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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridge ...

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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Ridge is located in Carter 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 Carter County: Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Butte (SD), Harding (SD) & Crook (WY).

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

  • Carter County     (The home county of Ridge)
  • Powder River County
    • Biddle [Powder River County]
    • Broadus [Powder River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadus
      • Broadus [Powder River County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadus<2>
  • Campbell County (WY)
  • Crook County (WY)

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

Newspapers Published in Ridge ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridge, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

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

  • 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
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridge.

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

  • Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Cemetery
  • Ranch Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ranch Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ranch Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ranch Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ridge.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranch Creek Cemetery
  • Rockypoint Cemetery
  • Boyes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boyes Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridge.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyes Cemetery
  • New Haven Cemetery
  • Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Moore Hill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Moore Hill Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridge.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84081<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Alzada Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alzada Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alzada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alzada Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ridge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alzada Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ridge. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0469, Longitude: -105.0203       In this case, the coordinates for Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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