Socorro County, New Mexico Records
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.
Socorro County Cities and Towns include Socorro, Magdalena.
Socorro County, New Mexico Courthouse Records
Socorro 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 Socorro 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.
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.
Socorro 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
Socorro 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
Socorro County, New Mexico Resources
- Socorro Family History Center, El Camino Real (Sedillo), Socorro, NM. Phone 505-835-4806.
- Socorro County Historical Society, Inc
- Socorro County Genealogical Society
- Socorro County, New Mexico Message Boards
Socorro County, New Mexico External Links
- Historical Newspapers from New Mexico (1844–1973)
- Socorro County, New Mexico Books - Amazon
- Socorro Co., New Mexico - FindaGrave
- Socorro County, New Mexico Links - Cyndi's List
- Socorro Co. NMGenweb
- Socorro County, New Mexico Ancestry Database Collections
- Socorro County, New Mexico Military Records