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Our Genealogical Helper for Shanghai ...

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 Shanghai (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 Shanghai. 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 Shanghai ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shanghai.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shanghai, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shanghai.

Cemeteries Near Shanghai ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shanghai.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Central Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ganotown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buck Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Roe Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Side Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pitzers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Riner Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Gerrardstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Arden United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Tuscarora Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Darkesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butler Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ambrose Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Morgan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Norbourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old German Lutheran Reformed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hedges Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Old Stone Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duckwall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglas Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Touhey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McIntire Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Stone Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hedgesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller 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 Shanghai had a population of 49 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Ganotown   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Ganotown had a post office and no railroad service
Jones Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Jones Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Glengary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Glengary had a post office and no railroad service
Gerrardstown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Gerrardstown had a post office and no railroad service
De Haven (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanghai
 - De Haven had a post office and no railroad service
Stotlers Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shanghai
 - Stotlers Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Shockeysville (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Shockeysville had a post office and no railroad service
Inwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shanghai
 - Inwood had a post office and railroad service
Darkesville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shanghai
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Darkesville had a post office and railroad service
Siler (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shanghai
 - Siler 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 Shanghai. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shanghai 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 and 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.

Shanghai is located in Berkeley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Berkeley County: Washington (MD), Frederick (VA), Jefferson & Morgan.

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

Berkeley     (The home county for Shanghai)
      Arden   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Inwood   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Martinsburg   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bunker Hill   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hedgesville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Baker Heights   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bedington   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falling Waters   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scrabble   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Capon Bridge   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Slanesville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Three Churches   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ritters   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Romney   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wardensville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bardane   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jefferson Village   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shepherdstown   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Charles Town   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ranson   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bolivar   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bloomery   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kabletown   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harpers Ferry   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lower Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Ashby   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiley Ford   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carpendale   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bath   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paw Paw   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
Allegany (MD)
      Little Orleans (MD)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Keifers (MD)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oldtown (MD)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flintstone (MD)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spring Gap (MD)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cumberland (MD)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shanty Town (MD) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinto (MD)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corriganville (MD)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ellerslie (MD)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      La Vale (MD)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rawlings (MD)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (MD)
      Knoxville (MD)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burkittsville (MD)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brunswick (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rosemont (MD)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boss Arnold Village (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Myersville (MD)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middletown (MD)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jefferson (MD)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Braddock Heights (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Point-of-Rocks (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Potomac Village (MD)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Adamstown Village (MD)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Manor Village (MD)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Montgomery (MD)
      Dickerson (MD)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (MD)
      Big Pool (MD)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hancock (MD)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Spring (MD)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sharpsburg (MD)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fairplay (MD)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint James (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilson-Conococheague (MD)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breathedsville (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Eakles Mills (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Keedysville (MD)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Halfway (MD)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint James Village (MD)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Bedford (PA)
      Purcell (PA)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainsburg (PA)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Breezewood (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Everett (PA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stringtown (PA)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ott Town (PA)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (PA)
      Mercersburg (PA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greencastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Loudon (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waynecastle (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cashtown (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waynesboro (PA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rouzerville (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Thomas (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wayne Heights (PA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pen Mar (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beartown (PA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Ridge Summit (PA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fulton (PA)
      Websters Mill (PA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McConnellsburg (PA)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harrisonville (PA)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley-Hi (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clarke (VA)
      Gaylord (VA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berryville (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boyce (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waterloo (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      White Post (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berrys (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Frogtown (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fauquier (VA)
      Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Markham (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Zulla (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Frederick (VA)
      White Hall (VA)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Welltown (VA)   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nordic Village (VA)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Day - Mar Village (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Echo Village (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stephens City (VA)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middletown (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Loudoun (VA)
      Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bolington (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Round Hill (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Purcellville (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White Pump (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lucketts (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middleburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shenandoah (VA)
      Strasburg (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Toms Brook (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Warren (VA)
      Reliance (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Riverton (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Front Royal (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Royal Village (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Viscose City (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winchester City (VA)
      Winchester (VA)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

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 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 Shanghai:

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 Berkeley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Berkeley 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shanghai ...

While our initial data for Shanghai came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Shanghai 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 Shanghai.

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 Shanghai:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Shanghai.
      See our Misc Page for Shanghai for more information.

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanghai. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4415, Longitude: -78.1322     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shanghai 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 Shanghai, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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