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Guide to '''Colfax 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 '''Colfax County, New Mexico ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
 
  
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Colfax County
 
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| state = New Mexico
 
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| founded year = 1869
 
| founded date = January 25
 
| seat = Hettinger
 
| building image = NewMexicoColfaxCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse]<br>230 N 3rd Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: 575-445-5551<br>[http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ ''' Colfax County Website''']}}
 
  
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Colfax County is located in northeast and was named for Schuyler Colfax.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico accessed 10/31/2016</ref>
  
=== County Information ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
==== Colfax County, New Mexico Record Dates  ====
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{{NM Courthouse Intro|Colfax}}
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'''Colfax County Courthouse'''<br>230 N 3rd Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: 575-445-5551<br>[http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/government/county_clerk.php Colfax County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; 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>
  
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=== Colfax County, New Mexico Record Dates  ===
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{{NM Record Dates Intro|Colfax}}
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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), Colfax County, New Mexico. Page 473 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.</ref></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Deaths|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1790
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1969
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1964
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1984
 
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== Record Loss ===
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[http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ Colfax County Courthouse]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
230 N 3rd St; PO Box 1498<br>Raton, NM 87740-1498<br>Phone: 505.445.5551&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; '''''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), Colfax County, New Mexico page 473, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{NM Boundary Changes Intro|Colfax}}
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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}}.
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.<ref name="HBG" />
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*'''County seat:''' Hettinger<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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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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,007,c,colfax.cfm HomeTown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colfax County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 30 January 2019.</ref>
  
{{Wikipedia|Colfax County, New Mexico}}  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raton,_New_Mexico Raton (county seat)]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springer,_New_Mexico Springer]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_Fire,_New_Mexico Angel Fire]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cimarron,_New_Mexico Cimarron]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Nest,_New_Mexico Eagle Nest]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell,_New_Mexico Maxwell]</div>
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* Black Lake
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* Carisbrook
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* Colmar
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* Dillon</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethtown,_New_Mexico Elizabethtown]
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* Farley
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami,_New_Mexico Miami]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philmont_Scout_Ranch Philmont Scout Ranch]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rayado,_New_Mexico Rayado]
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* Sweetwater
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ute_Park,_New_Mexico Ute Park]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson,_New_Mexico Dawson]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburg,_New_Mexico Pittsburg]</div>
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* Van Houten</div>
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=== History  ===
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'''''Towns or Places with Name Changes'''''<br>
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[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and Places with Name Changes|An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names]] that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.
  
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NM Historical Timeline Intro|Colfax}}
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'''Additional Information'''<br>
 
*The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps] (Dept.Interior).
 
*The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. [http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/history.htm Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview]. History and Historic [http://www.cimarronnm.com/PDF/HistoricTrailMaps.pdf Trail Maps] (Dept.Interior).
  
 
*[http://www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm The Colfax County War 1875].
 
*[http://www.sangres.com/history/maxwelllandgrant.htm The Colfax County War 1875].
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
==== Populated Places<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Communities</ref>  ====
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== Resources ==
=====City=====
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{{NM Resources Intro|Colfax}}
*Raton (county seat)
 
=====Town=====
 
*Springer
 
*Villages[edit]
 
*Angel Fire
 
*Cimarron
 
*Eagle Nest
 
*Maxwell
 
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*Ute Park
 
*Unincorporated communities[edit]
 
*Black Lake
 
*Carisbrook
 
*Colmar
 
*Dawson
 
*Dillon
 
*Elizabethtown
 
*Farley
 
*Miami
 
*Philmont Scout Ranch
 
*Pittsburg
 
*Rayado
 
*Sunny Side
 
*Sweetwater
 
*Van Houten
 
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=== Parent County ===
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1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]] 2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]]
  
*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}}.
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{{NM Bible Intro|Colfax}}
*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Colfax County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
 
  
'''25 January 1869:''' Eastern part of [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos County]] was set off to form Colfax County.<ref name="HBG" />
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NM Biographies Intro|Colfax}}
  
==== Description ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NM Business Records Intro|Colfax}}
  
Colfax County is located in northeastern New Mexico, where the plains meet the Rockies. It was established on January 25, 1869. Raton is the County Seat.
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'''''Mining'''''<br>
<ref>http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/community/about_colfax_county.php accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&source=bl&ots=R5eyq7b0QN&sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&hl=en&ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false p.90-107];
This county was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), seventeenth Vice President of the United States under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico accessed 10/31/2016</ref>
 
  
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30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City&nbsp;were established in the&nbsp;Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in&nbsp;5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world"&nbsp;had been &nbsp;established before the discovery of gold in 1867. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 65].
*[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>
 
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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The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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Early Mining
  
=== Towns or Places with Name Changes  ===
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Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64].
  
[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Towns and Places with Name Changes|An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names]] that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.
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Early Places
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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Early places prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 67].
  
[[Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mora]]{{·}} [[Harding County, New Mexico Genealogy|Harding]]{{·}} [[Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy|Taos]]{{·}} [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union]]<br>'''Colorado Counties:''' [[Costilla County, Colorado Genealogy|Costilla]]{{·}} [[Las Animas County, Colorado Genealogy|Las Animas]]
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Mining Claims
  
=== Resources  ===
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List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County.
  
