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Tansey, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tansey ...

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 Tansey (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 Tansey. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

Tansey is located in Winn Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Winn Parish: Bienville, Caldwell, Grant, Jackson, La Salle & Natchitoches.

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

Winn     (The home parish for Tansey)
  Joyce   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Winnfield   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Point   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  English   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wildsville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stay   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Creola   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eros   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
La Salle
  Tullos   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Urania   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Olla   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Trout   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Goldonna   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ball   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Libuse   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Deville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lena   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alexandria Junction   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kolin   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hot Wells   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Anandale   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tansey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tansey.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pendarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Doughty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Corley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Zion Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Urania Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pinehill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Kees Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Olla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McBroom Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tansey ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tansey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tansey, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tansey.

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 Tansey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tansey.

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

Flat Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tansey
 - Flat Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Tunica - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tunica was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tansey
 - Tunica had a post office and no railroad service
Hickory Valley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Tansey
 - Hickory Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Black Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Black Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tansey
 - Black Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Winnfield   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tansey
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 4,362 people in 2018)
 - Winnfield had a post office and no railroad service
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from Tansey
 - Newport had a post office and no railroad service
Cotton Plant   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tansey
 - Cotton Plant had a post office and no railroad service
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Tansey
 - Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
Iatt   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tansey
 - Iatt 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 Tansey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tansey in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Tansey:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // 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 Winn Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Winn Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Winn 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tansey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8266, Longitude: -92.3821     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tansey 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 Tansey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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