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*Copy the citation below, in In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section. *Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records county or [[New Mexico Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and marriage death records. *Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[United States Census, Year (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, A Different Year (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]. Search the state censuses as well.*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records[[a wiki link to location specific Probate Records]].*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members [[a wiki link to location specific Land Records]].records.*Search for death or burial information in censuses[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index] or at [https://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave].*If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well.
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