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Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Grant County,

Identifier: 1974-038

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Grant County, New Mexico (1868-1937). The bulk of the material covers the years 1874-1912. Included are record books (1868-1919), case files (1868-1937), and other court material. Record books consist of various dockets (1874-1919), court proceedings record books (1868-1912), a jurors record book (1893-1896), cash receipt books (1889-1904), and a record assignment book of bonds (1894-1904). Dockets include criminal (1874-1917), civil (1874-1915), and Chancery Court (1886-1887) volumes. Also included are judges dockets for criminal (1903-1912) and civil (1882-1884, 1888, 1891-1892) trials. Court proceedings record books include volumes from the Chancery Court (1886-1894). Case files consist of criminal cases 11-6229 (1870-1933) and civil cases 9-9233 (1868-1937). Large gaps may exist between case files. Many criminal and civil cases are unnumbered. Many of the cases after 1912 are not part of this collection. Other court material consists of bonds, subpoenas, warrants, and miscellaneous jury and court records.


  • 1868-1937 (bulk 1874-1912)

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Access Restrictions

Outsized record books are extremely fragile. Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Grant County, New Mexico was established in 1868 and formed part of the 3rd Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. In 1912 Grant County was transferred from the 3rd to the 6th Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912, the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.


39 linear feet + 65 v. + 16 rolls


Collection is organized into six series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Record Books (Journals)
  3. III. Miscellaneous Record Books
  4. IV. Miscellaneous Records
  5. V. Criminal Case Files
  6. VI. Civil Case Files

Microfilm Edition

Microfilm available.

Microfilm jumps from reel eight to reel ten. Microfilm reel number nine does not exist.

Related Material

Naturalization records are located in the "Naturalization Records by New Mexico Courts" (Accession Number 1959-281).

Additional court material is located in the "Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Court Clerks" (Accession Number 1974-033).

Most statehood material remains with the Judicial District Court Clerk.


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 Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Grant County, 1868-1937 (bulk 1874-1912)
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948