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Chaves County, New Mexico

Chaves County was founded on February 25, 1889 from Lincoln County.

The Chaves County Seat is situated in Roswell and the county government website is

Locations bordering Chaves County are De Baca CountyRoosevelt CountyLea CountyEddy CountyOtero CountyLincoln County.

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

Chaves County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Chaves County Society and Family History Resources

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

Chaves County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often forget the significance of Chaves 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 Chaves 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 Chaves County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county.

  • Chaves County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 400 N Virginia Ave, Roswell, NM 88201
    • Phone: (505) 624-6614
  • Chaves County Clerks office
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1900
  • Chaves County District Court Clerk
    • Address: 400 N. Virginia, Roswell, NM 88201
    • Phone: 575-622-2212

Chaves County Links

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

Chaves Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Chaves Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Chaves Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Chaves Co. NM Census Records

Chaves Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records

Chaves Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chaves Co. NM General and History Websites

Chaves Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chaves Co. NM Military Records

Chaves Co. NM Schools & Directories