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Our Genealogical Helper for Spee-Bi-Dah ...

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 Spee-Bi-Dah (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 Spee-Bi-Dah. 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 Spee-Bi-Dah ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spee-Bi-Dah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spee-Bi-Dah, 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 Spee-Bi-Dah.

Cemeteries Near Spee-Bi-Dah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spee-Bi-Dah.

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 Spee-Bi-Dah covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Mission Beach Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Marysville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Our Saviours Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Arlington Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SSE Cypress Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  N Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Machias Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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 Spee-Bi-Dah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spee-Bi-Dah.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Spee-Bi-Dah, with the one closest to Spee-Bi-Dah listed first.

Tulalip   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Tulalip had a post office and no railroad service
 
Langley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - Langley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marysville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - 1895 population of 262 people (with 68,864 people in 2017)
 - Marysville had a post office and railroad service
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Silvana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - Silvana had railroad service and no post office
 
Norman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - Norman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Everett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - Everett had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgecomb   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - Edgecomb had railroad service and no post office
 
Stanwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Spee-Bi-Dah
 - 1895 population of 407 people (with 7,096 people in 2017)
 - Stanwood 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 Spee-Bi-Dah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spee-Bi-Dah 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 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.

Spee-Bi-Dah is located in Snohomish County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Snohomish County: Chelan, Island, King & Skagit.

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

  DirectionDistance
Snohomish     (The home county for Spee-Bi-Dah)
      Weallup Lake   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Cathan   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Tulalip   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      John Sam Lake   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lake Goodwin   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      McKees Beach   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tulalip Bay   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Warm Beach   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Priest Point   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Shaker Church   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Stimson Crossing   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Smokey Point   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Clallam
      Blyn   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      River Road   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Island
      Langley   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Camano   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Marrowstone   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
King
      Northwest Snohomish   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Silver Firs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Day City - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      North City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Shoreline   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodinville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Kitsap
      Hansville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Yeomalt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bainbridge Island   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Silverdale   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
San Juan
      Decatur Island   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lopez   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Skagit
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Conway   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montborne   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Big Lake   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Cavanaugh   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

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

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 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 Spee-Bi-Dah:

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 Snohomish 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    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Juan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Skagit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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



Find a Community located in Washington

About Snohomish County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Snohomish County: www.co.snohomish.wa.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Spee-Bi-Dah. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spee-Bi-Dah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spee-Bi-Dah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0915, Longitude: -122.3232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spee-Bi-Dah 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 Spee-Bi-Dah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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