Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy
Guide to Lea County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lea County, New Mexico|
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
|Founded||March 7, 1917|
|Address|| Lea County Courthouse|
100 N Main Avenue
PO Box 4C
Lovington, NM 88260
Lea County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- Up until 1821 - New 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 1846 - Mexico 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 Lea County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
- Andrews County, Texas
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- Loving County, Texas
- Winkler County, Texas
- Yoakum County, Texas
For tips on accessing Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy census records online, see: New Mexico Census.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Hobbs New Mexico Family History Center
- Hobbs, New Mexico.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lea County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.