Taos County, New Mexico Records
Taos County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on January 6, 1852 as one of the nine original counties. The county was named for its county seat of Taos, New Mexico, which in turn was named for the nearby Taos Pueblo, an ancient Native American village. Taos isred willow in the Tiwa language.
Taos County Cities and Towns include Red River, Taos, Questa, Taos Ski Valley.
Taos County, New Mexico Courthouse Records
Taos County, NM Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Taos county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Taos County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1905; Marriage Register A-1 (1863—1905) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives., Land Records from 1880s 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.
- Taos County 8th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
Taos 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
Taos 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 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
Taos County, New Mexico Resources
- Kit Carson Historic Society, P.O. Drawer CCC, Taos, New Mexico, 87571.
- Taos County Historical Society
- Taos Family History Center, 235 Camino/Adobe Rd., Taos, NM. Phone 505-750-2018
- Tres Piedras Family History Center, Highway 64, Tres Piedras, NM. Phone 505-751-0994
- Taos County, New Mexico Message Boards