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Alamillo, New Mexico

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Our Genealogical Helper for Alamillo ...

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 Alamillo (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 Alamillo. 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 Alamillo ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamillo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alamillo, there are papers which were published within 42 miles [67.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alamillo.

Cemeteries Near Alamillo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alamillo.

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 Alamillo covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Polvadera Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Lemitar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE La Joya Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Escondido Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S San Miguel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  NNE Abeytas Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  NNE Veguita Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  WSW Medley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carthage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  NNE Our Lady of Belen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Terrace Grove Cemetery   [Map]     


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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Alamillo had railroad service and no post office.

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

La Joya   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - La Joya had a post office and railroad service
Socorro   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 3,829 people (with 8,612 people in 2016)
 - Socorro had a post office and railroad service
Sabinal   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Sabinal had a post office and railroad service
Magdalena   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 898 people in 2016)
 - Magdalena had a post office and railroad service
Kelly - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kelly was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Alamillo
 - Kelly had a post office and no railroad service
San Antonio - Historic   [Map]
 - While San Antonio was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - San Antonio had a post office and railroad service
Carthage - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carthage was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 257 people
 - Carthage had a post office and railroad service
Belen   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Alamillo
 - 1895 population of 153 people (with 7,122 people in 2016)
 - Belen had a post office and railroad service

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

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

Alamillo is located in Socorro County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Socorro County: Catron, Cibola, Lincoln, Sierra, Torrance & Valencia.

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

Socorro     (The home county for Alamillo)
      San Acacia   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Polvadera   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lemitar   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Socorro   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Veguita   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kelly - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magdalena   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      San Antonito   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abo - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bosque   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Casa Colorada   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jarales   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belen   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rio Communities   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rio Communities North   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tome   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Los Lunas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valencia   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Alamillo:

These websites are specific to New Mexico:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the State Records Center and Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of New Mexico to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Socorro County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Torrance County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Valencia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for New Mexico:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of New Mexico,     of Socorro 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 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.

Disaster Stories from New Mexico

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alamillo ...

While our initial data for Alamillo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Alamillo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Alamillo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Alamillo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Alamillo.
      See our Misc Page for Alamillo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Socorro County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Alamillo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alamillo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alamillo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2548, Longitude: -106.9161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alamillo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alamillo.