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You can now search New Mexico divorce records through a data base that keeps them at the following New Mexico organization:
New Mexico Vital Statistics
New Mexico Health Services Division
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502
There are so many recorded divorces today that the states needed a central location in which to keep them. As you can imagine, going through the thousands of records stored in the data base takes a certain amount of time and is a formidable task. Many people now have need or a desire to search through public divorce records because of a genealogy search, legal matters, immigration issues or to ensure a person’s background for employment or personal reasons. To gain access to New Mexico divorce records, you must send a formal request to the Bureau of Vital Records office of the court that issued the divorce decree. If that isn’t possible, you'll need to send a request to the New Mexico Archives at:
New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87502
There are applications available from either office and you may be required to pay a non-refundable fee. The original transcript of the divorce will remain in the Vital Records department of New Mexico, but you can request a copy. The quality of the New Mexico divorce records you receive from the state varies in quality from a fee-based, online search service. An online search service has powerful search engines and data bases that target the particular divorce you’re looking for and will reveal much more information than a state-based search. You'll get a report from a fee-based service quickly and it will be full of information that may help you in your quest for data.
An online search service won't bother you with an extensive application that you must provide to begin the search. On the application, you'll have to provide obvious information such as the bride's and groom's names, the marriage and divorce dates, name of New Mexico county in which the divorce was granted and some personal information such as your relationship to the divorced couple and a statement of the reason you need the record.
The fee-based online search service will ask that you fill in a certain amount of basic information, but your personal data will remain confidential. And, you'll usually receive the results of the search in a matter of moments. These services are widely used by lawyers and genealogy researchers on an almost daily basis to retrieve information they might need for a legal case or to research the background of a relative. Click on the link to find out how you can search through New Mexico divorce records to reveal information that you might need or desire.