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How to Find Marriage Records in New Mexico

Marriage Records in New Mexico

Marriage records contain information concerning the married couple and the marriage. This information includes the names of the couple, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will include the names of the parents of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the married couple as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with the following: marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is a list of the marriages within a specific location, usually an entire state. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In New Mexico, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the County Clerk at the local county courthouse where the license was issued. Contact 505-827-2338 for information concerning the cost of record lookup fees and certified copies of vital documents. Fees usually vary across counties.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the County Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for New Mexico is provided below in alphabetical order.

Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County Clerk
One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 768-4090

Catron County
Catron County Clerk
P.O. Box 507
Reserve, NM 87830
Telephone: (505) 533-6423

Chaves County
Chaves County Clerk
401 North Main
Roswell, NM 88201-4726
Telephone: (505) 624-6614

Cibola County
Cibola County Clerk
515 W. High St.
Grants, NM 87020-2526
Telephone: (505) 287-8107

Colfax County
Colfax County Clerk
P.O. Box 1498
Raton, NM 87740-1498
Telephone: (505) 445-5551

Curry County
Curry County Clerk
P.O. Box 1168
Clovis, NM 88102-1168
Telephone: (505) 763-5591

De Baca County
De Baca County Clerk
P.O. Box 347
Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Telephone: (505) 355-2601

Dona Ana County
Dona Ana County Clerk
251 W. Amador Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Telephone: (505) 647-7421

Eddy County
Eddy County Clerk
P.O. Box 1139
Carlsbad, NM 88221-1139
Telephone: (505) 887-9511

Grant County
Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 898
Silver City, NM 88062
Telephone: (505) 538-2979

Guadalupe County
Guadalupe County Clerk
420 Parker Ave.
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Telephone: (505) 472-3791

Harding County
Harding County Clerk
P.O. Box 1002
Mosquero, NM 87733-1002
Telephone: (505) 673-2301

Hidalgo County
Hidalgo County Clerk
300 S. Shakespeare St.
Lordsburg, NM 88045-1939
Telephone: (505) 542-9213

Lea County
Lea County Clerk
P.O. Box 4C
Lovington, NM 88260
Telephone: (505) 396-8521

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
300 Central Avenue
Carrizozo, NM 88301-0711
Telephone: (505) 648-2331

Los Alamos
Los Alamos County Clerk
2300 Trinity Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3051
Telephone: (505) 662-8010

Luna County
Luna County Clerk
P.O. Box 1838
Deming, NM 88031-1838
Telephone: (505) 546-0491

McKinley County
McKinley County Clerk
P.O. Box 70
Gallup, NM 87301
Telephone: (505) 863-6866

Mora County
Mora County Clerk
P.O. Box 360
Mora, NM 87732
Telephone: (505) 387-5279

Otero County
Otero County Clerk
10th and New York Streets
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Telephone: (505) 437-4942

Quay County
Quay County Clerk
P.O. Box 1225
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Telephone: (505) 461-0510

Rio Arriba County
Rio Arriba County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 158
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Telephone: (505) 588-7255

Roosevelt County
Roosevelt County Clerk
County Courthouse
109 W. 1st
Portales, NM 88130
Telephone: (505) 356-8562

San Juan County
San Juan County Clerk
P.O. Box 550
Aztec, NM 87410-2189
Telephone: (505) 334-9471

San Miguel County
San Miguel County Clerk
County Courthouse
500 W. National
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone: (505) 827-0121

Sandoval County
Sandoval County Clerk
P.O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Telephone: (505) 867-2209

Santa Fe County
Santa Fe County Clerk
P.O. Box 1985
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1985
Telephone: (505) 986-6280

Sierra County
Sierra County Clerk
300 Date St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Telephone: (505) 894-2840

Socorro County
Socorro County Clerk
P.O. Box I
Socorro, NM 87801
Telephone: (505) 835-0589

Taos County
Taos County Clerk
P.O. Box 676
Taos, NM 87571
Telephone: (505) 758-8836

Torrance County
Torrance County Clerk
P.O. Box 48
Estancia, NM 87016-0048
Telephone: (505) 384-2221

Union County
Union County Clerk
P.O. Box 430
Clayton, NM 88415-0430
Telephone: (505) 374-9491

Valencia County
Valencia County Clerk
P.O. Box 1119
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Telephone: (505) 866-2073

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