New Mexico Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search New Mexico death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the New Mexico death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain New Mexico death certificates is available below.

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New Mexico death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing New Mexico death records, New Mexico death ceritificates, New Mexico death notices, New Mexico death indexes, and other related New Mexico genealogy records.

Death 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 death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of New Mexico. We also suggest searching for "New Mexico death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain New Mexico Death 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 Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
1190 St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87504-6110

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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