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Our Genealogical Helper for Haight-Ashbury ...

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 Haight-Ashbury (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 Haight-Ashbury. 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 Haight-Ashbury ...

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 123 newspapers that have been published in the area around Haight-Ashbury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Haight-Ashbury, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Haight-Ashbury.

Cemeteries Near Haight-Ashbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Haight-Ashbury.

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 Haight-Ashbury covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Yerba Buena Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW San Francisco National Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Japanese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Olivet Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Italian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cypress Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hills of Eternity Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Serbian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Russian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Orange Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Fernwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Golden Gate National Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

While we didn't find Haight-Ashbury in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Haight-Ashbury.

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

San Francisco   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Haight-Ashbury
 - 1895 population of 298,997 people (with 884,363 people in 2017)
 - San Francisco had a post office and railroad service
Sausalito   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Haight-Ashbury
 - 1895 population of 1,334 people (with 7,141 people in 2017)
 - Sausalito had a post office and railroad service
Tiburon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Haight-Ashbury
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 9,165 people in 2017)
 - Tiburon had a post office and railroad service
Baden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Haight-Ashbury
 - Baden had railroad service and no post office
Manzanita   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Haight-Ashbury
 - Manzanita had railroad service and no post office
West Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Haight-Ashbury
 - West Oakland had a post office and railroad service
Hilarita   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Haight-Ashbury
 - Hilarita had railroad service and no post office
San Bruno   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Haight-Ashbury
 - San Bruno had railroad service and no post office

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

Haight-Ashbury is located in San Francisco County.

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

San Francisco     (The home county for Haight-Ashbury)
      San Francisco   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Amanico Ergina Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Friendship Village   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Golden Gate Heights   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Doelger City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sydney Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Stonestown   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Campbell Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Emeryville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooklyn - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alameda   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Albany   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berkeley   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Berkeley   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      University Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fruitvale   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Normandy Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rochedale Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Contra Costa
      Point Richmond   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Easter Hill Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nystrom Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Atchison Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      El Cerrito   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kensington   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      San Pablo   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Richmond Heights   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rollingwood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orinda Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      El Sobrante   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orinda   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort McDowell   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sausalito   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belvedere   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tiburon   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marin City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bel Aire   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muir Beach   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tamalpais-Homestead Valley   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Paradise Cay   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mill Valley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corte Madera   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Brae   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      American Canyon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Napa   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
San Mateo
      Broadmoor Village   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Daly City   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Westlake   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Broadmoor   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colma   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brisbane   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South San Francisco   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      San Bruno   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fairway Park   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pacifica   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Millbrae   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hillsborough   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burlingame   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Santa Clara
      Escondido Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Palo Alto   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanford   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ventura   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Castro City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Los Altos Hills   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Los Altos   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loyola   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alviso   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunnyvale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Agnew   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Milpitas   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mare Island - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Guadalcanal Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Benicia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vallejo   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Petaluma   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Temelec   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vineburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      El Verano   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sonoma   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boyes Hot Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Penngrove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotati   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Haight-Ashbury:

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 San Francisco County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alameda County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Clara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sonoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a California Community

About San Francisco County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Haight-Ashbury. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Haight-Ashbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Haight-Ashbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7699, Longitude: -122.4469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Haight-Ashbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<3>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 Haight-Ashbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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