Quay County was created on January 28, 1903 and named
for Mathew S. Quay, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1887-1904. Quay was a leading
proponent in Congress during New Mexico's fight for statehood. Created from Guadalupe,
San Miguel, and Union counties (for records prior to 1903, look in those counties).
The Quay county courthouse address is P.O. Box 1225, Tucumcari, NM 88401. Phone
(505) 461-0510; FAX (505) 461-0513. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This county is in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. See Records
for the sources and addresses known to date.
New Mexico Genealogist:
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has been publishing a continuous stream of county, state, and church records as
well as other informative articles. Available:
1) a CD containing every issue published in the first forty years of publication:
2) a printed topic index 1962-1999: Book #E4b at NMGS Press.
3) An index for each current year is provided within the Genealogist in that
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