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Our Genealogy Helper for North Shore ...

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 North Shore (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 North Shore. 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 North Shore ...

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 North Shore.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Shore: N. Shore

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.

North Shore is located in Dakota County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dakota County: Woodbury (IA), Dixon, Thurston & Union (SD).

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

Dakota     (The home county for North Shore)
  South Sioux City   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Dakota City   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Homer   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hubbard   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Willis   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Emerson   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lyons   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bertha   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Laurel   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Obert   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belden   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coleridge   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beemer   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterbury   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ponca   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Allen   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Martinsburg   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Newcastle   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dixon   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maskell   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winnebago   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Walthill   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Thurston   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Macy   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Rosalie   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pender   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carroll   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cherokee (IA)
  Washta (IA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monona (IA)
  Whiting (IA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rodney (IA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Onawa (IA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Castana (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Turin (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mapleton (IA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blencoe (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Plymouth (IA)
  Hinton (IA)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Adaville (IA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Merrill (IA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Westfield (IA)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Kingsley (IA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Akron (IA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brunsville (IA)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Le Mars (IA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Craig (IA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oyens (IA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Struble (IA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Remsen (IA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sioux (IA)
  Chatsworth (IA)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McNally (IA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ireton (IA)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hawarden (IA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Maurice (IA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Woodbury (IA)
  Sioux City (IA)   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Regency of Sioux City (IA)   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Holiday Village (IA)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Evergreen Village (IA)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bronson (IA)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Salix (IA)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lawton (IA)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sloan (IA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Climbing Hill (IA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Moville (IA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hornick (IA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Clay (SD)
  Burbank (SD)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vermillion (SD)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenfield (SD)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Alsen (SD)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Perkins (SD)
  Richland (SD)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Union (SD)
  Dakota Dunes (SD)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  McCook Lake (SD)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  North Sioux City (SD)   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Jefferson (SD)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elk Point (SD)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Richland (SD)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Junction City (SD)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Spink (SD)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nora (SD)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Emmet (SD)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near North Shore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Shore.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Dakota City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N War Eagle Grave   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Woodbury Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graceland Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Omaha Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eberly Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in North Shore ...

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 284 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Shore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Shore, there are papers which were published within 43 miles [69.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for North Shore.

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>

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

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

Dakota City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from North Shore
 - 1895 population of 510 people (with 1,866 people in 2018)
 - Dakota City had a post office and railroad service
South Sioux City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from North Shore
 - South Sioux City had a post office and railroad service
Covington - Historic   [Map]
 - While Covington was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Shore
 - Covington had no post office or railroad service
Covington - Historic   [Map]
 - While Covington was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Shore
 - 1895 population of 364 people
 - Covington had railroad service and no post office
Sioux City (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Shore
 - 1895 population of 37,806 people (with 82,396 people in 2018)
 - Sioux City had a post office and railroad service
Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from North Shore
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 4,913 people in 2018)
 - Sergeant Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Glen Ellen (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from North Shore
 - Glen Ellen had a post office and railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from North Shore
 - Jackson had no post office or railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from North Shore
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 204 people in 2018)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service
Hubbard   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from North Shore
 - Hubbard 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 North Shore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Shore 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 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 North Shore:

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 Dakota County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Burt County:     Cyndi's



Cedar County:     Cyndi's



Cuming County:     Cyndi's



Dixon County:     Cyndi's



Thurston County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (IA):     Cyndi's



Monona County (IA):     Cyndi's



Plymouth County (IA):     Cyndi's



Sioux County (IA):     Cyndi's



Woodbury County (IA):     Cyndi's



Clay County (SD):     Cyndi's



Perkins County (SD):     Cyndi's



Union County (SD):     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

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 ...
      South Dakota

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dakota County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- North Shore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Shore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4406, Longitude: -96.4417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Shore 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 North Shore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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