New Mexico Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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New Mexico, Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
New Mexico, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1788-1955
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1788-1798; 1838-1955. This index 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?

Death and burial records may include:

  • Name of decedent
  • Initial(s) of spouse
  • Age
  • Sex
  • County of death
  • Date of death
  • Date of registration

Collection Content

Coverage Table

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
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 Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The date of death
  • The place where the death or burial took place

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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 vital records such as birth and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for the family in church, land, and probate 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

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 Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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