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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

     Address[edit | edit source]

                   230 North 3rd Street

                   Raton, New Mexico 87740

          Mailing Address:

                   County Clerk

                   P.O. Box 159

                   Raton, New Mexico 87740

     Telephone[edit | edit source]

                   County Clerk:  575 - 445 - 5551

     Fax[edit | edit source]

     Web page or Email[edit | edit source]

                   County Clerk's Office

     Hours[edit | edit source]

                   Monday - Friday

                   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

                   Closed on Holidays

     History[edit | edit source]

              The courthouse, built in 1936, is a five-story blond, brick building with a hipped tile roof on the top story and flat roofs on the lower portions. The building has glazed tile cornices and bas relief metal panels. The larger bas reliefs have scenes of farming, mining, and cattle ranching, which were the main industries in Colfax County. Some of the smaller motifs show the cattle brands from Colfax County. Some of the other architectural features include terrazzo floors, tile wainscoating, chipped-tile roof on the top story roof and flat roofs on lower areas.           

The Colfax County Courthouse building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

     Document Availability[edit | edit source]

            Birth Certificates[edit | edit source]

                   Birth Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office.

                   They may be obtained from one of the following locations:

                   Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
                                      226 East 4th Street
                                      Raton, NM 87740
                                      Phone: (575) 445-3601

                   State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics 
                                      1105 S. St. Francis Drive 
                                      P.O. Box 26110 
                                      Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110

                                      Phone: (505) 827-0121

                                      Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963

                   For online birth records, refer to Vital Records below.

            Death Certificates[edit | edit source]

                    Death Certificates are NOT issued at the Colfax County Clerk's Office.
                    They CANNOT copy death certificates under any circumstances.

                    Local Office: New Mexico Public Health Office
                                        226 East 4th Street
                                        Raton, NM 87740
                                        Phone: (575) 445-3601

                    State Office: Office of NM Vital Records and Health Statistics 
                                       1105 S. St. Francis Drive 
                                       P.O. Box 26110 
                                       Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110

                                       Phone: (505) 827-0121

                                       Credit Card Orders: 877-284-0963

            Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

                    Colfax County clerk's office does NOT record divorce records.

                    Divorce records are kept at the DISTRICT COURT in the county where the divorce was filed.

                                       Colfax County District Court

                                       (575) 445-5584

     Helpful Links:[edit | edit source]

                    Colfax County Clerk's Office

                    Other Court and Public Record offices of Colfax County

     Former Courthouses of Colfax County:[edit | edit source]

           Elizabethtown [edit | edit source]

           Cimarron[edit | edit source]

           Springer    [edit | edit source]


History[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

     The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought settlers from the Eastern United States to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations. Colfax County was named for Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885), the seventeenth Vice President of the United States. Detailed Historic and Cultural Overview. History and Historic Trail Maps (Dept. Interior).

     The Colfax County War - 1875.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Taos County.   Taos County was one of the original nine counties created by the New Mexico Territory in 1852.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

     Human occupation of this New Mexico area has existed by Native Americans since Folsom Man 8200 BC. The Native Americans who inhabited the land (c.1400) for hundreds of years before Europeans arrived, were called "Jicarilla Apaches"  and "Utes" by the Europeans. The Jicarilla Apaches marked their boundaries by 4 rivers (renamed by subsequent populations): The Arkansas River to the north, The Canadian River to the east, The Rio Grande River to the south and the Chama River to the west. They were farmers, hunters and gatherers who had flat roofed houses and settled along the rivers ie. The Ponil, The Cimarron, The Vermejo, The Purgatory. They actively traded with their neighbors who lived in Pueblos in the west and on the Plains in the east. Their land use was usufructuary and co-existed with the Spanish and the French. They did not have the European tradition of written deeds and could not prove their ownership in the US court system up to the US Supreme Court. This population lost their land, and was physically removed by US troops in 1876. pp.1-289  

     During the Colonial Era this area was Territory of Spain 1598-1824. In July, 1706, General Juan de Ulibarri, Seargeant Major for the Spanish Territory, mapped, renamed the area geography, and found evidences of French fur trappers. By 1714, the Jicarilla Apaches were employed, by the Spanish, as an auxillary army on their northern border. Mexico gained Independence from Spain and this area became a Territory of Mexico 1824-1848. The Republic of Texas claimed it as part of their territory to the Rio Grande, on the west and south, 1836-1845, and invaded New Mexico in 1841; The Mexican-American War broke out in 1846, the US Military occupied New Mexico 1846 to 1851 and stationed troops through its territorial history. The US signed a Treaty with Mexico in 1848. The  US annexed the northern 1/3 of the Mexican Republic.  