=== New Mexico Genealogy Research Outline  ===
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Mining Camps
  
Click [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/NewMexico.pdf Here].  
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List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mining Camps]].
  
=== Archives and Repositories  ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NM Cemeteries Intro|Colfax}}
  
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|See details]]
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*Seton Memorial Library
 
*Center for Southwest Research
 
*New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
 
*National Hispanic Cultural Center
 
*Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
 
*Rio Grande Historical Collections
 
 
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription & Photo Project]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
 
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
 
 
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1932 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/colfax.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/colfax.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=5&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj.com/newmexico/colfax/colfax.htm NM Cemetery Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/colfax.htm NM Interment]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Colfax+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Colfax&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|603374|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Colfax%2C+New+Mexico+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Mexico/Colfax-County?id=county_1932 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/Colfax/ListColfax.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=17815&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=17&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries in or near Colfax by EPunk]
 
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=== Search by Cemetery Name  ===
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{NM Census Intro|Colfax}}
Click on Cemetery Name to see details.
 
 
 
[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abbott Cemetery ]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Abreu Cemetery]], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Agua Dulce Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Black Lake Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Caliente Canyon Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catholic Cemetery]], [[Caliente Canyon, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Catskill Cemetery]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Canyon Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery]], Clifton Cemetery [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&source=bl&ots=idEljB6hne&sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&hl=en&ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.206],
 
 
 
[[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Colmor Cemetery]], [[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Dawson Cemetery]], [[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Eagle Nest Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Elizabethtown Cemetery]],&nbsp;
 
 
 
[[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Espinoza Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairmont Cemetery]], [[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery]], [[Eagle Nest, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Gallagher Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hecht Family Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Herrera Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Hollenbeck Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|J.B. Dawson Family Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Jackson Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Johnson Mesa]]
 
 
 
[[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Kaplan Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Kelleher Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Livingston Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Maxwell Family Cemetery]], [[Miami, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Miami Cemetery]], [[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery]], [[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountainview Kiowa]]
 
 
 
[[Kiowa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mount Calvary Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|North Abbott Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Otero Cemetery]], [[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Palo Blanco]]
 
 
 
[[Palo Blanco Mountain, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Mountain Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pine Buttes Cemetery]], [[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Point of Rocks Mesa Cemetery]],
 
 
 
[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ponil Park Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Rayado Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Ring Place Cemetery]], [[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saint John's Methodist Church]]
 
 
 
[[Johnson Mesa, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Cemetery]], [[Trinchera Pass, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Pacheco Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|San Antonio Cemetery]], [[Black Lake, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|St. Anthony Church Cemetery]],
 
  
[[Abbott, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Saus Creek Cemetery]],&nbsp;[[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Seeley Cemetery]], Soldier Hill [http://books.google.com/books?id=jUOs3A994xUC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22charles+thacker%22+post+master+%22new+mexico%22&source=bl&ots=idEljB6hne&sig=hqgzvrwtEKMGB_nyX-gQ4ps7tUA&hl=en&ei=LPSjS43zOZCYtgedlM2RCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CA0Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.207], [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Springer Cemetery]],
 
 
[[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Sweet Water Cemetery]], [[Tinaja, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Tinaja Cemetery]], [[Ute Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Touch Me Not Mountain Cemetery]],
 
 
[[Angel Fire, Colfax County, Cemetery Details|United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery]], [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Valdez Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Vermejo Cemetery]], [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Cemetery Details|Wilson Cemetery]],
 
 
=== Census Records  ===
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1910 |16460  
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|1910 |16460
 
|1920 |21550
 
|1920 |21550
 
|1930 |19157
 
|1930 |19157
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|1950 |16761
 
|1950 |16761
 
|1960 |13806
 
|1960 |13806
|1970 |12170  
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|1970 |12170
|1980 |13667  
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|1980 |13667
|1990 |12925  
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|1990 |12925
 
|2000 |14189
 
|2000 |14189
 
|2010 |13750
 
|2010 |13750
 
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===== State Census Records =====
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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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'''''Federal Census Records'''''<br>
*'''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]].
 
Federal Censuses were taken for New Mexico starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[New Mexico Census]].
  
===== Colfax County =====
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'''Colfax County'''<br>
  
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]  
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1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 '''Free Census''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]
  
1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],  
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1870 US Census, Colfax County: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index01.txt (A-Free)], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index02.txt (Fren-Midd]), ([http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index03.txt Mila-Truj]),&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/index/index04.txt (Truj-Z]), [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1870/ Index], transcription [http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/nm/colfax/1870/ and index],
  
1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]  
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1880 US Census Free&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1&recordType=Census&countryId=1 Search]
  
1912 - Business Directory:  
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1912 - Business Directory:
  
