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Our Genealogical Helper for Hamblin ...

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 Hamblin (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 Hamblin. 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 Hamblin ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamblin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamblin, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamblin.

Cemeteries Near Hamblin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hamblin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Hanford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Potters Field   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Sam Yup Chinese Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Grangeville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Kings River Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lakeside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Lemoore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Santa Rosa Rancheria Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Oak Knoll Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhoads 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.<3>

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

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

Hanford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hamblin
 - 1895 population of 942 people (with 56,499 people in 2017)
 - Hanford had a post office and railroad service
Lillis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lillis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Hamblin
 - Lillis had railroad service and no post office
Goshen   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Hamblin
 - Goshen had a post office and railroad service
Traver   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamblin
 - 1895 population of 438 people
 - Traver had a post office and railroad service
Wildflower   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamblin
 - Wildflower had a post office and no railroad service
Tagus   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hamblin
 - Tagus had railroad service and no post office
Riverdale   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hamblin
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Riverdale had a post office and no railroad service
Selma   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Hamblin
 - 1895 population of 1,150 people (with 24,782 people in 2017)
 - Selma had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hamblin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hamblin 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Hamblin is located in Kings County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kings County: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, San Luis Obispo & Tulare.

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

Kings     (The home county for Hamblin)
      Hanford   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Home Garden   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Armona   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hardwick   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lemoore   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hub   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stratford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corcoran   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vanguard   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kettleman City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millham City - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avenal   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Laton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kingsburg   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Conejo   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parlier   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caruthers   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lanare   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reedley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bowles   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fowler   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Del Rey   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Traver   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      London   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Waukena   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Visalia   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tulare   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Loma   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Dinuba   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sultana   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmersville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivanhoe   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cutler   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although 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 Hamblin:

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 Kings County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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About Kings County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kings County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamblin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3297, Longitude: -119.6098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamblin 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 Hamblin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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