Hidalgo County New Mexico
Resources for Hidalgo County

The New Mexico Death Records Index is now online!   NMDI

When there is a listing for a person in the death index, it does not mean there is a death certificate that exists, especially before 1919. Some info for you: births and deaths records prior to 1919 were collected by variety of institutions which were not health-related, including counties and churches. For the most part these records are not available from New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics. Remember that the death index only goes from 1899 to 1940 (although not all counties started in 1899). If you are not sure what county the person died, check out the following link to maps of New Mexico counties that might help you. Historic Maps

Search the Rootsweb archives for Hidalgo County. Lots of information stored here.

City of Lordsburg
206 Main St
Lordsburg, NM 88045
575 542 3421
The City of Lordsburg takes care of the cemetery records for Mountain View Cemetery and for the one called the Shakespeare Cemetery. (It is also referred to as the Catholic Cemetery.)

Hidalgo County Court House
300 S Shakespeare St,
Lordsburg, NM, 88045-1939.
The County Clerk has probate, land and marriage records from 1920.
The Clerk of the District Court has records on civil court proceedings and divorce.
Call for current fees at 575-542-9213.

Hidalgo Herald Newspaper
101 E 4th St
Lordsburg, NM 88045

Lordsburg Hidalgo Library
208 E Third St
Lordsburg, NM 88045
575 542 9646

The Lordsburg Liberal Newspaper
has closed down. The records ave been donated to the Lordsburg/Hidalgo County Museum but are not yet available to the public. Copies of the Liberal can be found at the Hidalgo Museum and the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library.

See also Vital Records

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