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Our Genealogical Helper for Vinland ...

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 Vinland (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 Vinland. 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 Vinland ...

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 121 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vinland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vinland, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vinland.

Cemeteries Near Vinland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vinland.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winnebago County Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Plummer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE State Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allenville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Lk. View Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Calvary Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grace Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Village of Winneconne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winneconne Village Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Omro Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Omro Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ellinwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Town Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW South Medina 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.<2>

While we didn't find Vinland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vinland.

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

Snells   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Vinland
 - Snells had railroad service and no post office
 
Winnebago   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Vinland
 - Winnebago had a post office and no railroad service
 
Allenville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Vinland
 - Allenville had a post office and railroad service
 
Neenah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vinland
 - 1895 population of 5,083 people (with 25,951 people in 2017)
 - Neenah had a post office and railroad service
 
Butte des Morts   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vinland
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Butte des Morts had a post office and no railroad service
 
Larsen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vinland
 - Larsen had railroad service and no post office
 
Oshkosh   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Vinland
 - 1895 population of 22,836 people (with 66,665 people in 2017)
 - Oshkosh had a post office and railroad service
 
Menasha   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vinland
 - 1895 population of 4,581 people (with 17,748 people in 2017)
 - Menasha had a post office and railroad service
 
Medina Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vinland
 - Medina Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Vinland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vinland 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Vinland is located in Winnebago County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winnebago County: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Outagamie, Waupaca & Waushara.

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

  DirectionDistance
Winnebago     (The home county for Vinland)
      Adella Beach   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Neenah   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Menasha   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oshkosh   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Algoma   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harbor Springs   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winneconne   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Brown
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wrightstown   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hobart   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      De Pere   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashwaubenon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenmore   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Allouez   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calumet
      Stockbridge   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stockbridge   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brothertown   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hilbert   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Chilton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brillion   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Potter   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Dodge
      Brownsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waupun   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      LeRoy   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lomira   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Fond du Lac
      Calumetville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calumet   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Eldorado   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Taycheedah   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rosendale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marshfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripon   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fond du Lac   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Green Lake
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Berlin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Seneca   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Marie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Lake   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Markesan   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mackford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marquette   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Manitowoc
      Collins   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Steinthal   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kiel   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Schleswig   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grimms   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Nazianz   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Louis Corners   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menchalville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Marquette
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Neshkoro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mecan   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crystal Lake   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Outagamie
      Greenville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grand Chute   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Appleton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dale   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Combined Locks   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hortonville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Little Chute   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellington   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buchanan   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kaukauna   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hortonia   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Portage
      Belmont   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lanark   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shawano
      Navarino   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maple Grove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sheboygan
      Russell   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkhart Lake   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenbush   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenbeulah   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rhine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mitchell   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Herman   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howards Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Waupaca
      Caledonia   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mukwa   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New London   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weyauwega   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lind   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Manawa   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Wolf   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waupaca   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Waushara
      Poysippi   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warren   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Redgranite   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saxeville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lohrville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Morris   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springwater   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Vinland:

These websites are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 Winnebago County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calumet County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fond du Lac County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manitowoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marquette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Outagamie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Portage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shawano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sheboygan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waupaca County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waushara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Winnebago 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Winnebago County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Vinland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vinland) 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 Vinland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Vinland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1264, Longitude: -88.5337     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vinland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Vinland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vinland.



 
 
 

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