OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Grant County, New Mexico
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Grant County was founded on January 30, 1868 from Doña Ana County.
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, Sierra County, Luna County, Hidalgo County, Greenlee County, Arizona.
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.
- New Mexico Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- New Mexico State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Silver City Family History Center, 3755 N Swan St., Silver City, NM. Phone 505-388-1068
- Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, New Mexico, 88061
- Grant County, New Mexico Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Grant County, New Mexico Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Grant County (usgwarchives.net)
Grant County Courthouse and Government Records
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.
- 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
- Marriage Records: 1868
- Land Records: 1872
- Probate Records: 1887
- Grant County 6th District Court Clerk
- 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
- New Mexico Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- New Mexico historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from New Mexico (1844–1973) (genealogybank.com)
- Silver City Daily Press (Silver City, New Mexico) (search.ancestry.com)
- Grant County, New Mexico Books (amazon.com)
- Search New Mexico Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Grant County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Grant Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- New Mexico Vital Records Research Guide
- Births and Christenings, 1726-1918 (familysearch.org)
- Marriages, 1751-1918 (familysearch.org)
- County Death Records, 1907-1952 (familysearch.org)
- Deaths, 1889-1945 (familysearch.org)
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Grant Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- New Mexico Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Grant Co. NM Census Records
- New Mexico Census Records Research Guide
- Grant County, NM Census Records Links
- Grant County, NM Census QuickFacts
Grant Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records
- New Mexico Cemetery Research Guide
- Grant Co., New Mexico Graves (findagrave.com)
- Grant County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Grant Co., New Mexico Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Grant County, New Mexico
- Grant Co., New Mexico Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- New Mexico Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Grant County, New Mexico
- Grant County, New Mexico Church Books (amazon.com)
Grant Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- New Mexico Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Grant Co. NM General and History Websites
- See Also State History for New Mexico
- Grant County, New Mexico Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Grant County, New Mexico Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Grant Co. NM Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Grant County, New Mexico (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – New Mexico – Counties – Grant (cyndislist.com)
- Grant County New Mexico (genealogytrails.com)
- Grant Co. NMGenweb (grantcountynewmexico.org)
- Grant County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Grant Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Grant Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of New Mexico Links and Information
- 1895 Grant County Map (livgenmi.com)
Grant Co. NM Military Records
- New Mexico Military Records Research Guide
- New Mexico Military Records (fold3.com) offers access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the New Mexico men and women that served. Just the thing for Grant County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.