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Our Genealogical Helper for Lena Beach ...

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 Lena Beach (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 Lena Beach. 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.

Name Variations for Lena Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Lena Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Lena Beach: Lena Bch.

Newspapers Published in Lena Beach ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lena Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lena Beach, there are papers which were published within 45 miles [72.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lena Beach.

Cemeteries Near Lena Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lena Beach.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery    
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  E Alaskan Memorial Park [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Funter Bay Cemetery [Map]      
 
      13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
 
      23 miles [37 km]  
  ESE Kuteha Indian Burial Grounds [Map]      
 
      31 miles [49.9 km]  
  SW Icy Strait Point Cemetery [Map]      
 
      32 miles [51.5 km]  
  SW Hoonah Cemetery [Map]      


       

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Lena Beach:

These websites are specific to Alaska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alaska State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alaska to be a good source for additional links.

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alaska:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alaska
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alaska
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alaska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alaska

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.

Disaster Stories from Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lena Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Lena Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lena Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lena Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.3931, Longitude: -134.7472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lena Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lena Beach.



 
 
 

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