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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This collection of death certificates for New Mexico covers the years 1889-1945.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1889 to 1945.<br>
  
 
Death entries were recorded in preprinted register books. Earlier records were handwritten, but later the entries were mostly typewritten.  
 
Death entries were recorded in preprinted register books. Earlier records were handwritten, but later the entries were mostly typewritten.  
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Statewide vital records registration officially began in 1920, although there are some records as early as 1889. Death records prior to 1919 were collected by a variety of institutions which were not health-related, including counties and churches. For the most part these records are not available from New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics.The state achieved 90-percent compliance by the end of the 1920s.
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The state required counties to begin recording deaths to track public health issues.
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The information recorded about the death is usually reliable; however there is always a chance for errors. The accuracy of the information depended on the memory of the informant, who was often a family member.
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=== Citation for This Collection:  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "New Mexico, Deaths, 1889-1945." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Santa Fe.}}
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in most death records are: *Name of the deceased *Death date and place *Cause of death *Age in years, months, and days *Gender *Color or race *Marital status *Parents’ names *Birthplace *Occupation *Name of the informant (earlier entries list the relationship to the deceased) == How to Use the Records == The records usually contain clues for further research, including the birth date and birthplace of the individual, the spouse’s name, parents’ names, residence, occupation, marital status, and name of an informant. Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.&nbsp;
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The key genealogical facts found in most death records include:  
  
== Record History  ==
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*Name of the deceased
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*Death date and place
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*Cause of death
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*Age in years, months, and days
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*Gender
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*Color or race
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*Marital status
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*Parents’ names
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*Birthplace
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*Occupation
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*Name of the informant (earlier entries list the relationship to the deceased)
  
Statewide vital records registration officially began in 1920, although there are some records as early as 1889. Death records prior to 1919 were collected by a variety of institutions which were not health-related, including counties and churches. For the most part these records are not available from New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics.&nbsp;The state achieved 90-percent compliance by the end of the 1920s.
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== How to Use the Records ==
  
=== Why This Record was Created  ===
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The records usually contain clues for further research, including:
  
The state required counties to begin recording deaths to track public health issues.
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*Birth date and birthplace of the individual
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*Spouse’s name
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*Parents’ names
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*Residence
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*Occupation
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*Marital status
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*Nname of an informant
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Death records contain information about a person's death, including:
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*Date of death
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*Place of death
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*Sometimes the names of the mother and father
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*Physician who attended the death
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Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include:
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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*Place of residence
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*Mother's maiden name
  
The information recorded about the death is usually reliable; however there is always a chance for errors. The accuracy of the information depended on the memory of the informant, who was often a family member.
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== Related Web Sites  ==
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/index.html Online New Mexico Death Records &amp; Indexes]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Mexico_Vital_Records New Mexico Vital Records]  
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*[[New Mexico]]
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*[[New Mexico Vital Records]]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]] Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above. Examples of citations: *United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71 *Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023 *Bureau of Vital Records &amp; Health, Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Death record. From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org), April 23, 2010. Pearlie D. Smith, 15 Mar 1924, Lovington, Lea, New Mexico, film number 2032890, record number 6.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection: ==
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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.
  
&nbsp;<!--bibdescbegin-->"New Mexico Statewide Death Records," database FamilySearch; from New Mexico Dept. of Health. "New Mexico death certificates, 1927-1945," FHL microfilm, 46 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend--> <br> <br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
 
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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1889 to 1945.

Death entries were recorded in preprinted register books. Earlier records were handwritten, but later the entries were mostly typewritten.

Statewide vital records registration officially began in 1920, although there are some records as early as 1889. Death records prior to 1919 were collected by a variety of institutions which were not health-related, including counties and churches. For the most part these records are not available from New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics.The state achieved 90-percent compliance by the end of the 1920s.

The state required counties to begin recording deaths to track public health issues.

The information recorded about the death is usually reliable; however there is always a chance for errors. The accuracy of the information depended on the memory of the informant, who was often a family member.

Citation for This Collection:

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"New Mexico, Deaths, 1889-1945." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Santa Fe.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most death records include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Cause of death
  • Age in years, months, and days
  • Gender
  • Color or race
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names
  • Birthplace
  • Occupation
  • Name of the informant (earlier entries list the relationship to the deceased)

How to Use the Records

The records usually contain clues for further research, including:

  • Birth date and birthplace of the individual
  • Spouse’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Nname of an informant

Death records contain information about a person's death, including:

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Sometimes the names of the mother and father
  • Physician who attended the death

Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include:

  • Place of residence
  • Mother's maiden name


Related Web Sites

Online New Mexico Death Records & Indexes

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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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 Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.