Union County NM Research Resources
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Union County

Union County Clerk

P.O. Box 430
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: (505) 374-9491
Land Records 1884-present (indexed by date)
Marriage Licenses 1894-present (indexed by name)
Informal Probates 1912-present (indexed by name)
Newspaper achives
Joyce Sowers and the others in the clerks office do a magnificent job assisting researchers however they cannot conduct extensive searches. When inquiring, be sure to provide as much information as possible, including full names, specific dates or targeted date ranges and the type of record desired. The County Clerk's office also maintains archive copies of old Union County newspapers. These are actual copies of the papers, not microfilms. They can be viewed by the public, but the clerk's office will not do newspaper research at all. Birth and death records are NOT available through the County Clerk. They are available only through the state Vital Statistics Bureau.

Union County Historical Society

23 South 2nd Street
Clayton, NM 88415-0489
Phone: (505) 374-2977

Operates the Herzstein Memorial Museum in Clayton and sells several books detailing local history but does not routinely assist with research

Albert W. Thompson (Union County) Library

17 Chestnut Street
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: (505) 374-9423

Collection includes old Clayton High School yearbooks, but not much more. The library generally refers genealogy inquiries to the historical society.

Folsom Museum

Main Street
Folsom, NM 88419
Phone: (505) 278-3616

Independently operated micro-museum preserving the pioneering spirit of Northeastern New Mexico. Also sells several good books relating to local history.

Hass Funeral Director Inc

324 Main Street
Clayton, NM 88415-3044
Phone: (505)374-2211

Owner Jim Hass owns many local cemetery indexes. He also can provide obits and other details on burials his company and its predessors have conducted. Please remember that Jim provides this as a courtesy. He time is primarily devoted to running his business. Be grateful that he takes enough interest to assist to this degree!

Union County Leader (newspaper)

15 North 1st Street
Clayton, NM 88415
Phone: (505) 374-2587

Only has copies of most recent volumes. Newspaper archives are maintained by the County Clerk's office. Some older newspapers have been microfilmed by the University of New Mexico as part of the state newspaper project. The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library in Raton, Colfax County, also has some old Union County newspapers on microfilm. These are available throughout the United States on the InterLibrary Loan program.

Be sure to check for LDS records or books or other people that might relate to your research as well. Notify me at [email protected] if you have anything to add to this page.


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LAST UPDATE: Saturday, 18-Nov-2000 03:01:26 MST