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Our Genealogy Helper for Ong ...

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 Ong (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 Ong. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Ong is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Adams, Fillmore, Hamilton, Nuckolls, Webster & York.

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

  DirDistance
Clay     (The home county for Ong)
  Edgar   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Sutton   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clay Center   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saronville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Deweese   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Harvard   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Glenvil   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Inland   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Adams
  Blaine   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Trumbull   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ayr   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hansen   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Fillmore
  Shickley   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Strang   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bixby   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ohiowa   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Milligan   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Exeter   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hall
  Doniphan   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hamilton
  Stockham   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Giltner   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hampton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Phillips   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jefferson
  Daykin   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Powell   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reynolds   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairbury   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nuckolls
  Sedan   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Angus   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oak   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ruskin   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nora   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nelson   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hardy   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Superior   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Saline
  Tobias   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Western   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Friend   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Swanton   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Seward
  Cordova   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver Crossing   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Thayer
  Davenport   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Carleton   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bruning   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Belvidere   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Deshler   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Byron   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gilead   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chester   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hubbell   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Webster
  Rosemont   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blue Hill   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Guide Rock   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cowles   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Amboy   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pawnee Village   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bladen   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
York
  Lushton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McCool Junction   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  York   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Waco   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jewell (KS)
  Webber (KS)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Republic (KS)
  Republic (KS)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Munden (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Narka (KS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Washington (KS)
  Mahaska (KS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Ong ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ong.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Ong Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Stockholm Swedish Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Prairieview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Chapel Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Shickley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Edgar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Summit Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marshall Union Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ong ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ong.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ong. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ong and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ong.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 46 miles [74 km] of Ong.

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, Ong had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Ong had a population of 61 people.

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

Davenport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ong
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 283 people in 2018)
 - Davenport had a post office and railroad service
 
Carlisle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ong
 - Carlisle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shickley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Ong
 - Shickley had no post office or railroad service
 
Shickley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Ong
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 323 people in 2018)
 - Shickley had a post office and railroad service
 
Edgar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ong
 - Edgar had no post office or railroad service
 
Edgar   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ong
 - 1895 population of 1,105 people (with 451 people in 2018)
 - Edgar had a post office and railroad service
 
Martland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ong
 - Martland had no post office or railroad service
 
Martland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ong
 - Martland had a post office and railroad service
 
Angus   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ong
 - Angus had a post office and railroad service

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

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fillmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nuckolls County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saline County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Thayer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jewell County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Republic County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (KS):     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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kansas

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ong ...

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

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 Ong:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Clay County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ong. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ong) 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 Ong. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ong

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ong. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3988, Longitude: -97.8374     [Map].

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

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