How can you view New Mexico public records?


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You can view New Mexico public records by accessing the websites of agencies that manage and store specific records. The New Mexico Department of Health, for example, handles most of the state's vital records and health statistics, while the New Mexico Courts allow searches and viewing of individual court records. The New Mexico Genealogical Society also compiles family history and genealogies from different sources, including newspapers, churches, journals and libraries within the state.

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The NWDOH manages death and birth records in New Mexico. Certified copies of these records are restricted to immediate family members, but may be issued to individuals or agencies with legal tangible interest.

The NMGS contains records from different churches in New Mexico. Its Catholic Church locator helps in finding birth, baptismal, death and marriage records in county or city parishes within the state. Detailed information is available in microfilms and archived by Catholic churches or filmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

To search and view court records in New Mexico, visit the website of New Mexico Courts, and use its Case Lookup tool. You may search cases by typing in the name or some basic information of an involved party or by case number. The record contains the case details, parties in the case, details of criminal charges and judge assignment history. The site provides access to dates in New Mexico District, Municipal and Magistrate courts.

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