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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Roosevelt_County,_New_Mexico|Roosevelt County]]''
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Guide to '''Roosevelt County New Mexico genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Roosevelt County
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| state = New Mexico
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| founded year = 1903
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| founded date = February 28
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| seat = Portales
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| building address =  Roosevelt County Courthouse <br>101 W 1st street<br>Portales, NM 88130<br>Phone: 505.356.8562<br> [http://www.rooseveltcounty.com/ Roosevelt County Website]}}
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=== County Courthouse <br><br>  ===
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[http://www.rooseveltcounty.com/ Roosevelt County Courthouse]<br>101 W 1st Street<br>Portales, NM 88130<br>Phone: 505.356.8562&nbsp;<br><br>'''''County Clerk''''' has marriage, probate and land records from 1903, military discharge records from 1919, and newspapers; '''''District Court Clerk''''' has divorce and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Roosevelt County, New Mexico page 474, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
The county seat is Portales.
 
== History  ==
 
*Named for Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1903--'''Roosevelt County was created 28 February 1903 from Chaves and Guadalupe Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Portales <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 Roosevelt 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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*'''1903--'''Roosevelt County was created 28 February 1903 from [[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]] and [[Guadalupe County, New Mexico|Guadalupe]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bailey_County,_Texas|Bailey County, Texas]]
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*[[Bailey County, Texas|Bailey County, Texas]]  
*[[Chaves_County,_New_Mexico|Chaves]]
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*[[Chaves County, New Mexico|Chaves]]  
*[[Cochran_County,_Texas|Cochran County, Texas]]
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*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran County, Texas]]  
*[[Curry_County,_New_Mexico|Curry]]
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*[[Curry County, New Mexico|Curry]]  
*[[De_Baca_County,_New_Mexico|De Baca]]
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*[[De Baca County, New Mexico|De Baca]]  
*[[Lea_County,_New_Mexico|Lea]]
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*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea]]  
*[[Parmer_County,_Texas|Parmer County, Texas]]  
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*[[Parmer County, Texas|Parmer County, Texas]]  
*[[Quay_County,_New_Mexico|Quay]]
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*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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{{Census|New Mexico}}
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{{NM Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NM Land Intro}}
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==== Probate ====
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/nm New Mexico Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.
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{{NM Newspaper abstracts|Roosevelt}}
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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=205654&subject_disp=New+Mexico%2C+Roosevelt&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Guide to Roosevelt County New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Roosevelt County, New Mexico
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting New Mexico
Location of New Mexico in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 28, 1903
County Seat Portales
Courthouse
Address Roosevelt County Courthouse
101 W 1st street
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 505.356.8562
Roosevelt County Website


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County Courthouse

Roosevelt County Courthouse
101 W 1st Street
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 505.356.8562 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1903, military discharge records from 1919, and newspapers; District Court Clerk has divorce and court 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 Roosevelt County formally became a part of the United States when the Mexican-American War ended with ratification of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
  • 1903--Roosevelt County was created 28 February 1903 from Chaves and Guadalupe counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

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.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New Mexico Land and Property for additional information about early New Mexico land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Roosevelt County, New Mexico Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section New Mexico Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers


Probate

Since statehood in 1912, probate matters have been under the jurisdiction of probate courts in each county. Records of guardianship and adoption have usually been transferred to the district courts. In 1953 the district courts were given concurrent jurisdiction with the probate court over all probate matters in each county.

See the wiki page New Mexico Probate Records for information about how to find earlier probate records.

The Family History Library does not have copies of the New Mexico county probate records. They are available at each county courthouse. You can obtain copies by contacting the county clerk.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, and adoption.

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), Roosevelt County, New Mexico page 474, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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