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Roosville, Montana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Roosville ...

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 Roosville (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 Roosville. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Roosville is located in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County: Bonner (ID), Boundary (ID), Flathead & Sanders.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Roosville)
    • Eureka [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roosville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<2>
    • Rexford [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexford
      • Rexford [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Roosville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rexford<2>
    • Fortine [Lincoln County]
    • Trego [Lincoln County]
    • Stryker [Lincoln County]
  • Flathead County

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

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 Roosville:

  • 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 British Columbia
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Roosville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Roosville.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Lincoln County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County:

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roosville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roosville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9991, Longitude: -115.0566       In this case, the coordinates for Roosville 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 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:
<4>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.






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