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Guide to '''Taos County, New Mexico ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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Guide to '''Taos County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.  
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|organized=  September 22,  1846
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|county seat= Taos
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|parent county= Original county
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|county1= [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax]]
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|county2= [[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos (CO)]]
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|county3= [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla (CO)]]
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|county4= [[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]
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|county5= [[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba]]</br><center>[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Taos County
 
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| state = New Mexico
 
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| founded year = 1846
 
| founded date = September 22
 
| seat = Taos
 
| building image = NewMexicoTaosCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address =  Taos County Courthouse<br>105 Albright St #D <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654<br> [http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos county Website]}}
 
  
[[Image:Nm-taos.png|right|300px|Nm-taos.png]]
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Taos County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Taos, New Mexico," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico.'' accessed 8/30/2018</ref>
  
=== County Information ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Taos County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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'''Taos County Courthouse'''<br>105 Albright St #D <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654<br> [http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos county Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Taos County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Taos}}
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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), Taos County, New Mexico. Page 475 {{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), 471.</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" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880s
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1912
 
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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[http://www.taoscounty.org/ Taos County Courthouse]<br>105 Albright St #D; <br>Taos, NM 87571-0676<br>Phone: 505.751.8654&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has birth, marriage, death, burial and probate records from 1846.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taos County, New Mexico page 475, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Taos}}
*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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*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*'''22 September 1846 - Taos County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition].</ref>Code named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}  
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*'''1848''' Taos county formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*Until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
 
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*In '''1821''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City.
==== Description ====
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*'''22 September 1846 - Taos County was created''' based on an old Mexican government ''partido&nbsp;'' as one of seven original New Mexico counties under '''{{wpd|Kearny Code}}''' of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.<ref>"Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” ''Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846'' (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. [http://www.newmexicohistory.org/filedetails.php?fileID=384 Digital online edition].</ref>Code named after General {{wpd|Stephen W. Kearny}}
 
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*'''1848''' Taos county formally became a part of the United States when the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}} ended in 1848 with the signing of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.
Taos County was formed in 1852. The county seat is Taos.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/taos/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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*'''County seat:''' Taos<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
 
==== 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>
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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]
*9 January '''1852''' - All [[Image:{{Taos1852}}]]New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>  
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at https://web.archive.org/web/20150629223153/https://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices. <br>  
*1 February '''1860''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76</ref>  
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*1 February '''1860''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76</ref>
*12 January '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16</ref>  
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*12 January '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16</ref>
*28 February '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. <ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144</ref>  
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*28 February '''1861''' - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. <ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144</ref>
*18 January '''1862''' - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16</ref>  
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*18 January '''1862''' - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. <ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16</ref>
*24 February '''1863''' [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Taos county reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
 
  
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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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.
  
 
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
 
See also [[Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona]] for further details.
  
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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,055,c,taos.cfm HomeTown Locator]
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors,"Taos County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 12 February 2019.</ref>
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_River,_New_Mexico Red River]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Ski_Valley,_New_Mexico Taos Ski Valley]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalia,_New_Mexico Amalia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arroyo_Seco,_New_Mexico Arroyo Seco]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%B1oncito,_Taos_County,_New_Mexico Cañoncito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson,_New_Mexico Carson]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro,_New_Mexico Cerro]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Prado,_New_Mexico El Prado]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Rito,_Taos_County,_New_Mexico El Rito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Trampas,_New_Mexico Las Trampas]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_New_Mexico Llano]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Agua,_New_Mexico No Agua]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojo_Caliente,_New_Mexico Ojo Caliente]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilar,_New_Mexico Pilar]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres_Piedras,_New_Mexico Tres Piedras]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valdez,_New_Mexico Valdez]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arroyo_Hondo,_New_Mexico Arroyo Hondo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamisal,_New_Mexico Chamisal]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costilla,_New_Mexico Costilla]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pe%C3%B1asco,_New_Mexico Peñasco]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picuris_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Picuris Pueblo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchos_de_Taos,_New_Mexico Ranchos de Taos]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Lucio,_New_Mexico Rio Lucio]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Cristobal,_New_Mexico San Cristobal]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talpa,_New_Mexico Talpa]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Taos Pueblo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vadito,_New_Mexico Vadito]</div>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Populated Places<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>  ====
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== Resources ==
=====Towns=====
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{{NM Resources Intro|Taos}}
*Red River
 
