New Mexico Marriage Records

Genealogy resources for the Counties of New Mexico:

New Mexico Marriage license applications are open to the public and more information is usually found on the marriage license application or the marriage register. The marriage application may be obtained from the closest county clerk to where the couple was married.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. When did New Mexico start recording marriages?

Q. Who can get copies of New Mexico vital records?

Q. How do I verify a New Mexico marriage record?

Q. How is New Mexico different than other states?

Q. How do I get married in New Mexico?

New Mexico does not have a dedicated database yet but there are contributed NM marriages here:

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New Mexico Counties:

New Mexico - Territory 1850, Statehood - 1912. Capital= Santa Fe.

Today there are 33 counties in New Mexico. There were originally nine counties in 1852, Bern, Dona Ana, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Ana, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, and Valencia.

Bernalillo

Formed in 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Albuquerque

Cities in Bernalillo County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Albuquerque, Carnuel, Cedar Crest, Chilili, Corrales, Isleta Pueblo, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, North Valley, Rio Rancho, South Valley, Tijeras

Location and address of the Bernalillo County Clerk.

Other Records:

Bernalillo County Genealogy Resources:

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Catron

Formed 1921 from Socorro County
County Seat=Reserve

Cities in Catron County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Aragon, Datil, Glenwood, Pie Town, Quemado, Reserve

Location and address of the Catron County Clerk.

Catron County Genealogy Resources:

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Chaves

Formed 1887 from Lincoln
County Seat=Roswell

Cities in Chaves County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Dexter, Hagerman, Lake Arthur, Roswell

Location and address of the Chaves County Clerk.

Chaves County Genealogy Resources:

  • Chaves County -Linkpendium
  • Chaves County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Chaves Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Chaves NMGenWeb
  • Chaves County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 51
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201
  • Chaves County Genealogy
    P. O. Box 1085
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201
    505-623-6864
  • Chaves County Genealogy and History Societies
    807 N. Missouri
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201
    505-624-2477
  • Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico
    200 N. Lea
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201
    505-622-8333.
  • Roswell Family History Center
    2201 W Country Club Road  Roswell, NM 88201
    505- 624-1761
  • Roswell Historical Society
    100 West 11th Street
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201
  • Roswell New Mexico Genealogical Group
    2604 Kentucky
    Roswell, New Mexico 88201

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Cibola

Formed 1981 from Valencia County
County Seat=Grants

Cities in Cibola County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Bluewater, Fence Lake, Grants, Laguna, Mesita, Milan, Paguate, Paraje, Seama

Location and address of the Cibola County Clerk.

Cibola County Genealogy Resources:

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Colfax

Formed 1869 from Taos County
County Seat=Raton

Cities in Colfax County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Angel Fire, Cimarron, Eagle Nest, Maxwell, Miami, Raton, Springer

Location and address of the Colfax County Clerk.

Colfax County Genealogy Resources:

  • Colfax Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Colfax NMGenWeb
  • Colfax County -Linkpendium
  • Colfax County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Cimarron Historical Society
    Les Davis
    Cimarron, New Mexico, 87714
  • Genealogical Club of Angel Fire
    P.O. Box 503
    Angel Fire, New Mexico, 87710
  • Raton Family History Center
    2136 La Mesa Drive
    Raton, New Mexico, 87740.
    505-445-9226

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Curry

Formed 1909 from Quay & Roosevelt Counties
County Seat=Clovis

Cities in Curry County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Broadview, Clovis, Grady, Melrose, Texico

Location and address of the Curry County Clerk.

Curry County Genealogy Resources:

  • Curry Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Curry NMGenWeb
  • Curry County -Linkpendium
  • Curry County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Clovis Family History Center
    2800 Lore St
    Clovis, NM
    505-769-1350
    Website
  • Curry County Genealogical Society
    Clovis Carver Library
    701 Main
    Clovis, New Mexico, 88101
  • High Plains Historical Foundation
    411 Main
    Clovis, New Mexico, 88101

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De Baca

Formed 1917 from Chaves, Guadalupe and Roosevelt Counties
County Seat=Fort Sumner

Cities in De Baca County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Fort Sumner, Taiban, Yeso

Location and address of the De Baca County Clerk.

