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Our Genealogical Helper for Hidden River ...

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 Hidden River (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 Hidden River. 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 Hidden River ...

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 Hidden River.

  • Typical abbreviation for Hidden River: Hidden Riv.

Newspapers Published in Hidden River ...

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 179 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hidden River.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hidden River, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hidden River.

Cemeteries Near Hidden River ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hidden River.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mountain Valley Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  E Twentynine Palms Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ESE Chemehuevi Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  SSW Desert Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Palm Springs District Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 34 miles [54.7 km]  
  WNW Wilbur Grave   [Map]     
      Within 35 miles [56.3 km]  
  S Coachella Valley Cemetery   [Map]     


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 and hospitals 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.

Hidden River is located in San Bernardino County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

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

San Bernardino     (The home county for Hidden River)
      Joshua Tree   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Panorama Heights   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Landers   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Yucca Valley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pioneertown   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      The Plaza   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twentynine Palms   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Morongo Valley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sugarloaf   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Bear City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moonridge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Bear Lake   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Forest Falls   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Desert Hot Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Sky Valley   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lost Horse Mine - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Palm Springs   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bonnie Bell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thousand Palms   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      White Water   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Palm Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cathedral City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bermuda Dunes   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palm Desert Country   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rancho Mirage   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Indian Wells   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Hidden River:

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 Bernardino County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Bernardino 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 stretches from Hidden River. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hidden River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidden River. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1783, Longitude: -116.3081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hidden River 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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