Luna County, New Mexico

Luna County

Luna County was founded on March 16, 1901 from Doña Ana County and Grant County. The county was named in honor of Solomon Luna, the largest land owner in the county at the time of its creation; itself Spanish for moon.

The Luna County Seat is situated in Deming and the county government website is http://lunacountynm.us/

Locations bordering Luna County are  Sierra County (northeast), Doña Ana County (east), Grant County (west), Hidalgo County (west), Ascensión, Chihuahua, Mexico (south).

Cities and towns found in Luna County consists of Deming

Luna 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 Luna 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.

Luna County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. You'll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Luna County Society and Family History Resources

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

Luna County Courthouse and Government Records


Luna County Courthouse

Researchers often forget the significance of Luna 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 Luna 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 Luna County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. Applications for Marriage Licenses (1909—1912) 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.
  • Luna County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 700 S Silver Ave, Deming, NM 88030
    • Phone: (575) 546-0491
  • Luna 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: 1901
    • Land Records: pre-1901
    • Probate Records: 1901 
  • Luna County 6th District Court Clerk has many responsibilities which include courts of general jurisdiction, including probate and divorce, actions, as well as jury trials.
    • Address: 855 South Platinum Avenue, Deming, NM 88030
    • Phone: 575-546-9611

Luna County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Luna 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 Luna County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Luna Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Luna Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Luna Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Luna Co. NM Census Records

Luna Co. NM Cemeteries & Graveyards

Luna Co. NM Church & Bible Records

Luna Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Luna Co. NM General and History Websites

Luna Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Luna Co. NM Military Records

Luna Co. NM Schools & Directories

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