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Our Genealogical Helper for Swansonville ...

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 Swansonville (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 Swansonville. 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 Swansonville ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Swansonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Swansonville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Swansonville.

Cemeteries Near Swansonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swansonville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hansville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sound View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Eglon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Breidablik Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SW Quilcene Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Vinland Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNW Laurel Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Poulsbo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S First Lutheran Church 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 Swansonville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Swansonville.

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

Port Ludlow   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Port Ludlow had a post office and no railroad service
Chimacum   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swansonville
 - Chimacum had a post office and no railroad service
Port Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Port Gamble had a post office and no railroad service
Irondale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Irondale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Irondale had railroad service and no post office
Leland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swansonville
 - Leland had a post office and railroad service
Port Discovery - Historic   [Map]
 - While Port Discovery was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 39 people
 - Port Discovery had a post office and no railroad service
Quilcene   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Quilcene had a post office and railroad service
Port Townsend   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swansonville
 - 1895 population of 4,558 people (with 9,551 people in 2017)
 - Port Townsend 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 Swansonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Swansonville 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.

Swansonville 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 Swansonville. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Swansonville:

Jefferson     (The home county for Swansonville)
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Chimacum   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Quilcene   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Port Townsend   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brinnon   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blyn   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      River Road   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Little Oklahoma   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Port Angeles   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Langley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camano   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richmond Highlands   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shoreline   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lake Forest Park   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Northgate   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sheridan Beach   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kenmore   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meadow Brook   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bothell   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hansville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lofall   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Poulsbo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indianola   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Suquamish   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Keyport   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Silverdale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rolling Bay   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seabeck   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Manitou Beach   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belfair   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Allyn   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lilliwaup   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wauna   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
San Juan
      Decatur Island   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Conner   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Swinomish Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake McMurray   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Similk Beach   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexander Beach   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montborne   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodway   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edmonds   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harbour Pointe   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mukilteo   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Nelsons Corner   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Esperance   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Picnic Point-North Lynnwood   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tulalip Bay   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynnwood   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alderwood Manor   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McKees Beach   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mountlake Terrace   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Swansonville:

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    
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 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swansonville. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Swansonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swansonville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swansonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9370, Longitude: -122.7004     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swansonville 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 Swansonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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