     Spanish/Mexican occupation of the land was also defined by usufructuary practices before and after and within the Land Grant borders. Before 1841, the Spanish/Mexican people living in Taos and Rio Arriba counties peacefully grazed their cattle and sheep on this land. The Carlos Beaubien/Guadalupe Miranda Land Grant was authorized in 1841 to expedite sending settlers to this area inhabited by the Jicarilla Apaches. The Beaubien/Miranda/Maxwell Land Grant borders were roughly defined: on the west, by the eastern slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains; on the north, by the Purgatory River; on the east, by the Canadian River; and on the south, roughly by a line from about Black Lake and Hall's Peak to Colmor, between Ocate and Rayado, south of Springer. Lucien Maxwell became the largest private landowner in the history of the United States. Contrary to his epitaph he acquired the land through marriage, his wife's inheritance, buying out the remaining heirs and the difference in coverture laws between the US and Mexico. Settlers' property lines within the land grant were affirmed by Lucien Maxwell's personal word and handshake. The boundaries, were not accepted by the US court system including the US Supreme Court.  In 1870, Maxwell sold his interests to English and Dutch financiers backed by US federal and US Territorial government officials. Serious boundary disputes followed for the next two decades. These conflicts underlined by, the clash of suspicion and collusion between colonials settlers, miners, deceitful financiers and the corrupt territorial government, resulted in the Colfax County War,1875-1878, and the Battle at Stonewall Valley (1887-1888) that ultimately resulted in the loss of land by the Spanish/Mexican colonial settlers, homestead "squatters" and others, who were forced to repurchase their own land or were removed. pp. 1-289 . Many of the persons who did not move out of the county or were unable to compete with corporate interests and economic markets, gave up their borders for wage paying jobs in the emerging coal mining camps. 

     Other items important to the establishment of borders are as follows: The Northwest Ordinance; Manifest Destiny; The US Congress failure to ratify Article 10 of the Treaty with Mexico which allowed  Mexican landowners to keep their land; The establishment of a provisional tammany hall style Territorial Government 1846 - 1912; The Homestead Act of 1862; The discovery of rich gold (1867), copper, and coal deposits (1865) within the land grant: and the personal intervention of corrupt New Mexico and Colorado and federal officials, foreign colonial interests, and other interested parties in establishing their land rights. 

     The border with Colorado was designated by the US Congress in the creation of the Territory of Colorado in 1860, even though there was contiguously owned property by New Mexicans. After the Stonewall Revolt in 1888 and the litigation between the US Government and the foreign owned Maxwell Land Grant Company. p.89-287, New Mexicans and Colorodans lost ownership of that land. New Mexicans finally agreed to statehood, more than 60 years after annexation. It became a State in 1912

     Colfax County was created in January 25,1869 from Mora County which was created from Taos County in 1860. Colfax County originally covered the entire Northeast corner of the state to the Texas border.  In 1893 the eastern portion of Colfax County was taken to create Union County. A southern portion of Colfax County was divided in 1921 to create Harding County. p.289

     The original county seat, 1869, was the gold mining town of Elizabethtown. In 1872 the county seat was moved to Cimarron a stage coach stop along the Mountain Branch  of the Santa Fe Trail and home of the Maxwell Land Grant. In 1881, it was moved from Cimarron to Springer, a railroad town on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. In 1897, after a bitter legislative fight the county seat was moved to Raton, an important coal mining town and railroad center.       

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places and Localities[edit | edit source]

Geography[edit | edit source]

     According to the US Census Bureau, Colfax County has a total area of 3,768 square miles. Is the size of the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. The boudaries from east to west extend 69 miles, and north to south, 54 miles. . Of which only 11 square miles of it is water. There are 84 lakes in the county. A large portion of the County lies in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Southern Rockies. The geography ranges from alpine meadows, foothills with their mining regions, aspen, pine and pinon forests, to the semi arid prairies and cattle lands of the plains. List of Valleys, Summitts, Ridges,  Streams, Lakes, Dams, Springs and Creeks. Interactive Map.

