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Our Genealogical Helper for Harbor Point ...

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 Harbor Point (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 Harbor Point. 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.

Name Variations for Harbor Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Harbor Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Harbor Point: Harbor Pt.

Newspapers Published in Harbor Point ...

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 87 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harbor Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Harbor Point, 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 Harbor Point.

Cemeteries Near Harbor Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harbor Point.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Fernwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE San Francisco National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Yerba Buena Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  E Sunset View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rolling Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S Japanese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Olivet Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Russian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cypress Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Italian Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hills of Eternity Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Serbian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE St. Mary's 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 Harbor Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Harbor Point.

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

Sausalito   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Harbor Point
 - 1895 population of 1,334 people (with 7,141 people in 2017)
 - Sausalito had a post office and railroad service
 
Hilarita   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Harbor Point
 - Hilarita had railroad service and no post office
 
Tiburon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Harbor Point
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 9,165 people in 2017)
 - Tiburon had a post office and railroad service
 
Alto   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Harbor Point
 - Alto had railroad service and no post office
 
Mill Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Harbor Point
 - Mill Valley had railroad service and no post office
 
Corte Madera   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harbor Point
 - Corte Madera had railroad service and no post office
 
Green Brae   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harbor Point
 - Green Brae had railroad service and no post office
 
Larkspur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harbor Point
 - Larkspur had a post office and railroad service
 
San Quentin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Harbor Point
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - San Quentin had a post office and railroad service
 
San Rafael   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Harbor Point
 - 1895 population of 3,290 people (with 59,070 people in 2017)
 - San Rafael 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 Harbor Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Harbor Point 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.

Harbor Point 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 Harbor Point. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Harbor Point:

  DirectionDistance
Marin     (The home county for Harbor Point)
      Bel Aire   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Strawberry   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Sausalito   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Marin City   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Belvedere   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tiburon   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Paradise Cay   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mill Valley   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tamalpais-Homestead Valley   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Corte Madera   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort McDowell   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Brae   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Larkspur   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Alameda
      University Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Albany   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Berkeley   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Emeryville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Normandy Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Berkeley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Campbell Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rochedale Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooklyn - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alameda   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fruitvale   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Contra Costa
      Point Richmond   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Atchison Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Easter Hill Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nystrom Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      El Cerrito   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rollingwood   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      San Pablo   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Richmond Heights   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kensington   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tara Hills   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bayview   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      El Sobrante   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Napa
      American Canyon   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Napa   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
San Francisco
      Amanico Ergina Village   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sydney Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Doelger City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Friendship Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      San Francisco   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Golden Gate Heights   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stonestown   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
San Mateo
      Westlake   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Broadmoor Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Broadmoor   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daly City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brisbane   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colma   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South San Francisco   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pacifica   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairway Park   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      San Bruno   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Millbrae   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burlingame   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hillsborough   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Santa Clara
      Escondido Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Palo Alto   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ventura   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Castro City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Los Altos Hills   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Los Altos   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Solano
      Guadalcanal Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mare Island - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vallejo   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Benicia   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sonoma
      Petaluma   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Temelec   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vineburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      El Verano   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sonoma   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boyes Hot Springs   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Penngrove   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotati   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Ellen   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rohnert Park   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Harbor Point:

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    
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 Marin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marin County: www.co.marin.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harbor Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8819, Longitude: -122.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harbor Point 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Harbor Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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