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Lea County, New Mexico

Lea County

Lea County was founded on March 7, 1917 from Chaves County and Eddy County.

The Lea County Seat is situated in Lovington and the county government website is http://www.leacounty.net/

Locations bordering Lea County are Roosevelt County, Chaves County, Eddy County.west), Loving County, Texas, Winkler County, Texas, Andrews County, Texas, Gaines County, Texas, Yoakum County, Texas, Cochran County, Texas.

Lea 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 Lea 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.

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

Lea County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lea County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often forget the significance of Lea 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 Lea 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 Lea County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. Also has transcribed records from parent counties starting 1913.

  • Lea County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 100 N Main Ave, Lovington, NM 88260
    • Phone: (575) 396-8571
  • Lea County Clerks office
    • Marriage Records: 1917
    • Land Records: 1918
    • Probate Records: 1917 
  • Lea County 5th District Court Clerk
    • Address: 100 North Main, Lovington, NM 88260
    • Phone: 575-396-8571

Lea County Links

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

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Lea Co. NM General and History Websites

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