Santa Fe County, N.M. Records,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the records of Santa Fe County, New Mexico (1846-1946). Included are records of the county clerk (1849-1946), assessor (1870-1888), treasurer (1847-1918), sheriff (1847-1938), county commissioners (1863-1936), justice of the peace (1846-1937), probate court (1851-1934), and school superintendent (1876-1916). Clerks records include correspondence; registers of deeds, mortgages, licenses, oaths and bonds, brands, bounties, and marriages; notarial records; and mining records. They also include political party material of the 1930s, board of canvasser reports (1881-1933), poll tallies and election returns (1866-1896); and a special census of Cerrillos (1893). Treasurers records include warrants, a volume of which contains records of a treason trial in the U.S. District Court for New Mexico (1847). County commissioners records include correspondence, petitions, minutes, articles of incorporation, material on courthouse construction (1866), records of the board of equalization (1916), and of the Santa Cruz Irrigation District (1931-1935). Justice of the peace records include inquests (1902, 1924), annual reports (1891-1935), and some case files. Miscellaneous records include funding bonds, and county surveyor records.
Some materials are in Spanish.
Some materials are in Spanish.
- 1846-1999 (bulk 1946-1946)
Language of Materials
Documents are fragile. Use microfilm if available.
Limited duplication allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.
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 Fe County was one of these seven original 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 Fe County, New Mexico was created in 1852.
5.5 linear feet + 156 v. + 30 rolls
Some records are available on microfilm.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
- Archives and Historical Services Division
- 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
- Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
- Phone: 505-476-7908
- Fax: 505-476-7909
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm
- Adoption --New Mexico--Santa Fe County
- Bonds (legal records)
- Bonds (negotiable instruments)
- Census records
- Cerrillos (N.M.) -- Census -- 1893
- Deed books
- Judicial records
- Legal files
- Livestock brands --New Mexico--Santa Fe County
- Local government -- Records
- Marriage records
- Mining claims --New Mexico--Santa Fe County
- Notarial documents
- Santa Fe County (N.M.) --History
- Santa Fe County (N.M.) --Politics and government
- Tax records
- Trials (Treason) --New Mexico--Santa Fe
- Voting registers
- Inventory of the Santa Fe County, N.M. Records, 1846-1999 (bulk 1946-1946)
- Edited Full Draft
- Processed by Daphne S.O. Arnaiz-DeLeon, Sandra Jaramillo
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- Finding aid is in English
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