*Taos (county seat)
 
=====Villages=====
 
*Questa
 
*Taos Ski Valley
 
=====Census-designated places=====
 
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*Arroyo Hondo
 
*Arroyo Seco
 
*Chamisal
 
*Costilla
 
*Peñasco
 
*Picuris Pueblo
 
*Ranchos de Taos
 
*Rio Lucio
 
*San Cristobal
 
*Talpa
 
*Taos Pueblo
 
*Vadito
 
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=====Other communities=====
 
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*Amalia
 
*Cañoncito
 
*Carson
 
*Cerro
 
*El Prado
 
*El Rito
 
*Las Trampas
 
*Llano
 
*Llano Quemado
 
*No Agua
 
*Ojo Caliente
 
*Pilar
 
*Tres Piedras
 
*Valdez
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NM Bible Intro|Taos}}
  
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Colfax, New Mexico]]
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=== Biographies  ===
*[[Conejos County, Colorado Genealogy|Conejos County, Colorado]]
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Taos}}
*[[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla County, Colorado]]
 
*[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora, New Mexico]]
 
*[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy|Rio Arriba, New Mexico]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Taos}}
*[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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/taos/taos.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
+
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Taos County, New Mexico''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/taos.html Tombstone Project]
+
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
+
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
+
* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 +
* [http://www.kmitch.com/Taos/resource.htm NMGenWeb]
 +
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/taos/taos.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
 +
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/taos.html Tombstone Project]
 +
*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=30&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
 +
* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/taos/taos.htm NM Cemetery Project]
 +
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/taos.htm NM Interment]
 +
* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/taos.htm NM Interment]
+
| 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" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
+
* {{FHL|477490|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 +
*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Taos%2C+New+Mexico+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
+
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
+
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
+
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Mexico/Taos-County?id=county_1957 Findagrave.com]
 +
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 +
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Taos/ListTaos.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[New Mexico Cemeteries|New Mexico Cemeteries]] for more information.
+
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
|}
 
|}
  
==== Census ====
+
=== Census Records ===
 +
{{NM Census Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
+
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1910 |12008
 
|1910 |12008
 
|1920 |12773
 
|1920 |12773
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|1950 |17146
 
|1950 |17146
 
|1960 |15934
 
|1960 |15934
|1970 |17516  
+
|1970 |17516
|1980 |19456  
+
|1980 |19456
|1990 |23118  
+
|1990 |23118
 
|2000 |29979
 
|2000 |29979
 
|2010 |32937
 
|2010 |32937
 
}}
 
}}
  
===== State Census Records =====
+
'''''Federal Census Records'''''<br>
 +
Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
 +
 
 +
'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
 +
 
 
*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
 
*'''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] ($)
===== Federal Census Records =====
 
Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
 
  
==== Church ====
+
=== Church Records ===
{{NM Church Intro}}
+
{{NM Church Intro|Taos}}
  
'''Catholic'''
+
'''Catholic
  
 
Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:
 
Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, Online Parish Registers'''
 
! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, Online Parish Registers'''
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17020 '''1701-1837''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17020 '''1701-1837''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548732?cat=414536 '''1701-1837''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548732?cat=414536 '''1701-1837''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17022 '''1777-1856''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17022 '''1777-1856''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854399?cat=414536 '''1827-1850''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854399?cat=414536 '''1827-1850''']
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17021 '''1837-1850''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17021 '''1837-1850''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548733?cat=414536 '''1837-1850''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548733?cat=414536 '''1837-1850''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17017 '''1856-1895''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17017 '''1856-1895''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548731?cat=414536 '''1856-1895''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548731?cat=414536 '''1856-1895''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854397?cat=414536 '''1850-1956''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854397?cat=414536 '''1850-1956''']
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17010 '''1850-1879''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17010 '''1850-1879''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548729?cat=414536 '''1850-1879''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548729?cat=414536 '''1850-1879''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007763728?cat=414536 '''1895-1956''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007763728?cat=414536 '''1895-1956''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17011 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A17011 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548730?cat=414536 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548730?cat=414536 '''1866-1871, 1880-1887''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854396?cat=414536 '''1925-1933''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854396?cat=414536 '''1925-1933''']
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
|}
 
|}
 
 
  
