New Mexico Research Tips and Strategies
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New Mexico Research Strategies
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in New Mexico
- New Mexico Online Genealogy Records
- How to find New Mexico Birth Records
- How to find New Mexico Marriage Records
- How to find New Mexico Death Records
New Mexico Research Tips
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in New Mexico.
- Birth information: Statewide registration of births began in 1920 in New Mexico with general compliance by 1930. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: County registration of deaths was required in 1907 and statewide registration began in 1920. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search New Mexico death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
New Mexico Record Finder
This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
|1. What you are looking for:||2. Try these records first:||3. Other useful records|
|Birth information||Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Church records||Cemeteries, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible records, Military records (pension)|
|Marriage information||Marriage records, Obituaries, Bible records||Church records, Probate records, Military records|
|Death information||Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries||Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records|
|Parents||Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Census, Church records||Biography, Genealogy|
|Maiden name||Marriage Records, Obituaries, Probate records||Church Records, Military Records (pension)|
|Immigration date||Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census||Obituaries, Biography, History|
|Naturalization||Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records||Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals|
|Physical description||Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906)||Biography, History|
Further New Mexico Research
For more research on New Mexico, including research at the county level, visit the New Mexico page on the Research Wiki.
Search all of the New Mexico record collections at FamilySearch.