Eddy County, New Mexico

Eddy County

Eddy County was founded on February 25, 1889 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of Charles Eddy, a rancher and developer of the area.

The Eddy County Seat is situated in Carlsbad and the county government website is http://www.co.eddy.nm.us/

Locations bordering Eddy County are Otero County (west), Chaves County (north), Lea County (east), Loving County, Texas, Reeves County, Texas (south), Culberson County, Texas (south).

Cities and towns found in Eddy County consists of Artesia, Carlsbad

Eddy County vital records can be found at the New Mexico Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New Mexico for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Eddy County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New Mexico Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Eddy County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Eddy Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You'll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Eddy County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Eddy County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Eddy County Courthouse and Government Records


Eddy County Courthouse

Researchers often forget the significance of Eddy County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Buried away in New Mexico courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of many New Mexico inhabitants.

The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few aspects of their lives in the Eddy County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other methods which often can have lead to him or her showing up in court records.

The below details indicates what birth, death, marriage, land, wills, and legal records are in Eddy County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. Marriage Certificates (1891-1921) available at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives.

I highly recommend you call the clerk's dept to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars before visiting or requesting information because of occasionally changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of staff will assist persons in locating the resources, however it's up to the man or women to undertake the research.
  • Eddy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 102 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
    • Phone: (575) 885-3383
  • Eddy 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.
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1884
    • Probate Records: 1912
  • 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.
    • Address: 102 North Canal, Carlsbad, NM 88220
    • Phone: 575-885-4740

Eddy County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Eddy County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is just a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Eddy County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Eddy Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

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Eddy Co. NM Census Records

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Eddy Co. NM Church & Bible Records

Eddy Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Eddy Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Eddy Co. NM Military Records

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