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Diamante, New Mexico

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Our Genealogical Helper for Diamante ...

So far, we have found very little information about Diamante.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Diamante to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Diamante, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Diamante (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Diamante. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Diamante ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Diamante.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Diamante, there are papers which were published within 47 miles [75.6 km]<3>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Diamante.

Cemeteries Near Diamante ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Diamante.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Diamante covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Wirt Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
  W Gomez Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W Martinez Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      13 miles [20.9 km]  
  E Chama Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      18 miles [29 km]  
  SE Rutheron Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      24 miles [38.6 km]  
  WNW Carracas Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      25 miles [40.2 km]  
  NNW Hilltop Cemetery [Map]     Archuleta County (CO)  

        Discover your family history through historical newspapers at

Can You Help Find This Cemetery ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

For example, we believe that Nelson Family Cemetery is in Rio Arriba County, but we don't know where it's located (our name for the cemetery might be wrong). If you can help us locate this cemetery or have one that we've missed and should add, please contact us.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Diamante in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Diamante.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Diamante, with the one closest to Diamante listed first.

Monero   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Monero had a post office and railroad service
Amargo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 133 people
 - Amargo had a post office and railroad service
Chromo (CO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Diamante
 - Chromo had a post office and no railroad service
Willow Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Diamante
 - Willow Creek had railroad service and no post office
Dulce   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - Dulce had railroad service and no post office
Chama   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 1,012 people in 2014)
 - Chama had a post office and railroad service
Navajo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - Navajo had railroad service and no post office
Lobato   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Diamante
 - Lobato had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Diamante. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Diamante in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Although our information shows that the community of Diamante is historic, it would have been located within present day Rio Arriba County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rio Arriba County: Archuleta (CO), Conejos (CO), Los Alamos, Mora, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe & Taos.

Below are the counties that are near Diamante. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Diamante:

Rio Arriba     (The home county for Diamante)
      Dulce   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chama   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brazos   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Los Ojos   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cebolla   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canjilon   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Archuleta (CO)
      Chromo (CO)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pagosa Springs (CO)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chimney Rock (CO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arboles (CO)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
La Plata (CO)
      Allison (CO)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Diamante, see our County-by-County Page for Diamante.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we depend on the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Diamante:

For pages that are specific to New Mexico:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rio Arriba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Archuleta County (CO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
La Plata County (CO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for New Mexico:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of New Mexico,     of Rio Arriba County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for New Mexico     Cemetery Wiki for New Mexico
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of New Mexico,     of Rio Arriba County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

While Diamante is historic, the Panormaio collection might have pictures from the area where Diamante was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Diamante and then turned west". While Diamante could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Diamante as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Diamante could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another New Mexico community named Diamante.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Diamante, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Diamante. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Diamante) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Diamante. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 36.9325, -106.8170   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Diamante have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Diamante.


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