Towns and villages [edit | edit source]

     County Seat: Raton      

      County Population: 2008 estimate is 12,962;     2008 Census Quickfacts ; 2004 estimate is 13,183;

                                     2000 Census - 14,189                                  1940 Census - 18,718

                                     1990 Census - 12,925                                  1930 Census - 19,157

                                     1980 Census - 13,667                                  1920 Census - 21,550

                                     1970 Census - 12,170                                  1910 Census - 16,460

                                     1960 Census - 13,806                                  1900 Census - 10,150

                                     1950 Census - 16,761

      Populated Places[edit | edit source]

          Abbott, Angel Fire, Banning Place, Black Lake, Black Lake Resorts, Capitan Hill, Carlsbrook, Casa Grande, Chico, Cimarron, Colmor, Dillon, Eagle Nest, Farley, French, Hebron, Idlewild, Keota, Lakeview Pines, Maxwell, McCrystal Place, McDaniel Cimarron Place, Miami, Raton, Schomberg, Shuree, Six Mile Gate, Springer, Sugarite, Sunny Side, Tinaja, Toril, Troyburg, Urraca Place, Ute Park, Val Verde Ski Area, Valdez Place.   List of all locales. Interactive map.

           Alphabetic list of Colfax County places (towns, mesas, rivesr, mines, etc), interesting information and their location, including those listed above.


      Historic or Ghost towns[edit | edit source]

          Abreu, Agua Fria, Alma, Aurora, Baldy, Bell, Blossburg, Brackett, Brilliant, Catskill, Chico,Cimarron, Clifton, Colfax, Colmor, Cottonwood, Dawson, Deep Tunnel, Dorsey, Dover, Elizabethtown, England, Farley, Gardiner, Gato, Heck, Hematite, Johnson Mesa, Kiowa, Koehler, Ladd, Loretta, Lynn, Meloche, Moreno, Osha, Otero, Palo Blanco, Perryville, Pina, Pittsburg, Ponil Park, Rael, Rayado, Robinson, Slagle, Springer, Sugarite, Southside, Stocktons, Swastika, Sweetwater, Tafoya, Taylor Springs, Therma, Trinchera, Troy, Unico, Van Houten, Vernon, Virginia City, Willow, Yankee, Interactive Map. 

            Interactive Map , Town Details,

            Historic Post Offices ; All Post Offices

            Alphabetical List of Place names including those listed above.  A-E, F-MN-Z;

            List of Historic Places of Colfax County, National Register

      Towns or Places with Name Changes[edit | edit source]

           The Older name will be listed first and generally followed by the more current name. 

           1. Ahogadera = San Francisco Mesa;   2. Chicarica Mesa = Barela Mesa;   3. Chicorico = Sugarite;   4. Chicorico Canyon = Sugarite Canyon;   5. Chico Springs = Chico;   6.Cimilorio = Vermejo Peak;   7.Coleman = Elkins;   8. Dover = Gato;   9. Eagle Park = Ute Park;   10. Elizabeth Peak = Baldy Mountain;   11. Jacetas Creek = Jarita Creek;   12. Kimball = Springhill;   13.Kiowa Camp = Cunico = Kiowa;   14. Maxwell = Dorsey = Springer;   15. Maxwell City =2x= Maxwell;  16. Mountview = Dawson;   17. Northfield = Farley;   18. Osha = Black Lake;   19.Philturn=Philmont;   20.Ryado=Rayado;   21.Santa Fe Forks = Hoxie;   22. Sauz = Abbott = New Abbott (The Forks);   23.Semerone= Cimarron;   24. Squaw Peak = Kit Carson Peak;   25.Swastika = Brilliant;   26. Taylor = Taylor Springs;   27.Therma = Eagle Nest;   28. Troy = Troyburgh = Parton;   29. Vermejo = Cimilorio = Vermejo = Vermejo Park;   30. Virginia = Virginia City = E Town = Elizabethtown;   31.Willow = Van Houten;   32. Willow Arroyo = Willow Creek = Raton Creek;

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives and Repositories[edit | edit source]


     Seton Memorial Library [edit | edit source]

           See details 


     Center for Southwest Research[edit | edit source]
     New Mexico State Records Center and Archives[edit | edit source]
     National Hispanic Cultural Center           [edit | edit source]
     Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of NM[edit | edit source]
     Rio Grande Historical Collections[edit | edit source]

           See Details   



Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

     Search by Cemetery Name[edit | edit source]

         Click on Cemetery Name to see details.

