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Our Genealogy Helper for Oswego ...

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 Oswego (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 Oswego. 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.

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 hospitals 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.

Oswego is located in Valley County.

To see how the shape of Montana's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Valley County: Daniels, Garfield, McCone, Phillips & Roosevelt.

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

  • Valley County     (The home county of Oswego)
    • Frazer [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazer
      • Frazer [Valley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frazer<3>
    • Nashua [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Valley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>
    • Lustre [Valley County]
    • Fort Peck [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Peck
      • Fort Peck [Valley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Peck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Peck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Peck<3>
    • Glasgow [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Valley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,315 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Saint Marie [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marie
      • Saint Marie [Valley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marie<3>
    • Larslan [Valley County]
  • McCone County
    • Vida [McCone County]
    • McCone City [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCone City
      • McCone City [McCone County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCone City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Roosevelt County
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolf Point<3>
    • Poplar [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Roosevelt County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Oswego ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oswego.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oswego, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oswego.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Oswego:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Oswego ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oswego.

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

  • Chicken Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chicken Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chicken Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chicken Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Oswego.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicken Hill Cemetery
  • Sunset Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Rest Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oswego.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Rest Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Oswego.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Kings Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kings Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kings Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kings Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oswego.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Cemetery
  • Prairie Elk Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Elk Cemetery
    • Prairie Elk Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oswego.
    • Prairie Elk Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Prairie Elk Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Elk Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Courchene Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Courchene Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Courchene Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Courchene Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oswego.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courchene Cemetery
    • Ervine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ervine Cemetery
      • Ervine Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Oswego.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ervine Cemetery
    • Bethel Wolf Point Mennonite Cemetery
    • Holy Eucharist Cemetery
    • Volt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Volt Cemetery
      • Volt Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Oswego.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volt Cemetery
    • Nashua Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nashua Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nashua Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nashua Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Oswego.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua Cemetery
    • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
      • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Oswego.
      • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lustre Bethel Menonnite Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
    • Vida Cemetery
    • Ft. Peck Dam Disaster Memorial

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.<5>

While we didn't find Oswego in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Oswego.

  • Nashua [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Valley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nashua had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Oswego. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oswego.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oswego) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oswego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0586, Longitude: -105.8811       In this case, the coordinates for Oswego have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Oswego, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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