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Our Genealogical Helper for Vignes ...

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 Vignes (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Vignes. 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.

Newspapers Published in Vignes ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vignes.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vignes, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vignes.

Cemeteries Near Vignes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vignes.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Vignes covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Claybanks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Brockhausen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woodside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Woller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schumacher - Nasewaupee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Side Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schulties Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Geise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Bayside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Hainesville Cemetery   [Map]     


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, Vignes had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Salona   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Vignes
 - Salona had a post office and no railroad service
Carnot   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vignes
 - Carnot had a post office and no railroad service
Clay Banks   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 381 people in 2017)
 - Clay Banks had a post office and no railroad service
Forestville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 92 people (with 410 people in 2017)
 - Forestville had a post office and no railroad service
Maplewood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Maplewood had a post office and no railroad service
Sturgeon Bay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 2,195 people (with 8,919 people in 2017)
 - Sturgeon Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Ahnapee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 1,015 people (with 920 people in 2017)
 - Ahnapee had a post office and no railroad service
Sevastopol   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Vignes
 - 1895 population of 112 people (with 2,645 people in 2017)
 - Sevastopol 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 Vignes. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vignes in the 1890's.

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 and doctors 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.

Vignes is located in Door County.

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

Door     (The home county for Vignes)
      Clay Banks   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sturgeon Bay   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sevastopol   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nasewaupee   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brussels   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Idlewild   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gardner   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Union   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egg Harbor   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Humboldt   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Suamico   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bellevue Town   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Green Bay   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Denmark   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Denmark   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ledgeview   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howard   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ahnapee   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Casco   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Casco   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red River   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kewaunee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Luxemburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Kewaunee   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tisch Mills   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Two Creeks   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Zander   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Larrabee   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mishicot   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fisherville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maribel   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Melnik   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cooperstown   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hickory Grove   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peshtigo   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Marinette   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peshtigo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grover   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rubys Corner   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Porterfield   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coleman   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pound   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pound   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oconto   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pensaukee   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little River   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Little Suamico   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abrams   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lena   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lena   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oconto Falls   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chase   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morgan   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Menominee (MI)
      Menominee (MI)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Vignes:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Wisconsin to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Door County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kewaunee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marinette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oconto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menominee County (MI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Door County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Door 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 Wisconsin
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vignes ...

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

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 Vignes:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vignes.
      See our Misc Page for Vignes for more information.

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About Door County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Door County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Vignes. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vignes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vignes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7261, Longitude: -87.3776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vignes 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 Vignes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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