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How to Obtain New Mexico Death Certificates
State of New Mexico had no official vital records registration system in the early days. There were only some old records of births, marriages and deaths present at the state department of health. The prior records were not properly maintained as the official data and this was considered as one of the major flaws of the state department of health. Registration of statewide vital records in New Mexico began in the year 1920 and before that the vital records registration work was assigned to the local counties and the town health officers were responsible to collect and maintain the data with themselves. The data collection had been the vital concern for the state health department which was successfully sorted out by the administration through the bureau of vital records which is now responsible to record all the necessary details and records of births and deaths whereas the marriages records have always been the responsibility of the county clerk and after the marriage the record getting registered with the county office, the registered record then have to be sent to the state’s health department which is responsible to gather and maintain the whole state records in an appropriate manner.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.