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Otero County, New Mexico

Otero County was founded on January 30, 1899 from Doña Ana County and Lincoln County.

The Otero County Seat is situated in Alamogordo and the county government website is

Locations bordering Otero County are Doña Ana CountySierra CountyLincoln CountyChaves CountyEddy County.east), Culberson County, Texas, Hudspeth County, Texas, El Paso County, Texas.

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

Otero County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 19001910192019301940. You’ll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Otero County Society and Family History Resources

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

Otero County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Otero County Links

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

Otero Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Otero Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Otero Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Otero Co. NM Census Records

Otero Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records

Otero Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Otero Co. NM General and History Websites

Otero Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Otero Co. NM Military Records

Otero Co. NM Schools & Directories