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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Mary ...

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 Saint Mary (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 Saint Mary. 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.

Name Variations for Saint Mary ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Saint Mary: St. Mary

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Saint Mary is located in Glacier 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 Glacier County: Flathead, Pondera & Toole.

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

  • Glacier County     (The home county of Saint Mary)
    • Rising Sun [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Glacier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Babb [Glacier County]
    • Swiftcurrent [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftcurrent
      • Swiftcurrent [Glacier County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Saint Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftcurrent
    • Kiowa [Glacier County]
    • Starr School [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr School
      • Starr School [Glacier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starr School have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr School
    • Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Glacier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,001 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Browning<2>
    • East Glacier Park Village [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Glacier Park Village
      • East Glacier Park Village [Glacier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Glacier Park Village
    • East Glacier Park [Glacier County]
    • North Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Browning
      • North Browning [Glacier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Browning
    • South Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Browning
      • South Browning [Glacier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Browning
  • Flathead County
    • West Glacier [Flathead County]
    • Essex [Flathead County]
    • Coram [Flathead County]
    • Martin City [Flathead County]
    • Hungry Horse [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungry Horse
      • Hungry Horse [Flathead County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Mary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungry Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Horse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hungry Horse<2>
    • Polebridge [Flathead County]

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

Newspapers Published in Saint Mary ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Mary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saint Mary, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saint Mary.

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 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 Saint Mary:

  • 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 Alberta
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Saint Mary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Mary.

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

  • Babb Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Babb Cemetery
    • Babb Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babb Cemetery
  • Schildt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schildt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schildt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Schildt Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schildt Cemetery
  • Afterbuffalo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Afterbuffalo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Afterbuffalo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Afterbuffalo Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afterbuffalo Cemetery
  • Earring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Earring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Earring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Earring Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earring Cemetery
  • East Glacier Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Glacier Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Glacier Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Glacier Park Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Glacier Park Cemetery
  • Birdrattler Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Birdrattler Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Birdrattler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Birdrattler Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Saint Mary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdrattler Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Willow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willow Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Willow Creek Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Mary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek Cemetery
    • Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Nightshoot Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Saint Mary.
      • Nightshoot Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Sharp Cemetery
      • Sharp - Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nightshoot Cemetery
    • Taylorville Cemetery
    • Beazer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beazer Cemetery
      • Beazer Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Saint Mary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beazer Cemetery
    • Aetna Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aetna Cemetery
      • The Aetna Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Aetna (AB).To be more precise, Aetna Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Saint Mary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aetna Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Glacier County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Mary. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Mary) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Mary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint MaryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Mary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7436, Longitude: -113.4291    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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