Grant County, New Mexico

Grant County

Grant County was founded on January 30, 1868 from Doña Ana County. The county was named in honor of Ulysses Simpson Grant, the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States.

The Grant County Seat is situated in Silver City and the county government website is http://www.grantcountynm.com/

Locations bordering Grant County are Catron County (north), Sierra County (east), Luna County (south), Hidalgo County (south), Greenlee County, Arizona (west).

Cities and towns found in Grant County consists of Hurley, Silver City, Bayard

Grant County vital records can be found at the New Mexico Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Mexico for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Grant County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Grant County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Grant Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You'll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Grant County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Grant County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Grant County Courthouse and Government Records


Grant County Courthouse

Researchers often forget the significance of Grant County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Buried away in New Mexico courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of many New Mexico inhabitants.

The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few aspects of their lives in the Grant County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below details indicates what birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and legal records are in Grant County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. (Pinos Altos, 1869-72). Register of Marriages (1868-1872) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

I highly recommend you call the clerk's dept to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars before visiting or requesting information because of occasionally changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of staff will assist persons in locating the resources, however it's up to the man or women to undertake the research.
  • Grant County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1400 U.S. 180, Silver City, NM 88061
    • Phone: (575) 574-0071
  • Grant County Clerks office has land records, including deeds, mining records, surveys, and plats; marriage records; and some probate records. Also Military discharges, liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, and miscellaneous affidavits may be found there.
    • Marriage Records: 1868
    • Land Records: 1872
    • Probate Records: 1887 
  • Grant County 6th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
    • Address: 201 North Cooper, PO Box 2339, Silver City, NM 88062
    • Phone: 575-538-3250

Grant County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Grant County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is just a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Grant County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Grant Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

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Grant Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Grant Co. NM Census Records

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Grant Co. NM Church & Bible Records

Grant Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grant Co. NM General and History Websites

Grant Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Co. NM Military Records

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