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Our Genealogical Helper for Harvey ...

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 Harvey (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Harvey. 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.

Newspapers Published in the area of Harvey ...

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 112 newspapers that have been published in the area around Harvey.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Harvey. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Harvey and those printed in the larger area surrounding Harvey.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1> of Harvey.

Cemeteries Near Harvey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Harvey.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Cooke Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Cheyenne River Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Bethania Church Cemetery South   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Bethania Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reform Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  N Strasburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  E Hoff Cemetery   [Map]     


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 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.

Harvey is located in Wells County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wells County: Benson, Eddy, Foster, Kidder, Pierce, Sheridan & Stutsman.

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

Wells     (The home county for Harvey)
      Fessenden   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamberg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chaseley   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hurdsfield   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bowdon   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cathay   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sykeston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Esmond   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maddock   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Isabel   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oberon   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Minnewaukan   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brinsmade   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Burleigh   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Rockford   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sheyenne   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Barlow   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guptill   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Anamoose   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Funston   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Drake   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Guthrie   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kief   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Balfour   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East McHenry   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Karlsruhe   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bergen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kongsberg   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Butte   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Pierce   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Orrin   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Balta   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Central Pierce   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Martin   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Sheridan   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Goodrich   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Central Sheridan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Denhoff   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McClusky   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Sheridan   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Harvey:

These websites are specific to North Dakota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of North Dakota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Wells County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Eddy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Foster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McLean County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheridan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for North Dakota:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of North Dakota,     of Wells County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for North Dakota     Cemetery Wiki for North Dakota
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of North Dakota,     of Wells County

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.

Disaster Stories from North Dakota

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Wells County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Harvey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harvey) 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 Harvey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harvey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harvey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7700, Longitude: -99.9312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harvey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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