Welcome to Lincoln County

Lincoln County is rich in Old West history and is the site of many famous events. It was the home of both famous and notorious people like John Tunstall, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid and John Chisum. It was also the battleground for the Lincoln County War that led to Billy being one of the most famous outlaws in the west. Please join me in sifting through the records of Lincoln County in search of our family histories.

Some Helpful Links

Land Patent Records. See if your ancestor homesteaded in Lincoln County.
"American Life Histories" manuscripts from the Federal Writers Project; 1936 - 1940. If you put Lincoln County in the search box you will call up about 100 stories on Lincoln County.
Databases at FamilySearch.org, you will need to create a free account.

Lincoln County, New Mexico Historic Sites

Fort Stanton

We need volunteers!

If you have information that can be posted to this site or if you would like to learn to transcribe records, please drop me a note. We accept any historical or genealogical information pertaining to Lincoln County. NMGenWeb is now accepting volunteers for managing county websites.

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