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Our Genealogy Helper for Songy ...

So far, we have found very little information about Songy. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Songy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Songy, please Contact Us.


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 Songy (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Songy. 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.

Neighboring Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Songy is historic, it would have been located within present day Saint John the Baptist Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint John the Baptist Parish: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Saint Charles, Saint James & Tangipahoa.

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

  DirDistance
Saint John the Baptist     (The home parish for Songy)
  Mount Airy   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Wallace   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Ascension
  Sorrento   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Aben   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barton   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Assumption
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chula   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leche   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bertie   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Madewood   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Labadieville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Supreme   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ratliff   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Essen   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iberville
  Carville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Kenner   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lafourche
  Kraemer   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Livingston
  Maurepas   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Killian   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holden   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Starns   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Orleans
  New Orleans   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Plaquemines
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Charles
  Killona   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gypsy   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Montz   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Norco   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Luling   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Saint James
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hester   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Convent   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Akers   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Terrebonne
  Schriever   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gray   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Donner   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Houma   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Theriot   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chauvin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Songy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Songy.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Songy covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE St. John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Trosclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  E Montz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. James Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Songy ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Songy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Songy, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Songy.

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.

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

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

Wallace   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Songy
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Airy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Songy
 - 1895 population of 170 people
 - Mount Airy had a post office and railroad service
 
Paulina   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Songy
 - Paulina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Vacherie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Songy
 - Vacherie had a post office and railroad service
 
Edgard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Songy
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Edgard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Remy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Songy
 - Remy had railroad service and no post office
 
Hester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Songy
 - Hester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lucy   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Songy
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lucy 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 Songy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Songy in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned 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 Songy:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical Resources/

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

These pages are specific to Saint John the Baptist Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Saint John the Baptist Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Saint John the Baptist Parish

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 Louisiana

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Saint John the Baptist Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint John the Baptist Parish: www.sjbparish.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Songy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Songy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Songy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0155, Longitude: -90.6493     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Songy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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