Death Records and Death Certificates in New Mexico

New Mexico Death Records

The population of New Mexico was recorded 2,096,829 on July 1, 2019, a 1.83% increase since the 2010 census. The 2018 racial composition of the population was estimated to be 82.0% White American, 10.9% Native American and Alaska Native, 2.6% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian 0.2% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and 2.6% two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of New Mexico death records. Use the links and the tips below for New Mexico death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain New Mexico death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in New Mexico

New Mexico death records search

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

New Mexico death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in New Mexico.

New Mexico Death Index

New Mexico death records database

Links to New Mexico death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

New Mexico social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in New Mexico with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record New Mexico

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

New Mexico Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in New Mexico

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

New Mexico death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in New Mexico.

New Mexico Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on New Mexico news agencies.

New Mexico counties for death record research

  • 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
  • San Juan County
  • San Miguel County
  • Sandoval County
  • Santa Fe County
  • Sierra County
  • Socorro County
  • Taos County
  • Torrance County
  • Union County
  • Valencia County