         Abbott Cemetery , Abreu Cemetery, Agua Dulce Cemetery, Black Lake Cemetery,

         Caliente Canyon Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Catskill CemeteryCimarron Canyon Cemetery,

         Cimarron Cemetery, Cimarron Mountain View Cemetery, Clifton Cemetery p.206, Colmor Cemetery,

         Dawson CemeteryEagle Nest CemeteryElizabethtown Cemetery, Espinoza Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery,

         Fairview Presbyterian Cemetery,  Gallagher Cemetery, Hecht Family CemeteryHerrera Cemetery,

         Hollenbeck CemeteryJ.B. Dawson Family Cemetery, Jackson Cemetery, Johnson Cemetery,

         Johnson Mesa CemeteryKaplan Cemetery, Kelleher Cemetery, Livingston Cemetery, Maxwell Cemetery,

         Maxwell Family CemeteryMiami Cemetery, Mountain View Angel Fire Cemetery,

         Mountain View Cimarron Cemetery, Mountain View Kiowa Cemetery, Mountainview Kiowa Cemetery,

         Mount Calvary CemeteryNorth Abbott CemeteryOtero Cemetery, Palo Blanco Mountain Cemetery,

         Pine Buttes CemeteryPoint of Rocks Mesa Cemetery, Ponil Park Cemetery, Rayado Cemetery,

         Ring Place Cemetery, Saint John's Methodist Church Cemetery, Pacheco CemeterySan Antonio Cemetery,

         St. Anthony Church Cemetery, Saus Creek CemeterySeeley Cemetery, Soldier Hill p.207, Springer Cemetery,

         Sweet Water Cemetery, Tinaja CemeteryTouch Me Not Mountain Cemetery,

         United Church of Angel Fire Cemetery, Valdez CemeteryVermejo CemeteryWilson Cemetery,


     Search by Cemetery Location[edit | edit source]

          Click on Cemetery location to see details

          Abbott, Angel Fire, Agua Dulce, Black Lake, Caliente Canyon, Cimarron, Colmor, Dawson, Eagle Nest,

          Elizabethtown, Johnson Mesa, Kiowa, Loco Arroyo, Maxwell, Miami, North AbbottOtero, Palo Blanco Mountain,

          Pine ButtesPoint of Rocks MesaPonil ParkRatonRayadoRing PlaceSauz CreekSeeleySpringer,

          Sweet WaterTinajaTouch Me Not MountainTrinchera PassUte Park.     





Census Records and other Free Online Records[edit | edit source]

Colfax County[edit | edit source]

          1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1920 Free Census Search

          1870 US Census, Colfax County: (A-Free), (Fren-Midd), (Mila-Truj), (Truj-Z), Index, transcription and index,

          1880 US Census Free Search

          1912 - Business Directory:

County Officials, Baldy, Bell, Black Lake, Blossburg, Bonito, Brackett, Brilliant, CapulinCarlsbrook, Cerrososo. Chico, Chicorica, Cimarron, Clifton House, Colfax, Colmor, Cunningham, Dawson, Dean, Dillon, Dorsey, Elizabeth, French, Gardiner, Gato, Harlan, Hebron, Hunt, Keota, Koehler, Koehler Junction, Lloyd, Lynn, Maxwell, Meloche, Metcalf, Miami, Nash, Otero.

          1930 - Federal Census Index: A-C, C-G, G-L, L-P, P-S, S-Z.

     Kiowa[edit | edit source]

          1920 - Partial Federal Census Record

     Raton[edit | edit source]

          1910 and 1920 Partial Federal Census Records

     Other [edit | edit source]

          New Mexico Death Records 1889-1945 Search

          New Mexico Death Records US GenWeb Index Project

          Social Security Death Index Search

          Guide to 1788 and 1790 Census of El Paso del Norte

          Colfax County Residents  (60) who received Patents:

               Go to Google Search Patents. Type in "New Mexico" "county of Colfax" OR "Colfax County"

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

     Bureau of Land Management[edit | edit source]

          General Land Office Records Search

     Mining[edit | edit source]

          Colfax County was, historically, a mining area. Most of the mines have closed. See, List of Mines.


