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Socorro County, N.M. Records,

Identifier: 1974-029

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the records of Socorro County, New Mexico. Included are records of the county clerk (1862-1935), assessor (1870-1932), treasurer (1867-1876), sheriff (1903-1917), county commission (1876-1932), justice of the peace (1867-1931), probate court (1867-1924), and county school superintendent and board of education (1909-1919). Also included are miscellaneous records which include a city of Socorro audit (1924-1930) and a Magdalena census enumeration (1912?). Clerks records include registers of oaths and bonds, licenses, homestead and grazing claims; mining records, marriage records, notarial records, voter lists, and election records. Probate records include wills and testaments, a volume of which also contains school commission proceedings (1875-1876).

Some records are in Spanish.


  • 1851-1935

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

Socorro County, New Mexico was created in 1850.


5.5 linear feet + 12 v. + 14 rolls

Alternate Format

Some records are available on microfilm.

Related Materials

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 Socorro County, N.M. Records, 1851-1935
Edited Full Draft
Revised by Daphne S.O. Amaiz-DeLeon
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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::1974-029::Socorro County, N.M. Records)//EN" "nmar1974-029.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