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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodcrest Heights ...

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 Woodcrest Heights (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 Woodcrest Heights. 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 Woodcrest Heights ...

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 Woodcrest Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Woodcrest Heights: Woodcrest Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Woodcrest Heights ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodcrest Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Woodcrest Heights, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Woodcrest Heights.

Cemeteries Near Woodcrest Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodcrest Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Muskego Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones - Muckey School Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rural Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Luther Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vernon United Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E St. Martin of Tours Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N New Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vernon Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vernon Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Holy Apostles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lavise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prairie Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ever - Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Rochester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Independent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Second Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Honey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Knoll 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 Woodcrest Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodcrest Heights.

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

Muskego   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Woodcrest Heights
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 24,996 people in 2017)
 - Muskego had a post office and no railroad service
Big Bend   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Woodcrest Heights
 - Big Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Durham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodcrest Heights
 - Durham had a post office and no railroad service
Tess Corners   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Woodcrest Heights
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Tess Corners had a post office and no railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Woodcrest Heights
 - 1895 population of 173 people
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Union Church   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Woodcrest Heights
 - Union Church had a post office and railroad service
Saint Martins   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Woodcrest Heights
 - Saint Martins had a post office and no railroad service
New Berlin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Woodcrest Heights
 - New Berlin 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 Woodcrest Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodcrest Heights 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 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.

Woodcrest Heights is located in Waukesha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Waukesha County: Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth & Washington.

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

Waukesha     (The home county for Woodcrest Heights)
      Muskego   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Big Bend   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Durham   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Berlin   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Waukesha   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brookfield   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elm Grove   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mukwonago   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ashippun   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Neosho   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huilsburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Herman   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hustisford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron Ridge   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Palmyra   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sullivan   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rome   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Lac La Belle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ixonia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cold Spring   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Paris   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Paddock Lake   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somers   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slades Corners   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Silver Lake   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bristol   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Lake   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hales Corners   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greendale   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Allis   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wauwatosa   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Milwaukee   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Francis   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Milwaukee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mequon   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thiensville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedarburg   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ulao   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saukville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Port Washington   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wind Lake   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Norway   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Kneeland   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Raymond   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rochester   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dover   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eagle Lake   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lima   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnstown Center   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Avalon   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Emerald Grove   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Beulah   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Potter Lake   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Troy   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Voree - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Spring Prairie   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowers   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richfield   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Erin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Polk   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slinger   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Bend   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lake (IL)
      Antioch (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Channel Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake Catherine (IL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russell (IL)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fox Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Villa (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Mill Creek (IL)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winthrop Harbor (IL)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fox Lake Hills (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monaville (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beach Park (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zion (IL)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
McHenry (IL)
      Richmond (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Grove (IL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Solon Mills (IL)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hebron (IL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pistakee Highlands (IL)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ringwood (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunnyside (IL)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Johnsburg (IL)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alden (IL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McCullom Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wonder Lake (IL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lakemoor (IL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Woodcrest Heights:

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 Waukesha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kenosha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Milwaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozaukee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Lake County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County (IL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodcrest Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8883, Longitude: -88.1459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodcrest Heights 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 Woodcrest Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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