De Baca County Genealogy Resources:

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Doña Ana

Formed 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Las Cruces

Cities in Doña Ana County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Anthony, Chaparral, Doña Ana, Hatch, Las Cruces, Mesilla, Mesquite, Radium Springs, Rincon, Salem, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park, Vado, White Sands

Location and address of the Doña AnaCounty Clerk.

Doña Ana County Genealogy Resources:

  • Doña Ana Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Doña Ana NMGenWeb
  • Doña Ana County -Linkpendium
  • Doña Ana County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Dona Ana County Historical Society
    500 North Water Street
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88001-1224
  • Gadsen Historical Society
    P. O. Box 147
    Mesilla, New Mexico, 88046
  • Las Cruces Family History Center
    3210 Venus St
    Las Cruces, NM.
    Phone 505-382-0618
  • Southern New Mexico Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 2563
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88004-2563

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Eddy

Formed 1889 from Lincoln County
County Seat=Carlsbad

Cities in Eddy County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Artesia, Carlsbad, Hope, Loco Hills, Loving

Location and address of the Eddy County Clerk.

Eddy County Genealogy Resources:

  • Eddy Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Eddy NMGenWeb
  • Eddy County -Linkpendium
  • Eddy County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Artesia Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 803
    Artesia, New Mexico, 88210
  • Artesia Historical Society
    505 West Richardson Ave.
    Artesia, New Mexico, 88210
  • Carlsbad Family History Center
    1211 W Church St
    Carlsbad, NM.
    Phone 505-885-1368
  • Carlsbad Historical Society
    418 W. Fox St
    Carlsbad, New Mexico, 88220
  • Eddy County Genealogical Society
    Carlsbad, New Mexico, 88220

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Grant

Formed 1868 from Dona Ana County
County Seat=Silver City

Cities in Grant County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Bayard, Buckhorn, Hanover, Hurley, Mimbres, Pinos Altos, San Lorenzo, Silver City, Tyrone

Location and address of the Grant County Clerk.

Grant County Genealogy Resources:

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Guadalupe

Formed 1891 from Lincoln & San Miguel Counties
County Seat=Santa Rosa

Cities in Guadalupe County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Cuervo, Dilla, Newkirk, Santa Rosa, Vaughn

Location and address of the Guadalupe County Clerk.

Guadalupe County Genealogy Resources:

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Harding

Formed 1921 from Mora & Union Counties
County Seat=Mosquero

Cities in Harding County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Mills, Mosquero, Roy, Solano

Location and address of the Harding County Clerk.

Harding County Genealogy Resources:

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Hidalgo

Formed 1919 from Grant County
County Seat=Lordsburg

Cities in Hidalgo County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Animas, Cloverdale, Lordsburg, Virden

Location and address of the Hidalgo County Clerk.

Hidalgo County Genealogy Resources:

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Lea

Formed 1917 from Chaves & Eddy Counties
County Seat=Lovington

Cities in Lea County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Caprock, Crossroads, Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington, Maljamar, Monument, Tatum

Location and address of the Lea County Clerk.

Lea County Genealogy Resources:

  • Lea Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Lea NMGenWeb
  • Lea County -Linkpendium
  • Lea County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Hobbs Family History Research Center
    3720 N. Grimes
    Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
    Phone 505-392-6200
  • Lea County Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 1044
    Lovington, New Mexico 88260
  • Lea County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1195
    Lovington, New Mexico 88260
  • Southeastern New Mexico Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 5725
    Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

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Lincoln

Formed 1917 from Chaves & Eddy Counties
County Seat=Lovington

Cities in Lincoln County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Capitan, Carrizozo, Corona, Glencoe, Hondo, Nogal, Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, San Patricio, Tinnie

Location and address of the Lincoln County Clerk.

Lincoln County Genealogy Resources:

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Los Alamos

Formed 1949 from Sandoval & Santa Fe Counties
County Seat=Los Alamos

Cities in Los Alamos County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Los Alamos

Location and address of the Los Alamos County Clerk.

Los Alamos County Genealogy Resources:

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Luna

Formed 1901 from Dona Ana & Grant Counties
County Seat=Deming

Cities in Luna County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Columbus, Deming

Location and address of the Luna County Clerk.

