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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
One of the Nine original counties formed in 1852.  The county seat is Tierra Amarilla.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/newmex/rioarriba/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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Rio Arriba is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rio Arriba, New Mexico," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico.'' accessed 8/30/2018</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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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), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Page 474 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Rio Arriba County, New Mexico Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930. </center>
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NM_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at http://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents that lived far from the
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*9 January '''1852''' - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] and [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]].<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291</ref> <ref>William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, ''Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. {{WorldCat|69672637|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|545087|item|disp=FHL Book 973 X2th}}.</ref> <ref>''Original Counties of New Mexico Territory'' (map) at https://web.archive.org/web/20150629223153/https://www.nmgs.org/Graphics/nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).</ref> Residents that lived far from the
 
*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
 
*29 December '''1863''' - [[Arizona Genealogy|Arizona]] Territory created from the western half of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] Territory.<ref>U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165</ref> Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
 
*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
 
*24 February '''1887''' - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.<ref>N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{NM Populated Places Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newmexico.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,039,c,rio%20arriba.cfm HomeTown Locator]
The following are locations in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico:<ref> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico#Communities </ref>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rio Arriba County, New Mexico," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 8 February 2019.</ref>
  
'''''City'''''<br>
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{{populated places
 
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* Española
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espa%C3%B1ola,_New_Mexico Española]</div>
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* Dulce
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chama,_New_Mexico Chama]</div>
 
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* Chama
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'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arroyo_Del_Agua,_New_Mexico Arroyo del Agua]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazos,_New_Mexico Brazos]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%B1oncito,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico Cañoncito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canova,_New_Mexico Canova]
* Abiquiú
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebolla,_New_Mexico Cebolla]
* Alcalde
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamita,_New_Mexico Chamita]
* Canjilon
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili,_New_Mexico Chili]
* Cañones
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordova,_New_Mexico Cordova]
* Chimayo
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_New_Mexico Dixon]
* Cordova
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Duende,_New_Mexico El Duende]</div>
* Coyote
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* Dixon
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Rito,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico El Rito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embudo,_New_Mexico Embudo]
* Dulce
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Villita,_New_Mexico La Villita]
* El Rito
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Tablas,_New_Mexico Las Tablas]
* Ensenada
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernandez,_New_Mexico Hernandez]
* Gallina
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindrith,_New_Mexico Lindrith]
* Hernandez
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Luceros,_New_Mexico Los Luceros]
* La Madera
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyden,_New_Mexico Lyden]
* Los Ojos
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medanales,_New_Mexico Medanales]
* Lumberton
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_City,_New_Mexico Navajo City]</div>
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* Ohkay Owingeh
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojo_Sarco,_New_Mexico Ojo Sarco]
* San Jose
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petaca,_New_Mexico Petaca]
* San Juan
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueblito,_New_Mexico Pueblito]
* Santa Clara Pueblo
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutheron,_New_Mexico Rutheron]
* Tierra Amarilla (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico San Lorenzo]
* Truchas
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_Amarilla,_New_Mexico Tierra Amarilla (county seat)]
* Velarde
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truchas,_New_Mexico Truchas]
* Youngsville
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallecitos,_New_Mexico Vallecitos]</div>
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'''''Other communities'''''<br>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce,_New_Mexico Dulce]</div>
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo]</div>
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* Arroyo del Agua
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* Cañoncito
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiqui%C3%BA,_New_Mexico Abiquiú]
* Cebolla
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcalde,_New_Mexico Alcalde]
* Embudo
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazos,_New_Mexico Brazos]
* Las Tablas
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canjilon,_New_Mexico Canjilon]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%B1ones,_New_Mexico Cañones]
* Lindrith
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canova,_New_Mexico Canova]
* Medanales
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamita,_New_Mexico Chamita]
* Navajo City
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili,_New_Mexico Chili]
* Ojo Sarco
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimayo,_New_Mexico Chimayo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordova,_New_Mexico Cordova]
* Petaca
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coyote,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico Coyote]</div>
* Rutheron
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* San Lorenzo
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce,_New_Mexico Dulce]
* Vallecitos
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Duende,_New_Mexico El Duende]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ensenada,_New_Mexico Ensenada]
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallina,_New_Mexico Gallina]
'''''Ghost towns'''''<br>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernandez,_New_Mexico Hernandez]
 
