A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Our Genealogy Helper for Blythe ...
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Blythe (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 Blythe. 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.
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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.
Blythe is located in Riverside County.
To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
Below are the counties that are near Blythe. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Blythe:
For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Blythe, see our County-by-County Page for Blythe.
Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Blythe ...
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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blythe.
We have organized these newspapers into two lists:
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Blythe:
Cemeteries Near Blythe ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blythe.
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 Blythe covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
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.<5>
While we didn't find Blythe in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blythe.
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Blythe. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blythe.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Blythe: www.cityofblythe.com/
The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.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: 11 May 2021