County [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].  
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County [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/colfax-officers.txt Officials], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/baldy58nms.txt Baldy], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bell74nms.txt Bell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blacklak83nms.txt Black Lake], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/blossbur90nms.txt Blossburg], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/bonito95nms.txt Bonito], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brackett96nms.txt Brackett], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/brillian99nms.txt Brilliant], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/capulin42gms.txt Capulin], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/carlsbro45gms.txt Carlsbrook], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cerrosos66gms.txt Cerrososo]. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chico110nms.txt Chico], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/chicoric111nms.txt Chicorica], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cimarron115nms.txt Cimarron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/clifton124nms.txt Clifton House], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colfax72gms.txt Colfax], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/colmor74gms.txt Colmor], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/cunningh107gms.txt Cunningham], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dawson114gms.txt Dawson], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dean116gms.txt Dean], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dillon131gms.txt Dillon], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/dorsey142gms.txt Dorsey], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/elizabet163gms.txt Elizabeth], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/french212gms.txt French], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gardiner223gms.txt Gardiner], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/gato228gms.txt Gato], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/harlan140nms.txt Harlan], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hebron151nms.txt Hebron], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/hunt272gms.txt Hunt], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/keota306gms.txt Keota], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehler313gms.txt Koehler], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/koehlerj314gms.txt Koehler Junction], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lloyd371gms.txt Lloyd], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/lynn398gms.txt Lynn], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/maxwell416gms.txt Maxwell], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/meloche420gms.txt Meloche], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/metcalf426gms.txt Metcalf], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/miami427gms.txt Miami], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/nash468gms.txt Nash], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/history/directories/business/1912/otero505gms.txt Otero].
  
 
1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]
 
1930 - Federal Census Index: [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930coac.txt A-C], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cocg.txt C-G], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cogl.txt G-L], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930colp.txt L-P], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cops.txt P-S], [http://files.usgwarchives.net/nm/colfax/census/1930/1930cosz.txt S-Z.]
  
=== Kiowa ===
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'''Kiowa'''<br>
  
1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record]  
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1920 - Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Census/colfax_1920-Kiowa-ward4-sheet4.htm Record]
  
=== Raton ===
+
'''Raton'''<br>
  
1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records]  
+
1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census&nbsp;[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_census.htm Records]
  
=== Other  ===
+
'''''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] ($)
 +
*Guide to[http://www.censusfinder.com/new_mexico.htm 1788 and 1790]&nbsp;Census of El Paso del Norte
 +
=== Church Records ===
 +
{{NM Church Intro|Colfax}}
  
New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
+
*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project
+
=== Court Records ===
 +
{{NM Court Intro|Colfax}}
  
Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search
+
[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]
  
Guide to[http://www.censusfinder.com/new_mexico.htm 1788 and 1790]&nbsp;Census of El Paso del Norte
+
=== Directories ===
 +
{{NM Directories Intro|Colfax}}
  
Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents
+
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{NM Emigration Intro|Colfax}}
  
Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"
+
1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy
  
=== Church Records ===
+
=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
{{NM Church Intro}}
+
{{NM Ethnic Groups Intro|Colfax}}
 +
 
 +
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 +
{{NM Funeral Homes Intro|Colfax}}
 +
 
 +
=== Genealogies  ===
 +
{{NM Genealogies Intro|Colfax}}
  
=== Court Records  ===
+
Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]]
  
[[Image:Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg]]
+
1860
  
==== Land ====
+
See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.
  
{{NM Land Intro}}
+
1870
  
*Bureau of Land Management
+
See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.
*General Land Office [http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html Records Search]&nbsp;
 
*Mining
 
  
Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.]<br>
+
1880
*[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>
 
*'''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
 
  
=== Libraries  ===
+
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.
  
*Angel Fire Community Library
+
1900
*Eagle Nest Public Library
 
*Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
 
*Springer - Fred Macaron Library
 
*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
 
*Seton Memorial Library
 
==== Family History Centers ====
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
  
=== Local Histories  ===
+
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner,&nbsp;13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.
  
{{NM History Intro}}
+
'''Colfax County Family Photo Album'''<br>
  
==== Lists of Settlers, 1860  ====
+
1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]] 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.
  
1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356)
+
=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{NM Guardianship Intro|Colfax}}
  
2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707)
+
=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{NM Land Intro|Colfax}}
  
==== Lists of Settlers, 1870  ====
+
*Bureau of Land Management
 +
*General Land Office [http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/glo.html Records Search]&nbsp;
 +
*Mining
  
1. Precinct 1 (800): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]]
+
Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of [http://opendatabank.com/geo/us/nm/county/colfax-county.html Mines.]<br>
 +
*[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>
 +
*'''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
 +
*Colfax County Residents&nbsp; (60) who received Patents: Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"
  
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.
+
=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{NM Histories Intro|Colfax}}
  
2. Precinct 2 (132): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 2|A-Z]]
+
{{NM History Intro}}
  
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.
+
'''Lists of Settlers, 1860'''<br>
  
3. Precinct 3 (1,060): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, A-E|A-E]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, N-Z|N-Z]].
+
1. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rayado]] (356)
  
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.  
+
2. [[Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers|Rio Colorado]] (707)
  
==== Lists of Settlers, 1880  ====
+
'''Lists of Settlers, 1870'''<br>
  
1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470)
+
1. Precinct 1 (800): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, A-E|A-E]] , [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 1, N-Z|N-Z.]]
  
2. [[Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Chico]] (113)
+
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.
  
