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Our Genealogy Helper for Pioneer Estates ...

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 Pioneer Estates (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 Pioneer Estates. 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 Pioneer Estates ...

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 Pioneer Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pioneer Estates: Pioneer Ests.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Pioneer Estates is located in Hall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hall County: Adams, Buffalo, Hamilton, Howard & Merrick.

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

  DirDistance
Hall     (The home county for Pioneer Estates)
  Grand Island   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Alda   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Doniphan   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wood River   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Adams
  Hansen   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trumbull   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Prosser   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blaine   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Hayland   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Good Samaritan Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hastings   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Juniata   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kenesaw   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Assumption   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ayr   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Buffalo
  Shelton   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Gibbon   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ravenna   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sweetwater   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buda   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prairie Center   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasanton   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Clay
  Inland   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harvard   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glenvil   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saronville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clay Center   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairfield   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fillmore
  Bixby   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Greeley
  Wolbach   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brayton   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Scotia   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hamilton
  Phillips   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Giltner   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Marquette   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Overland   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hampton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hordville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stockham   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Howard
  Saint Libory   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dannebrog   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boelus   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Howard City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cushing   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Farwell   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Elba   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cotesfield   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dannevirke   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Kearney
  Valley City - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Heartwell   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norman   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Merrick
  Worms   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chapman   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Archer   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hord   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Central City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Nance
  Fullerton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belgrade   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Polk
  Polk   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stromsburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sherman
  Rockville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ashton   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Loup City   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hazard   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Loup City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
York
  Arborville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lushton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Benedict   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  York   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pioneer Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pioneer Estates.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE East Grand Island Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Soldiers & Sailors Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW West Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Grand Island Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Weigert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wiegert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Laurel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Alda Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Libory Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Pioneer Estates ...

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 160 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pioneer Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pioneer Estates, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pioneer Estates.

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

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

Grand Island   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Pioneer Estates
 - Grand Island had no post office or railroad service
 
Grand Island   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Pioneer Estates
 - 1895 population of 7,536 people (with 51,390 people in 2017)
 - Grand Island had a post office and railroad service
 
Lockwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pioneer Estates
 - Lockwood had no post office or railroad service
 
Lockwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pioneer Estates
 - Lockwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Phillips   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pioneer Estates
 - Phillips had no post office or railroad service
 
Abbott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pioneer Estates
 - Abbott had no post office or railroad service
 
Abbott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pioneer Estates
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Abbott had a post office and railroad service
 
Alda   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pioneer Estates
 - Alda 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 Pioneer Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pioneer Estates 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 - 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 Pioneer Estates:

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 Hall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buffalo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fillmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greeley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Howard County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kearney County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Merrick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nance County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sherman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Hall County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hall County: www.hcgi.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pioneer Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pioneer Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9500, Longitude: -98.3453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pioneer Estates 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 Pioneer Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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