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Our Genealogy Helper for Morse Bluff ...

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 Morse Bluff (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 Morse Bluff. 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.

Name Variations for Morse Bluff ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Morse Bluff: Morse Blf. (or less commonly used: Morse Bluf.)

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.

Morse Bluff is located in Saunders County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saunders County: Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy & Seward.

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

Saunders     (The home county for Morse Bluff)
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Prague   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rescue - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Colon   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mead   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Valparaiso   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Craig   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tekamah   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Abie   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Octavia   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brainard   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  David City   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dwight   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Millerton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rising City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ulysses   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Schuyler   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Howells   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Richland   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarkson   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Leigh   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aloys   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Point   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beemer   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Ames   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Inglewood   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Nickerson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Scribner   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Snyder   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Winslow   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crowell   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dodge   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Valley   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Venice   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Millard   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Davey   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Malcolm   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Carriage House Estates   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Columbus   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sheldonville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Creston   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Duncan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Platte Center   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oconee   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tarnov   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Shelby   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bee   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garland   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Staplehurst   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Seward   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Herman   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blair   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison (IA)
  California Junction (IA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Morse Bluff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Morse Bluff.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Morse Bluff covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Old Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Czech National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Willow Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Johannes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Linwood Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Bohemian National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Wiegand Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nimburg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Znami Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Critten Barrett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pohocco Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Webster Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Morse Bluff ...

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 337 newspapers that have been published in the area around Morse Bluff.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Morse Bluff, there are papers which were published within 41 miles [66 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Morse Bluff.

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Morse Bluff had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Morse Bluff had a population of 137 people.

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

North Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morse Bluff
 - North Bend had no post office or railroad service
North Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Morse Bluff
 - 1895 population of 1,227 people (with 1,256 people in 2017)
 - North Bend had a post office and railroad service
Ames   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Morse Bluff
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Ames had railroad service and no post office
Rescue - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rescue was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morse Bluff
 - Rescue had no post office or railroad service
Rescue - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rescue was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Morse Bluff
 - Rescue had a post office and no railroad service
Prague   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Morse Bluff
 - Prague had no post office or railroad service
Prague   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Morse Bluff
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 304 people in 2017)
 - Prague had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Bluffs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Morse Bluff
 - Cedar Bluffs had no post office or railroad service
Cedar Bluffs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Morse Bluff
 - 1895 population of 181 people (with 587 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Bluffs had a post office and railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Morse Bluff
 - Rogers had no post office or railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Morse Bluff
 - Rogers had a post office and railroad service
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Morse Bluff
 - 1895 population of 309 people (with 84 people in 2017)
 - Linwood had a post office and railroad service
Nimburg   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Morse Bluff
 - Nimburg had no post office or railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Morse Bluff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Morse Bluff in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Morse Bluff:

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

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

These pages are specific to Saunders County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burt County:     Cyndi's



Butler County:     Cyndi's



Cass County:     Cyndi's



Colfax County:     Cyndi's



Cuming County:     Cyndi's



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Douglas County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Platte County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Sarpy County:     Cyndi's



Seward County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County (IA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Nebraska, for Saunders 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 Nebraska
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Morse Bluff ...

While our initial data about Morse Bluff came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Morse Bluff 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 Morse Bluff.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Morse Bluff:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Morse Bluff

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Morse Bluff in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Morse Bluff for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Saunders County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saunders County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 from Point A (ie- Morse Bluff) 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 Morse Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morse Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morse Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4309, Longitude: -96.7665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morse Bluff 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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<3>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 Morse Bluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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