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Our Genealogy Helper for Reserve ...

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 Reserve (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 Reserve. 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 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.

Reserve is located in Catron 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 Catron County: Apache (AZ), Greenlee (AZ), Cibola, Grant, Sierra & Socorro.

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

  • Catron County     (The home county of Reserve)
    • Cruzville [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruzville
      • Cruzville [Catron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Reserve
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruzville
    • Apache Creek [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Creek
      • Apache Creek [Catron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Reserve
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Creek
    • Luna [Catron County]
    • Aragon [Catron County]
    • Mogollon [Catron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
      • Mogollon [Catron County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Reserve
    • Alma [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Catron County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Reserve
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Glenwood [Catron County]
    • Pleasanton [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
      • Pleasanton [Catron County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Reserve
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
  • Apache County (AZ)
  • Greenlee County (AZ)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Reserve ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reserve.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Reserve. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Reserve and those printed in the larger area surrounding Reserve.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 27 miles [43.5 km] of Reserve.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Reserve:

  • 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 Arizona
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Reserve ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reserve.

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

  • Reserve Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reserve Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reserve Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38357<4>
  • Apache Creek Cemetery
  • Luna Cemetery
  • Spur Lake Cemetery
  • Aragon Cemetery
  • Blue Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cooney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cooney Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Reserve.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooney Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38011<4>
    • Cooney Tomb
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooney Tomb
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooney Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cooney Tomb lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Reserve.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooney Tomb
    • Mogollon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mogollon Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mogollon Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Mogollon Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Reserve.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mogollon Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38236<4>
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Reserve.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57044<4>
    • Alpine City Cemetery
    • Rogers Cemetery

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 Reserve in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Reserve.

  • Mogollon [Catron County] - Historic
    • While Mogollon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
    • Mogollon [Catron County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Reserve
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mogollon had a post office and no railroad service

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Reserve ...

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

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

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

We have found Reserve in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Reserve for more information.

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

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About Catron County

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reserve. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reserve) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Reserve. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ReserveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reserve. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7090, Longitude: -108.7611    
<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 Reserve, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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