Luna County Genealogy Resources:

  • Luna Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Luna NMGenWeb
  • Luna County -Linkpendium
  • Luna County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Columbus Historical Society
    P.O. Box 562
    Columbus, New Mexico 88029
  • Deming Family History Center
    1000 W Florida
    Deming, NM
    Phone 505-544-0286
  • Deming Historical Society
    301 South Silver
    Deming, New Mexico, 88030

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McKinley

Formed 1899 from Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, San Juan & Valencia Counties
County Seat=Gallup

Cities in McKinley County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Black Rock, Crownpoint, Gallup, Mexican Springs, Navaho, Prewitt, Ramah, Red Rock, Thoreau, Tohatchi, Zuni

Location and address of the McKinley County Clerk.

McKinley County Genealogy Resources:

  • McKinley Message Board -Rootsweb
  • McKinley NMGenWeb
  • McKinley County -Linkpendium
  • McKinley County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Gallup Family History Center
    601 Susan Avenue
    Gallup, New Mexico 87301-5663
  • Ramah Family History Center
    Tietjen St
    Ramah, NM
    Phone 505-783-4536
  • Red Rock Historical Society
    P.O. Box 328
    Gallup, New Mexico 87305-0328

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Mora

Formed 1860 from Taos County
County Seat=Mora

Cities in Mora County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Mora, Ocate, Wagon Mound

Location and address of the Mora County Clerk.

Mora County Genealogy Resources:

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Otero

Formed 1899 from Dona Ana, Lincoln & Socorro Counties
County Seat=Alamogordo

Cities in Otero County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Alamogordo, Bent, Boles Acres, Cloudcroft, La Luz, Mayhill, Mescalero, Pinon, Tularosa, Weed

Location and address of the Otero County Clerk.

Otero County Genealogy Resources:

  • Otero Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Otero NMGenWeb
  • Otero County -Linkpendium
  • Otero County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Alamogordo Family History Center
    1800 23rd St
    Alamogordo, NM
    Phone 505-437-8772
  • Alamogordo Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 246
    La Luz, New Mexico, 88337
  • Tularosa Basin Historical Society
    P. O. Box 518
    Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310

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Quay

Formed 1903 from Guadalupe County County Seat=Tucumcari

Cities in Quay County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Bard, House, Logan, McAlister, Nara Visa, San Jon, Tucumcari

Location and address of the Quay County Clerk.

Quay County Genealogy Resources:

  • Quay Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Quay NMGenWeb
  • Quay County -Linkpendium
  • Quay County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Quay County Genealogical Society
    Tucumcari Public Library
  • Tucumcari Family History Center
    2400 S. 9th St
    Tucumcari, NM
    Phone 505-461-9676
  • Tucumcari Historical Research Institute
    416 S. Adams
    Tucumcari, New Mexico, 88401

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Rio Arriba

Formed 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Tierra Amarilla

Cities in Rio Arriba County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Alcade, Abiquiu, Chama, Chimayo, Coyote, Dulce, Espanola, San Juan, Santa Clara, Tierra Amarilla, Tres Piedras

Location and address of the Rio ArribaCounty Clerk.

Rio Arriba County Genealogy Resources:

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Roosevelt

Formed 1903 from Chaves & Guadalupe County
County Seat=Portales

Cities in Roosevelt County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Causey, Dora, Elida, Floyd, Milnesand, Pep, Portales

Location and address of the Roosevelt County Clerk.

Roosevelt County Genealogy Resources:

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San Juan

Formed 1887 from Rio Arriba County
County Seat=Aztec

Cities in San Juan County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, Flora Vista, Kirtland, Naschitti, Newcomb, Sanostee, Shiprock, Turley

Location and address of the San Juan County Clerk.

San Juan County Genealogy Resources:

  • San Juan Message Board -Rootsweb
  • San Juan NMGenWeb
  • San Juan County -Linkpendium
  • San Juan County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Farmington Family History Center
    400 West Apache
    Farmington, New Mexico 87401
    Phone: 505-325-5813
  • San Juan County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 37
    Flora Vista, NM 87415-0037
  • Totah Tracers Genealogical Society
    1412 Anna Lane
    Farmington, NM 87401

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San Miguel

Formed 1852 - Original County County
County Seat=Las Vegas

Cities in San Miguel County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Bell Ranch, Las Vegas, Pecos, San Augustin, Sapello, Trementino PO, Villanueva

Location and address of the San Miguel County Clerk.

