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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Lincoln County | county_map = | state = New Mexico | state_map = New-mexico.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1869 | founded date = January 16 | seat = Carrizozo | building image = | building address = Lincoln County Courthouse]
300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Phone: 505.648.2331 
http://www.lincolncountynm.netLincoln County Website



County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Phone: 505.648.2331 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1882, probate records from 1880, and newspapers from 1890.[1]


Parent County

  • Up until 1821New Spain controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an archives in Seville, Spain, or to archives in Mexico City.
  • From 1821 until 1846Mexico had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to archives in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Lincoln County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Lincoln County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.


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