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Our Genealogical Helper for Shine-Gri-La ...

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 Shine-Gri-La (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 Shine-Gri-La. 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 Shine-Gri-La ...

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 Shine-Gri-La.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shine-Gri-La, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shine-Gri-La.

Cemeteries Near Shine-Gri-La ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shine-Gri-La.

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 Shine-Gri-La covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Breidablik Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Vinland Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eglon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hansville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Quilcene Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE First Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poulsbo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sound View 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.<3>

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

These communities are listed based on their distance from Shine-Gri-La, with the one closest to Shine-Gri-La listed first.

Port Ludlow   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Shine-Gri-La
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Port Ludlow had a post office and no railroad service
Port Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shine-Gri-La
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Port Gamble had a post office and no railroad service
Quilcene   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shine-Gri-La
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Quilcene had a post office and railroad service
Poulsbo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shine-Gri-La
 - 1895 population of 23 people (with 10,670 people in 2017)
 - Poulsbo had a post office and no railroad service
Leland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Shine-Gri-La
 - Leland had a post office and railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shine-Gri-La
 - Bangor had a post office and no railroad service
Chimacum   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shine-Gri-La
 - Chimacum had a post office and no railroad service
Kingston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shine-Gri-La
 - Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
Pearson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Shine-Gri-La
 - Pearson 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 Shine-Gri-La. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shine-Gri-La 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Shine-Gri-La is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Kitsap & Mason.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Shine-Gri-La)
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blyn   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      River Road   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Little Oklahoma   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Port Angeles   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Langley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camano   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoreline   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Northgate   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meadow Brook   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Silverdale   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Seabeck   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hoodsport   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Potlatch   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wauna   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vaughn   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gig Harbor   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Artondale   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dash Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ruston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Similk Beach   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harbour Pointe   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mukilteo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Nelsons Corner   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brier   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Stickney   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 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 Shine-Gri-La:

These websites are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Washington State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clallam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Island County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Jefferson 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 Washington
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      British Columbia

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Jefferson County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shine-Gri-La. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8695, Longitude: -122.6890     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shine-Gri-La 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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<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 Shine-Gri-La, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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