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Our Genealogical Helper for Lumberton ...

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 which surrounded our ancestors and that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Lumberton (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 organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Lumberton. 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.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to Cyndi's List, FamilySearch or the UsGenWeb Project. 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 - you should note 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 Lumberton:

For pages that are specific to New Mexico:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Rio Arriba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Archuleta County (CO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for New Mexico:

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

Cemeteries Near Lumberton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lumberton.

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 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 above).

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 it right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

Covering a larger area and in alphabetical order, we have our Cemetery List for Lumberton.

Distance &
    Direction    
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]<1>  
  WSW   Gomez Cemetery [Map]       Dulce  
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W   Martinez Cemetery [Map]       Dulce  
  W   Wirt Cemetery [Map]       Dulce  
 
      17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WNW   Carracas Cemetery [Map]       Carracas (CO)  
 
      20 miles [32.2 km]  
  E   Chama Cemetery [Map]       Chama  
 
      24 miles [38.6 km]  
  N   Hilltop Cemetery [Map]       Pagosa Springs (CO) (Archuleta County (CO))  

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.<2>

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

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

Amargo       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lumberton
 - 1895 population of 133 people
 - Amargo had a post office and railroad service
 
Dulce       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Lumberton
 - Dulce had railroad service and no post office
 
Monero       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lumberton
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Monero had a post office and railroad service
 
Navajo       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Lumberton
 - Navajo had railroad service and no post office
 
Chromo (CO)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lumberton
 - Chromo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Juanita (CO) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Juanita was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lumberton
 - Juanita had railroad service and no post office
 
Willow Creek       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Lumberton
 - Willow Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Carracas (CO)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lumberton
 - Carracas had railroad service and no post office

We've created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lumberton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lumberton 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't expanded our search to the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lumberton is located in 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 Lumberton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lumberton:

  DirectionDistance
Rio Arriba     (The home county for Lumberton)
      Dulce   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chama   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Navajo City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Archuleta (CO)
      Chromo (CO)   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pagosa Springs (CO)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chimney Rock (CO)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arboles (CO)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lumberton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.


The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Lumberton:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts at Lumberton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lumberton) to Point B.

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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 Lumberton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lumberton.



 
 
 

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