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Our Genealogical Helper for Diamante ...

Note #1: While our information shows that the community of Diamante is historic,<1> we want to be sure that it has a presence on our Gazetteer. As we gather information about Diamante, we'll be sure to add our findings.

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 Diamante (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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

Cemeteries Near Diamante ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Diamante.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Diamante covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      10 miles [16.1 km]<2>  
  W   Wirt Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
  W   Gomez Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W   Martinez Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      13 miles [20.9 km]  
  E   Chama Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      24 miles [38.6 km]  
  WNW   Carracas Cemetery [Map]     Rio Arriba County  
      25 miles [40.2 km]  
  NNW   Hilltop Cemetery [Map]     Archuleta County (CO)  

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.

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

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

Monero   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Monero had a post office and railroad service
Amargo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 133 people
 - Amargo had a post office and railroad service
Chromo (CO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Diamante
 - Chromo had a post office and no railroad service
Willow Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Diamante
 - Willow Creek had railroad service and no post office
Dulce   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - Dulce had railroad service and no post office
Chama   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Diamante
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 1,016 people in 2013)
 - Chama had a post office and railroad service
Navajo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Diamante
 - Navajo had railroad service and no post office
Lobato   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from Diamante
 - Lobato had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Diamante. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Diamante in the 1890's.

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 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rio Arriba County: Archuleta (CO), Conejos (CO), Los Alamos, Mora, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe & Taos.

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

Rio Arriba     (The home county for Diamante)
      Dulce   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chama   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brazos   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Archuleta (CO)
      Chromo (CO)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pagosa Springs (CO)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chimney Rock (CO)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arboles (CO)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Diamante:

For pages that are specific to New Mexico:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rio Arriba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Archuleta County (CO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for New Mexico:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

While Diamante is historic, the Panormaio photo collection might have pictures from the area where Diamante was located:

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 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 Diamante, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting at Diamante. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Diamante) to Point B.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Diamante.


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