17 April 2009

New Mexico County Histories Online

While updating the Eddy County Genealogy Links page, (to be posted on Sunday, April 19th) I remembered that a history of New Mexico counties is online. The two volumes of "The Leading Facts of New Mexico, Volume III" and Volume IV, were edited, compiled and annotated by Ralph Emerson Twitchell, and published by the Torch Press in 1917. Although the series is not perfect (what history is), it does have good historical and genealogical information about all the counties of New Mexico. It includes a list of government officials, and photos of prominent men of New Mexico. (Volume III Link) * (Volume IV Link)

I will be updating the New Mexico County Links pages that I already posted on this site. Until then, here are links for the counties I've already posted:

* Bernalillo

* Catron - created on February 25, 1921 out of the western part of Socorro County

* Chaves

* Cibola - created on June 19, 1981 out of the western part of Valencia County

* Colfax

* Curry

* De Baca - created February 28, 1917 out of the Western part of Chaves County

* Dona Ana

Another book that has good local and county histories is "History of New Mexico: It's Resources and People - Volume II" This book was published by Pacific States Publishing in 1907. (Link)

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