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Our Genealogy Helper for Gladys ...

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 Gladys (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 Gladys. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 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.

Gladys is located in Williams County.

To see how the shape of North Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Williams County: Roosevelt (MT), Sheridan (MT), Burke, Divide, McKenzie & Mountrail.

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

  • Williams County     (The home county of Gladys)
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Grenora [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
      • Grenora [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<2>
    • Appam [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appam
      • Appam [Williams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appam
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<2>
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
    • Epping [Williams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epping have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
      • Epping [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<2>
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Wheelock [Williams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
      • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Divide County
    • Stady [Divide County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stady
      • Stady [Divide County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Gladys
    • Alkabo [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkabo
      • Alkabo [Divide County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkabo
    • Fortuna [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna
      • Fortuna [Divide County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortuna<2>
    • Ambrose [Divide County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambrose
      • Ambrose [Divide County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambrose<2>
    • Crosby [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Divide County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
  • Roosevelt County (MT)
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<2>
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]
    • Froid [Roosevelt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froid
      • Froid [Roosevelt County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Froid<2>
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culbertson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
      • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 795 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<2>
  • Sheridan County (MT)
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • Westby [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
      • Westby [Sheridan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 154 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westby<2>
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Sheridan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<2>
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
      • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<2>
    • Antelope [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<2>
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
      • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladys
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gladys ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gladys.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gladys. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gladys and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gladys.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Gladys.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Gladys:

  • 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 North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Gladys ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gladys.

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

  • Gladys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gladys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gladys Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladys Cemetery
  • St. Boniface Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Boniface Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Boniface Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Hanks Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
  • Grenora Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Faith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Faith Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
    • Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cow Creek Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Creek Cemetery
    • St. George Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. George Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. George Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. George Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. George Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • East Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Fork Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork Cemetery
    • Williston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williston Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williston Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gladys.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel 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 Gladys in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gladys.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Gladys, with the one closest to Gladys listed first.

  • Springbrook [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springbrook had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Williston [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
    • Williston [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Gladys
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
  • Avoca [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
    • Avoca [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avoca had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
  • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Gladys
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trenton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<2>
  • Wheelock [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
    • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gladys
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheelock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.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 from Point A (ie- Gladys) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gladys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4953, Longitude: -103.8202       In this case, the coordinates for Gladys 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>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 Gladys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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