OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Sierra County, New Mexico
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Sierra County was founded on April 3, 1884 from Doña Ana County and Socorro County.
The Sierra County Seat is situated in Truth or Consequences and the county government website is http://www.sierracountynm.gov/
Locations bordering Sierra County are Catron County, Socorro County, Lincoln County, Otero County, Doña Ana County, Luna County, Grant County.
Sierra 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 Sierra 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.
Sierra County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Sierra Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You’ll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.
Sierra County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Sierra 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)
- Geronimo Springs Museum, 221 Main St., Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 87901.
- Sierra County Genealogical Society, c/o Public LIbrary, P. O. Box 311, 325 Library Lane, T. or C., New Mexico, 87901
- Sierra County, New Mexico Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Sierra County, New Mexico Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Sierra County (usgwarchives.net)
Sierra County Courthouse and Government Records
Researchers often forget the significance of Sierra 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 Sierra 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 Sierra County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. (Hillsborough, 1884; Truth or Consequences, originally called Hot Springs) Marriage Licenses, Book B (1865—82) and Marriage Certificates (1887—1931) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
- Sierra County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 155 Barton St, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
- Phone: ?
- Sierra County Clerks office
- Marriage Records: 1865
- Land Records: 1884
- Probate Records: 1884
- Sierra County District Court Clerk
- Address: 311 N Date Street, PO Box 3009, Truth or Consequences NM 87901
- Phone: 575-894-7167
Sierra County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Sierra 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 Sierra County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Sierra 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)
- Sierra County, New Mexico Books (amazon.com)
- Search New Mexico Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Sierra County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Sierra 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)
Sierra Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- New Mexico Court Records Research Guide
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Sierra Co. NM Census Records
- New Mexico Census Records Research Guide
- Sierra County, NM Census Records Links
- Sierra County, NM Census QuickFacts
Sierra Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records
- New Mexico Cemetery Research Guide
- Sierra Co., New Mexico Graves (findagrave.com)
- Sierra County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Sierra Co., New Mexico Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Sierra County, New Mexico
- Sierra Co., New Mexico Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- New Mexico Church & Bible Research Guide
- Topographic Church List and Map for Sierra County, New Mexico
- Sierra County, New Mexico Church Books (amazon.com)
Sierra Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- New Mexico Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Sierra Co. NM General and History Websites
- See Also State History for New Mexico
- Sierra County, New Mexico Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Sierra County, New Mexico Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Sierra Co. NM Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Sierra County, New Mexico (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – New Mexico – Counties – Sierra (cyndislist.com)
- Sierra County New Mexico (genealogytrails.com)
- Sierra Co. NMGenweb (nmgenweb.us)
- Sierra County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Sierra Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Sierra Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of New Mexico Links and Information
- 1895 Sierra County Map (livgenmi.com)
Sierra 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 Sierra County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.