Libraries[edit | edit source]

     Local Public Libraries[edit | edit source]
          Angel Fire Community Library[edit | edit source]

          See Details

          Eagle Nest Public Library[edit | edit source]

          See Details 

           Arthur Johnson Memorial Library[edit | edit source]

          See Details

          Springer - Fred Macaron Library [edit | edit source]

          See Details

     Local Research Libraries[edit | edit source]
          Family History Library [edit | edit source]

          See Details

          Seton Memorial Library[edit | edit source]

          See Details         

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Lists of Settlers, 1860[edit | edit source]

          1. Rayado (356)

          2. Rio Colorado (707)

Lists of Settlers, 1870[edit | edit source]

          1. Precinct 1 (800):  A-E , F-M, N-Z.

              Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Elizabethtown and environs.

          2. Precinct 2 (132):  A-Z

              Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Cimarron.

          3. Precinct 3  (1,060): A-E, F-M, N-Z.

              Post Office: Elizabeth City.   Location: Rayado and outskirts.

Lists of Settlers, 1880[edit | edit source]

          1. Upper and Lower Dry Cimarron (470)

          2. Chico (113)

          3. Cimarron (1,247)

          4. Elizabethtown (287)

          5. Otero (50)

          6. Rayado (270)

          7. Springer (34)

          8. Ute Creek (133)

Lists of Settlers, 1900[edit | edit source]

          1. Baldy (111);  2. Black Lakes (205);  3. Blossburg (191);  4. Catskill (976); 5. Chico Springs (398); 

          6. Cimarron (3363);  7. Cimilario (105);  8. Colmor (1,343);  9. Dorsey (226);   10. Elizabethtown (580);

          11. Elkins (61);  12. Gardiner (1,195);  13. Johnson Park (793);  14. Martines (365);  15. Maxwell (276); 

          16. Mesa (505);  17. Pena Flor (156);  18. Ponel (50);  19. Ponil Park (100);  20. Raton (3,863); 

          21. Rayado (135);  22. Springer (589);  23. Trinchera (191).

     Pioneer or Settler Biographies, A-Z[edit | edit source]
     Pioneers, Settlers, and Others[edit | edit source]

            Published Online Information

            Listed by surname

                 1.A-F,[edit | edit source]
                 2.G-O,[edit | edit source]
                 3.P-Z[edit | edit source]
     Family Histories or Genealogical Information[edit | edit source]
                1. Online Surname Links[edit | edit source]
                2. 1880 - Early Families A-L[edit | edit source]
                3. 1880 - Early Families M-Z[edit | edit source]
Colfax County Family Photo Album[edit | edit source]

            1. Photos taken 1860 to 1879.

            2. Photos taken 1880 to 1899.

            3. Photos taken 1900 to 1919.

            4. Photos taken 1920 to 1939.

     Resources[edit | edit source]

            1. List of Online Resources

            2. List of Offline Resources


Maps[edit | edit source]

     1895 Colfax County Map , 1895 new Mexico State Map

     1895 Map of Taos, Mora, and Colfax Counties

     USGS Quad Topographic Maps of Features in Colfax County

     US Census Bureau mapping engine, Tiger Map

     Colfax County Interactive Map of Minerals and Mines

     Cornelio Vigil Map of the Beaubien Miranda Land Grant. US Dept. Justice. Map 3, page 34.

     Maxwell Land Grant, Map 1, page 7.

     Map of the Property Claims on the Ponil River, ca. 1885: page 106.

     Map of Cimarron, New Mexico, 1865: Figure 20, Page 14 in the insert between pages 77 and 78.

     Surveyor's sectional map of Colfax and Mora Counties, 1889. Figure 21, Page 15 in the insert between pages 77-8.

     Sites of the Maxwell and White Incidents on the SantaFe Trail, Map 4, page 42.

