Socorro (So-k-ro) was the name conferred by Don Juan de Oate 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".

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    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.
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    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.

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