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

Identifier: 1976-020

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Mora County, New Mexico (1860-1936). The bulk of the material covers the years 1860-1912. Included are record books (1860-1919), case files (1863-1936), some naturalization records, and unprocessed court records (1908-1933). Record books consist of various dockets (1867-1911), court proceedings record books (1863-1911), and a fee book (1863-1867). Dockets include criminal (1880-1885, 1888-1905), civil (1882-1911), bar (1912-1919), and judgement (1874-1875) volumes. Court proceedings record books cover criminal and civil (1863-1888, 1893-1911) hearings. Case files contain criminal cases 1-1577, 2102 (1860-1916, 1936) and civil cases 1-3426 (1863-1929).

Some materials are in Spanish.

Gaps may exist between case files.


  • 1860-1936 (bulk 1860-1912)

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Access Restrictions

Oversize record books are extremely fragile. Use microfilm when available.

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Mora County, New Mexico was established in 1860 and formed part of the 1st Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. In 1887 Mora County was transferred from the 1st to the 4th Judicial District. Upon statehood in 1912 the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts.


18.5 linear feet + 54 v. + 7 microfilm rolls


Collection is organized into five series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Record Books and Journals
  3. III. Miscellaneous Records
  4. IV. Criminal Case Files
  5. V. Civil Case Files

Alternate Format

Portions of the collection are also available on microfilm

Related Material

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

Additional material for Mora County can be found in the District Court records for San Miguel County (Accession Number 1960-430).

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 Mora County, 1860-1936 (bulk 1860-1912)
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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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