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Omaha Regency, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Omaha Regency ...

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 Omaha Regency (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 Omaha Regency. 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 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.

Omaha Regency is located in Douglas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Pottawattamie (IA), Dodge, Sarpy, Saunders & Washington.

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

Douglas     (The home county for Omaha Regency)
  Boys Town   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Millard   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Venice   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ralston   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Valley   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tekamah   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Craig   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Abie   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Linwood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bruno   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Manley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wabash   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Murray   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alvo   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rock Bluff   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Inglewood   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Nickerson   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Telbasta   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ames   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winslow   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hooper   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Bend   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Scribner   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Uehling   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Davey   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Havelock   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Agnew   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Raymond   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gaslight Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bellevue   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  La Platte   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wann   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mead   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Colon   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cedar Bluffs   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Malmo   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Weston   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Blair   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Herman   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (IA)
  California Junction (IA)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Missouri Valley (IA)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Modale (IA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mondamin (IA)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Logan (IA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Magnolia (IA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Little Sioux (IA)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Persia (IA)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pisgah (IA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woodbine (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mills (IA)
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hastings (IA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henderson (IA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Minden (IA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carson (IA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Macedonia (IA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Omaha Regency ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Omaha Regency.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Prospect Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Elkhorn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Voss Mohr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Grabow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW LaBorde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW New Pennsylvania Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Portal Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ressurection Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Servants of Mary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Union Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Elk City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Papillion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Springwell Danish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Holy Sepulcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Westlawn - Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE German Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bender Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Omaha Regency ...

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 129 newspapers that have been published in the area around Omaha Regency.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Omaha Regency, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Omaha Regency.

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 Omaha Regency in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Omaha Regency.

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

Elkhorn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Omaha Regency
 - Elkhorn had no post office or railroad service
Elkhorn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Omaha Regency
 - 1895 population of 325 people (with 6,062 people in 2000)
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omaha Regency
 - Millard had no post office or railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omaha Regency
 - 1895 population of 328 people
 - Millard had a post office and railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Omaha Regency
 - 1895 population of 272 people (with 916 people in 2017)
 - Waterloo had a post office and railroad service
Chalco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omaha Regency
 - Chalco had no post office or railroad service
Chalco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Omaha Regency
 - Chalco had a post office and railroad service
Bennington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Omaha Regency
 - Bennington had no post office or railroad service
Bennington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Omaha Regency
 - Bennington had a post office and railroad service
Irvington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Omaha Regency
 - Irvington 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 Omaha Regency. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Omaha Regency in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Omaha Regency:

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 Douglas 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



Dodge County:     Cyndi's



Lancaster County:     Cyndi's



Otoe County:     Cyndi's



Sarpy County:     Cyndi's



Saunders County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (IA):     Cyndi's



Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's



Pottawattamie 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 Douglas 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Douglas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas County:

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- Omaha Regency) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha Regency. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2694, Longitude: -96.1859     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Omaha Regency 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 Omaha Regency, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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