Mora County, Colorado Genealogy
See also Taos County, Colorado Genealogy.
The northern parts of Mora and Taos counties, formerly New Mexico Territory, were transferred to the newly created Colorado Territory on 28 February 1861 where they eventually were turned into parts of new Colorado counties:
- Mora County became: extreme west Baca, southwest Bent, southern Custer, Huerfano, Las Animas, southern Otero, and southern Pueblo counties
- Taos County became: Alamosa, extreme southeast tip of Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, central Hinsdale, northeast Mineral, Rio Grande, southern Saguache, and far east central San Juan counties
A few of the earliest settlers in what is now southern Colorado may have conducted their county business such as recording land deeds in Taos via the Santa Fe Trail. For records of residents in what later became southern Colorado, check:
- 1852 to 1861 Taos County, New Mexico Genealogy records
- 1 February 1860 to 1861 also check Mora County, New Mexico Genealogy records
- After 28 February 1861 search the appropriate Colorado counties (at first Conejos, Costilla, Fremont, and Huerfano).
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 274. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Colorado Territory" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopeida at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Territory (accessed 19 June 2012).