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Rio Arriba County, N.M. Records,

 Collection
Identifier: 1974-024

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (1847-1957). The bulk of the materials cover the years 1847 to 1900. Included are records of the county clerk (1847-1938), assessor (1870-1912), sheriff (1849-1927), county commission (1882-1927), justice of the peace (1852-1938, 1957), probate court (1848-1918), and coroner's inquests (1883-1937). County Clerk records include registers of deeds, oaths and bonds, marriages, licenses, mines, and partido contracts; poll and tally books; voter lists; notarial records; incorporations; and a n incomplete county census (1895). Assessor's records include Thomas B. Catron's tax assessment protest (1888-1890) and an assessment book for the Santa Cruz Irrigation District (1930-1935). County commission records contain material on bridge and courthouse construction, schools, and acequias.

Some materials are in Spanish.

Dates

  • 1847-1957 ( Bulk 1870-1900)

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Documents are fragile. Use microfilm if available.

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. Rio Arriba 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. Rio Arriba County, New Mexico was created in 1852.

Extent

5.5 linear feet + 4 v. + 6 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Related Materials

Most statehood materials remain in the county offices.

General

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: archives@rain.state.nm.us
  8. URL: http://www.state.nm.us/cpr/ahsd_top.htm

General

Title
Inventory of the Rio Arriba County, N.M. Records, 1847-1957 ( Bulk 1870-1900)
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Revised by Daphne S.O. Amaiz-DeLeon
Date
©2000
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1974-024::Rio Arriba County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-024.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

Contact:
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7913