3. Cimarron (1,247)
+
2. Precinct 2 (132): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 2|A-Z]]
  
4. [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Elizabethtown]] (287)
+
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.
  
5. [[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Otero]] (50)
+
3. Precinct 3 (1,060): [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, A-E|A-E]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, F-M|F-M]], [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1870, Precinct 3, N-Z|N-Z]].
  
6. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Rayado]] (270)
+
Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.
  
7. [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Springer]] (34)
+
'''Lists of Settlers, 1880'''<br>
  
8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133)  
+
1. Upper and Lower [[Dry Cimarron, Union County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Dry Cimarron]] (470)
  
==== Lists of Settlers, 1900  ====
+
2. [[Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers 1880|Chico]] (113)
  
1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111) 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976);
+
3. Cimarron (1,247)
  
5. [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Chico Springs ]](398)  
+
4. [[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Elizabethtown]] (287)
  
6. Cimarron (3363)  
+
5. [[Otero, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Otero]] (50)
  
7. [[Cimilario, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Cimilario]] (105)  
+
6. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Rayado]] (270)
  
8. [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Colmor ]](1,343)  
+
7. [[Springer, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Springer]] (34)
  
9. [[Dorsey, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Dorsey ]](226)  
+
8. [[Ute Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1880 Settlers|Ute Creek]] (133)
  
10.[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Elizabethtown ]](580); 11. Elkins (61)
+
'''Lists of Settlers, 1900'''<br>
  
12. Gardiner (1,195) [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers A-F|A-F]],&nbsp; [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers G-L|G-L]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers M-R|M-R]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers S-Z|S-Z]]  
+
1. [[Baldy, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Baldy]] (111) 2. [[Black Lakes, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Black Lakes ]](205);&nbsp; 3. [[Blossburg, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 settlers|Blossburg]] (191);&nbsp; 4.[[Catskill, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Catskill ]](976);
  
13. [[Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Johnson Park ]](793)  
+
5. [[Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Chico Springs ]](398)
  
14. [[Martinez, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Martines]] (365)  
+
6. Cimarron (3363)
  
15. [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Maxwell ]](276)  
+
7. [[Cimilario, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Cimilario]] (105)
  
16. Mesa (505)  
+
8. [[Colmor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Colmor ]](1,343)
  
17.[[Pena Flor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Pena Flor]](156)  
+
9. [[Dorsey, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Dorsey ]](226)
  
18.[[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil ]](50)  
+
10.[[Elizabethtown, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Elizabethtown ]](580); 11. Elkins (61)
  
19. [[Ponil Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil Park ]](100)
+
12. Gardiner (1,195) [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers A-F|A-F]],&nbsp; [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers G-L|G-L]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers M-R|M-R]], [[Gardiner, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers S-Z|S-Z]]
  
20. Raton (3,863)  
+
13. [[Johnson Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Johnson Park ]](793)
  
21. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Rayado]] (135)  
+
14. [[Martinez, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Martines]] (365)
  
22. Springer (589)  
+
15. [[Maxwell, Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers|Maxwell ]](276)
  
23. [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191).
+
16. Mesa (505)
  
==== Pioneer or Settler [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]] ====
+
17.[[Pena Flor, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Pena Flor]](156)
  
==== Pioneers, Others  ====
+
18.[[Ponil, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil ]](50)
  
Published Online Information
+
19. [[Ponil Park, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Ponil Park ]](100)
  
Listed by surname
+
20. Raton (3,863)
  
1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]] 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]] 3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]]
+
21. [[Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Rayado]] (135)
  
=== Family Histories or Genealogical Information  ===
+
22. Springer (589)
  
Online Surname [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Family History Links|Links]]  
+
23. [[Trinchera, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1900 Settlers|Trinchera]] (191).
  
1860
+
'''Pioneer or Settler''' [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Biographies|Biographies, A-Z]]<br>
  
See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.
+
'''Pioneers, Others'''<br>
  
1870
+
Published Online Information
  
See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.
+
Listed by surname
  
1880
+
1.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, A-F|A-F]] 2.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, G-O|G-O]] 3.[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Settlers, P-Z|P-Z]]
  
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.
+
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 +
{{NM Maps Intro|Colfax}}
  
1900
+
{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Colfax County}}}}
  
See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner,&nbsp;13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.  
+
1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]
  
=== Immigrant Information  ===
+
1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]
  
1. List of immigrants from [http://www.trentinoheritage.com/nannemig.htm Nanno] and Portolo, Italy
+
*Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]
  
=== Colfax County Family Photo Album  ===
+
Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 34].
  
1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Photos 1900-1919|1900 to 1919.]] 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.  
+
*note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya, &nbsp;provides a limited preview through the page 7 link. &nbsp;You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1. &nbsp;Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
 +
*Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 7].
 +
*Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
 +
*Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
 +
*Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8. &nbsp;
 +
*Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]
 +
*[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
 +
 
 +
=== Migration ===
 +
{{NM Migration Intro|Colfax}}
  
=== Resources  ===
+
'''''Santa Fe Trail'''''<br>
 +
Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.
  
1. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Online Resources|Online Resources]] 2. List of [[Colfax County, New Mexico, Offline Resources|Offline Resources]]
+
1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the&nbsp;trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels&nbsp;on to Springer.
  
=== Maps  ===
+
2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.
  
[[Image:Nmcolfax.jpg|350px]]
+
[[Santa Fe Trail|More information on the Santa Fe Trail]]
1895 Colfax County [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/colfax.htm Map] , 1895 new Mexico State [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/ Map]  
 
  
1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax [http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/newmexico/colfaxtaosmora.htm Counties]  
+
Santa Fe National Historic [http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-santa-fe-national-historic-trail-new-mexico-sidwcmdev_068999.html Trail]
  
*Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and&nbsp;[http://www.mindat.org/loc-21968.html Mines]
+
Santa Fe Trail Family History [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Bios/SFTrailHistProj.htm Project]
  
Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 34].
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Santa Fe Trail Scenic [http://www.santafetrailnm.org/ Byway]
  
*note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya, &nbsp;provides a limited preview through the page 7 link. &nbsp;You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1. &nbsp;Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
+
Santa Fe Trail Aerial [http://www.santafetrailresearch.com/spacepix/0ur-space-link-page.html Photos]
*Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, [http://books.google.com/books?id=VR76NzvpaukC&pg=PP1&dq=Translating+property,+montoya&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false page 7].
 
*Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
 
*Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
 
*Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8. &nbsp;
 
*Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]
 
*[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
 
  
=== Military  ===
+
Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society]
  
====Pre-Statehood (6 Jan 1912)====  
+
=== Military Records ===
 +
{{NM Military Intro|Colfax}}
  
*Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540]
+
'''Pre-Statehood (6 Jan 1912)'''<br>
*Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608]
 
*Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]
 
*'''Civil War'''
 
**'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
**Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]
 
**''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]
 
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
+
*Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/musterc.htm 1540]
 +
*Soldier List - Onate Expedition [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/mustero.htm 1598-1608]
 +
*Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - [http://bernalillo.nmgenweb.us/nm1600.htm 1600]
 +
==== Revolutionary War ====
 +
{{NM Revolutionary War Intro|Colfax}}
 
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
 
*'''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]].''
  
====Post-Statehood====
+
==== Civil War ====
 
+
{{NM Civil War Intro|Colfax}}
===== World War I =====
+
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932418|New Mexico Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 +
*Civil War Pension Index Card [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1471019 Search] More information at [[Union Pension Records]]
 +
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 +
*List of Pensioners [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/PenRoll1883.html 1883]
  
 +
==== World War I ====
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{{NM World War I Intro|Colfax}}
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations] free online
*'''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] ($)
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''  
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*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
  
===== World War II =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{NM World War II Intro|Colfax}}
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*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]($)
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
===== Vietnam War =====
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==== Vietnam War ====
 
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{{NM Vietnam War Intro|Colfax}}
 
*Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial]
 
*Vietnam War - Angel Fire [http://www.angelfirememorial.com/ Memorial]
  
=== Mining  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NM Naturalization Intro|Colfax}}
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*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=lbLmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA91&lpg=PA91&dq=%22silver+in+colfax+county%22&source=bl&ots=R5eyq7b0QN&sig=-h5UTseNp6a-Z-uplvRSJAN6HNY&hl=en&ei=3Zi_S8CZGoG78ga069nNCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false p.90-107];
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NM Newspapers Intro|Colfax}}
  
30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City&nbsp;were established in the&nbsp;Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in&nbsp;5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world"&nbsp;had been &nbsp;established before the discovery of gold in 1867. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 65].  
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*[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]]
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]]
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*[http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/nmnews&CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress.
  
The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed&nbsp;by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. [http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false p.63]&nbsp;, and by&nbsp;Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of&nbsp; Military Reconnoissance of 1848,&nbsp;page 19. &nbsp;Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest&nbsp;production,&nbsp;output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Colfax}}
  
Early Mining
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NM Obituaries Intro|Colfax}}
  
Early coal mining operations.&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 64].
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NM Other Records Intro|Colfax}}
  
Early Places
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NM Periodicals Intro|Colfax}}
  
Early places prospected for&nbsp;gold&nbsp;[http://books.google.com/books?id=GUUOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=H+G+Frankenberger+%22colfax+county+%22+-nebraska+-colorado+-creek&source=bl&ots=n_8cEaKCtg&sig=tc5QSXqHZVEY3dCsmPfgPnzBRBo&hl=en&ei=Tk6ZS6bBAcyXtgfpsfmwCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=&f=false page 67].
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NM Probate Intro|Colfax}}
  
Mining Claims
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
List of [http://usa.indettaglio.it/eng/35/007/916514.html Mining Claims ]for Colfax County.
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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 $
  
Mining Camps
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[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]]
  
List of [[Mining Camps, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy|Mining Camps]].
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=== School Records ===
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{{NM Schools Intro|Colfax}}
  
===Museumsv
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NM Tax Intro|Colfax}}
  
*Eagles Nest
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=== Vital Records ===
*Elizabethtown Museum
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{{NM Vital Intro|Colfax}}
*Cimarron
 
*Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
 
*Philmont Museum
 
*Villa Philmonte
 
*Raton Museum
 
*Springer
 
*Dorsey Mansion history&nbsp;[http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch]
 
*Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]
 
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.
  
