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Our Genealogical Helper for Andover ...

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 Andover (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 Andover. 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 Andover ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Andover.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Andover, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Andover.

Cemeteries Near Andover ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Andover.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Hollywood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Hollywood Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Dade Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Miami Shores Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Mt. Sinai Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Mt. Sinai Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hollywood Memorial Gardens North   [Map]     
  SSE Southern Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Vista Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Sharon Gardens Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Westlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Lauderdale Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Lincoln Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen 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>

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

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

Miami   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Andover
 - Miami had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cutler   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Andover
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cutler 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 Andover. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Andover 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Andover is located in Miami-Dade County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Miami-Dade County: Broward, Collier & Monroe.

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

  DirectionDistance
Miami-Dade     (The home county for Andover)
      Norland   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Lake Lucerne   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Ives Estates   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carol City   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Miami Gardens   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Scott Lake   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Golden Glades   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      North Miami Beach   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bunche Park   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Aventura   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ojus   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Opa Locka   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Golden Beach   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
 
Broward
      Miami Gardens   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Utopia   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Carver Ranches   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lake Forest   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pembroke Park   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Park   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      West Hollywood   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hallandale Beach   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hallandale   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oak Point   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Chambers Estates   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Palm Beach
      Boca Pointe   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandalfoot Cove   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boca Del Mar   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mission Bay   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Boca Raton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boca West   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamptons at Boca Raton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whisper Walk   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Beach   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deem City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kings Point   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      High Point   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Villages of Oriole   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 either 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 Andover:

These websites are specific to Florida:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the State Archives of Florida

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Florida to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Miami-Dade County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Broward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Palm Beach County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Miami-Dade County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Florida
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Florida
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Florida,     of Miami-Dade 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 Florida

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Miami-Dade County: www.miamidade.gov/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Andover. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Andover

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Andover. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 25.9661, Longitude: -80.2139     [Map].

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

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This page was last modified: 12 Sep 2018
By John Hall