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Moquino, New Mexico

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Our Genealogy Helper for Moquino ...

So far, we have found very little information about Moquino. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Moquino to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Moquino, 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 Moquino (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 Moquino. 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.

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 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cibola County: Apache (AZ), Bernalillo, Catron, McKinley, Sandoval, Socorro & Valencia.

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

Cibola     (The home county for Moquino)
  Seboyeta   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Paguate   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Encinal   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Laguna   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Casa Blanca   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cubero   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Paraje   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mesita   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Seama   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  North Acomita Village   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  San Fidel   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  West Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Paradise Hills   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rio Rancho   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Los Ranchos de Albuquerque   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  South Valley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Prewitt   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Guadalupe   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Moquino ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Moquino.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Moquino covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Paguate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Eckerman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S San Jose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Budville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Cubero Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Paraje Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Casa Blanca Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SW New York Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  WSW San Fidel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  E Tohajiilee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  SSW San Esteban Del Rey Mission Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Moquino ...

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 183 newspapers that have been published in the area around Moquino.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Moquino, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Moquino.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Moquino:

These websites are specific to New Mexico:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Cibola County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bernalillo County:     Cyndi's



McKinley County:     Cyndi's



Sandoval County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for New Mexico:

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

Disaster Stories from New Mexico

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Cibola County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Moquino, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moquino) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moquino. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1725, Longitude: -107.3689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moquino have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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