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Taos County, New Mexico

Taos County

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

The Taos County Seat is situated in Taos and the county government website is http://www.taoscounty.org/

Locations bordering Taos County are Rio Arriba County, Mora County, Colfax County, Costilla County, Colorado, Conejos County, Colorado.

Taos 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 Taos 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.

Taos County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Taos County Society and Family History Resources

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

Taos County Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Taos County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 105 Albright Rd, Taos, NM 87571
    • Phone: (575) 758-3173
  • Taos County Clerks office
    • Marriage Records: 1905; Marriage Register A-1 (1863—1905) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.
    • Land Records: 1880s
    • Probate Records: 1912 
  • Taos County 8th District Court Clerk
    • Phone: 575-758-3173

Taos County Links

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

Taos Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Taos Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Taos Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Taos Co. NM Census Records

Taos Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records

Taos Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Taos Co. NM General and History Websites

Taos Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Taos Co. NM Military Records

Taos Co. NM Schools & Directories

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