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Vital Records

Welcome to the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics Website. We hope that the information on our site serves your needs.

Important Notice

Due to the COVID pandemic, our office is highly encouraging customers to conduct their vital records business through the mail or, for expedited service, through our third-party vendor VitalChek. Our application forms are available to download and print and the internet link and phone number to our third-party vendor are listed below. Our Vital Records Call Center is also available from a.m. to p.m. to answer your questions at or

We only issue certificates for individuals who were born in the state of New Mexico. Please see the Vital Records Reference by State to find out where to obtain birth certificates for other states.

New Mexico birth and death certificates are restricted access records. State law restricts access to the registrant, registrant's immediate family members or those who represent tangible proof of legal interest in the requested record.

Immediate Family means any of the following: mother, father, sibling, child, grandchild, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record.


Gender Change Legislation

Effective October 29, , New Mexico law allows individuals who were born in New Mexico and want to change the gender designation or the gender designation of their child on the birth certificate to do so by completing the appropriate request form through the Bureau of Vital Records. The new law will allow for Male, Female and X as acceptable options. "X" refers to a gender other than male or female or an, undesignated gender.

Please visit the Gender Designation Change on a Birth Certificate page to access instructions and forms.


Certificate Request Forms

To request a New Mexico birth or death certificate, click a certificate request form below.

NOTE:New Mexico birth certificates are restricted access records. State law restricts access to the registrant's immediate family members or those who represent tangible proof of legal interest in the requested record. Immediate Family means any of the following: mother, father, sibling, child, grandchild, current spouse, or maternal or paternal grandparent. Paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record. See the List of Acceptable Documents for Obtaining a Birth Record for details.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I request a certificate online or by phone?

New Mexico Vital Records does not accept credit cards or online orders. However, you may order birth certificates and death certificates online through our independent partner company.

Yes. VitalChek is our authorized expediting service.

We do not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you may apply online through VitalChek, an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service.

We are now offering two options for ordering certificates through VitalChek. Customers can either order with business day processing and Next Day Air delivery by UPS costing $ (birth certificate) or $ (death certificate) or by choosing the option with business day processing with regular U. S. Mail delivery costing $ (birth certificate) or $ (death certificate).

VitalChek can be reached either through the VitalChek Express Certificate Service or by phone at All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

NOTE:You will be re-routed to VitalChek's secure website for order processing and payment. Additional service and shipping fees apply.

What do I need to do to correct my birth certificate so that I can get a Real ID driver’s license?

Many questions have come up regarding the need to change a birth certificate to get a Real ID driver’s license. In many situations, you WILL NOT need to go to court to make the change. See the Real ID Frequently Asked Questions document for details regarding changing your birth certificate.

Can I get a birth certificate from a local office?

Yes. You don't have to mail your request or travel to Santa Fe to obtain birth certificates!

Many of our Public Health Offices (PHO) offer Vital Records services and therefore can issue birth certificates. Requests for death certificates must be ordered through the Santa Fe Office. Simply visit our Public Health Offices page and search for a public health office near you which offers the Vital Records service. Due to limited staffing in some offices we recommend calling the Public Health Office before you go to insure that they are available to issue birth certificates, as some offices have limited days and hours.

Where can I obtain marriage licenses & divorce decrees?

Copies of marriage licenses are available from the county clerk of the county where the marriage license was issued. Copies of divorce decrees are available from the district court where the court order was filed. For further information about these services, please contact the appropriate county clerk or district court.

Where can I get a certified birth/death certificate copy from another state?

The National Center for Health Statistics provides a Vital Records Reference by State where you can click on the state where the birth, death, marriage or divorce occurred and obtain instructions on how to order a record.

What documents are used to establish Proof of Identity?

Please review the List of Acceptable Documents for Obtaining a Birth Record for details.

What services do we provide?

  • Register birth and death certificates for the State of New Mexico.
  • Issue certified copies of filed Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.
  • Register delayed births.
  • Process corrections to vital records.
  • Process amendments to birth certificates after Adoption.
  • Process court ordered amendments.
  • Process Acknowledgment of Paternity requests.
  • Maintain a Putative Father Registry.
  • Analyze and tabulate vital statistics.
  • Prepare data files for public health surveillance, health researchers, and state and federal agencies.
  • Publish Health Statistics related to birth and death data.
Sours: https://prod.nmhealth.org/

Genealogy Center

Death & Birth Records

The Genealogy Center has copies of many death certificates for New Mexicans between about and and these are available to the public. The years vary by counties. These death certificates are available on a local area network at the Genealogy Center and on microfilm. Volunteers from the Albuquerque Genealogical Society, the New Mexico Genealogical Society, and throughout the United States recently completed a project to index these certificates.

