New Mexico, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954
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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 Marriage Records
Collection years 1885-1954
FamilySearch Resources
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State archives and county courthouses, New Mexico


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains images of county marriage records for the years 1885 to 1954, acquired from the state archives and county courthouses. This collection consists of records for the following counties:

  • Sandoval
  • Socorro
  • Valencia

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

County

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride or groom
  • The approximate date of the marriage
  • The place where the marriage took place

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County
  2. Select the Record Type, Year Range, and Volume Number or Letter to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information. You may want to search for the original record at the courthouse nearest where your ancestor lived or at the New Mexico State Archives.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism and death
  • Search a cemetery record
  • Search the local newspapers for an obituary
  • Use the information found in the record to find land records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Church records in New Mexico may provide additional information about the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of New Mexico.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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