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Peters Creek, Alaska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Peters Creek ...

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 Peters Creek (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 Peters Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Peters Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Peters Creek: Peters Crk. (or less commonly used: Peters Ck. or Peters Cr.)
  • While the name of this community is Peters Creek, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Peters Creek may originally have been Peter's Creek.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Peters Creek might be written as Peter Creek.

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 Peters Creek ...

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 Peters Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peters Creek, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peters Creek.

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 helpful 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 Peters Creek:

  • 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 Peters Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peters Creek.

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

  • St. John Cathedral Cemetery
  • St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Ft. Richardson National Cemetery
  • Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
    • The Wasilla Aurora Cemetery is located in Wasilla.To be precise, Wasilla Aurora Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Peters Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasilla Aurora Cemetery
  • Valley Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Memorial Park
    • Valley Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Peters Creek.
    • Valley Memorial Park has also been known as:
    • Butte Cemetery
    • Valley Memory Garden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Palmer Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Palmer.Palmer Pioneer Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Peters Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer Pioneer Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • The Pioneer Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Palmer.To be more precise, Pioneer Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Peters Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
      • The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Anchorage.To be precise, Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Peters Creek.
      • Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Anchorage Municipal Cemetery
      • Memorial Park Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #191762<3>
    • Memorial To The Missing
    • Angelus Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Angelus Memorial Park
      • Angelus Memorial Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Peters Creek.
      • Angelus Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Angelus Memorial Cemetery
      • Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angelus Memorial Park
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1966487<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peters Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4111, Longitude: -149.4456       In this case, the coordinates for Peters Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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:
<4>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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