Harding County, New Mexico Vital Records have Maine Vital Images?
I am researching Vital Records for Harding County, New Mexico and found two DGS films dated 1908-1922. Both DGS film numbers 005011609 and 005011610 are Maine Division of Vital Statistics, 3867 & 4140 images respectively. They look blurry until you enlarge them, but they are clearly of Maine people, not New Mexico's people. Where else should I look, in Maine? I am researching for a recent adopted relative, 3rd cousin, that needs help. We live in different states, me in NM & he in CA. He doesn't do research, I have been for 30+ years so I am helping.
My user name is Margaret Reynolds / Corajo . Could you please let me know where to find what I need? His father was born in Sept. 6,1916 Harding County, NM and died / buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery, New Mexico May 29,1971 (Phillip C. de Baca).
Thank you, Margaret Reynolds ([email protected])😀
@Corajo. Hi Margaret, I see that you are searching for vital records of Harding County, New Mexico. Unfortunately, there are no records that are found for Harding County, per se, in New Mexico. Let me explain......
I did a search of the FamilySearch Catalog for Harding County, New Mexico, and found no results (to see my results, click HERE). The catalog shows two places within Harding County, New Mexico: Mosquero and Roy (see this by clicking HERE). You can search the records for these locations to see that there are no vital records associated with either.
The two DGS numbers that you provided are part of the film collection in the Catalog page, Vital records, 1908-1922 (from the Division of Vital Statistics, Augusta, Maine). The two DGS numbers that you reference are Vital Records for Harding County, Maine.
It is possible that, while you were search for Harding County, New Mexico Vital Records, you may have been, inadvertently, dropped into Harding County, Maine.
I have looked to see where, in Family Search, you might find vital records for Harding County, New Mexico. It appears that any results for Harding County would be found by searching the Catalog for New Mexico. There are several Vital Records found here - some of which contain items for Harding County. For example, I have found Harding County records in the following: Delayed certificates of birth, see DGS 8272774.
You may also find individual records for Harding County, New Mexico in the following Collections.
- United States Social Security Death Index
- New Mexico Deaths, 1889-1945
- New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918
- New Mexico, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945
- New Mexico Territorial Census, 1885
I have tested these Collections, and have verified that they do contain records for Harding County, New Mexico. You can do the same thing by clicking Search and selecting Records; then, in the bottom right, click Browse all Published Collections. Then, at the top left, under Filter by Collection Title, enter "New Mexico" in the Search Title box. You can test these Collections by entering "Harding County, New Mexico" in the "Search with a life event" field: "Any".
Hopefully, this will help you find what film records and Collection contain items for Harding County, New Mexico. We wish you success in your search.0
You mention you are in New Mexico, so you probably know C de Baca is a surname. I'll just explain a bit for the benefit of other readers, because it is an interesting surname. The C is not an middle initial. Historically it was an initial for Cabeza, the family name being Cabeza de Baca (literal translation cow's head) but the name was so prominent and frequent in New Mexico that a shorter variant evolved, in speech and writing: C de Baca.
Using Find on Family Tree, I notice that Harding County was established in 1921, so search for a 1916 birth in New Mexico without reference to county. When search gets no result, relax the search criteria.
Philip C de Baca 1916-1971 is in FamilySearch Records, with no person page attached, so you'll be needing to make a person page. Copy paste this search: