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New Mexico, United States Genealogy

Guide to New Mexico genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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The FamilySearch moderator for New Mexico is James Tanner

New Mexico Information

New Mexico is a state in the western portion of the United States. It is divided into 33 counties. New Mexico was the 47th State to join the Union on January 6, 1912. The State of New Mexico was created from the New Mexico Territory. The capital city is Santa Fe. [1]

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Getting Started with New Mexico Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Mexico research.

New Mexico Research Tools

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Genealogy records are kept on the county level in New Mexico. Click on a county below to go to the Wiki article listing more information.

Hidalgo CountyLuna CountyDona Ana CountyOtero CountyEddy CountyLea CountyChaves CountyLincoln CountySierra CountySierra CountyCatron CountySocorro CountyRoosevelt CountyDe Baca CountyCurry CountyGuadalupe CountyQuay CountyUnion CountyHarding CountyColfax CountyMora CountySan Miguel CountyTorrance CountyValencia CountyBernalillo CountyValencia CountySanta Fe CountyLos Alamos CountyTaos CountyRio Arriba CountySandoval CountySan Juan CountyMcKinley CountyCibola CountyCatron CountyNew-mexico-county-map.gif


Counties: Many genealogy records are kept at the county level.

Extinct and former counties that might have records for your New Mexico ancestors:

See also: Previous Jurisdictions to Land in Arizona for further details on the self-proclaimed Arizona Territory.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Other Resources

  • Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.