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Madera,_New_Mexico La Madera]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesilla,_New_Mexico La Mesilla]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Villita,_New_Mexico La Villita]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Luceros,_New_Mexico Los Luceros]
* Hopewell
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ojos,_New_Mexico Los Ojos]
* Riverside
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumberton,_New_Mexico Lumberton]</div>
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* Santa Rosa de Lima
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyden,_New_Mexico Lyden]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohkay_Owingeh,_New_Mexico Ohkay Owingeh]
* Sublette
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pueblito,_New_Mexico Pueblito]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico San Jose]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Juan,_New_Mexico San Juan (former)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara_Pueblo,_New_Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truchas,_New_Mexico Truchas]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velarde,_New_Mexico Velarde]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youngsville,_New_Mexico Youngsville]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell,_New_Mexico Hopewell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside,_Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico Riverside]
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</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa_de_Lima,_New_Mexico Santa Rosa de Lima]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette,_New_Mexico Sublette]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=1949&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave]
* [http://www.nmgenweb.us/contents/resources.shtml NMGenWeb]
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* [http://rioarriba.nmgenweb.us/ NMGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/rioarriba/rioarriba.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/nm/rioarriba/rioarriba.htm NMGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://newmexicogravestones.org/search.php?cid=22&lm=s&last=&fm=s&first= New Mexico Gravestone Project]
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* [http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/rioarriba/rioarriba.htm NM Cemetery Project]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/rio_arriba.htm NM Interment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/nm/rio_arriba.htm NM Interment]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|609706|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
* {{FHL|609706|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rio+Arriba+New+Mexico&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Arriba%2C+New+Mexico+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=34&CScnty=1949 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-Mexico/Rio-Arriba-County?id=county_1949 Findagrave]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=New%20Mexico&county=Rio%20Arriba&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/rioarriba/ListRioArriba.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[New Mexico Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.nmgenealogy101.com/cemetery-records/ New Mexico Cemetery Records]
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/cemetery/newmexico/ AHGP New Mexico Cemetery Transcription &amp; Photo Project]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/new-mexico-cemetery-records-luna-to-valencia.htm New Mexico Cemetery Records, Luna to Valencia]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/cemetery/new-mexico.asp New Mexico Cemetery Record Information Online]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html New Mexico Tombstone Transcription Project]
 
*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/newmexico/nmcemproj.htm New Mexico Cemeteries Project]
 
*[http://www.nmgs.org/artGRNM-VR.htm#Cemetery New Mexico Vital Record Information: Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
 
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/newmexico/index.html Cemeteries of New Mexico]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/ BillionGraves.com] - Provides photos and GPS locations of grave markers.
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] - Cemeteries &amp; funeral homes
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/ Interment.net]
 
*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cemeteries/ Rootsweb]
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.com/ UsGenweb.org]
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
 
'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
  
*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
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*'''1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1976 New Mexico Territorial Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] (free)
 
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
 
*'''Late 1800s''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3085 1800s Arizona and New Mexico Territories Census, Late 1800s] ($)
  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854387?cat=399083 '''1857-1956''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://familysearch.org/search/film/007854387?cat=399083 '''1857-1956''']
 
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*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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''Online Land Records''
 
''Online Land Records''
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
 
=== Local Histories ===
 
=== Local Histories ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{NM Maps Intro|Rio Arriba}}
 
{{NM Maps Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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{{NM Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NM Rio Arriba County}}}}
  
[[Image:Nmrioarriba.jpg|300px|Nmrioarriba.jpg]]
 
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/NM/County/rioarriba.htm 1895 map of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newmexico/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico] - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
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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://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8803 New Mexico, World War I Records, 1917-1919] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more natiowide World War I databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military OnlineGenealogy Records]].''
  
 
==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{NM World War II Intro|Rio Arriba}}
 
{{NM World War II Intro|Rio Arriba}}
 
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*'''1940 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2548056|New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/navy-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Records], 1941-1945 State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from: New Mexico
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
 
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [https://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/army-casualties/new-mexico.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from: New Mexico]
*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1941 - 1945''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8867 New Mexico, World War II Records, 1941-1945] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases'', see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy]].
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
{{NM Naturalization Intro|Rio Arriba}}
 
{{NM Naturalization Intro|Rio Arriba}}
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*'''1882-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|2187007|New Mexico Naturalization Records, 1882-1983}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1801 – 1993''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9075 New Mexico Wills and Probate Records 1801-1993] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
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*'''1701 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2341907|New Mexico, Catholic Church Records, 1701-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
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*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1726 – 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680839|New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
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{{NM Marriage Intro|Rio Arriba}}
  
*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1727 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7872 New Mexico Marriages 1727-1900] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
 
*'''1751 - 1918''' {{RecordSearch|1680844|New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]
  
 
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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]
 
*'''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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== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==

Latest revision as of 15:11, 24 March 2020

 

Guide to Rio Arriba 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: Tierra Amarilla
Organized: September 22, 1846
Parent County(s): Original County
Neighboring Counties
Archuleta (CO)  • Conejos (CO)  • Los Alamos  • Mora  • San Juan  • Sandoval  • Santa Fe  • Taos
See County Maps
Courthouse
NewMexicoRioArribaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
state = New Mexico
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Rio Arriba is located in the north central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Rio Arriba County Courthouse
P.O. Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: 505.588.7254
Rio Arriba County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1852. [2]

