New Mexico Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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New Mexico, Births and Christenings, 1726-1918
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|New Mexico, United States|
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|Location of New Mexico|
|Record Type||Births and Christenings Index|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This is an electronic index for the years 1726 to 1918. It is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
Birth and christening index entries usually include:
- Name of the child
- Names of the parents
- Birth date
- Christening date (if the source is a church record)
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
Birth and christening index entries sometimes include:
- Father's birthplace
- Mother's birthplace
The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1726-1918||Marriages, 1751-1918||Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955|
How Do I Search the Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The names of the parents or date of the event
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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.
- Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or New Mexico Vital Records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the United States Census, 1900 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1870 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1830 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1790 (FamilySearch Historical Records). Search the state censuses as well.
- Use the information found in the record to find United States, Internal Revenue Assessment Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records).
- Use the information found in the record to find United States, Bureau of Land Management Tract Books (FamilySearch Historical Records) records.
- Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave.
- If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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 locality.
- 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 infobox 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 Births and Christenings, 1726-1918." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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