The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

11 September 2009

Volunteers Needed for New Mexico Death Certificate Project


How would you like to be a part of the New Mexico Death Certificate Project? The project is ready to go and volunteers are needed. You can work one day a week or more - whatever fits your schedule. Some of the work will be done at Special Collections Library and some will be able to be done at home. Hugh Bivens is the contact person for this project but is looking for another person to coordinate volunteer schedules, etc.

Hugh is at Special Collections Library every Tuesday and Thursday so you can contact him there to get more information.

The software has been developed and tested. Volunteers are now needed to move death certificate images from microfilm rolls to digital format. This involves operating a microfilm machine that you may already have used it in your personal research. Training will be provided to make you comfortable in the operation of the machine. Since having New Mexico Death Certificates available on our website is mainly going to help people searching for their New Mexico ancestors, it seems to make sense that NMGS take an active role in getting this done. Talk to Hugh Bivens or Gail Rassmussen regarding the project if you are interested in helping . The phone number at the Albuquerque Special Collections Library is (505) 848-1376.

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