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Our Genealogy Helper for Primrose ...

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 Primrose (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 Primrose. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Primrose is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Antelope, Greeley, Madison, Nance, Platte & Wheeler.

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

  DirDistance
Boone     (The home county for Primrose)
  Cedar Rapids   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Albion   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Boone   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vorhees   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Edward   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Antelope
  Elgin   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Neligh   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clearwater   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Garfield
  Gables - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Greeley
  Spalding   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brayton   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Greeley Center   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Greeley   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wolbach   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Horace - Historic   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Scotia   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Hamilton
  Overland   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Holt
  Deloit   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Knievels Corner   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Howard
  Cushing   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Cotesfield   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dannevirke   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Farwell   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Libory   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dannebrog   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Madison
  Newman Grove   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Emerick   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview - Historic   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Meadow Grove   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Merrick
  Palmer   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Archer   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hord   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Worms   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Silver Creek   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Central City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Nance
  Belgrade   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Krakow   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Platte
  Rosenburg   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lindsay   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cornlea   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tarnov   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Humphrey   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oconee   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Platte Center   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sherman
  Ashton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Valley
  North Loup   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ord   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elyria   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wheeler
  Bartlett   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ericson   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Primrose ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Primrose.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Dublin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Enfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Dennison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery - North   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Akron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grand View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Michaels Calvary Cemetery - South   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ENE Albion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Primrose ...

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 86 newspapers that have been published in the area around Primrose.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Primrose. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Primrose and those printed in the larger area surrounding Primrose.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 50 miles [80.5 km] of Primrose.

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

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

Cedar Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Primrose
 - Cedar Rapids had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedar Rapids   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Primrose
 - 1895 population of 484 people (with 371 people in 2017)
 - Cedar Rapids had a post office and railroad service
 
Akron   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Primrose
 - Akron had no post office or railroad service
 
Akron   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Primrose
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Akron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Albion   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Primrose
 - Albion had no post office or railroad service
 
Albion   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Primrose
 - 1895 population of 926 people (with 1,613 people in 2017)
 - Albion had a post office and railroad service
 
Loretto   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Primrose
 - Loretto had no post office or railroad service
 
Loretto   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Primrose
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
 
Belgrade   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Primrose
 - Belgrade 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 Primrose. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Primrose in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Primrose:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Antelope County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garfield 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

 
Holt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Howard County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison 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

 
Platte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sherman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Valley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wheeler 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 ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Boone County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.ne.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Primrose) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Primrose. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Primrose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Primrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6238, Longitude: -98.2374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Primrose 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 Primrose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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