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Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy

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=== Description ===
Formed Sierra County is located in 1884. The county seat is Truth or Consequencesthe southwest central area of the state.<ref>httpWikipedia contributors, "Sierra, New Mexico," in ''https://genealogytrailsen.comwikipedia.org/newmex/sierrawiki/ Sierra_County,_New_Mexico.'' accessed 098/2930/20162018</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
{{NM Courthouse Intro|Sierra}}
'''Sierra County Courthouse'''<br>311 N Date<br>Truth or Consequences, NM 87901<br>Phone: 505.894.2840<br> [http://www.courtreferencesierraco.comorg/Sierra-County-New-Mexico-Courts.htm Sierra County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1884, probate records, military discharge records from 1945; <br>Clerk of the District Court 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>
=== Sierra County, New Mexico Record Dates ===
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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), Sierra 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, Revised Third ed. (Salt Lake CityProvo, Utah: Ancestry, 19922004), 471. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" || width="14.2%" align="center" |1865| width="14.2%" align="center" || width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="14.2%" align="center" |#7
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1884
| width="14.2%" align="center" |18901945| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930. </center>
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*[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]
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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=== Populated Places ===
{{NM Populated Places Intro|Sierra}}For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newmexico.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,051,c,sierra.cfm HomeTown Locator] The following are locations the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors,"Sierra County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia:<ref> the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_County,_New_Mexico#Communities , accessed 10 February 2019.</ref>
'''''Cities'''''{{populated places<br!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Butte,_New_Mexico Elephant Butte]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_or_Consequences,_New_Mexico Truth or Consequences (county seat)]</div>| cities-col3='''''Village'''''<br!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburg,_New_Mexico Williamsburg '''''Unincorporated communities''''']<br/div>| villages-col2={| widthvillages-col3="60%"|<!--unincorp column------------------->| valignunincorp-col1="top" width="20%"|<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloride,_New_Mexico Chloride]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuchillo,_New_Mexico Cuchillo]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derry,_New_Mexico Derry]</div>| valignunincorp-col2="top" width="20%"|<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engle,_New_Mexico Engle]* Hermosa[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsboro,_New_Mexico Hillsboro]* Lake Valley[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monticello,_New_Mexico Monticello]</div>| valignunincorp-col3="top" width="20%"|* Monticello<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upham,_New_Mexico Upham]</div>|} '''''Census<!--census column-------------------desigated places'''''<br{| width="60%"|census-| valigncol1="top" width="20%"|<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrey,_New_Mexico Arrey]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caballo,_New_Mexico Caballo]* Hillsboro[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Springs_Landing,_New_Mexico Hot Springs Landing]</div>| valigncensus-col2="top" width="20%"|* Hot Springs Landing<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston,_New_Mexico Kingston]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Palomas,_New_Mexico Las Palomas]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis,_New_Mexico Oasis]</div>| valigncensus-col3="top" width<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston,_New_Mexico Winston]</div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1="20%"|<div>* Oasis[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermosa,_New_Mexico Hermosa]</div>| ghost-col2=<div>* Winston[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Valley,_Sierra_County,_New_Mexico Lake Valley]</div>|ghost-col3=}}
=== History Timeline ===
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |* [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1955&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://sierra.nmgenweb.us/Scemetery.html NMGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/sierra/sierra.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/sierra.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=28&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/sierra/sierra.htm NM Cemetery Project]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/sierra.htm NM Interment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|691914|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [httphttps://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=suSierra%3Acemetery+Sierra2C+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 +cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |* [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-browse/USA/New-binMexico/fg.cgiSierra-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntryid=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1955 county_1955 Findagrave.com]* [https://billiongraves.com/search/resultscemetery Billion Graves]*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Sierra/ListSierra.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?year_rangelocal=517971&actionlocTGroup=search_cemeteryCemeteries&exactdirection=truedown&countrysec=United%20States0&stateqty=New%20Mexico11&countystateAbbv=Sierra&cemetery_namestateName=a# Billion GravesCemeteries in or near Sierra 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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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription &amp; Photo Project]
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
=== Census Records ===
'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
=== Church Records ===
{{NM Church Intro|Sierra}}<br>'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=395955&reqParentsLabel=Sierra%2C%20New%20Mexico%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
=== Court Records ===
''Online Land Records''
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website*'''1861 1863 - 19361908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 18611863-19361908] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
=== Local Histories ===
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{NM Maps Intro|Sierra}}
{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Sierra County}}}}
[[Image:Nmsierra.jpg|350px|Nmsierra.jpg]]
*[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
{{NM World War I Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
==== World War II ====
{{NM World War II Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{NM Naturalization Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Newspapers ===
'''Online Probate Records
*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images $
=== School Records ===
==== Birth ====
{{NM Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
==== Marriage ====
{{NM Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
==== Death ====
{{NM Vital Records - Death Intro|Sierra}}
*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
==== Divorce ====
{{NM Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sierra}}
== Research Facilities ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/sierra-county/ Sierra County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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