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Our Genealogical Helper for Hamlet ...

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 Hamlet (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 Hamlet. 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 Hamlet ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamlet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamlet, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamlet.

Cemeteries Near Hamlet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hamlet.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Tomales Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Two Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Bodega Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bodega Bay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNE Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Druids Occidental 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Hamlet had railroad service and no post office.

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

Tomales   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Tomales had a post office and railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Marshall had a post office and railroad service
Valley Ford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 312 people
 - Valley Ford had a post office and railroad service
Millerton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hamlet
 - Millerton had railroad service and no post office
Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 206 people
 - Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
Point Reyes Station   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hamlet
 - Point Reyes Station had a post office and railroad service
Freestone   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Freestone had a post office and railroad service
Stony Point   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Hamlet
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Stony Point 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 Hamlet. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hamlet 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 hospitals 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.

Hamlet is located in Marin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marin County: Contra Costa, San Francisco & Sonoma.

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

Marin     (The home county for Hamlet)
      Nicks Cove   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Tomales   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dillon Beach   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Millerton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Point Reyes Station   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Olema   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nicasio   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Five Brooks   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Forest Knolls   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lagunitas-Forest Knolls   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Albany   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      University Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Contra Costa
      Bayview   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Atchison Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Point Richmond   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      San Pablo   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinole   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nystrom Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rollingwood   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tara Hills   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Richmond Heights   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Easter Hill Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      El Sobrante   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodleaf   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Napa   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      American Canyon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
San Francisco
      Amanico Ergina Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Doelger City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Friendship Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Golden Gate Heights   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      San Francisco   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sydney Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Guadalcanal Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mare Island - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vallejo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Ford   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bodega   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bodega Bay   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Freestone   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Salmon Creek   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Occidental   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sebastopol   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cotati   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carmet   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Petaluma   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Meeker   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Penngrove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Hamlet:

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 Marin 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    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Francisco 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 Marin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Marin 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 Hamlet ...

While our initial data for Hamlet came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hamlet 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 Hamlet.

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 Hamlet:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Hamlet.
      See our Misc Page for Hamlet for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in California

About Marin County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marin County:

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 starting from Hamlet. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamlet) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2077, Longitude: -122.9256     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hamlet have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Hamlet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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