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Our Genealogy Helper for Vida ...

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 Vida (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 Vida. 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 southeast 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 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.

Vida is located in McCone 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 McCone County: Dawson, Garfield, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt & Valley.

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

  • McCone County     (The home county of Vida)
    • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [McCone County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Vida
    • Circle [McCone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle
      • Circle [McCone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Vida
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circle<3>
    • Brockway [McCone County]
  • Dawson County
    • Richey [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Dawson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Vida
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richey<3>
    • Bloomfield [Dawson County]
  • Roosevelt County
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Vida
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida
      • 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>
    • Deertail Indian Village [Roosevelt County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deertail Indian Village
      • Deertail Indian Village [Roosevelt County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deertail Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brockton [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Roosevelt County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida
      • Estimated population in 2018: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockton<3>
  • Valley County
    • Frazer [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazer
      • Frazer [Valley County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Vida
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Vida ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vida.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vida, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vida.

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 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 Vida:

  • 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 Vida ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vida.

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

  • Vida Cemetery
  • Holy Eucharist Cemetery
  • Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cow Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Vida.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Creek Cemetery
  • Prairie Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Lawn Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Vida.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Lawn Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Ervine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ervine Cemetery
    • Ervine Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Vida.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ervine Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Vida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Prairie Elk Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Elk Cemetery
      • Prairie Elk Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Vida.
      • Prairie Elk Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Prairie Elk Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Elk Cemetery
    • Nickwall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nickwall Cemetery
      • The Nickwall Cemetery is located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Wolf Point.To be more precise, Nickwall Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Vida.
      • Nickwall Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nickwall Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21043<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Vida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courchene Cemetery
    • Grandview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grandview Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Vida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Cemetery
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicken Hill Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Redwater Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vida ...

While our initial data about Vida came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Vida in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Vida.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Hixson Map of Montana (1950)
Published by Hixson Map Company

Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vida. See our Misc Page for Vida for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About McCone County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vida. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vida) 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 Vida. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VidaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8336, Longitude: -105.4914    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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