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Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts,

Identifier: 1959-281

Scope and Content

Collection consists of naturalization records from New Mexico courts in the form of loose documents and docket books. Records include Declarations of Intent, Petitions for Naturalization, and Certificates of Naturalization. Loose documents also contain some correspondence of district court clerks concerning naturalization.


  • 1852-1960

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Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Naturalization is the process through which immigrants attain U.S. citizenship. Although the federal government establishes the procedures for naturalization, the naturalization process occurs in both federal and non-federal courts. At various times the federal government has granted jurisdiction over naturalization to state supreme, circuit, district, common pleas, chancery, probate, superior, and equity courts.

In New Mexico, the vast majority of naturalizations took place in district courts. The naturalization process typically involved four steps: 1. Declaration of Intention, 2. Petition for Naturalization, 3. Order of Court Granting Citizenship, 4. Certificate of Naturalization.


5 linear feet + 63 v.


Collection is organized into two series:
  1. I. Loose Documents
  2. II. Docket Books


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:


Additional naturalization records are located in the Denver Federal Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration.
Inventory of the Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts, 1852-1960
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Processed by Staff
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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::1959-281::Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts)//EN" "nmar1959-281.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