A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Our Genealogy Helper for Hilltop ...
Although we found mention of Hilltop during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Hilltop was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Hilltop. If you can help us locate Hilltop, please Contact Us.
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Hilltop (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 Hilltop. 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.
Cemeteries Near Hilltop ...
We're sorry, but we don't know of any cemeteries in the area around Hilltop.
This is a new section of our Gazetteer and we're still collecting data about cemeteries and their location. If you know of a cemetery that should be included, please let us know.
We are looking for information such as the name of the cemetery, its GPS location, whether the cemetery is still in use or if it is historic (ie- defunct, abandoned, etc.). If it applies, we would also like to learn of any past or alternate names that the cemetery has been known by.
If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our collection of Genealogy Websites.
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 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 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 Hilltop:
These websites are specific to Minnesota:
Website for the Minnesota State Archives
Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.
These pages are specific to Polk County:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:
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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hilltop ...
With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Hilltop.
We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
Notes for Hilltop:
for Hilltop. See our Misc Page for Hilltop for more information.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.mn.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019