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Our Genealogy Helper for Norway ...

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 Norway (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 Norway. 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 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.

Norway is located in Thomas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Thomas County: Blaine, Cherry, Hooker, Logan & McPherson.

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

  DirDistance
Thomas     (The home county for Norway)
  Seneca   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Thedford   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
 
Blaine
  Halsey   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Purdum   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dunning   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cherry
  Brownlee   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Audacious - Historic   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elsmere   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kennedy   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hooker
  Mullen   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Heil School - Historic   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Logan
  Stapleton   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gandy   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
McPherson
  Tryon   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Norway ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Norway.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Hillcreat Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NW James Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Cedarview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  NNE Brownlee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  E Purdum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  NW Dry Valley Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 29 miles [46.7 km]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Giles Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 31 miles [49.9 km]  
  WSW Eclipse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 34 miles [54.7 km]  
  SSW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 35 miles [56.3 km]  
  E Hawley Flats Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Norway ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Norway.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Norway, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Norway.

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, Norway had railroad service and no post office.

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

Seneca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Norway
 - Seneca had no post office or railroad service
 
Seneca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Norway
 - Seneca had railroad service and no post office
 
Thedford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Norway
 - Thedford had no post office or railroad service
 
Thedford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Norway
 - Thedford had a post office and railroad service
 
Natick   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Norway
 - Natick had no post office or railroad service
 
Natick   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Norway
 - Natick had railroad service and no post office
 
Mullen   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Norway
 - Mullen had no post office or railroad service
 
Mullen   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Norway
 - Mullen had a post office and railroad service
 
Brownlee   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Norway
 - Brownlee 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 Norway. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Norway in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Norway:

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 Thomas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blaine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cherry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hooker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McPherson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
Internment.net:   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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Norway ...

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

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 Norway:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

1895 Map of Nebraska - shows location of Norway

Published by Rand McNally & Co.


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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Thomas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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- Norway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9989, Longitude: -100.7182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norway 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Norway, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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