Grant County was created 30 January 1868. It was named for General Ulysses S. Grant who became president. Silver City is the county seat. This county is rich with copper, gold and other metals. It contains part of the Gila National Forest. Farming and ranching are major businesses. 

Christine Baldanado is Reporter At Large for the Southwest region.
Janet Wasson is Reporter At Large for the Southwest region.
Loretta May is Reporter At Large for the Southwest region.
Beverly Taylor was the original Reporter of Grant County.

Grant County.  Hidalgo County.  Luna County.  Sierra County 

Grant County Courthouse
Box 898 Silver City 88061
505 538-3338 fax 538-3518

Luna County Courthouse
700 South Silver Deming 88030
505 546-0494 fax 546-4708

Hidalgo County Courthouse
300 S. Shakespeare St. Lordsburg
505 542-9428 fax 542-3414

Sierra County Courthouse
300 Date Street Truth or Consequences 87901
505 894-6215 fax 894-9548


Silver City Facts

Deming Facts

Lordsburg Facts

T or C Facts

 T or C Library

Southwest Oral History Association

Native American Genealogy

Native American Resources 


Columbus Historical Society Box 562, Columbus, NM, 88029

Deming Historical Society 301 South Silver, Deming 88030

Sierra County Genealogical Society Box 311, T or C  87901



Family History Center
10 mi N. of Animas
Cotton City, Hidalgo County 505 548-2318

Family History Center 1000 W, Florida Deming 88030 
505 544-0286

Family History Center 210 E Herrera Hatch, Dona Ana County 505 267-3036

Family History Center 3755 North Swan Street Silver City
505 388-1068


County Clerk's Office
251 West Amador Avenue
Las Cruces, 88005 505 647-7421 Email

Family History Center 
3210 Venus Las Cruces 88005 
505 382-7618/0447 
Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society Box 2563, Las Cruces 88004-2563 Email

Doņa Ana County Hist. Society 500 N. Water Street, Las Cruces 88001-1224 Email
Gadsen Historical Society, Box 147, Mesilla,  88046


Genealogy HelpList Lookups H G R Center
New Mexico History N M Genealogy Society


Census 1900 USGenWeb
Doņa Ana County

Historical Society for SE New Mexico 
200 North Lea, Roswell 88201/ 622-8333

Census lookups: Janet Wasson has census indexes for New Mexico for the following years. 1790; 1823; 1845; and 1850. Please provide one name only per request. 

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