Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Rio Arriba County,
Scope and Content
Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (1848-1954). The bulk of the material covers the years 1848-1912. Included are record books (1848-1921), case files (1849-1954), and miscellaneous court records. Records books consist of various dockets (1860-1921), court proceedings record books (1848-1911), and jury lists (1892-1897, 1904-1921). Dockets include criminal (1883-1901, 1901-1909, 1906-1912), civil (1882-1910), judge's criminal (1887-1891, 1899, 1904-1914), judge's civil (1887-1891, 1899-1911), and judgement (1891-1905, 1918-1921) volumes. Court proceedings record books cover criminal (1848-1911) and civil (1848-1911) hearings. Case files consist of criminal cases 115-1632 (1855-1911) and civil cases 5-1374, 5563, 6230 (1849-1909, 1940s, 1954). Large gaps may exist between case files. Many case files are unnumbered. Many of the cases after 1912 are not part of this collection.
Some materials in Spanish
Some materials in Spanish
- 1848-1954 (bulk 1848-1912)
Language of Materials
English, and Spanish.
Outsized records books are extremely fragile. Use microfilm only.
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 sub-divisions established by Mexico in 1844 were recognized as counties under the Kearny Code of Laws. Rio Arriba 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 January 9, 1952, the boundaries of the counties were fixed by an Act of the Territorial Legislative Assembly. Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was placed in the 2nd Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico in 1846. In 1863 Rio Arriba County was transferred from the 2nd to the 1st Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.
14.5 linear feet + 27 v. + 3 rolls
Collection is organized into six series:
- I. Docket Books
- II. Record Books (Journals)
- III. Jury Lists
- IV. Miscellaneous Records
- V. Criminal Case Files
- VI. Civil Case Files
- 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
- Civil procedure -- New Mexico -- Rio Arriba County
- Criminal procedure -- New Mexico -- Rio Arriba County
- Judicial records
- Jury -- New Mexico -- Rio Arriba County
- Legal files
- Rio Arriba County (N.M.) -- History
- Rio Arriba County (N.M.) -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950
- Rio Arriba County (N.M.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
- State government records
- Territorial records
- Trial and arbitral proceedings
- Inventory of the Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Rio Arriba County, 1848-1954 (bulk 1848-1912)
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- Finding aid is in English
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