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Lauderdale, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lauderdale ...

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 Lauderdale (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 Lauderdale. 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 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Lauderdale is located in Ramsey County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ramsey County: Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin & Washington.

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

Ramsey     (The home county for Lauderdale)
  Falcon Heights   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Roseville   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  New Brighton   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Arden Hills   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Little Canada   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mounds View   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Shoreview   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vadnais Heights   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Maplewood   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gem Lake   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  North Oaks   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  North Saint Paul   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Columbia Heights   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hilltop   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fridley   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Spring Lake Park   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Circle Pines   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lino Lakes   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Coon Rapids   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ham Lake   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Anoka   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Andover   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chanhassen   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chaska   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Carver   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waconia   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cologne   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hydes Lake   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mayer   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hazelton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Young America   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Germany   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stacy   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chisago City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lindstrom   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Center City   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Branch   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shafer   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Branch   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Almelund   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Taylors Falls   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lilydale   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mendota   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mendota Heights   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Saint Paul   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sunfish Lake   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  South Saint Paul   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eagan   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Inver Grove Heights   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Apple Valley   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rosemount   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Coates   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cannon Falls   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Wing   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Anthony   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Minneapolis   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brooklyn Center   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fort Snelling   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Golden Valley   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Robbinsdale   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Crystal   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Louis Park   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brooklyn Park   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Edina   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hopkins   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Isanti   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Minnesota Boys Town   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Le Sueur
  Heidelberg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Webster   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Trondjem   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lonsdale   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dundas   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Savage   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Shakopee   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prior Lake   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Credit River   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Marystown   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elko New Market   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elko   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Market   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jordan   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Prague   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belle Plaine   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union Hill   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elk River   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Lake   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Landfall   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Birchwood Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pine Springs   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Willernie   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mahtomedi   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dellwood   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newport   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Elmo   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Paul Park   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hugo   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hanover   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Albertville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Otsego   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Michael   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Delano   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montrose   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pierce (WI)
  Clifton (WI)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prescott (WI)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  River Falls (WI)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oak Grove (WI)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  River Falls (WI)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Diamond Bluff (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trimbelle (WI)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martell (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ellsworth (WI)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (WI)
  Farmington (WI)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Osceola (WI)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dresser (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Osceola (WI)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alden (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Croix Falls (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Croix (WI)
  North Hudson (WI)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hudson (WI)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Joseph (WI)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hudson (WI)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Troy (WI)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Somerset (WI)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Somerset (WI)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richmond (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roberts (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Star Prairie (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Warren (WI)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kinnickinnic (WI)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Richmond (WI)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lauderdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lauderdale.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Elmhurst Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Temple of Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Temple Israel Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart of Jesus Polish National Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Polish National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Crystal Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Lakewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sons of Moses Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sons of Jacob Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bass Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW South Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ft. Snelling National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Acacia Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Riverview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glenhaven Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beth-el Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Herzl Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Golden Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW B'nai Emet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Assumption Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mary T Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gethsemane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Lone Oak Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Paul's Priory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Marys of the Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brooklyn - Crystal Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lauderdale ...

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 457 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lauderdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lauderdale, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lauderdale.

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

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

Minneapolis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lauderdale
 - 1895 population of 164,738 people (with 425,403 people in 2018)
 - Minneapolis had a post office and railroad service
New Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Lauderdale
 - 1895 population of 355 people (with 22,899 people in 2018)
 - New Brighton had a post office and railroad service
Saint Paul   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lauderdale
 - 1895 population of 133,156 people (with 307,695 people in 2018)
 - Saint Paul had a post office and railroad service
Fridley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lauderdale
 - Fridley had a post office and railroad service
Little Canada   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lauderdale
 - Little Canada had railroad service and no post office
Cardigan Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lauderdale
 - Cardigan Junction had railroad service and no post office
Mendota   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lauderdale
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 208 people in 2018)
 - Mendota had a post office and no railroad service
Mounds View   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Lauderdale
 - Mounds View had a post office and no railroad service
Gladstone   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Lauderdale
 - Gladstone had railroad service and no post office
Brooklyn Center   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Lauderdale
 - Brooklyn Center had a post office and no railroad service
Robbinsdale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lauderdale
 - Robbinsdale had a post office and railroad service
Saint Louis Park   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lauderdale
 - 1895 population of 499 people (with 49,039 people in 2018)
 - Saint Louis Park had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lauderdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lauderdale in the 1890's.

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 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 Lauderdale:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Ramsey County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anoka County:     Cyndi's



Carver County:     Cyndi's



Chisago County:     Cyndi's



Dakota County:     Cyndi's



Goodhue County:     Cyndi's



Hennepin County:     Cyndi's



Isanti County:     Cyndi's



Le Sueur County:     Cyndi's



Rice County:     Cyndi's



Scott County:     Cyndi's



Sherburne County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wright County:     Cyndi's



Pierce County (WI):     Cyndi's



Polk County (WI):     Cyndi's



Saint Croix County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Ramsey County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Ramsey 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 Minnesota
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Minnesota

About Ramsey County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lauderdale:

The official website for Ramsey County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lauderdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lauderdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lauderdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lauderdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9942, Longitude: -93.2026     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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