Mora County, New Mexico

Mora County

Mora County was founded on February 1, 1860 from Taos County. The county was named for its county seat of Mora, New Mexico, which is itself named after lo de mora, the Spanish term for blackberry.

The Mora County Seat is situated in Mora and the county government website is http://www.moravalley.com/

Locations bordering Mora County are Colfax County (north), Harding County (east), San Miguel County (south), Santa Fe County (west), Rio Arriba County (west), Taos County.northwest).

Cities and towns found in Mora County consists of Wagon Mound

Mora 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 Mora 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.

Mora County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Mora Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mora Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mora Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You'll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Mora County Society and Family History Resources

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

Mora County Courthouse and Government Records


Mora County Courthouse

Researchers often forget the significance of Mora 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 Mora 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 Mora County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county.

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.
  • Mora County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 237 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    • Phone: (505) 425-7821
  • Mora 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: 1891
    • Land Records: 1861
    • Probate Records: 1920s 
  • Mora County 4th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
    • Phone: 505-387-2937

Mora County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Mora 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 Mora County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Mora Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Mora Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Mora Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Mora Co. NM Census Records

Mora Co. NM Cemeteries & Graveyards

Mora Co. NM Church & Bible Records

Mora Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Mora Co. NM General and History Websites

Mora Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Mora Co. NM Military Records

Mora Co. NM Schools & Directories

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