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United States Gotoarrow.png New Mexico Gotoarrow.png Chaves County

Guide to Chaves County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Chaves County, New Mexico
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1889
County Seat Roswell
Address Chaves County Courthouse
401 N Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201-4726
Phone: 505.624.6614
Chaves County Website


County Courthouse

Chaves County Courthouse
401 N Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201-4726
Phone: 505.624.6614 

County Clerk has marriage, land and military records from 1900; District Court Clerk has probate records from 1900, divorce and court records.[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. United States forces occupied New Mexico starting in 1846 during the Mexican-American War.
  • 1848 -  Land that became Chaves County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

1889--Chaves County was created 25 February 1889 from Lincoln County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about New Mexico denominations, view the New Mexico Church Records wiki page.



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), Catron County, New Mexico page 473, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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