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''St. Lawrence Mission, Picurís, Online Parish Registers'''
 
! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''St. Lawrence Mission, Picurís, Online Parish Registers'''
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
+
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''  
+
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16868 '''1750-1867''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16868 '''1750-1867''']
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548712?cat=375684 '''1750-1867''']  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007548712?cat=375684 '''1750-1867''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16869 '''1726-1837''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bfilm_number%3A16869 '''1726-1837''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1837''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1837''']
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
+
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1856''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854372?cat=375684 '''1726-1856''']
 
|}
 
|}
  
'''LDS'''
+
*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
+
'''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''
 +
 
 +
Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
*Taos
 
*Taos
  
==== Court ====
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{NM Court Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Land ====
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{NM Directories Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{NM Emigration Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{NM Genealogies Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{NM Guardianship Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{NM Land Intro|Taos}}
  
{{NM Land Intro}}<br><br>
 
 
''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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
+
*'''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
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
+
*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
==== Local Histories ====
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{NM Histories Intro|Taos}}
  
 
{{NM History Intro}}
 
{{NM History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
[[Image:Nmtaos.jpg|300px]]
+
{{NM Maps Intro|Taos}}
 +
{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Taos County}}}}
 +
 
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/taos.htm 1895 Map of Taos County, New Mexico]*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/taos.htm 1895 Map of Taos County, New Mexico]*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
 
*[http://guadalupe.nmgenweb.us/Histmaps.html NMGenWeb] - historical maps
  
==== Military  ====
+
=== Migration ===
 +
{{NM Migration Intro|Taos}}
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
+
=== Military Records ===
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
+
{{NM Military Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
==== Revolutionary War ====
 +
{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
 
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== Civil War =====
+
 
 +
==== Civil War ====
 +
{{NM Civil War Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== World War I =====
+
 
 +
==== World War I ====
 +
{{NM World War I Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 
*'''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] ($)
 
*'''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|Taos}}
 +
*'''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]
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*''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]].
  
==== Newspapers ====
+
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{NM Naturalization Intro|Taos}}
 +
*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{NM Newspapers Intro|Taos}}
  
 
*[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|Taos}}
 
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Taos}}
  
==== Probate ====
+
=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
+
{{NM Obituaries Intro|Taos}}
  
*'''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 $
+
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{NM Other Records Intro|Taos}}
  
{{NM Probate Intro}}
+
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{NM Periodicals Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Taxation ====
+
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{NM Probate Intro|Taos}}
  
{{NM Tax Intro}}
+
'''Online Probate Records
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images $
 +
 
 +
=== School Records ===
 +
{{NM Schools Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{NM Tax Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{NM Vital Intro|Taos}}
 +
 
 +
*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 +
==== Birth ====
 +
{{NM Birth Intro|Taos}}
  
=====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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*'''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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==== Marriage ====
*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
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{{NM Marriage Intro|Taos}}
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''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]
  
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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==== Death ====
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{{NM Death Intro|Taos}}
  
'''Taos County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 2447<br>Taos, NM 87571<br>Telephone: 575-770-0681<br>E-mail:[mailto:cordova@newmex.com cordova@newmex.com]<br>[http://www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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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|Taos}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Taos}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Taos}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
 
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Taos New Mexico Family History Center]] 235 Camino de la Placita, Taos NM 87571 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+Camino+De+La+Placita/@36.408089,-105.5752064,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717653cc01266a1:0xf6a691763e981134 Location Map]
 
*[[Taos New Mexico Family History Center]] 235 Camino de la Placita, Taos NM 87571 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/235+Camino+De+La+Placita/@36.408089,-105.5752064,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717653cc01266a1:0xf6a691763e981134 Location Map]
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*[[Tres Piedras New Mexico Family History Center]] 22470 US Hwy 64 Tres Piedras, NM 87577 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/22470+U.S.+64/@36.647879,-105.9726404,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717bb4d7fc51011:0x2578c0481a56523f Location Map]
  
