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Santa Ana County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1959-043

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Santa Ana County, New Mexico (1846-1876). Included are records of the county clerk (1849-1876), sheriff (1851-1876), county commissioners (1876), justice of the peace (1850-1876), probate court (1849-1876), and treasurer (receipt for the seal of 1850). Clerk's records include accounts, deed register, poll and tally books, voter lists, and election records. Sheriff's records include some probate court material. A miscellaneous record book (1853-1876), shelved within the probate court series holds deed and brand registers.

Some materials are in Spanish.


  • 1849-1876

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions


Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

With the occupation of New Mexico in 1846 by the United States, seven political subdivisions established by Mexico in 1844 were recognized as counties under the Kearny Code of Laws. Santa Ana County was one of these original seven counties. New Mexico remained under a military form of government until Sept. 9, 1850, when an act of Congress established the Territory of New Mexico. On Jan. 9, 1852, the boundaries of the counties were fixed by an act of the Territorial Legislative Assembly. Santa Ana County, New Mexico was created in 1852. It was absorbed by Bernalillo County in 1876.


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Related Material

Most Statehood materials remain in the county offices.


Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Inventory of the Santa Ana County, N.M. Records, 1849-1876
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-Deleon
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1959-043::Santa Ana County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1959-043.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948