AASF: Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
FHL : Catholic church records filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
(For locations of research facilities, see
Cháves County was created on February 25, 1889 from the northeastern part
of Lincoln County. It was named for Colonel José Francisco Cháves,
a military leader in New Mexico during the U.S. Civil War and later in Navajo campaigns.
The Cháves County courthouse address is P.O. Box 580, Roswell, NM 88202.
Phone (505) 624-6614; FAX (505) 624-6631.
Diocese: This county is in the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces. Almost all of the
records are in the individual parishes, except that records over 100 years old are
housed at the Archives of the Diocese in Las Cruces. See
Records for the sources and addresses known to date.
New Mexico Genealogist: Since its first
issue in 1962, the Genealogist has been publishing a continuous stream of
county, state, and church records as well as other informative articles. Now available:
1) a CD containing every issue published in the first forty years of publication:
2) a printed topic index 1962-1999: Book #E4b at NMGS Press.
3) An index for each current year is provided within the Genealogist in that
year's December issue.
4) There are also some articles from the Genealogist being published on this
web site. For a list, see Genealogist online.
Most Catholic church records are available on microfilm, and
volunteers have extracted, translated, and published many of those records with
indexes. Click on the links below to see which other books are already available
from these two societies:
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Two other volunteer groups are New Mexico
GenWeb and New Mexico Ancestors.
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