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

Identifier: 1976-038

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the territorial and New Mexico district court records for Sandoval County, New Mexico (1903-1947). The bulk of material covers the years 1903-1915. Include are record books (1904-1926) and case files (1903-1947). Record books consist of a civil docket (1904-1913), a jury book (1905-1915), and a cash record and reception book (1909-1926). Case files consist of civil cases 3-259 (1903-1947). Included in the civil case files are records for proceedings concerning the La Majada Land Grant (Case 26). Large gaps may exist between case files. Many case files are unnumbered. Additional material for Sandoval County can be found in the Bernalillo County District Court records.

Some materials in Spanish.


  • 1903-1947 (bulk 1903-1915)

Language of Materials

English, and Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Civil case no. 26 is extremely fragile. Use microfilm only.

Copy Restrictions

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

Historical Note

Sandoval County, New Mexico was established in 1903 and formed part of the 2nd Judicial District of the United States Territorial Courts in New Mexico. Upon statehood in 1912 the Territorial Courts became the New Mexico District Courts. In 1971, Sandoval County was transferred from the 2nd to the 13th Judicial District.


3.5 linear feet + 3 v.+ 2 rolls


Collection is organized into three series:
  1. I. Docket Books
  2. II. Miscellaneous Record Books
  3. III. Civil Case Files

Alternate Format

Microfilm available

Related Material

Other records from this district are available at the National Archives Field Branch in Denver, Colorado.

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 Sandoval County, 1903-1947 (bulk 1903-1915)
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1976-038::Records of the United States Territorial and New Mexico District Courts for Sandoval County)//EN" "nmar1976-038.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