New Mexico Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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New Mexico, Marriages, 1751-1918
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|New Mexico, United States|
|Flag of New Mexico|
|Location of New Mexico|
|Record Type||Marriage Index|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This index is an electronic index for the years 1751 to 1918. 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?
Marriage records usually include:
- Names of the bride and groom
- Names of parents or witnesses
- Date of the marriage or license
- Birth dates and birth places of the bride and groom
- Residences of the bride and groom
- Occupation of the groom
- Name of the officiator
Coverage Table and Map
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.
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of New Mexico county marriages, click here.
|Locality||Births and Christenings, 1726-1918||Marriages, 1751-1918||Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the bride or groom
- The approximate date of marriage
- The place where the marriage occurred
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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. 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 death
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for the family in land and probate records
- 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 Marriages, 1751-1918." 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.
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