Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy Guide

Eddy County, New Mexico (Map It) was created on February 25, 1889 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of Charles Eddy, a rancher and developer of the area. Learn More About State of New Mexico History

Eddy County is bordered by Otero County (west), Chaves County (north), Lea County (east), Loving County, Texas , Reeves County, Texas (south), Culberson County, Texas (south).

Eddy County Cities and Towns include Artesia, Carlsbad.

Eddy County, New Mexico Courthouse Records

Eddy County, New Mexico Courthouse
Eddy County, NM Courthouse

The Eddy County Courthouse is located in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Learn More About State of New Mexico Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

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 Eddy 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. Marriage Certificates (1891-1921) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

  • Eddy County Clerks office has Marriage Records from 1891, Land Records from 1884 and Probate Records from 1912. 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.
  • Eddy County 5th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.

Eddy 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

Eddy County, New Mexico Vital Records

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