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Our Genealogical Helper for Hamburg Farms ...

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 Hamburg Farms (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 Hamburg Farms. 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 Hamburg Farms ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamburg Farms.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamburg Farms, there are papers which were published within 45 miles [72.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamburg Farms.

Cemeteries Near Hamburg Farms ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hamburg Farms.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Los Banos Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SSW Cherry Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  NW San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  WSW Paicines Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 30 miles [48.3 km]  
  SW Willow Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Chowchilla Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 31 miles [49.9 km]  
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 32 miles [51.5 km]  
  NNW Stevinson Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 33 miles [53.1 km]  
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Calvary 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 Hamburg Farms in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hamburg Farms.

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

Dos Palos   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamburg Farms
 - Dos Palos had a post office and no railroad service
Los Banos   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Los Banos had a post office and railroad service
Firebaugh   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Hamburg Farms
 - 1895 population of 58 people (with 8,328 people in 2017)
 - Firebaugh had a post office and no railroad service
Volta   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Volta had a post office and railroad service
Llanada   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Llanada had a post office and no railroad service
Ingomar   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Ingomar had a post office and railroad service
Linora - Historic   [Map]
 - While Linora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Linora had railroad service and no post office
Gustine   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hamburg Farms
 - Gustine 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 Hamburg Farms. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hamburg Farms 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Hamburg Farms is located in Merced County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Merced County: Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Benito, Santa Clara & Stanislaus.

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

Merced     (The home county for Hamburg Farms)
      South Dos Palos   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dos Palos   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Los Banos   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Santa Rita Park   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trent   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Volta   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Santa Nella Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Santa Nella   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      El Nido   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gustine   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stevinson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Merced   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Atwater   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oro Loma - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mercey Hot Springs   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Firebaugh   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Benito   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mendota   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Panoche Junction   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fresno City - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tranquillity   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Giffen Cantua Ranch   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cantua Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      San Joaquin   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kerman   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chowchilla   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berenda   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      La Vina   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Madera Acres   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Madera   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
San Benito
      Panoche   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Paicines   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      San Benito   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tres Pinos   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Idria   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgemark   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunneville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollister   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bitterwater   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Santa Clara
      Bell Station   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newman   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crows Landing   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Hamburg Farms:

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 Merced County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fresno County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madera County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Benito County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Clara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanislaus County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

The Communities of California

About Merced County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Merced 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 Hamburg Farms. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamburg Farms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamburg Farms. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8794, Longitude: -120.7638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamburg Farms 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 Hamburg Farms, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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