New Mexico Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.
Contracts, property rights, tort and other civil cases are handled by magistrate courts. The next level is the probate courts, which do not have jury trials and have limited jurisdictions. Most of their cases relate to estates that are uncontested.
City violations are handled by municipal and metropolitan courts. District courts are the level above the local court system. They are separated into 13 different districts and handle some jury trials, as well as divorces and some probate matters.
The State Supreme Court of New Mexico handles writs, death penalty cases and appeals from lower courts. The courts of appeal may also review certain criminal and death penalty cases.
BoxSanta Fe, NM Second Judicial District includes Bernalillo County: Court Clerk, W. A, Las Cruces, NM BoxRoswell, NM ; N. Court Clerk, S. Silver, Deming, NM ; P. BoxLordsburg, NM ; P.
BoxSilver City, NM Box 78, Estancia, NM ; P. DrawerSocorro, NM ; P.
BoxTruth or Consequences, NM BoxClayton, NM ; P. BoxRaton, NM Ninth Judicial District includes Curry and Roosevelt counties: BoxTucumcari, NM ; P. BoxMosquero, NM Twelfth Judicial District includes Lincoln and Otero counties: Court Clerk, New York Ave.
BoxCarrizozo, NM BoxGrants, NM ; P. BoxLos Lunas, NM It was considered to be a public-domain land state from the time that the United States first took control of it. Originally, they were in Spanish, but some translations exist.