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Our Genealogy Helper for Afognak ...

So far, we have found very little information about Afognak. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Afognak to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Afognak, please Contact Us.


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 Afognak (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 Afognak. 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.

Newspapers Published in Afognak ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Afognak.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Afognak, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Afognak.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Afognak:

  • 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 Alaska

Cemeteries Near Afognak ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Afognak.

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

  • Ouzinkie Cemetery
    • The Ouzinkie Cemetery is located in Ouzinkie.
    • To be more accurate, Ouzinkie Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Afognak.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ouzinkie Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ouzinkie Cemetery
  • Old American Cemetery
    • The Old American Cemetery is located in Kodiak.
    • To be more accurate, Old American Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Afognak.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old American Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old American Cemetery
  • Russian Cemetery
    • The Russian Cemetery is located in Kodiak.
    • Stated another way, Russian Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Afognak.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russian Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Cemetery
  • Kodiak Cemetery
    • The Kodiak Cemetery is located in Kodiak.
    • To be more precise, Kodiak Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Afognak.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kodiak Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kodiak Cemetery

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

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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 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 Afognak, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Afognak) 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 Afognak. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Afognak

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afognak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.0221, Longitude: -152.7652       In this case, the coordinates for Afognak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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