San Miguel County Genealogy Resources:

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Sandoval

Formed 1903 from Bernalillo County
County Seat=Bernalillo

Cities in Sandoval County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Bernalillo, Corrales, Cuba, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Placitas, Rio Rancho, San Felipe Pueblo, San Ysidro, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Zia Pueblo

Location and address of the Sandoval County Clerk.

Sandoval County Genealogy Resources:

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Santa Fe

Formed 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Santa Fe

Cities in Santa Fe County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Aqua Fria, Edgewood, Glorieta, Jaconita, La Cienega, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Santa Fe, Stanley, Tesuque, White Lakes

Location and address of the Santa Fe County Clerk.

Santa Fe County Genealogy Resources:

  • Santa Fe Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Santa Fe NMGenWeb
  • Santa Fe County -Linkpendium
  • Santa Fe County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Edgewood Family History Center
    (2 BLKS S of I40)
    SR 344
    Edgewood, NM
    Phone 505-281-5384
  • New Mexico Jewish Historical Society
    P. O. Box 15598
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
  • Santa Fe Family History Center
    410 Rodeo Road
    Santa Fe, NM
    Phone 505-986-8254
  • Santa Fe County Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1985
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
  • San Ildefonso Historical Society
    Rt 5, Box 315-A
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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Sierra

Formed 1884 from Socorro County
County Seat=Truth or Consequences

Cities in Sierra County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Arrey, Caballo, Hillsboro, Truth or Consequences, Williamsburg, Winston

Location and address of the Sierra County Clerk.

Sierra County Genealogy Resources:

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Socorro

Formed 1852 Original County
County Seat=Socorro

Cities in Socorro County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Alamillo, Claunch, Escondida, La Joya, Lemitar, Luis Lopez, Magdalena, Polvadera, San Acadia, San Antonio, Socorro, Veguita

Location and address of the Socorro County Clerk.

Socorro County Genealogy Resources:

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Taos

Formed 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Taos

Cities in Taos County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Arroyo Hondo, Chamisal, Peñasco, Picuris Pueblo, Questa, Ranchos De Taos, Red River, Taos, Taos Pueblo

Location and address of the Taos County Clerk.

Taos County Genealogy Resources:

  • Taos Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Taos NMGenWeb
  • Taos County -Linkpendium
  • Taos County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Kit Carson Historic Society
    P.O. Drawer CCC
    Taos, New Mexico 87571
  • Taos County Historical Society
    Taos Family History Center
    235 Camino/Adobe Rd.
    Taos, NM
    Phone 505-750-2018
  • Tres Piedras Family History Center
    Highway 64
    Tres Piedras, NM
    Phone 505-751-0994

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Torrance

Formed 1903 from Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro & Valencia Counties
County Seat=Estancia

Cities in Torrance County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Encino, Estancia, Mountainair, Willard

Location and address of the Torrance County Clerk.

Torrance County Genealogy Resources:

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Union

Formed 1893 from Colfax, Mora & San Miguel Counties
County Seat=Clayton

Cities in Union County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Amistad, Capulin, Clayton, Des Moines, Folsom, Grenville, Mount Dora, Seneca

Location and address of the Union County Clerk.

Union County Genealogy Resources:

  • Union Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Union NMGenWeb
  • Union County -Linkpendium
  • Union County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Folsom Historical Society
    Main Street
    Folsom, New Mexico 88419
  • Herzstein Memorial Museum
    22 South Second
    Clayton, New Mexico 88415
    505-375-2977
  • Union County Historical Society
    Clayton, New Mexico

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Valencia

Formed 1852 - Original County
County Seat=Los Lunas

Cities in Valencia County where your ancestors may have had a wedding and lived: Adelino, Belen, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas, Los Trujillos, Peralta, Valencia

Location and address of the Valencia County Clerk.

Valencia County Genealogy Resources:

  • Valencia Message Board -Rootsweb
  • Valencia NMGenWeb
  • Valencia County -Linkpendium
  • Valencia County population demographics-US Census Bureau.
  • Acoma Pueblo Historical Society
    P. O. Box 309
    Acoma Pueblo, NM 87034
  • Grants Family History Center
    1010 Bondad Ave.
    Grants, NM
    Phone 505-287-2470
  • Los Lunas Family History Center
    160 James St
    Los Lunas, NM
    505-865-9788
  • Valencia County Historical Society
    104 North First Street
    Belen, New Mexico 87002

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