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Long Point, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Long Point ...

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 Long Point (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 Long Point. 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.

Name Variations for Long Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Long Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Long Point: Long Pt.

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.

Long Point is located in Lake of the Woods County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake of the Woods County: Beltrami, Koochiching & Roseau.

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

Lake of the Woods     (The home county for Long Point)
  Williams   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Baudette   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Angle Inlet   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Roosevelt   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Swift   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Warroad   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Southeast Roseau   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Salol   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Roseau   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roseau   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Long Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Long Point.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SSE Graceton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Potamo - Parke Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middlebro Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  SW America Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  W Salol Mission Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  SE Elm Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Bergland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Long Point ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Long Point, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Long Point.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Long Point:

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 Lake of the Woods County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Roseau County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Lake of the Woods County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Lake of the Woods 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Minnesota

About Lake of the Woods County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake of the Woods 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9772, Longitude: -94.9599     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Point 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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