*[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|Current local newspaper addresses and phones]]
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*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Historic Newspapers|Historic Periodicals and Newspapers]]
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==== Birth ====
*[http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/nmnews&CISOBOX1=Colfax Digital Collections] for Colfax County Newspapers
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{{NM Birth Intro|Colfax}}
*[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.
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/72157619370519453/ Search Historic Newspapers] Library of Congress.
 
  
{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Colfax}}
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*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br>
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*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
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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 ====
 +
{{NM Marriage Intro|Colfax}}
  
=== Probate  ===
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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]($)
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1871-1900''' Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)]
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*'''1889-1893 and 1897-1901''' Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS]
  
*'''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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==== Death ====
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{{NM Death Intro|Colfax}}
  
{{NM Probate Intro}}  
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*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601
 +
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963<br>
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*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
 +
*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://colfax.nmgenweb.us/ page].<br>
 +
*Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
 +
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County
 +
*Colfax County Online Genealogy Message Boards: [http://cousinconnect.com/p/a/101906/ Cousin Connect], [http://genforum.genealogy.com/nm/colfax/?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 GenForum], [https://www.ancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.newmexico.counties.colfax/mb.ashx Rootsweb],
 +
*Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames]
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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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*New Mexico [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1546466 Death Records ]1889-1945 Search. More information at [[New Mexico Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
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*New Mexico [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/nmdi.htm Death Records ]US&nbsp;GenWeb&nbsp;Index Project
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*Social Security [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records Death Index] Search
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NM Divorce Intro|Colfax}}
  
[[Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, Town Details|See Details]]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NM Research Facilities Intro|Colfax}}
  
=== Santa Fe Trail  ===
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=== Archives ===
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{{NM Archives Intro|Colfax}}
  
Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.
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*[[Colfax County, New Mexico, Archives and Libraries|Colfax County Archives and Libraries]]
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*Center for Southwest Research
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*New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
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*National Hispanic Cultural Center
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*Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
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*Rio Grande Historical Collections
  
1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the&nbsp;trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels&nbsp;on to Springer.
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.  
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*[[Farmington New Mexico Family History Center]]
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*Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
  
[[Santa Fe Trail|More information on the Santa Fe Trail]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NM Libraries Intro|Colfax}}
  
Santa Fe National Historic [http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/travel-ta-santa-fe-national-historic-trail-new-mexico-sidwcmdev_068999.html Trail]
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*Angel Fire Community Library
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*Eagle Nest Public Library
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*Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
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*Springer - Fred Macaron Library
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*Seton Memorial Library
  
Santa Fe Trail Family History [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/Colfax_Bios/SFTrailHistProj.htm Project]
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=== Museums ===
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{{NM Museums Intro|Colfax}}
  
Santa Fe Trail Scenic [http://www.santafetrailnm.org/ Byway]  
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*Eagles Nest
 
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*Elizabethtown Museum
Santa Fe Trail Aerial [http://www.santafetrailresearch.com/spacepix/0ur-space-link-page.html Photos]  
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*Cimarron
 
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*Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
Santa Fe Trail Museum and [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Historical Society]  
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*Philmont Museum
 
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*Villa Philmonte
=== Schools  ===
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*[http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
 
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*Springer
=== Taxation ===
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*Dorsey Mansion history&nbsp;[http://www.dorseymansion.com/ Ranch]  
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*Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]
  
{{NM Tax Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NM Societies Intro|Colfax}}
  
=== Societies  ===
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*Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]Local
 
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*Angel Fire: Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710
 
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*Cimarron: Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.
Local  
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*Raton: Raton Historical Society
 
 
*Angel Fire: Genealogy Club of Angel Fire, PO&nbsp;Box 503, Angel Fire, NM&nbsp;87710  
 
*Cimarron: Cimarron Historical Society, Les Davis, Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714.  
 
*Raton: Raton Historical Society  
 
*Raton Family History Center, 2136 La Mesa Drive, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-9226.
 
*[http://www.newmexico.org/western/learn/raton_museum.php Raton Museum], Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
 
 
*Springer: [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.
 
*Springer: [http://www.planetware.com/map-of/springer-santa-fe-trail-museum-and-historical-society-us-nm-sftmhs.htm Springer Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society]., Mike Taylor, 606 Maxwell Ave., Springer, New Mexico, 87747. Phone: 505-483-5554 or 505-483-0474.
  
State  
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'''State'''<br>
 
 
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Colfax County Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/ Colfax County Genealogy Trails]  
 
*[http://www.hgrc-nm.org/ Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico]  
 
*[http://www.hgrc-nm.org/ Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico]  
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*[http://www.losalamoshistory.org/ Los Alamos Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.losalamoshistory.org/ Los Alamos Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.currensnet.com/cwladys.htm New Mexico Civil War Ladies League]  
 
*[http://www.currensnet.com/cwladys.htm New Mexico Civil War Ladies League]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmsodar/nmso/ New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution]  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nmsodar/nmso/ New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution]  
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/index.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/index.htm New Mexico Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/geneal.htm The New Mexico Genealogist]  
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/geneal.htm The New Mexico Genealogist]  
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*[http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Taos County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.taosis.com/tchs/index.html Taos County Historical Society]
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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== Websites ==
 
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{{NM Websites Intro|Colfax}}
Birth and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.
 
