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Our Genealogy Helper for Hamlet ...

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 Hamlet (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 Hamlet. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Hamlet 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 Hamlet. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hamlet:

  • Williams County     (The home county of Hamlet)
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
    • McGregor [Williams County]
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Tioga [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
      • Tioga [Williams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<2>
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<2>
    • Ray [Williams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
    • Appam [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appam
      • Appam [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appam
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<2>
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Burke County
    • Battleview [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleview
      • Battleview [Burke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleview
    • Powers Lake [Burke County]
    • Larson [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larson
      • Larson [Burke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larson
    • Columbus [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Burke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Rival [Burke County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rival have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rival
      • Rival [Burke County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
    • Lignite [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lignite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
      • Lignite [Burke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lignite<2>
    • Portal [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Burke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portal<2>
    • Flaxton [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaxton
      • Flaxton [Burke County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 64 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flaxton<2>
    • Bowbells [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowbells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowbells
      • Bowbells [Burke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowbells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowbells<2>
  • Divide County
    • Noonan [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonan
      • Noonan [Divide County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noonan<2>
    • Crosby [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Divide County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambrose<2>
    • Stady [Divide County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stady
      • Stady [Divide County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hamlet
    • Fortuna [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna
      • Fortuna [Divide County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortuna<2>
  • Mountrail County
    • White Earth [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
      • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<2>
    • Ross [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
      • Ross [Mountrail County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross<2>
    • Stanley [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Mountrail County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Hamlet ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hamlet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hamlet, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hamlet.

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 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 Hamlet:

  • 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 North Dakota
    • Stories from Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near Hamlet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hamlet.

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

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.<6>

While we didn't find Hamlet in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hamlet.

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

  • Ray [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Hamlet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ray had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<2>
  • White Earth [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
    • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
    • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Earth had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hamlet
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheelock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Manitou [Mountrail County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manitou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou
    • Manitou [Mountrail County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hamlet
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manitou had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manitou

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hamlet. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Hamlet) 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 Hamlet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hamlet

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6271, Longitude: -103.0519    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Hamlet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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