Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide2016-06-15T18:55:54+00:00

Socorro County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide

Socorro 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 "aid," which refers to the help Native Americans gave to starving travelers. Learn More About State of New Mexico History

Socorro County is bordered by Cibola County (north), Valencial County, Torrancel County (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Sierra County (south), Catron County (west).

Socorro County Cities and Towns include Socorro, Magdalena.

Socorro County, New Mexico Courthouse Records

Socorro County, New Mexico Courthouse
Socorro County, NM Courthouse

The Socorro County Courthouse is located in Socorro, New Mexico. Learn More About State of New Mexico Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

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 Socorro 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. Original records before 1912 are at the New Mexico State Record Center and Archives. Roll 1, book A, pages 479—495 (1863-65) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

  • Socorro County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1885, Land Records from 1912 and Probate Records from 1912. 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.
  • Socorro County 7th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.

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