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Our Genealogical Helper for Swinomish Village ...

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 Swinomish Village (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 Swinomish Village. 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 Swinomish Village ...

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 Swinomish Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Swinomish Village: Swinomish Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Swinomish Village ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Swinomish Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Swinomish Village, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Swinomish Village.

Cemeteries Near Swinomish Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swinomish Village.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Fern Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Bay View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Maple Leaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Skagit City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Hawthorne Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Green Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSE Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scandinavian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bow 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.<2>

While we didn't find Swinomish Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Swinomish Village.

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

La Conner   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Swinomish Village
 - 1895 population of 398 people (with 939 people in 2017)
 - La Conner had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swinomish Village
 - Whitney had railroad service and no post office
 
Gibraltar   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swinomish Village
 - Gibraltar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fredonia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Swinomish Village
 - Fredonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bay View   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swinomish Village
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Bay View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Avon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Avon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swinomish Village
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Avon had a post office and railroad service
 
Skagit City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swinomish Village
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Skagit City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Swinomish Village
 - 1895 population of 770 people (with 35,051 people in 2017)
 - Mount Vernon 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 Swinomish Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Swinomish Village 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 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.

Swinomish Village is located in Skagit County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Skagit     (The home county for Swinomish Village)
      Shelter Bay   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      La Conner   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Snee Oosh   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fish Town   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Similk Beach   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bay View   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Skagit City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alexander Beach   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Anacortes   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Conway   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Clallam
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bell Hill   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blyn   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sequim   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      River Road   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carlsborg   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Island
      Oak Harbor   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Juniper Beach   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coupeville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camano   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camp Diana   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenbank   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Langley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freeland   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jefferson
      Port Townsend   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marrowstone   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nordland   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adelma Beach   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Port Hadlock-Irondale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Port Hadlock   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chimacum   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gardiner   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver Valley   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Port Ludlow   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
King
      Northwest Snohomish   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Kitsap
      Hansville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Port Gamble   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
San Juan
      Decatur Island   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lopez Island   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Lopez   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Olga   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orcas   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Shaw Island   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Friday Harbor   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deer Harbor   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eastsound   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      False Bay   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Waldron   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roche Harbor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Snohomish
      Utsalady   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Ketchum   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Stanwood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stanwood   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Warm Beach   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Silvana   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      McKees Beach   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Goodwin   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cathan   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weallup Lake   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Whatcom
      Chuckanut Village   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sudden Valley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lummi Island   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellingham   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lummi   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clipper   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Deming   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Custer   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Birch Bay   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Swinomish Village:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

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



Communities in Washington

About Skagit County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

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 from Swinomish Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swinomish Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swinomish Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swinomish Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swinomish Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4082, Longitude: -122.5113     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swinomish Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Swinomish Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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