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Our Genealogical Helper for Standard Crossing ...

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 Standard Crossing (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 Standard Crossing. 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 Standard Crossing ...

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 Standard Crossing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Standard Crossing: Standard Xing.

Newspapers Published in Standard Crossing ...

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 134 newspapers that have been published in the area around Standard Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Standard Crossing, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Standard Crossing.

Cemeteries Near Standard Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Standard Crossing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Van Zandt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Saxon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bayview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W Sunnyland Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNW Nooksack Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SW Bow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lyman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Acres Memorial Park   [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 Standard Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Standard Crossing.

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

Acme   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Standard Crossing
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Acme had a post office and railroad service
Saxon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Standard Crossing
 - Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
Deming   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Standard Crossing
 - Deming had a post office and railroad service
Wickersham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Standard Crossing
 - Wickersham had a post office and railroad service
Welcome   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Standard Crossing
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Standard Crossing
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Goshen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standard Crossing
 - Goshen had a post office and no railroad service
Wahl   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Standard Crossing
 - Wahl had a post office and railroad service
Silver Beach   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Standard Crossing
 - Silver Beach had a post office and no railroad service
Geneva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Standard Crossing
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
Alger   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Standard Crossing
 - Alger had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Standard Crossing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Standard Crossing 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 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.

Standard Crossing is located in Whatcom County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whatcom County: Okanogan, San Juan & Skagit.

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

Whatcom     (The home county for Standard Crossing)
      Clipper   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Acme   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Deming   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Sudden Valley   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kendall   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bellingham   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peaceful Valley   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maple Falls   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Everson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nooksack   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chuckanut Village   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
San Juan
      Olga   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decatur Island   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eastsound   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lopez   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Orcas   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shaw Island   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Harbor   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Friday Harbor   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alger   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bow   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sedro-Woolley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lyman   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bay View   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Lake   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Ketchum   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Stanwood   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oso   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanwood   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Utsalady   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silvana   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington Heights   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swede Heaven   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fortson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warm Beach   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Standard Crossing:

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 Whatcom County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Island 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    
Snohomish County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Whatcom County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Whatcom 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 Whatcom County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Standard Crossing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Standard Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7451, Longitude: -122.2018     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard Crossing 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 Standard Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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