Union County, New Mexico

Union County

Union County was founded on February 23, 1893 from Colfax County, Mora County and San Miguel County. The county was named for the "union" of the three counties which donated land to form the new county.

The Union County Seat is situated in Clayton and the county government website is unknown

Locations bordering Union County are Las Animas County, Colorado (north), Baca County, Colorado (northeast), Cimarron County, Oklahoma (east), Dallam County, Texas (east), Hartley County, Texas, Quay County (south), Harding County (south), Colfax County (west).

Cities and towns found in Union County consists of Clayton, Des Moines, Folsom, Grenville

Union 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 Union 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.

Union County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. You'll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Union County Society and Family History Resources

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

Union County Courthouse and Government Records


Union County Courthouse

Researchers often forget the significance of Union 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 Union 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 Union 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.
  • Union County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 Court St, Clayton, NM 88415
    • Phone: (575) 374-8896
  • Union 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: 1894
    • Land Records: 1894
    • Probate Records: 1911 
  • Union County 8th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
    • Address: 200 Court Street, PO Box 310, Clayton, NM 88415
    • Phone: 575-374-9577

Union County Links

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

Union Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Union Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Union Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Union Co. NM Census Records

Union Co. NM Cemeteries & Graveyards

Union Co. NM Church & Bible Records

Union Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Union Co. NM General and History Websites

Union Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Union Co. NM Military Records

Union Co. NM Schools & Directories

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