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Cannery, Alaska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cannery ...

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 Cannery (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 Cannery. 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 Cannery ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cannery.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cannery, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cannery.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Cannery:

  • 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 Cannery ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cannery.

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

  • Grave Island Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Grave Island Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • The Grave Island Cemetery is located in the vicinity of Tenakee Springs
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grave Island Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grave Island Cemetery
  • Hoonah Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Hoonah Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • The Hoonah Cemetery is located outside and to the northwest of Hoonah.
    • More accurately, Hoonah Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cannery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoonah Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoonah Cemetery
  • Icy Strait Point Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Icy Strait Point Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Icy Strait Point Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cannery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Icy Strait Point Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Icy Strait Point Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Cannery) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cannery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.7853, Longitude: -135.0964       In this case, the coordinates for Cannery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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