Chaves County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide
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Chaves County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on February 25, 1889 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of Jose Francisco Chaves, a U.S. Army colonel in New Mexico during and after the Civil War. Learn More About State of New Mexico History
Chaves County Cities and Towns include Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur, Roswell.
Chaves County, New Mexico Courthouse Records
Chaves County, NM Courthouse
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Chaves county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.
- Chaves County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1891, Land Records from 1887 and Probate Records from 1900. The County Clerks office has land records, including deeds, mining records, surveys, and plats; marriage records; and some probate records. Also Military discharges, liens, mortgages, powers of attorney, and miscellaneous affidavits may be found there.
- Chaves County District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
Chaves County, New Mexico Census Records
- Learn More: State of New Mexico Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Territorial Population Schedules: 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Chaves County, New Mexico Vital Records
- Learn More: State of New Mexico Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from 1920 to present and delayed records since 1880.
- Marriage Records: None, See County Clerk's Office
- Divorce Records: None, See Magistrate Court's Office
- Locations: New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics, 1105 St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87502; (505) 827-0121
Chaves County, New Mexico Resources
- Chaves County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 51, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201.
- Chaves County Genealogy and History Societies, Florence Hamilton, 807 N. Missouri, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201. Phone: 505-624-2477.
- Chaves County Genealogy, P. O. Box 1085, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201. Phone: 505-623-6864
- Historical Soceity for Southeast New Mexico
- Roswell Family History Center, 2201 W Country Club Road (North end of the building), Roswell, NM 88201. Phone: 505-624-1761
- Roswell Historical Society, 100 West 11th Street, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
- Roswell New Mexico Genealogical Group, 2604 Kentucky, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201
- Wilson-Cobb History & Genealogy Research Library
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