New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics was created in   Prior to this time, birth and death records were collected by a variety of institutions, including counties and churches. Both birth and death certificates for New Mexicans may be requested from the State Vital Records Office in Santa Fe in person, by mail, or online.  Birth certificates may also be requested in person at the Albuquerque office at Wellesley Dr NE.

The Genealogy Center has delayed birth records for New Mexicans on microfilm from about to

You may also want to consider using church records.  Mortuary and cemetery records and obituaries or birth announcements may also be available either online or in print.

Search our catalog for the many New Mexico vital record books, including indexes of civil death records and church burial and baptismal records, available at the Genealogy Center.

  • NM Death & Delayed Birth Records
    A summary list of NM death certificates and delayed birth records available on microfilm and on the local area network at the Genealogy Center.
Sours: https://abqlibrary.org/genealogy/vitalrecords
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New Mexico Vital Records

New Mexico Birth, Marriage and Death Records[edit | edit source]

Introduction to Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the New New Mexico Vital Records State Department of Health or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Vital Records Reference Dates[edit | edit source]

New Mexico vital records start the following years:

* New Mexico counties were required to keep birth and death records beginning on this date.

New Mexico Birth, Marriage and Death Records Online[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of online resources useful for locating New Mexico Vital Records which consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Check New Mexico Vital Records Online for more information about the resources listed below. Most online resources for New Mexico Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an index always consult the original record to confirm the information in the index.

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Order Certificats

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

In each county in New Mexico was required to keep birth and death records. Records dating from the s are available for a few counties. All of these records have been sent to the Vital Statistics Bureau (address below). To locate death records for the years , see the online New Mexico Death Index Project.

Statewide registration of vital statistics began in and was generally complied with by Delayed registrations of births are also available from You can obtain birth and death certificates by writing to:

New Mexico Department of Health
Vital Records Division
Post Office Box
Albuquerque, NM
Telephone:

The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed in Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces[1] Copies of this booklet are available at the Family History Library and at many Family History Centers. You must have written authorization from the family in order to obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate. The Family History Library does not have copies of these records.

Birth and death certificates can be obtained in person through the Santa Fe State Office:

Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Telephone:

Office hours are Monday through Friday am to pm. Note: The counter is closed am to am on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Mexico Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

Marriage records were usually kept from the date each county was organized. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office in the county where the marriage was performed.

Marriage records for Bernalillo, Chavez, Eddy, San Juan, Oterro, Quay, Roosevelt, and Curry counties for to have been published in Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico. [2]

Many of the marriages for the state are searchable online at no cost in the Western States Marriage Index.

Gretna Greens. When a New Mexico couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, or Yuma, Yuma, Arizona.[3]


A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

New Mexico Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records

Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

Divorce records are available only from the clerk of the district court in the county where the decree was granted.

Death Records[edit | edit source]

New Mexico Death Certificates ( to date) are restricted records available only to immediate family members or those who present tangible proof of a legal interest unless they are at least fifty years old. See New Mexico Department of Health website for information.

NMSA C states:

"When one hundred years have elapsed after the date of birth or fifty years have elapsed after the date of death, the vital records of these events in the custody of the state registrar shall become open public records, and information shall be made available in accordance with regulations that provide for the continued safekeeping of the records; provided that vital records of birth shall not become open public records prior to the individual's death."

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Cause of Death[edit | edit source]

  • Causes of Death - use this resource when trying to interpret a disease or medical condition listed on a death record or certificate

Substitute Records[edit | edit source]

New Mexico Church Records

New Mexico Cemetery Records

New Mexico Census

New Mexico Newspapers

New Mexico Obituaries

New Mexico Military Records

New Mexico Periodicals

New Mexico History

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Information listed on vital records is given by an informant. Learn the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) of the record. The closer the relationship of the informant to the subject(s) and whether or not the informant was present at the time of the event can help determine the accuracy of the information found on the record.
  • If you are unable to locate vital records recorded by governments, search for church records of christening, marriage, death or burial. A family Bible may have been used to record births, marriages and deaths.
  • Privacy laws may restrict your access to some vital records. Copies of some vital records recorded in the last years may be unavailable to anyone except a direct relative.
  • Search for Vital Records in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a Place Search and then choosing Vital Records. Search for New Mexico to locate records filed by the State and then search the name of the county to locate records kept by the county.

