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Our Genealogy Helper for Ryegate ...

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 Ryegate (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 Ryegate. 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 doctors and 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.

Ryegate is located in Golden Valley County and is the County Seat.

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 Golden Valley County: Fergus, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland & Yellowstone.

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

  • Golden Valley County     (The home county of Ryegate)
    • Lavina [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavina
      • Lavina [Golden Valley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ryegate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavina<3>
  • Fergus County
  • Musselshell County
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ryegate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<3>
  • Stillwater County
  • Sweet Grass County
  • Wheatland County
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Hedgesville [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Wheatland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryegate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
    • Harlowton [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlowton
      • Harlowton [Wheatland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ryegate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlowton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlowton<3>
    • Judith Gap [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith Gap
      • Judith Gap [Wheatland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryegate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judith Gap<3>
    • Twodot [Wheatland County]
  • Yellowstone County
    • Broadview [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview
      • Broadview [Yellowstone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryegate
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview<3>
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
      • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryegate
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ryegate ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ryegate.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ryegate. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ryegate and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ryegate.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 35 miles [56.3 km] of Ryegate.

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 helpful 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 Ryegate:

  • 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 Ryegate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ryegate.

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

  • Ryegate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryegate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ryegate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate Cemetery
  • Resurrection Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resurrection Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resurrection Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resurrection Cemetery
  • Barber Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barber Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Barber Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ryegate.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber Cemetery
  • Belmont Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belmont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belmont Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ryegate.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont Cemetery
  • Lavina Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lavina Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lavina Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lavina Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ryegate.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavina Cemetery
  • Hedges Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hedges Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hedges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hedges Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ryegate.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedges Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Rothiemay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rothiemay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rothiemay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rothiemay Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ryegate.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothiemay Cemetery
    • Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ryegate.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Rapelje Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rapelje Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rapelje Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rapelje Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Ryegate.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapelje Cemetery
    • Broadview Cemetery

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

  • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawmut
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ryegate
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawmut had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawmut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawmut<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Golden Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ryegate. 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- Ryegate) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ryegate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RyegateOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryegate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2986, Longitude: -109.2533       In this case, the coordinates for Ryegate 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 Ryegate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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