New Mexico Cemeteries

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New Mexico Cemeteries

Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

Online[edit | edit source]

The following have significant cemetery listings for New Mexico State:

  • Search for namesat Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click Search. Can narrow by first names or dates.
    • This site frequently has tombstone images
    • List of cemeteries in their database.
      • 1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click Search. (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
        • Tip: To switch to a different county, click Cemetery Lookup under Actions at the left.
      • When you have a list, click on the number below Interments for a cemetery to access names. Click Records arrow to scroll through to the end.

    • Lists of cemeteries in the counties.
    • Typed lists of tombstone information.
  • Linkpendium
    • Includes:Native American cemeteries, biographies, oral histories, diaries, and more.

Statewide Collections[edit | edit source]

There is no major statewide collection or index of cemetery transcripts for New Mexico. Some tombstone inscriptions have been published in periodicals. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection contains some tombstone inscriptions from New Mexico. This collection is described in New Mexico Genealogy. See United States Cemeteries for further suggestions on locating cemetery records.

Family History Library Collection[edit | edit source]

Contains tombstone inscriptions from Catron, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra, and Socorro counties.

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Several New Mexico Periodicals have published inscriptions and inventories from New Mexico cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.