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Santa Fe County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on January 6, 1852 as one of the nine original counties. The county was named for the Spanish term meaning "holy faith," which refers to the spirituality of the founding missionaries. Learn More About State of New Mexico History
Santa Fe County is bordered by Rio Arriba County (north), Mora County (northeast), San Miguel County (east), Torrancel County (south), Bernalillo County (southwest), Sandoval County (west), Los Alamos County.
Santa Fe County Cities and Towns include Espanola, Santa Fe, Edgewood, Nambé Pueblo, Seton Village, Stanley, Waldo.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico Courthouse Records
Santa Fe County, NM Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Santa Fe county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Santa Fe County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1900; Marriage Record A (1863-99) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives., Land Records from 1848 and Probate Records from 1894. The County Clerks office has land records, including deeds, mining records, surveys, and plats; marriage records; and some probate records. Also Military discharges, liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, and miscellaneous affidavits may be found there.
- Santa Fe County 1st District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico Census Records
- Learn More: State of New Mexico Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Territorial Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Santa Fe County, New Mexico Vital Records
- Learn More: State of New Mexico Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from 1920 to present and delayed records since 1880.
- Marriage Records: None, See County Clerk's Office
- Divorce Records: None, See Magistrate Court's Office
- Locations: New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics, 1105 St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87502; (505) 827-0121
Santa Fe County, New Mexico Resources
- Edgewood Family History Center, 2 BLKS S of I40, SR 344, Edgewood, NM. Phone 505-281-5384
- New Mexico Jewish Historical Society, P. O. Box 15598, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506.
- Santa Fe County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1985, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87504.
- Santa Fe Family History Center, 410 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM. Phone 505-986-8254
- San Iidefonso Historical Society, Route 5, Box 315-A, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
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