Archives, Libraries and Societies[edit | edit source]

New Mexico Archives and Libraries

New Mexico Societies

Inventory of Vital Records[edit | edit source]

You can learn more about the history and availability of vital records in Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico. [4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Where to Write for Vital Records: Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces (Hyattsville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March ); Family History Library book V24wv.
  2. Some Marriage Records of the State of New Mexico, (ca. ) 2 vols. (N.p.: New Mexico DAR, ); FHLbook V25d; vol. 1 on film and vol. 2 on item 4.
  3. ↑"Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" Arlene H Eakle's Genealogy Blog, 19 February (http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress//02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/: accessed 8 January ).
  4. Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records in New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Historical Records Survey, ; Family History Library book V2h; film item 7; fiche ).
Sours: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_Mexico_Vital_Records
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New Mexico

Birth

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $

Address:
New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box
Albuquerque, NM

Remarks: State office has records since and delayed records since

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

Death

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $

Address:
New Mexico Vital Records
P.O. Box
Albuquerque, NM

Remarks: State office has records since and delayed records since

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

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.

Sours: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/new_mexico.htm

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Should it be a tumultuous undertaking to get started on this project? No. Many of us know a lot about our family as it is. This information can get you started right away. Take a look across the dining room. Do you know that person? Hopefully, that person is a member of your family. If you don�t know the answer already, ask that person what his or her birth date is. Though you may get into trouble for not knowing that information, you have the information now and you can include it in your family tree.

Seeing Your Family Tree Grow

It can be daunting to see how far your family history goes back. To find precise data about these ancestors, you need to find the right resource. The New Mexico vital records can help you finish your family tree. This primary source contains a wealth of data. Ancestor archiving is made simpler with the New Mexico vital records. These records contain the birth and death data needed for the blanks that still line your family tree. You can see your family tree grow with names and dates because of your investigation into the New Mexico vital records.

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Sours: https://vitalrec.com/nm.html
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How to Find New Mexico Birth Records


Statewide registration of births began in in New Mexico with general compliance by

Births before [edit | edit source]

Before , no births were recorded by the state or county. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

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Births from thru [edit | edit source]

In , counties began recording births. Records dating from the s are available for very few counties. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the database below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that ocurred during this time period, try the following database:

Obtain the Record[edit | edit source]

With full names, exact dates and places (from your records or the index above) of an event, you can order a copy of the birth record for a fee from:

Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Telephone:

Or New Mexico Department of Health

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Births after [edit | edit source]

Statewide registration of births began in in New Mexico. Currently, there is no index to New Mexico births after available online.

Obtain the Certificate[edit | edit source]

With full names, exact dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the New Mexico Department of Health or VitalChek.


Restrictions for persons born within the last years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate (paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record)
  • The spouse of the person on the certificate
  • The child of the person on the certificate
  • The sibling of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Sours: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/How_to_Find_New_Mexico_Birth_Records

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New Mexico Public Records

Certificate Information

New Mexico's Department of Health runs the Vital Records and Health Services department which handles most of the states records and statistics for births and deaths. Birth and death records are available from to present. Prior to there was no central source for health related records by state or county government so records are difficult to find.

Birth records become public records years after the date of birth while death records become public records 50 years after the date of death. Each certified copy costs $10 dollars for birth records and $5 dollars for death certificates, payable to "New Mexico Vital Records". Expedited service it not available by mail and the state department does not take credit cards.

New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box
Santa Fe, NM

• Birth Certificate Application Form (PDF)
• Death Certificate Application Form (PDF)

The state vital records department does not handle any marriage or divorce records. All records must be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the license or decree was issued.

Adoption Records

New Mexico adoption records become sealed after the completion of all adoption proceedings. The state does have a program called the Confidential Intermediary Search Program where sealed records can be opened by a state appointed intermediary.

Central Adoption Unit
P.O. Drawer
Santa Fe, NM
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Property Records

Property and parcel records are handled by various departments within the county government in which the parcel resides. Depending on the county either the county assessor, treasurer, or clerk may maintain the online search tools to look up tax records, property history, land use or ownership.

• Bernalillo County Property Search
• Dona Ana County Tax Research
• Santa Fe County Document Image Search
• San Juan County Records Search
• Sandoval County Tax Account Search

Sours: https://publiclibraries.com/public-records/new-mexico/


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