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Cottonwood, Alaska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cottonwood ...

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 Cottonwood (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 Cottonwood. 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 Cottonwood ...

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 61 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cottonwood, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cottonwood.

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 Cottonwood:

  • 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 Cottonwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cottonwood.

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

  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
    • The Wasilla Aurora Cemetery is located in Wasilla.
    • Stated another way, Wasilla Aurora Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottonwood.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery
  • St. John Cathedral Cemetery
  • Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • The Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Palmer.
    • To be more precise, Pioneer Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottonwood.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Palmer Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Palmer.
      • To be more precise, Palmer Pioneer Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottonwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
    • Valley Memorial Park
    • Memorial To The Missing
    • Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
    • Kashwitna Cemetery
      • Kashwitna Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cottonwood.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kashwitna Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kashwitna Cemetery
    • Angelus Memorial Park

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cottonwood. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cottonwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottonwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5133, Longitude: -149.5642       In this case, the coordinates for Cottonwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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