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New Mexico, County Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1952
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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 Death Records
Collection years 1907-1952
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County Courthouses, New Mexico


What is in This Collection?Edit

This collections contains images of death records for the years 1907 to 1952, acquired from the county courthouses of Sandoval, Socorro, and Valencia.

To Browse This CollectionEdit

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1952.

Image VisibilityEdit

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?Edit

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • The name of the deceased
  • The date and place of death
  • Age in years, months, and days
  • Gender, race, and occupation of deceased
  • The birth place of the deceased
  • Marital status
  • The name of the spouse, if married
  • The names of parents
  • The cause of death
  • The name of the informant and relationship to the deceased
  • Burial information
  • The name of the undertaker

Collection ContentEdit

Sample ImageEdit

How Do I Search This Collection?Edit

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The date and location of the person's death

Search the IndexEdit

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the ImagesEdit

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

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

How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

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

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information that was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the County Court House nearest where your ancestor lived.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Search for a cemetery record
  • Search 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 may be helpful in determining more information about a family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • 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 HelpsEdit

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

Citing This CollectionEdit

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.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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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