New Mexico, County Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1952 .

Record Description

This collections contains images of death records acquired from the county courthouses of Sandoval, Socorro, and Valencia.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

New Mexico Bureau of Public Health. New Mexico, county death records. County Courthouses throughout New Mexico.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article;  Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Record Content

New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1952-DB (11-0690) DGS 5240871 1164.jpg

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Residence
  • Name and relationship of informant

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Look at the list of entries created by your search. 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.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the names and relationships as a basis for compiling family groups.
  • Use the names, date, and residence or place to locate the individual or family in the census.
  • Use the names and places to locate additional records about the individual or family such as church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Look for burial and probate records in the same location.
  • The informant is often a close relative.
  • If no birth date is given, usse age listed to determine an approximate birth date.
  • If the deceased is a child, look for records of the parents.

If you are unable to find the ancestor you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of neighboring counties.
  • Search for an index. Local historical and genealogical societies often have indexes to local records.

Related Websites

Online New Mexico Death Records 

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection

"New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1953:" digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 3 April 2012). New Mexico, County Death Records, 1907-1953 > Sandoval > Death certificates, 1925-1935, vol 7,no 0004-1307 > Image 5 of 234; entry for Llewellyn James Watkins, died March 4, 1926; citing Death Records, County Courthouse , Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States,FHL microfilm, 6 reels, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.