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Lincoln County, New Mexico

Lincoln County was founded on January 16, 1869 from Socorro County.

The Lincoln County Seat is situated in Carrizozo and the county government website is

Locations bordering Lincoln County are Torrancel CountyGuadalupe CountyDe Baca CountyChaves CountyOtero CountySierra CountySocorro County.

Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.

Lincoln County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are present for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You’ll find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Lincoln County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lincoln County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often forget the significance of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County. The years New Mexicod listed below could be the first recognized documents for this county. (Rio Bonito, formerly called Los Placitas then Lincoln, 1869–70) County clerk has complete indexes for all records.

Lincoln County Links

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

Lincoln Co. NM Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. NM Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lincoln Co. NM Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lincoln Co. NM Census Records

Lincoln Co. NM Cemeteries & Church Records

Lincoln Co. NM Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. NM General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. NM Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. NM Military Records

Lincoln Co. NM Schools & Directories