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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lea_County,_New_Mexico|Lea County]]'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.leacounty.net/ Lea County Courthouse]<br>100 N Main Avenue<br>PO Box 4C; <br>Lovington, NM 88260<br>Phone: 505.396.8532&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage and probate records from 1917, and land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lea County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1917--'''Lea County was created 7 March 1917&nbsp;from Chaves and Eddy Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Lovington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Up until '''1821''' -&nbsp; [[New Spain]] controlled land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of early settlers may have been sent to an [http://www.mcu.es/archivos/MC/AGI/index.html archives] in Seville, Spain, or to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. <br>
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*From 1821 until '''1846''' -&nbsp;[[Mexico]] had jurisdiction over the land that later would become New Mexico and Arizona. Some records of this period may have been sent to [[Mexico Archives and Libraries|archives]] in Mexico City. Starting in 1846 United States forces occupied New Mexico during the {{wpd|Mexican-American War}}. <br>
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*'''1848''' -&nbsp; Land that became Lea County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the {{wpd|Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo}}.<br>
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*'''1917--'''Lea County was created 7 March 1917 from [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]] and [[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews County, Texas]]
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*[[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]
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*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran County, Texas]]
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*[[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy]]
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*[[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines County, Texas]]
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*[[Loving County, Texas|Loving County, Texas]]
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*[[Roosevelt County, New Mexico|Roosevelt]]
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*[[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler County, Texas]]
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*[[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum County, Texas]]
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== Resources  ==
 
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Hobbs New Mexico Family History Center]]
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**Hobbs, New Mexico.
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205596&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+Lea&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:04, 20 November 2012

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County Courthouse

Lea County Courthouse
100 N Main Avenue
PO Box 4C;
Lovington, NM 88260
Phone: 505.396.8532 

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1917, and land records.[1]

History

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 Lea County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1917--Lea County was created 7 March 1917 from Chaves and Eddy counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
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