New Mexico, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection contains images of county marriage records that were acquired from the state archives and county courthouses. This collection consists of records for the following counties:  
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This collection contains images of county marriage records acquired from the state archives and county courthouses. This collection consists of records for the following counties:  
 
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*Sandoval
*Bernalillo
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*Socorro
*Eddy
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*Grant
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*Lincoln
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*Luna
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*Mora
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*Otero
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*Rio Arriba
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*San Miguel
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*Sandoval  
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*Santa Fe
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*Socorro  
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*Taos
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*Valencia
 
*Valencia
  
The collection covers the years 1865 to 1954.  
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The collection covers the years 1885 to 1954.  
  
 
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Revision as of 01:15, 16 March 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains images of county marriage records acquired from the state archives and county courthouses. This collection consists of records for the following counties:

  • Sandoval
  • Socorro
  • Valencia

The collection covers the years 1885 to 1954.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

State Records Center and Archives. New Mexico, County Marriages. New Mexico Library, Archives and Records Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The records usually includes the following:

  • Name
  • Name of intended spouse
  • Age
  • Birthdate
  • Birth place
  • Residence
  • License date
  • If under age, signiture of consenting parent
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Officiator and title
  • Witnesses
  • Recording dates

How to Use the Record

To search the collection select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "County" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter" category which will take you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

New Mexico Marriage and Divorce Records

Related Wiki Articles

New Mexico Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.