Colfax County NM USGenWeb

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Colfax County was created in 1869 from Mora County which was created from Taos County, an original New Mexico county. The county originally covered the entire Northeast corner of the state to the Texas border. In 1893 a portion of Colfax County was taken to create Union County. That area was divided again in 1921 to create Harding County.

Colfax County's terrain includes a portion of the Southern Rockies, the foothills with their mining regions, spreading into the cattle lands of the plains. The Santa Fe Trail's Raton Pass offshoot brought the initial settlers from the East to join the existing Mexican and Native American populations.

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This link takes you to the Ancestry Message Board system with queries, obituaries, and other independently contributed data.

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Surrounding Counties:

North: Las Animas CO
East: Union NM
West: Taos NM
South: Mora NM
South: Harding NM

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Colfax County Genealogy:

Local Resources - where to find more information
Colfax County Genealogy Mailing List - keep in touch automatically

Colfax County Families
Martinez reunion - August 1998
Depression Era Life Histories (WPA Project)
Towns & Villages - as listed on the USGS GNIS
Books about Colfax County and its residents, including lookup volunteers
Cemeteries - as listed on the USGS GNIS
Raton Web - the local 'Net connection
Sangre De Cristo Chronicle - weekly newspaper for Angel Fire, Cimarron, and the Southern Rockies
GenForum's Colfax County page
Colfax County Day Trips
Capulin Volcano National Park
Raton Chamber of Commerce

Dawson, New Mexico - Off-site Location

Primitive Baptist Church in Colfax County - Off-site Location main page for other info on the Primitive Baptist Church

Other Genealogy Links:

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
GenForum's New Mexico page
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Great site to find volunteers to do lookups
RootsWeb'sSearch Engine
LDS Family Search site Family Tree Maker's Internet Family Finder
RootsWeb's Surname Mailing Lists
Gen Forum Query System
Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site Finder
Gene Stark's GENDEX Index of Names on USGenWeb Sites
Cliff Manis' GenServ collection of GEDCOM files
CCHelper's Surname Helper Index
Ancestry's Searchable Databases

Can You Help?

USGenWeb is a group effort. We are always looking for volunteers to help make the sites more comprehensive. All genealogical information is appreciated. Please contact me if you can contribute any records for Colfax County, NM (preferably in .txt format), including

  • Census, mortality, birth, marriage, death, property and tax records or indexes
  • Church, school, military, bible, or cemetery records of Colfax County
  • Wills, obituaries, or newspaper articles about Colfax County residents
  • Lists of Colfax County books or publications held in libraries elsewhere
  • Look-up volunteers to research information in Colfax County resources nationwide
  • Published works, only if authorized by the original author

If you can assist or have suggestions for other resources to be included, please let me know. Your participation is valuable.

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