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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Portal:New Mexico|New Mexico]] > New Mexico Vital Records''
  
= New Mexico Birth, Marriage and Death Records   =
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<br>'''Introduction to Vital Records'''
  
== New Mexico Vital Records Online Links  ==
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[[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]] recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. [[Locating United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]&nbsp;has&nbsp;additional research guidance&nbsp;on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be&nbsp;purchased from&nbsp;the [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/New Mexico.htm New Mexico Vital Records State Department of Health] or the&nbsp;County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.
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=== Introduction to Vital Records  ===
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== Birth Records  ==
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=== Birth and Death Records  ===
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== New Mexico&nbsp;Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online ==
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The following is a list of online resources useful for locating New Mexico Vital Records which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]]. Check [[New Mexico_Vital_Records|New Mexico Vital Records&nbsp;Online]] for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for New Mexico Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index. '''<br>'''
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*[http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/USA_States/States_Frames/New Mexico/New Mexico_Frame.htm New Mexico Links] from [http://fhlfavorites.info/ fhlfavorites.info] -&nbsp;Free
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/regional.html#New Mexico New Mexico Databases] listed on [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Rootsweb.org]&nbsp;- Free
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*USGenWeb.org [http://mogenweb.com/ New Mexico Site] - Free
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*Search for New Mexico Collections on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search] under [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#r=0;p=allCollections Canada, USA, and Mexico] - Free
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*The Vital Records Search and Information Directory for [http://www.daddezio.com/records/room/RR-MO-NDX.html New Mexico] - Free/$
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*Wee Monster Links for New Mexico [http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/vitalrecords.html#New Mexico Birth &amp; Marriage]&nbsp;and [http://home.att.net/~wee-monster/deathrecords.html Death] Records -&nbsp;Free/$
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*Linkpendium Links for [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/ New Mexico Genealogy and History], including individual Counties&nbsp;-&nbsp;Free/$&nbsp;
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*Progenealogists Links for the [http://progenealogists.com/genealogysleuthb.htm United States]. Press '''Ctrl + F''' on the keyboard to search for '''New Mexico''' or '''MO''' -&nbsp;Free/$
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*Search the [http://www.ancestry.com/search/locality/dbpage.aspx?tp=2&p=7&categoryFilterID=34&showPaging=true New Mexico Birth, Marriage &amp; Death] Records at Ancestry.com - $&nbsp;
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*Order [http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/New Mexico.htm New Mexico Certificates] online -&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_30" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1247073573052_178" />$&nbsp;
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== Birth Records  ==
  
 
In 1907 each county in [[Portal:New Mexico|New Mexico]] was required to keep birth and death records. Records dating from the 1880s are available for a few counties. All of these records have been sent to the Vital Statistics Bureau (address below). To locate death records for the years 1899-1949, please visit [http://www.usgwarchives.org/nm/nmdi.htm the New Mexico Death Index] online.  
 
In 1907 each county in [[Portal:New Mexico|New Mexico]] was required to keep birth and death records. Records dating from the 1880s are available for a few counties. All of these records have been sent to the Vital Statistics Bureau (address below). To locate death records for the years 1899-1949, please visit [http://www.usgwarchives.org/nm/nmdi.htm the New Mexico Death Index] online.  
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'''Vital Statistics Bureau'''<br>New Mexico Health Services<br>1190 St. Francis Drive<br>Santa Fe, NM 87505<br>Telephone: 505-827-2338<br>Fax: 505-984-1048 <br>Internet: [http://dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/ Bureau of Vital Records &amp; Health Statistics]  
 
'''Vital Statistics Bureau'''<br>New Mexico Health Services<br>1190 St. Francis Drive<br>Santa Fe, NM 87505<br>Telephone: 505-827-2338<br>Fax: 505-984-1048 <br>Internet: [http://dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/ Bureau of Vital Records &amp; Health Statistics]  
  
The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed in ''Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces'' <ref>''Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces'' (Hyattsville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 1993; Family History Library&amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;titleno=387878&amp;amp;disp=Where+to+write+for+vital+records%20%20&amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 book 973 V24wv]) </ref>Copies of this booklet are at the Family History Library and at many Family History Centers. You must have written authorization from the family in order to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate. The Family History Library does not have copies of these records.  
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The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed in ''Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces'' <ref>''Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces'' (Hyattsville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 1993; Family History Library&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=387878&amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Where+to+write+for+vital+records%20%20&amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*,0,0 book 973 V24wv]) </ref>Copies of this booklet are at the Family History Library and at many Family History Centers. You must have written authorization from the family in order to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate. The Family History Library does not have copies of these records.  
  
 
=== Adoption Records  ===
 
=== Adoption Records  ===
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Marriage records were usually kept from the date each county was organized. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office in the county where the marriage was performed.  
 
Marriage records were usually kept from the date each county was organized. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office in the county where the marriage was performed.  
  
