New Mexico, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954 .
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|New Mexico, United States|
|Flag of New Mexico|
|Location of New Mexico|
|Record Type||Marriage Records|
|State archives and county courthouses, New Mexico|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
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:
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The records usually includes the following:
- Name of intended spouse
- Birth date
- Birth place
- License date
- If under age, signature of consenting parent
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Officiator and title
- Recording dates
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of New Mexico county marriages, click here.
How Do I Search This Collection?
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
View images in this collection by visiting the
- Select County
- Select Record Type, Year Range, and Volume Number or Letter which takes you to the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
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.
What Do I Do Next?
If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. 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?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or New Mexico Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Search for death or burial information in New Mexico Cemeteries and New Mexico Newspapers.
- Use the information found in the record to find New Mexico Land and Property records.
- Use the information found in the record to find New Mexico Probate Records.
- Use the information found in the record to find New Mexico Emigration and Immigration records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the New Mexico Census records. Witnesses were usually family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- 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 localityArizona Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records).
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
Citing This Collection
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
"New Mexico, County Marriages, 1885-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 2 December 2016. State archives and county courthouses, New Mexico.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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