*[[Tres Piedras New Mexico Family History Center]] 22470 US Hwy 64 Tres Piedras, NM 87577 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/22470+U.S.+64/@36.647879,-105.9726404,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8717bb4d7fc51011:0x2578c0481a56523f Location Map]
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Taos}}
  
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{{NM Museums Intro|Taos}}
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{{NM Societies Intro|Taos}}
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'''Taos County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 2447<br>Taos, NM 87571<br>Telephone: 575-770-0681<br>E-mail:[mailto:cordova@newmex.com cordova@newmex.com]<br>[http://www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]
  
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{{NM Websites Intro|Taos}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/taos-county/ Taos County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/taos-county/ Taos 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+Taos|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|205734|New%20Mexico|Taos}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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{{NM Research Guides Intro|Taos}}
  
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Latest revision as of 15:51, 11 March 2020

 

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


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Taos County is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

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

Taos County, New Mexico Record Dates[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
1846 1846 1846 #8 1880s 1846 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]

  • Until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 22 September 1846 - Taos County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[4]Code named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 Taos county formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • County seat: Taos[2]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Taos county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[5] [6] [7] Residents who lived far from the county seat, probably didn't send many records to the county offices.
  • 1 February 1860 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of MORA county. [8]
  • 12 January 1861 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct). [9]
  • 28 February 1861 - TAOS county lost land to the creation of Colorado Territory. [10]
  • 18 January 1862 - TAOS county regained all of SAN JUAN county (original, extinct) when the law creating SAN JUAN was repealed. [11]

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

See also Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details.

Taos and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Populated Places[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:[12]

Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
  • El Rito
  • Las Trampas
  • Llano
  • Llano Quemado
  • 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 Taos County, New Mexico online and in print
    Tombstone Transcriptions Online
    Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
    List of Cemeteries in the County
    See New Mexico Cemeteries for more information

    Census Records[edit | edit source]

    Historical populations
    Census Pop.
    1910 12,008
    1920 12,773 6.4%
    1930 14,394 12.7%
    1940 18,528 28.7%
    1950 17,146 −7.5%
    1960 15,934 −7.1%
    1970 17,516 9.9%
    1980 19,456 11.1%
    1990 23,118 18.8%
    2000 29,979 29.7%
    2010 32,937 9.9%
    Source: "Wikipedia.org".

    Federal Census Records
    Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see New Mexico Census.

    State Census Records

    Church Records[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.

    Catholic

    Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are available online for the following years:

    FS = FamilySearch - free[13]
    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Taos, Online Parish Registers
    Baptisms
    Marriages
    Burials
    Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
    FS 1701-1837 1701-1837 1777-1856 1827-1850
    FS 1837-1850 1837-1850 1856-1895 1856-1895 1850-1956
    FS 1850-1879 1850-1879 1895-1956
    FS 1866-1871, 1880-1887 1866-1871, 1880-1887
    FS 1925-1933
    St. Lawrence Mission, Picurís, Online Parish Registers
    Baptisms
    Marriages
    Burials
    Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
    FS 1750-1867 1750-1867 1726-1837 1726-1837 1726-1856

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

    • Taos

    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 Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.

    Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

    Taos CountyColfax CountyRio Arriba CountyMora CountyConejos County, ColoradoCostilla County, ColoradoLas Animas County, ColoradoNM TAOS.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]

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

    Websites[edit | edit source]

    Research Guides[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Wikipedia contributors, "Taos, New Mexico," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico. accessed 8/30/2018
    2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
    3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Taos County, New Mexico. Page 475 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), 471.
    4. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
    5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
    6. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
    7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
    8. N.M. Terr. Laws 1859-1860, 9th assy. /p. 76
    9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1860-1861, 10th assy. /p. 16
    10. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 172-177; Van Zandt, 141-144
    11. N.M. Terr. Laws 1861-1862, 11th assy. /p. 16
    12. Wikipedia contributors,"Taos County, New Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taos_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 12 February 2019.
    13. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.