Marriage records for Bernalillo, Chavez, Eddy, San Juan, Oterro, Quay, Roosevelt, and Curry counties for 1880 to 1920 have been published in ''Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico''. <ref>''Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico'', (ca. 1880-1920) 2 vols. (N.p.: New Mexico DAR, 1971-1973; FHL [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;amp;titleno=157315&amp;amp;disp=Some+marriage+records+of+the+state+of+Ne++ book 978.9 V25d; vol. 1 on film 908289 and vol. 2 on 908026 item 4]). </ref>
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Marriage records for Bernalillo, Chavez, Eddy, San Juan, Oterro, Quay, Roosevelt, and Curry counties for 1880 to 1920 have been published in ''Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico''. <ref>''Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico'', (ca. 1880-1920) 2 vols. (N.p.: New Mexico DAR, 1971-1973; FHL [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=157315&amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Some+marriage+records+of+the+state+of+Ne++ book 978.9 V25d; vol. 1 on film 908289 and vol. 2 on 908026 item 4]). </ref>
  
 
Many of the marriages for the state are searchable online at no cost in the&nbsp;[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]].  
 
Many of the marriages for the state are searchable online at no cost in the&nbsp;[[Western States Marriage Index|Western States Marriage Index]].  
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== Inventory of Vital Records  ==
 
== Inventory of Vital Records  ==
  
You can learn more about the history and availability of vital records in ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico''. <ref>''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico'' (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Historical Records Survey, 1942; Family History Library&amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;amp;titleno=157283&amp;amp;disp=Guide+to+public+vital+statistics+records++ book 978.9 V2h; film 874077 item 7; fiche 6051288]). </ref>
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You can learn more about the history and availability of vital records in ''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico''. <ref>''Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico'' (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Historical Records Survey, 1942; Family History Library&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&amp;amp;amp;amp;columns=*%2C0%2C0&amp;amp;amp;amp;titleno=157283&amp;amp;amp;amp;disp=Guide+to+public+vital+statistics+records++ book 978.9 V2h; film 874077 item 7; fiche 6051288]). </ref>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 00:17, 28 October 2009

United States > New Mexico > New Mexico Vital Records


Introduction to Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Mexico.htm New Mexico Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Contents

 
Vital Records.jpg
  

Birth Records Marriage Records  Death/Will Records


New Mexico Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online

The following is a list of online resources useful for locating New Mexico Vital Records which consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Check New Mexico Vital Records Online for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for New Mexico Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to confirm the information in the index.



Birth Records

In 1907 each county in New Mexico was required to keep birth and death records. Records dating from the 1880s are available for a few counties. All of these records have been sent to the Vital Statistics Bureau (address below). To locate death records for the years 1899-1949, please visit the New Mexico Death Index online.

Statewide registration of vital statistics began in 1920 and was generally complied with by 1930. Delayed registrations of births are also available from 1935. You can obtain birth and death certificates by writing to:

Vital Statistics Bureau
New Mexico Health Services
1190 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: 505-827-2338
Fax: 505-984-1048
Internet: Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics

The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed in Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces [1]Copies of this booklet are at the Family History Library and at many Family History Centers. You must have written authorization from the family in order to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate. The Family History Library does not have copies of these records.

Adoption Records

open / closed / state statues

Marriage Records

Marriage records were usually kept from the date each county was organized. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office in the county where the marriage was performed.

Marriage records for Bernalillo, Chavez, Eddy, San Juan, Oterro, Quay, Roosevelt, and Curry counties for 1880 to 1920 have been published in Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico. [2]

Many of the marriages for the state are searchable online at no cost in the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce Records

Divorce records are available only from the clerk of the district court in the county where the decree was granted.

Death Records

Substitute Records

New Mexico Church Records

New Mexico Cemetery Records

New Mexico Census

New Mexico Newspapers

New Mexico Military Records

New Mexico Periodicals

New Mexico History

Tips

  • Information listed on vital records is given by an informant. Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record.  The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
  • If you are unable to locate vital records recorded by governments, search for church records of christening, marriage, death or burial.  A family Bible may have been used to records births, marriages and deaths.
  • Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vital records.  Copies of some vital records recorded in the last 100 years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
  • Search for Vital Records in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search and then choosing Vital Records.  Search for New Mexico to locate records filed by the State and then search the name of the county to locate records kept by the county.

Archives, Libraries and Societies

New Mexico Archives and Libraries

New Mexico Societies

Inventory of Vital Records

You can learn more about the history and availability of vital records in Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico. [3]

References

  1. Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces (Hyattsville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 1993; Family History Library&amp;amp;amp;nbsp; book 973 V24wv)
  2. Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico, (ca. 1880-1920) 2 vols. (N.p.: New Mexico DAR, 1971-1973; FHL book 978.9 V25d; vol. 1 on film 908289 and vol. 2 on 908026 item 4).
  3. Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Historical Records Survey, 1942; Family History Library&amp;amp;amp;nbsp; book 978.9 V2h; film 874077 item 7; fiche 6051288).