Rio Arriba 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 1852 1907 #1 1852 1852 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1907. General compliance by 1930.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • In 1821Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City.
  • 22 September 1846 - Rio Arriba County was created based on an old Mexican government partido  as one of seven original New Mexico counties under the Kearny Code of laws for the occupied Mexican territory.[4] This code is named after General Stephen W. Kearny
  • 1848 - New Mexico Territory formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • County seat: Tierra Amarilla[2]
  • Interactive Formation Boundary Map of New Mexico - shows boundary changes for New Mexico Counties
  • New Mexico Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library
  • 9 January 1852 - All New Mexico counties were redefined. Rio Arriba county was extended west to the California border including land in present day Arizona and Nevada.[5] [6] [7] Residents that lived far from the
  • 29 December 1863 - Arizona Territory created from the western half of New Mexico Territory.[8] Rio Arriba county was reduced in size to the portion still within New Mexico Territory.
  • 24 February 1887 - RIO ARRIBA county lost land to creation of SAN JUAN county.[9]

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

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

Rio Arriba and other counties in New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[10]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

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

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Rio Arriba 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 16,624
1920 19,552 17.6%
1930 21,381 9.4%
1940 25,352 18.6%
1950 24,997 −1.4%
1960 24,193 −3.2%
1970 25,170 4.0%
1980 29,282 16.3%
1990 34,365 17.4%
2000 41,190 19.9%
2010 40,246 −2.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

State Census Records

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about New Mexico denominations, view the New Mexico Church Records wiki page.

The early population of New Mexico was generally both Spanish-speaking and Catholic. As such, the sacramental records of the towns and villages present an important avenue of research and may provide the names of several generations within one document. Catholic sacramental records (baptisms, marriages, and burials) are rich in vital record information and may prove a valuable alternative in cases where vital records are not available. The New Mexico Genealogical Society has published an online article titled, Locating Catholic Church Records in New Mexico, Rio Arriba County. This index of church records includes the parish, the location of the church, the missions included and microfilm dates and reference numbers in chart format. Some of the films are available in the Family History Library, and those that aren’t at the library have reel numbers found in the Santa Fe archives. New Mexico Genealogical Society

Catholic

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

FS = FamilySearch - free[11]
San Juan de los Caballeros, San Juan, Online Parish Registers
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1726-1837 1726-1837 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855 1726-1776, 1830-1836, 1850-1855 1726-1857
FS 1849-1898 1857-1956 1857-1956 1857-1956

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Mexico Land and Property for additional information about early New Mexico land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

If you wish to search the recorded land records of Rio Arriba county you must visit the County Clerk's Office at 7 Main Street, Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico or 1122 Industrial Park Road, Española, New Mexico.

Online Land Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Rio Arriba CountyTaos CountyLos Alamos CountyMora CountySanta Fe CountySandoval CountyMcKinley CountySan Juan CountyLa Plata County, ColoradaArchuleta County, ColoradoConejos County, ColoradoCostilla County, ColoradoNM RIO ARRIBA.jpg
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for more resources



Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Since statehood in 1912, probate matters have been under the jurisdiction of probate courts in each county. Records of guardianship and adoption have usually been transferred to the district courts. In 1953 the district courts were given concurrent jurisdiction with the probate court over all probate matters in each county.

See the wiki page New Mexico Probate Records for information about how to find earlier probate records.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the New Mexico county probate records. They are available at each county courthouse. You can obtain copies by contacting the county clerk.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, and adoption.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

New Mexico tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the Wiki page New Mexico Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the Wiki page, New Mexico Vital Records, for additional information about the vital records in New Mexico.

Marriage records - are at the County Clerk's office

Divorce records - are at the office of the County Clerk of Court

Birth and death records - are at the New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics Office which has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

See also How to order New Mexico Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Ghost Ranch Living Museum
HCR 77, Box 15
Abiquiu, New Mexico, 87510

Societies[edit | edit source]

Rio Arriba County Historical Society
PO Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, 87575

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Rio Arriba, New Mexico," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico. accessed 8/30/2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), New Mexico.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Page 474 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 470.
  4. "Courts and Judicial Powers, Sec. 7” Kearny Code: Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico, September 22, 1846 (Santa Fe, N. Mex.: S. W. Kearny, 1846), 47. Digital online edition.
  5. N.M. Terr. Laws 1851, 1st assy., 2d sess. /p. 291
  6. William Thorndale, and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 26. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 X2th.
  7. Original Counties of New Mexico Territory (map) at nmcoun-orig.jpg (accessed 9 August 2011).
  8. U.S. Stat., vol. 12, pp. 664-665; Van Zandt, 165
  9. N.M. Terr. Laws 1887, 27th assy., ch. 13/p. 38
  10. Wikipedia contributors, "Rio Arriba County, New Mexico," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Arriba_County,_New_Mexico, accessed 8 February 2019.
  11. FamilySearch Catalog. Accessed 12 May 2016.