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Our Genealogical Helper for Ryan ...

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 Ryan (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 Ryan. 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 Ryan ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ryan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ryan, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ryan.

Cemeteries Near Ryan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ryan.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Larch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shamblin 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ryan had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Woodyard - Historic   [Map]
 - While Woodyard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Woodyard had a post office and no railroad service
Cicerone   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
Mattie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mattie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Ryan
 - Mattie had a post office and no railroad service
Walton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
Countsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ryan
 - Countsville had a post office and no railroad service
Flatfork   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ryan
 - Flatfork had a post office and no railroad service
Kettle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ryan
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
Higby - Historic   [Map]
 - While Higby was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ryan
 - Higby had a post office and no railroad service
Island Branch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ryan
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch 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 Ryan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ryan 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 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.

Ryan is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Ryan)
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Racine   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eden   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Ryan:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane 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 West Virginia
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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ryan ...

While our initial data for Ryan came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ryan in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ryan.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Ryan:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ryan.
      See our Misc Page for Ryan for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6426, Longitude: -81.4729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ryan 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 Ryan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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