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Our Genealogy Helper for Estancia ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Estancia (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Estancia. 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.

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 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 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 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.

Estancia is located in Torrance County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Torrance County: Bernalillo, Guadalupe, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro & Valencia.

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

  • Torrance County     (The home county of Estancia)
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Willard [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Torrance County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<2>
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Torreon [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreon
      • Torreon [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
    • Moriarty [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
      • Moriarty [Torrance County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moriarty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriarty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moriarty<2>
    • Manzano [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzano
      • Manzano [Torrance County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzano
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainair<2>
    • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
      • Abo [Torrance County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Estancia
    • Clines Corners [Torrance County]
    • Cedarvale [Torrance County]
    • Encino [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encino
      • Encino [Torrance County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encino<2>
  • Bernalillo County
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Pine
      • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Pine
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
      • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<2>
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
      • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<2>
    • Carnuel [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnuel
      • Carnuel [Bernalillo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnuel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnuel
    • Monticello [Bernalillo County]
    • Sandia Park [Bernalillo County]
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albuquerque
      • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albuquerque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albuquerque<2>
  • Santa Fe County
    • Edgewood [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Santa Fe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
    • Stanley [Santa Fe County]
    • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Santa Fe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Valencia County
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
      • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<2>
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<2>
    • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
      • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<2>
    • Rio Communities [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
      • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Estancia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Communities have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Communities<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Estancia ...

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 176 newspapers that have been published in the area around Estancia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Estancia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Estancia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Estancia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Estancia.

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 and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Estancia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Estancia.

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 below).

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

  • Estancia Memorial Cemetery
  • McIntosh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McIntosh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McIntosh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McIntosh Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Estancia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38220<4>
  • El Rosario Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the El Rosario Cemetery
    • The El Rosario Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Willard.El Rosario Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Estancia.
    • El Rosario Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Willard Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Rosario Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38513<4>
  • Garland Cemetery
  • Protestant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Protestant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Protestant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Protestant Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Estancia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Protestant Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38339<4>
  • Willard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willard Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Estancia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Farmer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farmer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Farmer Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Estancia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmer Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38063<4>
    • Chilili New Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chilili New Cemetery
      • Chilili New Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia.
      • Chilili New Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cath Cemetery
      • Garland Cemetery
      • St. John Nepomucene Cemetery
      • San Juan Nepomoceno Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili New Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38080<4>
    • Old Tajique Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Tajique Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Tajique Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Tajique Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Estancia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Tajique Cemetery
    • Tajique Catholic Church Cemetery
    • San Antonio Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Torreon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Torreon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Torreon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Torreon Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Estancia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Chilili Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chilili Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chilili Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chilili Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Estancia.
      • Chilili Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Gardner Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38002<4>
    • St. John Nepomucene Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Estancia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Estancia.

Mentions & References for Estancia

Communities in New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Estancia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Estancia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EstanciaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Estancia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7582, Longitude: -106.0600    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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