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Our Genealogical Helper for Vinnie Ha Ha ...

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 Vinnie Ha Ha (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 Vinnie Ha Ha. 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 Vinnie Ha Ha ...

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 102 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vinnie Ha Ha.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vinnie Ha Ha, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vinnie Ha Ha.

Cemeteries Near Vinnie Ha Ha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vinnie Ha Ha.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Otter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Busseyville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Rock River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milton Junction Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lima Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Albion Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N North Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock River Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fassett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S North Johnstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lake Ripley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Utters Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Munroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood 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>

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

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

Koshkonong   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Koshkonong had a post office and railroad service
Sumner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - Sumner had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Atkinson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 2,283 people (with 12,482 people in 2017)
 - Fort Atkinson had a post office and railroad service
Lima   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - Lima had railroad service and no post office
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 82 people (with 3,185 people in 2017)
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Cold Spring   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Cold Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Milton Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 681 people
 - Milton Junction had a post office and railroad service
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 685 people (with 5,581 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
Lima Center   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 229 people
 - Lima Center had a post office and railroad service
Edgerton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Vinnie Ha Ha
 - 1895 population of 1,837 people (with 5,579 people in 2017)
 - Edgerton had a post office and railroad service

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

Vinnie Ha Ha is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Dane, Dodge, Rock, Walworth & Waukesha.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Vinnie Ha Ha)
      Koshkonong   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lake Koshkonong   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carcajou   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fort Atkinson   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Ripley   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Aztalan   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hampden   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fall River   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fountain Prairie   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Otsego   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Doylestown   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Albion   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rockdale   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cambridge   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Christiana   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dunkirk   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deerfield   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pleasant Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stoughton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cottage Grove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Medina   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottage Grove   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rutland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Portland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shields   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reeseville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elba   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Astico   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clyman   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fond du Lac
      Waupun   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albany   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brodhead   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Point   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Exeter   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Glarus   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powers Lake   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Browns Lake   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bohners Lake   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlington   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Norway   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Lima   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Edgerton   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harmony   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sugar Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Darien   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allens Grove   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Darien   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delavan   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Troy   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delavan   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Erin   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eagle   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dousman   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagleville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oconomowoc   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Prairie   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wales   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oconomowoc Lake   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Boone (IL)
      Capron (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caledonia (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poplar Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Timberlane (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Russellville (IL)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Harvard (IL)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stephenson (IL)
      Davis (IL)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Winnebago (IL)
      South Beloit (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rockton (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Roscoe (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shirland (IL)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Argyle (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Machesney Park (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loves Park (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sturbridge Village (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Durand (IL)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Summerset (IL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Vinnie Ha Ha:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane 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 County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Racine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waukesha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winnebago County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Wisconsin     Cemetery Wiki for Wisconsin
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Wisconsin,     of Jefferson County

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinnie Ha Ha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8806, Longitude: -88.9048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vinnie Ha Ha 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 Vinnie Ha Ha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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