A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Drift River, Alaska
Our Genealogy Helper for Drift River ...
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Drift River (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 Drift River. 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 Drift River ...
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, abbreviations or people who just guessed at the name.
For example, a typical abbreviation for Drift River: Drift Riv.
If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.
Newspapers Published in Drift River ...
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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Drift River.
Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Drift River, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Drift River.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Drift River:
Cemeteries Near Drift River ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Drift River.
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 Drift River covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Drift River. See our List of 1890's Communities around Drift River.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Drift River. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2020