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

     Marriage Index 1871-1900 (Grooms name Ab to Lo) , (Grooms name Lo to Zw)

     Marriages 1889-1893, and 1897-1901 - Justice of the Peace Records, Precinct #20 - NMGS

Military[edit | edit source]

Pre - Statehood  (6 Jan 1912)[edit | edit source]

     Muster Roll - Coronado Expedition - 1540

     Soldier List - Onate Expedition 1598-1608

     Partial List of New Mexico Settlers - 1600

     Civil War Pension Index Card Search

     List of Pensioners 1883

Post - Statehood[edit | edit source]

     WWI Civilian Draft Registrations - free online

     Vietnam War - Angel Fire Memorial

Mining[edit | edit source]

     The mountains of Colfax County were rich in gold, silver, copper, iron, and coal. page 64; p.90-107;

     30 miles to the west of Lucien Maxwell's ranch, Elizabethtown and Virginia City were established in the Moreno Valley close to the extensive placers and mines. Resulting in 5 million dollars of gold output between 1867 and 1872. Near these mines, "one of the richest copper mines of the world" had been  established before the discovery of gold in 1867. page 65.

     The existence of coal deposits were first officially noticed by Wislezenus, Tour of Northern New Mexico in 1848. p.63 , and by Lt. Colonel Emory, Notes of  Military Reconnoissance of 1848, page 19.  Although, travellers of The Santa Fe Trail, knew of its existence, many years prior. In 1865, Prof. Richard Dale Owen, noted that a five foot coal bed was clearly visible from Lucien Maxwell's hacienda and was close to the stage road. The survey estimated coal deposits to measure 870, 000 acres with contents of 30 billion, 805 million tons. Coal was mined in large scale.1907, the year of greatest production, output of 1,844,550 tons was reached.

     Early coal mining operations. page 64.

     Early placers prospected for gold page 67.

     List of Mining Claims for Colfax County.


Museums[edit | edit source]

     Eagles Nest[edit | edit source]

         Elizabethtown Museum

     Cimarron[edit | edit source]

          Kit Carson Museum of Rayado

          Philmont Museum

          Villa Philmonte

     Raton[edit | edit source]

          Raton Museum

     Springer[edit | edit source]

          Dorsey  Mansion history, Dorsey Mansion Ranch

          Santa Fe Trail Interpretative Center and Museum

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

     Current local newspaper addresses and phones: See Details

     Historic Periodicals and Newspapers, See List

     Digital Collections for Colfax County Newspapers

     Search Historic Newspapers, Library of Congress


Probate[edit | edit source]

     See Details

Santa Fe Trail[edit | edit source]

     Santa Fe Trail went through Colfax County in two places.

           1. The Mountain Route went south from Trinidad, Colorado, through Raton Pass, down the slope toward the town of

               Cimarron. There was a stop on the Canadian River at the Clifton House. About nine miles to the southwest the

               trail splits, one going to the town of rayado and the other to Cimarron. The Road travels  on to Springer.

           2. The Santa Fe Trail crosses Colfax County from the eastern border of the Kiowa Grasslands near Clayton, New

               Mexico, and travels through the Gaine's Cattle Ranch, then beneath the Point of Rocks Mesa, and then travels

               through the Gillespie Ranch, east of Springer.

     Santa Fe National Historic Trail

     Santa Fe Trail Family History Project

     Santa Fe Trail Scenic Byway

Schools[edit | edit source]

     Cimarron Public Schools

           Superintendent's Office, 125 N Collison Ave., Cimarron, NM 87714; phone 575-376-2007 or 2445

     Eagle Nest Public Schools

           Eagle Nest, NM 87718 - phone: 575-377-6991

     Maxwell Public Schools

           Maxwell, NM 87728: phone - 575-375-2371

     Raton School District

           Administration Offices - 1550 Tiger Cir., Raton, NM 87740; phone - 575-445-9111

     Springer School District

          Superintendent's Office - 1401 8 , Springer, NM 87747; phone - 575-483-2482

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

      List of Colfax County Birth Records 1893-1895, A-W.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Local:[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Club of Angel Fire[edit | edit source]

          PO Box 503, Angel Fire, NM 87710

Cimarron Historical Society [edit | edit source]

Raton Historical Society                                                                                                                                                    [edit | edit source]

State:    [edit | edit source]

     Genealogy Trails History Group

     Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico

     Historical Society of New Mexico

     Los Alamos Historical Society

     New Mexico Civil War Ladies League

     New Mexico Daughters of the American Revolution

     New Mexico Genealogical Society

     New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

     New Mexico State Historian

     Route 66 Association of New Mexico

     Southern New Mexico Genealogy Society

     State Historian

     Taos County Historical Society

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

     New Mexico Research Outline