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Our Genealogy Helper for Anchor Point ...

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 Anchor Point (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 Anchor Point. 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 Anchor Point ...

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 Anchor Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Anchor Point: Anchor Pt.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Anchor Point ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchor Point.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Anchor Point. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Anchor Point and those printed in the larger area surrounding Anchor Point.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Anchor Point.

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 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 Anchor Point:

  • 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 Anchor Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anchor Point.

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

  • Hickerson Memorial Cemetery
  • Home Community Cemetery
    • The Home Community Cemetery is located in Homer.
    • More accurately, Home Community Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anchor Point.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home Community Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home Community Cemetery
  • Russian Orthodox Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • The Russian Orthodox Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Ninilchik.
    • To be more precise, Russian Orthodox Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Anchor Point.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russian Orthodox Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russian Orthodox Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchor Point. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anchor Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anchor Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.7833, Longitude: -151.8423    
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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