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Our Genealogy Helper for Newkirk ...

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 Newkirk (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 Newkirk. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Newkirk is located in Guadalupe County.

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 Guadalupe County: DeBaca, Lincoln, Quay, San Miguel & Torrance.

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

  • Guadalupe County     (The home county of Newkirk)
    • Cuervo [Guadalupe County]
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
      • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Newkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<2>
  • Quay County
    • Tucumcari [Quay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucumcari
      • Tucumcari [Quay County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Newkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucumcari
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucumcari<2>
    • House [Quay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Quay County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Newkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for House<2>
    • McAlister [Quay County]
  • San Miguel County
    • Hooverville [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooverville
      • Hooverville [San Miguel County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Newkirk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooverville
    • Conchas [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conchas
      • Conchas [San Miguel County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Newkirk
      • Conchas has also been known as:
      • Conchas Dam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conchas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conchas<2>
    • Trementina [San Miguel County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trementina
      • Trementina [San Miguel County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Newkirk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trementina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in Newkirk ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Newkirk.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Newkirk, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Newkirk.

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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Newkirk ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Newkirk.

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

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.<6>

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

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

  • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Newkirk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Santa Rosa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<2>
  • Puerto De Luna [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puerto De Luna
    • Puerto De Luna [Guadalupe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Newkirk
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 92 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Puerto De Luna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puerto De Luna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puerto De Luna

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

Mentions & References for Newkirk

Find a Community within New Mexico

About Guadalupe County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newkirk. 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newkirk) 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 Newkirk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewkirkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newkirk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0687, Longitude: -104.2646    
<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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Newkirk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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