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Our Genealogy Helper for Pastura ...

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 Pastura (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 Pastura. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Pastura 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 Pastura. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pastura:

  • Guadalupe County     (The home county of Pastura)
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
      • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Pastura
      • 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>
    • Vaughn [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Guadalupe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pastura
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughn<2>
    • Colonias [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonias
      • Colonias [Guadalupe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Pastura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonias
    • Dilia [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilia
      • Dilia [Guadalupe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Pastura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilia
    • Dahlia [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
      • Dahlia [Guadalupe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pastura
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahlia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia
    • Anton Chico [Guadalupe County]
    • Cuervo [Guadalupe County]
  • DeBaca County
  • San Miguel County
  • Torrance County
    • Encino [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encino
      • Encino [Torrance County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Pastura
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encino<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pastura ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pastura.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pastura, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pastura.

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 websites either 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 Pastura:

  • 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 Pastura ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pastura.

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 Pastura 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.<5>

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

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

  • Puerto De Luna [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puerto De Luna
    • Puerto De Luna [Guadalupe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Pastura
    • 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
  • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Pastura
    • 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>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pastura ...

While our initial data about Pastura came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pastura 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 Pastura.

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

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pastura. See our Misc Page for Pastura for more information.

Search for a New Mexico Community

About Guadalupe County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pastura. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pastura) 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 Pastura. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PasturaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pastura. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7828, Longitude: -104.9447    
<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>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 Pastura, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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