Enter a name to search for New Mexico birth certificates. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to New Mexico birth certificates.. Additional information on how to obtain New Mexico birth certificates is available below.
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Birth certificates contain information about a person's birth, including the date of birth, place of birth, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the birth. Birth certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.
Birth certificates can be used to establish a person's date and place of birth. Most birth certificates provide the mother's maiden name. Birth certificates are often required to obtain other documents, licenses or to prove eligibility.
This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Mexico birth records, New Mexico birth ceritificates, New Mexico birth notices, New Mexico birth indexes, and other related New Mexico genealogy records.
Birth records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the birth takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store birth records into various online archives. This has brought access to online birth records much more easier for genealogy researchers.
Newspapers frequently publish notices of births, and in addition to birth certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists. Newspapers typically do not announce the names of the newborn, but list the sex of the child, the names of the parents, the place and date of birth.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing birth records of New Mexico. We also suggest searching for "New Mexico birth records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain New Mexico Birth Certificates
Statewide vital records registration officially began in 1920, although there are some records as early as 1889. Births and deaths are now housed at the Bureau of Vital Records, while marriages have always been the responsibility of the county clerk.
For birth and death records from 1889 to the present, write:
New Mexico Vital Records
State office has had records since 1920 and delayed records since 1880.
Personal check or money order should be made payable to NM Vital Records. Cost is $10.00. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (505) 827-2338. This will be a recorded message.
For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.
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