New Mexico Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1726 through 1955.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1726-1918 Marriages, 1751-1918 Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955
Bernalillo 64,622 17,023 1
Colfax 516 0 0
Doña Ana 10,231 2,076 0
Grant 1,427 3,426 0
Guadalupe 3,063 1,075 0
Lincoln 808 320 0
McKinley 3,425 0 0
Mora 11,572 927 0
New Mexico 13,985 4,153 9,607
Otero 794 231 0
Rio Arriba 70,823 9,504 0
San Juan 102 0 0

San Miguel

39,126 11,799 17
Sandoval 23,124 5,931 0
Santa Fe 30,625 8,643 2
Sierra 0 424 0
Socorro 41,510 1,867 0
Taos 68,070 16,527 0
Torrance 1,034 374 0
Valencia 50,554 9,087 0
Total 435,411 93,387 9,627

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of some births and christenings throughout New Mexico. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in New Mexico.

Related Web Sites

Western States Marriage Index, hosted by BYU, Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free.

Related Wiki Articles

 New Mexico Vital Records

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.


Sources of Information for This Collection

"New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918." Database index, FamilySearch: accessed March 31, 2011. entry for Francisco Estevan Gomez. baptized 18 December 1793; citing Church Records, FHL film 16621; Index images derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  • "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918." Database index, FamilySearch: accessed March 31, 2011. entry for Joseph Martinez and Luisa Rita Gamboa, married 2 June 1744; citing Marriage Records, FHL film 16643; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.