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How to Obtain New Mexico Death Certificates

State of New Mexico had no official vital records registration system in the early days. There were only some old records of births, marriages and deaths present at the state department of health. The prior records were not properly maintained as the official data and this was considered as one of the major flaws of the state department of health. Registration of statewide vital records in New Mexico began in the year 1920 and before that the vital records registration work was assigned to the local counties and the town health officers were responsible to collect and maintain the data with themselves. The data collection had been the vital concern for the state health department which was successfully sorted out by the administration through the bureau of vital records which is now responsible to record all the necessary details and records of births and deaths whereas the marriages records have always been the responsibility of the county clerk and after the marriage the record getting registered with the county office, the registered record then have to be sent to the state’s health department which is responsible to gather and maintain the whole state records in an appropriate manner.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

New Mexico County Death Records

Bernalillo County
Catron County
Chaves County
Cibola County
Colfax County
Curry County
De Baca County
Doña Ana County
Eddy County
Grant County
Guadalupe County
Harding County
Hidalgo County
Lea County
Lincoln County
Los Alamos County
Luna County
McKinley County
Mora County
Otero County
Quay County
Rio Arriba County
Roosevelt County
Sandoval County
San Juan County
San Miguel County
Santa Fe County
Sierra County
Socorro County
Taos County
Torrance County
Union County
Valencia County


New Mexico Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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