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Meadow Brook, Minnesota

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Our Genealogy Helper for Meadow Brook ...

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 Meadow Brook (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 Meadow Brook. 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 Meadow Brook ...

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 Meadow Brook.

  • Typical abbreviation for Meadow Brook: Meadow Brk.

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 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.

Meadow Brook is located in Saint Louis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Louis County: Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake & Douglas (WI).

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

Saint Louis     (The home county for Meadow Brook)
  Sturgeon River   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Gheen Corner   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gheen   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cook   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dark River   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Side Lake   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Orr   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Nett Lake   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leander Lake   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Angora   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sand Lake   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nett Lake   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Northeast Itasca   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Effie   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Effie   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Keewatin   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bigfork   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nashwauk   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pengilly   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marcell   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Marble   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Nett Lake   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  East Koochiching   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Koochiching   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Meadow Brook ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadow Brook.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Willow Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Celina Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Morcom Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Greaney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Little Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE Alango Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WSW Bearville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Silverdale Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Meadow Brook ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadow Brook.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Brook, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Meadow Brook.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Meadow Brook:

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 Saint Louis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Itasca County:     Cyndi's



Koochiching County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Saint Louis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota, for Saint Louis 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Saint Louis County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Louis 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 from Point A (ie- Meadow Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Brook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8627, Longitude: -92.9546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Brook 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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