 
 
==== Births  ====
 
 
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601<br>
 
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505) 827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
 
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
*'''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]
 
*'''1871-1900''' Marriage Index 1871-1900 [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages1.htm (Grooms name Ab to Lo)] , [http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/colfax/colfax_marriages2.htm (Grooms name Lo to Zw)]
 
 
 
*'''1889-1893 and 1897-1901''' Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - [http://www.nmgs.org/artcolmar.htm NMGS]
 
 
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
 
 
*Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office<br>226 East 4th Street<br>Raton, NM 87740<br>Phone: (575)445-3601
 
*State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics&nbsp;<br>1105 S. St. Francis Drive<br>P.O. Box 26110<br>Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110 <br>Phone:(505)827-0121 <br>Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963<br>
 
 
 
*Albuquerque Journal [http://obits.abqjournal.com/obits online obituaries search]&nbsp;
 
 
 
*NMGenWeb, Colfax County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nmcolfax/ page].<br>
 
*Linkpendium for Colfax [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/Colfax/ County]
 
 
 
*Worldcat, Library [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AColfax+County+%28N.M.%29.&qt=hot_subject Books ]regarding Colfax County
 
 
 
*Colfax County Online Genealogy Message Boards: [http://cousinconnect.com/p/a/101906/ Cousin Connect], [http://genforum.genealogy.com/nm/colfax/?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 GenForum], [http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newmexico.counties.colfax/mb.ashx?cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Rootsweb],
 
 
 
*Colfax County Newspaper [http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1442 Abstracts] *New Mexico Pedigree Project, Index of [http://www.hgrc-nm.org/surnames/GNMPD.html/surnames.html Surnames]
 
 
 
*'''1788 – 1798; 1838 – 1955''' {{RecordSearch|1680843|New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1889 - 1945''' {{RecordSearch|1546466|New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
 
 
=== Websites ===
 
  
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{{Colfax County, New Mexico}}
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/unicoi-county/ Unicoi County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newmexico/unicoi-county/ Unicoi County, NM History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104941354458187372272 New Mexico Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/255419071140350/ New Mexico Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:10, 10 March 2020

Guide to Colfax 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: Hettinger
Organized: January 25, 1869
Parent County(s): Auditor please add
Neighboring Counties
Mora  • Harding  • Taos  • Union  • Costilla (CO)  • Las Animas (CO)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoColfaxCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Colfax County is located in northeast and was named for Schuyler Colfax.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Colfax County Courthouse
230 N 3rd Street
Raton, NM 87740
Phone: 575-445-5551
Colfax County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, probate records from 1903 and land records, and land records from 1864; District Court Clerk has divorce and court records.[2]

Colfax 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 1890 1907 #8 1864 1903 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]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
  • Black Lake
  • Carisbrook
  • Colmar
  • Dillon
Census-designated places
Ghost towns
  • Van Houten


Towns or Places with Name Changes
An Alphabetical List of Colfax County Towns and Place Names that have undergone a name change. The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name.

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information

  • The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview. History and Historic Trail Maps (Dept.Interior).

Resources[edit | edit source]

1. List of Online Resources 2. List of Offline Resources

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

Mining
The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. page 64; p.90-107;

30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City were established in the Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in 5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world" had been  established before the discovery of gold in 1867. page 65.

The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. p.63 , and by Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of  Military Reconnoissance of 1848, page 19.  Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest production, output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.

Early Mining

Early coal mining operations. page 64.

Early Places

Early places prospected for gold page 67.

Mining Claims

List of Mining Claims for Colfax County.

Mining Camps

List of Mining Camps.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Colfax 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 16,460
1920 21,550 30.9%
1930 19,157 −11.1%
1940 18,718 −2.3%
1950 16,761 −10.5%
1960 13,806 −17.6%
1970 12,170 −11.8%
1980 13,667 12.3%
1990 12,925 −5.4%
2000 14,189 9.8%
2010 13,750 −3.1%
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.

Colfax County

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Free Census Search

1870 US Census, Colfax County: (A-Free), (Fren-Midd), (Mila-Truj), (Truj-Z), Index, transcription and index,

1880 US Census Free Search

1912 - Business Directory:

County Officials, Baldy, Bell, Black Lake, Blossburg, Bonito, Brackett, Brilliant, Capulin, Carlsbrook, Cerrososo. Chico, Chicorica, Cimarron, Clifton House, Colfax, Colmor, Cunningham, Dawson, Dean, Dillon, Dorsey, Elizabeth, French, Gardiner, Gato, Harlan, Hebron, Hunt, Keota, Koehler, Koehler Junction, Lloyd, Lynn, Maxwell, Meloche, Metcalf, Miami, Nash, Otero.

1930 - Federal Census Index: A-C, C-G, G-L, L-P, P-S, S-Z.

