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Our Genealogical Helper for Advance ...

So far, we have found very little information about Advance. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Advance to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Advance, please Contact Us.

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 Advance (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Advance. 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 Advance ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Advance.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Advance, 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 Advance.

Cemeteries Near Advance ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Advance.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WSW Antelope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SW Deep Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  SSW Lindsay - Strathmore Public Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Squaw Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  W Smith Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  WSW Visalia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  S Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  W S D A Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 31 miles [49.9 km]  
  S Porterville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reedley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Advance itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Advance, with the one closest to Advance listed first.

Kaweah   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Advance
 - Kaweah had a post office and railroad service
Three Rivers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Advance
 - 1895 population of 276 people
 - Three Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
Auckland   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Advance
 - Auckland had a post office and no railroad service
Yokohl   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Advance
 - Yokohl had a post office and no railroad service
Dunlap   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Advance
 - Dunlap had a post office and no railroad service
Taurusa   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Advance
 - Taurusa had railroad service and no post office
Exeter   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Advance
 - Exeter had a post office and railroad service
Milo   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Advance
 - Milo had a post office and no railroad service
Orosi   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) from Advance
 - Orosi had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Advance. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Advance in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Advance is historic, it would have been located within present day Tulare County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulare County: Fresno, Inyo, Kern & Kings.

Below are the counties that are near Advance. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Advance:

Tulare     (The home county for Advance)
      Kaweah   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Three Rivers   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stony Creek Village   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Badger   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lemon Cove   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodlake   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodlake Junction   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant Grove Village   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ivanhoe   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yettem   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Miramonte   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pinehurst   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hume   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunlap   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Squaw Valley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orange Cove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kanawyers - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reedley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gravesboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minkler   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Piedra   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitney Portal   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Seven Pines - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Advance, see our County-by-County Page for Advance.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Advance:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the California State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of California to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tulare County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fresno County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Inyo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Tulare County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Tulare County

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.

Disaster Stories from California

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Advance ...

While our initial data for Advance came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Advance in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Advance.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Advance:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Advance.
      See our Misc Page for Advance for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of California

About Tulare County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tulare County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Advance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Advance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Advance) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Advance. 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 Advance

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Advance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5156, Longitude: -118.9023     [Map].

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<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:

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