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Our Genealogical Helper for South Beach ...

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 South Beach (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 South Beach. 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 South Beach ...

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 South Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Beach: S. Beach

Newspapers Published in South Beach ...

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 631 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Beach, 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 South Beach.

Cemeteries Near South Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Beach.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Ft. Blakely Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sedgwick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Veterans Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sunset Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW K P Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ivy Green Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Fraola Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit Memory Garden   [Map]     
  NE Ft. Lawton Military Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tracyton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Woodlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Seabold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Comet Lodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lake View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Gar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Crown Hill 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 South Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of South Beach.

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

Port Blakely - Historic   [Map]
 - While Port Blakely was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from South Beach
 - 1895 population of 643 people
 - Port Blakely had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colby   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from South Beach
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Colby had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crystal Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Beach
 - Crystal Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
West Seattle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from South Beach
 - West Seattle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brownsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Beach
 - Brownsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tracyton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Beach
 - Tracyton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from South Beach
 - Charleston had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seattle   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Beach
 - 1895 population of 42,873 people (with 724,745 people in 2017)
 - Seattle had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around South Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Beach 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

South Beach is located in Kitsap County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kitsap County: Island, Jefferson, King, Mason & Pierce.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kitsap     (The home county for South Beach)
      Fort Ward   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Manchester   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      South Colby   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Southworth   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Park Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Parkwood   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bremerton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Retsil   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      East Port Orchard   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Port Orchard   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Clallam
      Blyn   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Island
      Clinton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Langley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
      Brinnon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
King
      Vashon Heights   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Seattle   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White Center   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vashon   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Seahurst   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Columbia City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burien   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Riverton-Boulevard Park   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hillman City - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Seward Park   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Medina   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Laurelhurst   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Mason
      Belfair   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grapeview   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tahuya   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hoodsport   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bayshore   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Potlatch   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Skokomish   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mohrweis   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shelton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pierce
      Wauna   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gig Harbor   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dash Point   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Artondale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ruston   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vaughn   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Northeast Tacoma   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tacoma   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fircrest   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fox Island   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Gardenville - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Home   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Snohomish
      Woodway   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brier   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Canyon Park   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Martha Lake   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harbour Pointe   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Stickney   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Thurston
      Tanglewilde   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacey   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 South Beach:

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 Kitsap 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King 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    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Thurston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Kitsap County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kitsap County: www.kitsapgov.com/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5748, Longitude: -122.5079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Beach 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: findagrave.com.

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

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