New Mexico Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Mexico, United States
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Location of New Mexico
Record Description
Record Type Births and Christenings Index
Collection years 1726-1918
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City



What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1918.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1726-1918 Marriages, 1751-1918 Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955
Bernalillo 64,622 17,023 1
Colfax 516 0 0
Doña Ana 10,231 2,076 0
Grant 1,427 3,426 0
Guadalupe 3,063 1,075 0
Lincoln 808 320 0
McKinley 3,425 0 0
Mora 11,572 927 0
New Mexico 13,985 4,153 9,607
Otero 794 231 0
Rio Arriba 70,823 9,504 0
San Juan 102 0 0

San Miguel

39,126 11,799 17
Sandoval 23,124 5,931 0
Santa Fe 30,625 8,643 2
Sierra 0 424 0
Socorro 41,510 1,867 0
Taos 68,070 16,527 0
Torrance 1,034 374 0
Valencia 50,554 9,087 0
Total 435,411 93,387 9,627


For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth for your ancestor.
  • The place of birth for your ancestor.
  • The names of the child's parents.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s birth or christening record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the birth date 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.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"New Mexico, Births and Christenings, 1726-1918." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New Mexico, Births and Christenings, 1726-1918.


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