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Our Genealogy Helper for Chilkat ...

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 Chilkat (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 Chilkat. 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 Chilkat ...

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 Chilkat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Chilkat, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Chilkat.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Chilkat:

  • 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
    • Stories from British Columbia

Cemeteries Near Chilkat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chilkat.

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

  • Yendistucky Indian Cemetery
  • Johns Point Cemetery
    • The Johns Point Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Haines.
    • To be more precise, Johns Point Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Chilkat.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johns Point Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Point Cemetery
  • Haines Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Haines Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • The Haines Cemetery is located in Haines.
    • To be more precise, Haines Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Chilkat.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haines Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haines Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2210289<2>
  • Gold Rush Cemetery
  • Skagway Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chilkat. 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chilkat) 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 Chilkat. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chilkat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilkat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.3996, Longitude: -135.8968    
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<3>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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