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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint George ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Saint George (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Saint George. 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.

Name Variations for Saint George ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Saint George: St. George

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Newspapers Published in Saint George ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint George.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint George, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint George.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Saint George:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Connecticut
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Saint George ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint George.

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

  • Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
  • Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Silver Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Silver Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake Cemetery
  • Silver Mount Cemetery
  • Constable Hook Cemetery
  • Fountain Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fountain Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fountain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Staten Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Staten Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Staten Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staten Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Barkaloo Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Bayview - New York Bay Cemetery
    • Baron Hirsch Cemetery
    • Merrill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merrill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Merrill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Cemetery

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.<4>

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

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

  • Saint George [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Saint George [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saint George
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint George had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
  • New Brighton [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Brighton
    • New Brighton [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Saint George
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16,423 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Brighton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Brighton
  • Tompkinsville [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tompkinsville
    • Tompkinsville [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saint George
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tompkinsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tompkinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tompkinsville
  • West New Brighton [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New Brighton
    • West New Brighton [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saint George
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,946 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West New Brighton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New Brighton
  • Clifton [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
    • Clifton [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Saint George
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Stapleton [Richmond County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stapleton
    • Stapleton [Richmond County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Saint George
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14,265 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stapleton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stapleton
  • Continue List ...
    • Grasmere [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grasmere
      • Grasmere [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Saint George
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grasmere had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grasmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grasmere
    • Rosebank [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebank
      • Rosebank [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Saint George
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosebank had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebank
    • Fort Wadsworth [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Wadsworth
      • Fort Wadsworth [Richmond County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Saint George
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Wadsworth had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Wadsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Wadsworth
    • Bay Ridge [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Ridge
      • Bay Ridge [Kings County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint George
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,858 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bay Ridge had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Ridge
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayonne
      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint George
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19,033 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayonne had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayonne
    • Elm Park [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
      • Elm Park [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saint George
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elm Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Park
    • Port Richmond [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Richmond
      • Port Richmond [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saint George
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,290 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Richmond had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Richmond
    • Arrochar [Richmond County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrochar
      • Arrochar [Richmond County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Saint George
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arrochar had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrochar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrochar
    • Fort Hamilton [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Hamilton
      • Fort Hamilton [Kings County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint George
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,617 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Hamilton

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint George. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint George.

Mentions & References for Saint George

Communities in New York

About Richmond County

About New York

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint George) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint George. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6445, Longitude: -74.0801       In this case, the coordinates for Saint George have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Saint George, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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