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Welcome to Socorro County, New Mexico! Socorro County, NM 

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Socorro (So-kó-ro)  was the name conferred by Don Juan de Oñate
upon a Pueblo north of the present town of Socorro,
the county seat.  Some friendly Indians had presented him
and his troops with corn in the summer of 1598, which is
why he choose the name meaning "succor" or "help".

Hello, my name is Sam-Quito Padilla G., the coordinator of the Socorro County, NM GenWeb Project.  I have posted some genealogy links pertaining to the county for you to use and enjoy.  If you know of any others please drop me an e-mail so that I can add them!

Socorro Genealogical information

Socorro County Archives
 Recording of Cemeteries,
Family bibles, Letters of interests and anything pertaining
to Socorro County.

New Mexico Death Index

Listing of Socorro County cemeteries.

Socorro County Obituaries from GenConnect.

New self-posting pages of Socorro County Queries from GenConnect.

Socorro County Surnames & Individual Websites
See who else is researching your names here and look at other Socorro
researcher's websites.

Founding Families of the Río Abajo Database (DB)
look to see if you or your ancestors are included in the database.

Look-Up Volunteer Groups for Various NM Counties.
(click on the Icon)

Get to the other NM Counties and Unknown NM County Query
Section from here.

Get to other USGenWeb states from here.

Get to other WorldGenWeb countries from here.

Click here for more helpful Links

Visit NMGenweb's Neighboring Counties of Socorro

Catron County      Cibola County      Lincoln County

Sierra County      Torrance County      Valencia County

About The USGenWeb Project

In March and April of 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page.

In June, as the Kentucky project was nearing completion, it was decided to start a page for each of the remaining states, and as with the Kentucky project, volunteers were found to host the state pages.

In April of 1998 I became the Socorro County coordinator and agreed to create and maintain the website. I am very much open to any and all suggestions & comments about the website, and I encourage all those doing research in Socorro County to become involved in the program. Your help will be most welcome.

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Socorro County, NM for the USGenWeb Project
This Website and its files: Copyright © 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 by Socorro County Coordinator: Sam-Quito Padilla G.
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Last revision: 11 February 2010

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