Kiowa

1920 - Partial Federal Census Record

Raton

1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census Records

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]

Colfax County New Mexico Courthouse.jpg

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

1. List of immigrants from Nanno and Portolo, Italy

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Online Surname Links

1860

See census enumeration in Mora and or Taos counties. For free census search, click here.

1870

See census enumeration precincts: Elizabeth City Precinct 1, Elizabeth City Precinct 2, or Elizabeth City Precinct 3. Or, For free census search, click here.

1880

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron, 2. Chico, 3. Cimarron, 4. Elizabethtown, 5. Otero, 6. Rayado, 7. Springer, 8. Ute Creek. Or, For free census search, click here.

1900

See census enumeration precincts: 1. Baldy, 2. Black Lakes, 3. Blossburg, 4.Catskill, 5. Chico Springs, 6. Cimarron, 7. Cimilario, 8. Colmor, 9. Dorsey, 10. Elizabethtown, 11. Elkins, 12. Gardiner, 13. Johnson Park, 14. Martines, 15. Maxwell, 16. Mesa, 17. Pena Flor, 18. Ponel, 19. Ponil Park, 20. Raton, 21. Rayado, 22. Springer, 23. Trinchera. Or, For free census search, click here.

Colfax County Family Photo Album

1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879. 2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899. 3. Photos taken 1900 to 1919. 4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.

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.

Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of Mines.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Colfax 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.

Lists of Settlers, 1860

1. Rayado (356)

2. Rio Colorado (707)

Lists of Settlers, 1870

1. Precinct 1 (800): A-E , F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Elizabethtown and environs.

2. Precinct 2 (132): A-Z

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Cimarron.

3. Precinct 3 (1,060): A-E, F-M, N-Z.

Post Office: Elizabeth City. Location: Rayado and outskirts.

Lists of Settlers, 1880

1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron (470)

2. Chico (113)

3. Cimarron (1,247)

4. Elizabethtown (287)

5. Otero (50)

6. Rayado (270)

7. Springer (34)

8. Ute Creek (133)

Lists of Settlers, 1900

1. Baldy (111) 2. Black Lakes (205);  3. Blossburg (191);  4.Catskill (976);

5. Chico Springs (398)

6. Cimarron (3363)

7. Cimilario (105)

8. Colmor (1,343)

9. Dorsey (226)

10.Elizabethtown (580); 11. Elkins (61)

12. Gardiner (1,195) A-FG-L, M-R, S-Z

13. Johnson Park (793)

14. Martines (365)

15. Maxwell (276)

16. Mesa (505)

17.Pena Flor(156)

18.Ponil (50)

19. Ponil Park (100)

20. Raton (3,863)

21. Rayado (135)

22. Springer (589)

23. Trinchera (191).

Pioneer or Settler Biographies, A-Z

Pioneers, Others

Published Online Information

Listed by surname

1.A-F 2.G-O 3.P-Z

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Colfax CountyUnion CountyHarding CountyMora CountyCostilla County, ColoradoTaos CountyLas Animas County, ColoradoNM COLFAX.jpg
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



1895 Colfax County Map , 1895 new Mexico State Map

1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax Counties

  • Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and Mines

Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, page 34.

  • note: The book "Translating Property - The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict Over Land in the American West, 1840-1900" by Maria E. Montoya,  provides a limited preview through the page 7 link.  You may inquire at your local library for an inter-library loan. The ISBN number for this book is ISBN 0-520-22744-1.  Some places of interest in this book are as follows:
  • Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, page 7.
  • Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.
  • Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.
  • Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8.  
  • Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.[[]]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • NMGenWeb - historical maps

Migration[edit | edit source]

Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.

1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels on to Springer.

2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.

More information on the Santa Fe Trail

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

Santa Fe Trail Family History Project

Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway

Santa Fe Trail Aerial Photos

Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Pre-Statehood (6 Jan 1912)

  • Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - 1540
  • Soldier List - Onate Expedition 1598-1608
  • Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - 1600

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Vietnam War[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

See Details

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 and death certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office. They may be obtained from one of the following locations: They CANNOT copy birth and death certificates under any circumstances.

Birth[edit | edit source]

  • Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
    226 East 4th Street
    Raton, NM 87740
    Phone: (575)445-3601
  • State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics
    1105 S. St. Francis Drive
    P.O. Box 26110
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110
    Phone:(505) 827-0121
    Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963
  • 1726 – 1918 New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918 at FamilySearch

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Colfax County Archives and Libraries
  • Center for Southwest Research
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico
  • Rio Grande Historical Collections

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]

  • Angel Fire Community Library
  • Eagle Nest Public Library
  • Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
  • Springer - Fred Macaron Library
  • Seton Memorial Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

  • Eagles Nest
  • Elizabethtown Museum
  • Cimarron
  • Kit Carson Museum of Rayado
  • Philmont Museum
  • Villa Philmonte
  • Raton Museum, Roger Sanchez, 218 S. First, Raton, New Mexico, 87740. Phone 505-445-8979.
  • Springer
  • Dorsey Mansion history Ranch
  • Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum Santa Fe Trail Museum and Historical Society

Societies[edit | edit source]

State

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico accessed 10/31/2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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), Colfax County, New Mexico. Page 473 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Colfax County, New Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 30 January 2019.


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