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Our Genealogy Helper for March ...

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 March (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 March. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

March is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Beltrami, Kittson, Pennington, Polk, Roseau, Grand Forks (ND), Pembina (ND) & Walsh (ND).

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

Marshall     (The home county for March)
  Alvarado   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Warren   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oslo   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stephen   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Viking   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newfolden   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Strandquist   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Holt   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Middle River   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Donaldson   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Deerwood   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kennedy   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Karlstad   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Halma   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lake Bronson   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hallock   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Hilaire   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thief River Falls   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  East Grand Forks   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Euclid   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crookston   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gentilly   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Climax   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Red Lake
  Red Lake Falls   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grand Forks (ND)
  Manvel (ND)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grand Forks (ND)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mekinock (ND)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gilby (ND)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Emerado (ND)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Thompson (ND)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arvilla (ND)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Inkster (ND)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Larimore (ND)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pembina (ND)
  Drayton (ND)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pittsburgh (ND)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bowesmont (ND)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Thomas (ND)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Traill (ND)
  Reynolds (ND)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walsh (ND)
  Ardoch (ND)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Minto (ND)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Herriott (ND)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Herrick (ND)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest River (ND)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grafton (ND)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Auburn (ND)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mandt (ND)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Conway (ND)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pisek (ND)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near March ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of March.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Vega Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Vega Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swedish Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Nyskoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Swedish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kongsvinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in March ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around March.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of March, 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 March.

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

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

Warren   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from March
 - 1895 population of 648 people (with 1,562 people in 2018)
 - Warren had a post office and railroad service
Tabor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from March
 - Tabor had a post office and no railroad service
Argyle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from March
 - 1895 population of 306 people (with 646 people in 2018)
 - Argyle had a post office and railroad service
Angus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from March
 - Angus had a post office and railroad service
Big Woods   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from March
 - Big Woods had a post office and no railroad service
Manvel (ND)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from March
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 374 people in 2018)
 - Manvel had a post office and railroad service
Stephen   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from March
 - 1895 population of 265 people (with 648 people in 2018)
 - Stephen had a post office and railroad service
Foldahl   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from March
 - Foldahl 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 March. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring March 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 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 March:

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Kittson County:     Cyndi's



Pennington County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Red Lake County:     Cyndi's



Grand Forks County (ND):     Cyndi's



Pembina County (ND):     Cyndi's



Traill County (ND):     Cyndi's



Walsh County (ND):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Marshall County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Marshall 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 ...
      North Dakota

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Marshall County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- March) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in March. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1950, Longitude: -96.8973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for March 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 March, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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