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Unless she applied for a delayed birth certificate, it is doubtful that you will find one. New Mexico counties were not required to record births until 1907 and there was not full compliance with the law until 1920. New Mexico Vital Records • FamilySearch. Baptismal records for those members of Christian sects that believed in infant baptism were a substitute for civil birth records.
I never thought of my grandmother being born so early in the 1900's that she would not have been registered. I will now try to seek out the baptismal archives for the churches in New Mexico.
Dear Ms. Urban,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about your maternal grandmother in Martinez, New Mexico. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com and include her full name in your request.
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For information about the U.S. Census, see the Census Bureau technical documentation and questionnaires as well as NARA’s page on Census Records.
You may wish to search Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
We suggest that you review NARA’s Resources for Genealogists, as well as the History Hub blog Suggestions and Advice for Family History Researchers may be useful.
We also suggest that you search How to Find New Mexico Birth Records website under births before 1907 for additional information and/or resources for how to obtain information about your maternal grandmother’s birth.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
What a God-send! Thank you so much. Truly there is nothing like being directed of where to go to ask for help. This will help me tremendously. I have already opened communication with cousins I have not seen in over 25 years! I feel I am in the presence of a family reunion as we begin our memories of those who have passed away and who we still love and miss.
Again, thank you and be safe.