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Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|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.  
 
Cemetery records, such as tombstone and [[Sexton Records|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 ==
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=== Online  ===
  
:*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery '''Billion Graves''']&nbsp;can be searched by name, surname, or cemetery. It provides a photo and the GPS location of the grave marker.  
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The following have significant cemetery listings for New Mexico State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemetery.}}<br>
:*[http://www.findagrave.com/index.html '''Find A Grave'''] can be searched by the name of a person, family or cemetery. Usually gives birth and death dates and often comes with a picture of the tombstone. May also give obituaries, biographical information and names of family members with links to their information in Find A Grave.  
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:*[http://www.interment.net/us/nm/index.htm '''Interment.net'''] includes many New Mexico cemetery transcriptions.
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*Findagrave.com [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=34&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names]at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''Search'''. Can narrow by first names or dates.
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**This site frequently has tombstone images
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**[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cs& List of cemeteries] in their database.
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***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.)
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****Tip: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery Lookup''' under '''''Actions''''' at the left.  
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***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.
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*[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FindAGraveUS&rank=1&new=1&so=3&MSAV=0&msT=1&gss=ms_db&gskw=New+Mexico%2C+Find+A+Grave+Index%2C+1850-2012&dbOnly=_F000578C%7C_F000578C_x&uidh=000 ''Web: New Mexico, Find A Grave Index, 1850-2012''] at Ancestry.com (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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{{Tip| Remember:<br>
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# Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.
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# [http://genealogy.about.com/od/cemetery_records/ig/tombstone_symbols/ Symbols] and [http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/misc/grave_symbols.shtml abbreviations] may lead you to other records.
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# Weathering and damage to tombstones make early published transcriptions priceless.}} <br>
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=New+Mexico&county=0 BillionGraves Name Search]. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search'''
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**[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=New+Mexico&county=0&search_text=&action=search_cemetery&start=0&limit=100 Lists of cemeteries], "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database.
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*[http://www.interment.net/US/nm/index.htm Interment.net]  
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**Lists of cemeteries in the counties.
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**Typed lists of tombstone information.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html USGenWeb Cemeteries]
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**List of cemeteries by county.
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**Typed lists of tombstone information.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/newmexico/newmex.html USGWTombstones] Cemeteries and Photos.
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*[http://itouchmap.com/?f=cemetery&s=NM New Mexico Cemeteries] Cemetery names and Google map.
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-mexico-genealogy/ Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/newmexico/ Online New Mexico Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NM/ALL/ Linkpendium]
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**Includes:Native American cemeteries, biographies, oral histories, diaries, and more.
  
 
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Several [[New Mexico Periodicals|'''New Mexico Periodicals''']] have published inscriptions and inventories from&nbsp;New Mexico cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''').'''  
 
Several [[New Mexico Periodicals|'''New Mexico Periodicals''']] have published inscriptions and inventories from&nbsp;New Mexico cemeteries. These are referenced in the "Places" portion of the Periodical Source Index '''('''[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|'''PERSI''']]''').'''  
  
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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

The following have significant cemetery listings for New Mexico State:
  • Findagrave.com 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.

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

Statewide Collections

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

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

Periodicals

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

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