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Land of Enchantment

New Mexico was organized as territory on September 9, 1850 and entered the union as the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912 . It has 33 Counties.

New Mexico is bordered by Arizona (west), Colorado, Oklahoma (northeast), Texas (east), Utah (northwest). It has a has a land area of 121,593 square miles making it the 5th largest state. The capital is Santa Fe and the official state website is www.newmexico.gov

New Mexico was named by the Spanish, in reference to Mexico. The nickname is "Land of Enchantment". The State Motto is " Crescit eundo" which means It grows as it goes.

 

Vital Records

 

Vital RecordsNew Mexico Birth, Marriage, Divorce as well as Death records, also known as vital records, provide you with information about significant events in your ancestors life. Vital records, generally kept by a civic authority, gives you a more complete picture of one’s ancestor, help you differentiate between two people utilizing the exact same name, and help you find links to a completely new generation. They can comprise of information like the occurrence date and place, parents’ names, profession and residence. The cause of death is also provided in many New Mexico death records.

New Mexico vital records really are a foundation of New Mexico genealogy and family history research because they were normally recorded at or close to the time of the occurrence, helping to make the record more likely to be correct. This webpage includes links, details that can help you request copies from New Mexico state and county vital records keepers. Vital records (births, deaths, marriages, and divorces) mark the milestones of our lives and are the foundation of family history research.

New Mexico Division of Vital Records, issues, documents, and stores certified copies of vital records including birth, marriage, divorce death certificates for occurrences that took place in New Mexico.  To verify current fees and information the telephone number is 1-866-534-0051 or (505) 827-2338 24-Hour Information Line.

  • Ordering New Mexico Birth and Death Certificates: The State Division of Vital Records has records from 1920 to present and delayed records since 1880. The fee for a birth certified copy is $10, and death certified copy is $5.
  • Ordering New Mexico Marriage Certificates: The State Division of Vital Records does not have marriage records. Copies of certificates of marriage are with the County Clerk in the county where license was issued. Fees vary. Divorce decrees are available from the Magistrate Court in county where divorce was granted.
  • Ordering New Mexico Divorce Certificates: The State Division of Vital Records does not have divorce records. Available from Magistrate Court in county where divorce was granted. Fees vary. Divorce decrees are available from the Magistrate Court in county where divorce was granted.

 

Birth

Event: Birth
Cost of copy: $10.00
Address:
New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125

Remarks: State office has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to NM Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is 1-866-534-0051. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available at New Mexico Department of Health.

 

Death

Event: Death
Cost of copy: $5.00
Address:
New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box 25767
Albuquerque, NM 87125

Remarks: State office has records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to NM Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is 1-866-534-0051. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available at New Mexico Department of Health.

     

Marriage

Event: Marriage (County)
Cost of copy: Varies
Address: See remarks
Remarks: County Clerk in county where license was issued.

 

Divorce

Event: Divorce (Court)
Cost of copy: Varies
Address: See remarks
Remarks: Clerk of Court where divorce was granted.