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Our Genealogy Helper for Paradise Park ...

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 Paradise Park (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 Paradise Park. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Paradise Park is located in Sarpy County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Sarpy     (The home county for Paradise Park)
  Bellevue   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  La Platte   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Papillion   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  La Vista   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Richfield   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chalco   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Linoma Beach   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Cass
  Plattsmouth   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cullom   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rock Bluff   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Murray   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Manley   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nehawka   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Weeping Water   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Murdock   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Dodge
  Inglewood   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fontanelle   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Telbasta   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Douglas
  Ralston   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Home Park   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Millard   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Boys Town   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bennington   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waterloo   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  King Lake   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Venice   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Valley   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Lancaster
  Waverly   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Otoe
  Wyoming   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Otoe   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nebraska City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Syracuse   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lorton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Unadilla   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Palmyra   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saunders
  Wann   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Yutan   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Leshara   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mead   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ithaca   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Colon   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wahoo   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ceresco   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
  Fort Calhoun   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  De Soto - Historic   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blair   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cass (IA)
  Griswold (IA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fremont (IA)
  Bartlett (IA)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tabor (IA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  McPaul (IA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thurman (IA)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Randolph (IA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Percival (IA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sidney (IA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Imogene (IA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Riverton (IA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Farragut (IA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hamburg (IA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Harrison (IA)
  California Junction (IA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Missouri Valley (IA)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Modale (IA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Persia (IA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Logan (IA)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Magnolia (IA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mills (IA)
  Pacific City (IA)   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pacific Junction (IA)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Glenwood (IA)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mineola (IA)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Silver City (IA)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Malvern (IA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hastings (IA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Henderson (IA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Emerson (IA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Montgomery (IA)
  Coburg (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Red Oak (IA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elliott (IA)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Page (IA)
  Essex (IA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pottawattamie (IA)
  Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Crescent (IA)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Treynor (IA)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McClelland (IA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Underwood (IA)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Macedonia (IA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carson (IA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Loveland (IA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Neola (IA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakland (IA)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby (IA)
  Shelby (IA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tennant (IA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Paradise Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Paradise Park.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Bellevue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Offutt AFB Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anderson Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW LaPlatte Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Evan Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Godsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Beth Hamedrosh Hagodel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Martin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Saar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pacific City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE West Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Plumer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graceland Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cedar Dale Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Paul's Evangelical Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Lewis Twp. Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Papillion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bohemian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westlawn - Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Beth El Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE State Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Graybill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Ridgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ressurection Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Portal Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Paradise Park ...

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 90 newspapers that have been published in the area around Paradise Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Paradise Park, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Paradise Park.

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

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

Bellevue   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Paradise Park
 - Bellevue had no post office or railroad service
 
Bellevue   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Paradise Park
 - 1895 population of 387 people (with 53,424 people in 2017)
 - Bellevue had a post office and railroad service
 
La Platte   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Paradise Park
 - La Platte had a post office and railroad service
 
Hentons (IA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hentons was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Paradise Park
 - Hentons had railroad service and no post office
 
Avery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Paradise Park
 - Avery had a post office and railroad service
 
Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Paradise Park
 - Gilmore had no post office or railroad service
 
Gilmore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Paradise Park
 - Gilmore had a post office and railroad service
 
Folsom (IA)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Paradise Park
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Paradise Park:

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 Sarpy County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dodge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saunders County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fremont County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Page County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County (IA):     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, for Sarpy 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 ...
      Iowa
      Missouri

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sarpy County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paradise Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1222, Longitude: -95.8947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paradise Park 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 Paradise Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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