Posted By:James Malecki
Subject:Re: Marriage in Cimarron, NM Lucinda Henry/Pablo Caballero
Post Date:November 10, 2006 at 16:31:51
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Forum:Colfax County, NM Genealogy Forum
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You are missing the key point. Death Certificates PRIOR to 1919 were not legally required - hence they are rare. Why there are some I don't know. Trust me on this or you could spend a lot of time searching for something that never did exist. Catholic Church records are a different story and there most likely was a church burial record for Lucinda as there are Baptism records and Marriage records. So, we have to assume that they were wed in Cimarron, had children in Cimarron and Lucinda probably died in Cimarron (or nearby).
The mostly likely church is Immaculate Conception. Some of their records were filmed by the Mormons (LDS) and are available on microfilm from them. However, it doesn't appear to be all of the years were taped. The Church dates to 1864 and is still there so, in this case I would begin by calling them and point blank asking if they will look up records and if ALL of the records still exist? The # is
505-376-2553. I don't think that this will be easy. I spent three years researching my GPs history in Raton NM. Good luck and I am happy to help.