[Cleveland, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Cleveland]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Coyote Creek State Park]], [[Fort Union, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Fort Union]], [[Gascon, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Gascon]], [[Golondrinas, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Golondrinas]], [[Guadalupita, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Guadalupita]], [[Holman, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Holman]], [[La Cueva, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|La Cueva]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Le Doux]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Levy]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Los Cisneros]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Los Hueros]],&nbsp;[[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Lucero]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Monte Aplanado]],&nbsp;[[Mora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Mora]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Naranjos]], [[Ocate, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Ocate]], [[Ojo Feliz, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Ojo Feliz]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Rainsville]], [[Sapello, Mora Couty, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Sapello]], [[Valmora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Shoemaker]], [[Ledoux, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|South Carmen]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Tiptonville]], [[Rainsville, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Turquillo]], [[Valmora, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Valmora]], [[Wagon Mound, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Wagon Mound]], [[Watrous, Mora County, New Mexico, Cemeteries|Watrous]].&nbsp;
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NM Genealogies Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NM Guardianship Intro|Mora}}
  
{{Census|New Mexico}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NM Land Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Church ====
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{{NM Church Intro}}
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NM Histories Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Land ====
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{{NM History Intro}}
  
{{NM Land Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NM Maps Intro|Mora}}
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{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Mora 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
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NM Migration Intro|Mora}}
  
{{NM History Intro}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NM Military Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
[[Image:Nmmora.jpg|500px]]
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{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Mora}}
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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|Mora}}
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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|Mora}}
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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]($)
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Mora}}
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*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Mora}}
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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|Mora}}
  
 
*[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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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Mora}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Mora}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Mora}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Mora}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Mora}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Mora}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Mora}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NM Vital Intro|Mora}}
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*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Birth ====
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{{NM Birth Intro|Mora}}
  
*'''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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*'''1726 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NM Marriage Intro|Mora}}
  
{{NM Probate Intro}}
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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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*&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''1866 - 1890''' Mora County Marriages:&nbsp; [http://www.felihkatubbe.com/MoraCounty/Marriages/index.html 1866-1890&nbsp;]
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{NM Death Intro|Mora}}
  
{{NM Tax Intro}}
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*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Divorce Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Mora}}
  
{{NM Vital Intro}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Mora}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mora County Marriages:&nbsp; [http://www.felihkatubbe.com/MoraCounty/Marriages/index.html 1866-1890&nbsp;]
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Mora}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|Mora}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Mora}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NM Websites Intro|Mora}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/mora-county/ Mora County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/mora-county/ Mora 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+Mora|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205616|New%20Mexico|Mora}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NM Research Guides Intro|Mora}}
  
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 21:10, 10 March 2020

Guide to Mora County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Mora
Organized: February 1, 1860
Parent County(s): Taos[1]
Neighboring Counties
Colfax  • Harding  • Rio Arriba  • San Miguel  • Santa Fe  • Taos
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoMoraCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Nm-mora.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Mora County is located in the northeast area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Mora County Courthouse
PO Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
Phone: 585.387.2448
Mora County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1891, and land records from 1825
District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[1]

Mora 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 1891 1907 #4 1825 1920s 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]

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]

Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Historic communities
  • Agua Negra
  • Cassidy Mill
  • Don Tomas
  • Santa Gertrudis,


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 Mora 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 12,611
1920 13,915 10.3%
1930 10,322 −25.8%
1940 10,981 6.4%
1950 8,720 −20.6%
1960 6,028 −30.9%
1970 4,673 −22.5%
1980 4,205 −10.0%
1990 4,264 1.4%
2000 5,180 21.5%
2010 4,881 −5.8%
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.

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 Mora 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]

Mora CountyUnion CountyColfax CountyTaos CountyRio Arriba CountyHarding CountySan Miguel CountySanta Fe CountyNM MORA.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]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

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, "Mora, New Mexico," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_County,_New_Mexico. accessed 8/29/2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mora County, New Mexico. Page 474 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, "Mora County, New Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 5 February 2019.