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Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Santa Fe County was founded on January 6, 1852 as one of the nine original counties.

The Santa Fe County Seat is situated in Santa Fe and the county government website is

Locations bordering Santa Fe County are Rio Arriba CountyMora CountySan Miguel CountyTorrancel CountyBernalillo CountySandoval CountyLos Alamos County.

Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe 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.

Santa Fe County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Santa Fe County Society and Family History Resources

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

Santa Fe County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Santa Fe County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 102 Grant Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    • Phone: (505) 986-6200
  • Santa Fe County Clerks office
    • Marriage Records: 1900; Marriage Record A (1863-99) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1894
  • Santa Fe County 1st District Court Clerk
    • Address: 100 Catron Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    • Phone: (505) 455-8250

Santa Fe County Links

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

Santa Fe Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Santa Fe Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Santa Fe Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Santa Fe Co. NM Census Records

Santa Fe Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records

Santa Fe Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Santa Fe Co. NM General and History Websites

Santa Fe Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Santa Fe Co. NM Military Records

Santa Fe Co. NM Schools & Directories