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Our Genealogy Helper for Travis ...

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 Travis (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 Travis. 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.

Newspapers Published in Travis ...

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 152 newspapers that have been published in the area around Travis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Travis, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Travis.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from New Jersey
    • Stories from New York

Cemeteries Near Travis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Travis.

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

  • Patterson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson 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
  • Sleight Family Graveyard
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sleight Family Graveyard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sleight Family Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleight Family Graveyard
  • United Hebrew Cemetery
  • Mt. Richmond Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Richmond Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Richmond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Richmond Cemetery
  • Baron Hirsch Cemetery
  • St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Ocean View Cemetery
  • Douglass Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Douglass Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Douglass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass Cemetery
  • Moravian Cemetery
  • Continue List   (617 more) ...

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>

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

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

  • Rossville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
    • Rossville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,094 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rossville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
  • Greenridge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenridge
    • Greenridge lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 220 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge
  • Arlington
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arlington had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
  • Tremley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremley
    • Tremley lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tremley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremley
  • Huguenot
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huguenot
    • Huguenot lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huguenot had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huguenot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huguenot
  • Annadale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annadale
    • Annadale lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Annadale had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annadale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annadale
  • Eltingville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eltingville
    • Eltingville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Eltingville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eltingville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eltingville
  • Woods of Arden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods of Arden
    • Woods of Arden lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woods of Arden had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods of Arden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods of Arden
  • Great Kills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Kills
    • Great Kills lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Great Kills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Kills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Kills
  • Bayway
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayway
    • Bayway lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Travis.
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bayway had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayway
  • Richmond
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • New Dorp
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Dorp
    • New Dorp lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Travis.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 407 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Dorp had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Dorp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Dorp
  • Continue List   (17 more) ...
    • Port Richmond
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Richmond
      • Port Richmond lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Travis.
      • 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
    • Elm Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Park
      • Elm Park lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Travis.
      • 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
    • Mariners Harbor
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariners Harbor
      • Mariners Harbor lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Travis.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,001 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mariners Harbor had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mariners Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariners Harbor

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Travis. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Travis) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Travis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5932, Longitude: -74.1879       In this case, the coordinates for Travis 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 Travis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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