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Our Genealogy Helper for Berkeley ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Berkeley (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 Berkeley. 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.

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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Berkeley is located in Alameda County.

To see how the shape of California's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Alameda County: Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara & Stanislaus.

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

  • Alameda County     (The home county of Berkeley)
    • Normandy Village [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy Village
      • Normandy Village [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normandy Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy Village
    • Rochedale Village [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochedale Village
      • Rochedale Village [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochedale Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochedale Village
    • Albany [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,031 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<3>
    • University Village [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Village
      • University Village [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Village
    • South Berkeley [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Berkeley
      • South Berkeley [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Former name for South Berkeley:
      • Lorin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Berkeley
    • Emeryville [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emeryville
      • Emeryville [Alameda County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,875 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emeryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emeryville<3>
    • West Oakland [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Oakland
      • West Oakland [Alameda County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Oakland
    • Campbell Village [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell Village
      • Campbell Village [Alameda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Village
    • Oakland [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
    • Montclair [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montclair
      • Montclair [Alameda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montclair
    • Piedmont [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Alameda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piedmont<3>
    • Brooklyn [Alameda County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Alameda County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Brooklyn:
      • Antonio
      • Clinton
    • Canyon [Alameda County]
  • Contra Costa County
    • Kensington [Contra Costa County]
    • El Cerrito [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Cerrito
      • El Cerrito [Contra Costa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Cerrito
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Cerrito<3>
    • Orinda Village [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orinda Village
      • Orinda Village [Contra Costa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orinda Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orinda Village
    • Orinda [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orinda
      • Orinda [Contra Costa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orinda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orinda<3>
    • East Richmond Heights [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Richmond Heights
      • East Richmond Heights [Contra Costa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Richmond Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Richmond Heights
    • Easter Hill Village [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easter Hill Village
      • Easter Hill Village [Contra Costa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easter Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easter Hill Village
    • Nystrom Village [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nystrom Village
      • Nystrom Village [Contra Costa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nystrom Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nystrom Village
    • Richmond [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Contra Costa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<3>
    • Atchison Village [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atchison Village
      • Atchison Village [Contra Costa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atchison Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atchison Village
    • Point Richmond [Contra Costa County]
    • El Sobrante [Contra Costa County]
    • Rollingwood [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollingwood
      • Rollingwood [Contra Costa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollingwood
    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pablo
      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pablo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Pablo<3>
  • Marin County
    • Fort McDowell [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort McDowell
      • Fort McDowell [Marin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort McDowell
    • Belvedere [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvedere
      • Belvedere [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,099 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvedere<3>
    • Tiburon [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiburon
      • Tiburon [Marin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,086 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiburon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiburon<3>
    • Paradise Cay [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Cay
      • Paradise Cay [Marin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Cay
    • Sausalito [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sausalito
      • Sausalito [Marin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sausalito
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sausalito<3>
    • San Quentin [Marin County]
    • Bel Aire [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Aire
      • Bel Aire [Marin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Aire
    • Manzanita [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzanita
      • Manzanita [Marin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzanita
    • Marin City [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marin City
      • Marin City [Marin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marin City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marin City
    • Strawberry [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Marin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry
    • Corte Madera [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corte Madera
      • Corte Madera [Marin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corte Madera
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corte Madera<3>
    • Green Brae [Marin County]
    • Larkspur [Marin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larkspur
      • Larkspur [Marin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larkspur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larkspur<3>
  • Napa County
    • American Canyon [Napa County]
    • Lombard [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lombard
      • Lombard [Napa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lombard
    • Middleton [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Napa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
    • Merazo [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merazo
      • Merazo [Napa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merazo
    • Suscol [Napa County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suscol
      • Suscol [Napa County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suscol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Suscol has also been known as:
      • Soscol
      • Susqual
    • Napa [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napa
      • Napa [Napa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napa<3>
    • Yountville [Napa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yountville
      • Yountville [Napa County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,970 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yountville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yountville<3>
    • Oakville [Napa County]
  • San Francisco County
    • Chinatown [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinatown
      • Chinatown [San Francisco County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinatown
    • Sydney Town [San Francisco County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sydney Town
      • Sydney Town [San Francisco County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sydney Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Amanico Ergina Village [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amanico Ergina Village
      • Amanico Ergina Village [San Francisco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amanico Ergina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amanico Ergina Village
    • Friendship Village [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship Village
      • Friendship Village [San Francisco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Village
    • San Francisco [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Francisco
      • San Francisco [San Francisco County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 866,606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Francisco<3>
    • Doelger City [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doelger City
      • Doelger City [San Francisco County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doelger City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doelger City
    • Golden Gate Heights [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Gate Heights
      • Golden Gate Heights [San Francisco County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Gate Heights
    • Stonestown [San Francisco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonestown
      • Stonestown [San Francisco County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonestown
  • San Mateo County
    • Brisbane [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbane
      • Brisbane [San Mateo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,576 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brisbane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brisbane<3>
    • Broadmoor Village [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadmoor Village
      • Broadmoor Village [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadmoor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadmoor Village
    • Broadmoor [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadmoor
      • Broadmoor [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadmoor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadmoor
    • Colma [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colma
      • Colma [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colma<3>
    • Daly City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daly City
      • Daly City [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daly City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daly City<3>
    • South San Francisco [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South San Francisco
      • South San Francisco [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South San Francisco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South San Francisco<3>
    • Westlake [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
      • Westlake [San Mateo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
    • San Bruno [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Bruno
      • San Bruno [San Mateo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,051 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Bruno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Bruno<3>
    • Millbrae [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrae
      • Millbrae [San Mateo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,630 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrae
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrae<3>
    • Burlingame [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlingame
      • Burlingame [San Mateo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlingame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlingame<3>
    • Fairway Park [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway Park
      • Fairway Park [San Mateo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway Park
    • Pacifica [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacifica
      • Pacifica [San Mateo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacifica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacifica<3>
    • Foster City [San Mateo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster City
      • Foster City [San Mateo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Foster City<3>
  • Santa Clara County
    • Palo Alto [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palo Alto
      • Palo Alto [Santa Clara County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palo Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palo Alto<3>
    • Stanford [Santa Clara County]
    • Los Altos Hills [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Altos Hills
      • Los Altos Hills [Santa Clara County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Altos Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Altos Hills<3>
    • Los Altos [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Altos
      • Los Altos [Santa Clara County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Altos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Altos<3>
    • Alviso [Santa Clara County]
    • Mountain View [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Santa Clara County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<3>
    • Milpitas [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milpitas
      • Milpitas [Santa Clara County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milpitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milpitas<3>
    • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyvale
      • Sunnyvale [Santa Clara County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151,746 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyvale<3>
    • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Clara
      • Santa Clara [Santa Clara County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,055 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Clara
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Clara<3>
    • Cupertino [Santa Clara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cupertino
      • Cupertino [Santa Clara County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cupertino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cupertino<3>
  • Solano County
    • Benicia [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benicia
      • Benicia [Solano County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benicia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benicia<3>
    • Mare Island [Solano County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mare Island
      • Mare Island [Solano County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mare Island. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Vallejo [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallejo
      • Vallejo [Solano County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120,747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallejo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallejo<3>
    • Guadalcanal Village [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalcanal Village
      • Guadalcanal Village [Solano County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guadalcanal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalcanal Village
    • Birds Landing [Solano County]
    • Suisun City [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suisun City
      • Suisun City [Solano County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,305 people
      • Suisun City has also been known as:
      • Suisun
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suisun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suisun City<3>
    • Fairfield [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Solano County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 117,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Mankas Corner [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mankas Corner
      • Mankas Corner [Solano County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mankas Corner
    • Rio Vista [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Vista
      • Rio Vista [Solano County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Vista<3>
    • Vacaville [Solano County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vacaville
      • Vacaville [Solano County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vacaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vacaville<3>
    • Elmira [Solano County]
  • Sonoma County
    • Vineburg [Sonoma County]
    • Temelec [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temelec
      • Temelec [Sonoma County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temelec have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temelec
    • Sonoma [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoma
      • Sonoma [Sonoma County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonoma<3>
    • El Verano [Sonoma County]
    • Petaluma [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petaluma
      • Petaluma [Sonoma County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petaluma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petaluma<3>
    • Boyes Hot Springs [Sonoma County]
    • Eldridge [Sonoma County]
    • Glen Ellen [Sonoma County]
    • Penngrove [Sonoma County]
    • Cotati [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotati
      • Cotati [Sonoma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotati
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotati<3>
    • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rohnert Park
      • Rohnert Park [Sonoma County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rohnert Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rohnert Park<3>
    • Kenwood [Sonoma County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Berkeley ...

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 123 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berkeley.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Berkeley. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Berkeley and those printed in the larger area surrounding Berkeley.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Berkeley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Berkeley:

  • 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.
    • Stories from California

Cemeteries Near Berkeley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berkeley.

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

  • Sunset View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset View Cemetery
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley.
    • St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Holy Angels / St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
    • Holy Angels Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8327<5>
  • Rolling Hills Memorial Park
  • Home of Peace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home of Peace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Home of Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Home of Peace Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home of Peace Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Evergreen Mausoleum
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Mausoleum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Mausoleum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Mausoleum lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Mausoleum
    • Yerba Buena Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yerba Buena Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yerba Buena Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yerba Buena Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yerba Buena Cemetery
    • Lafayette Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lafayette Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lafayette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lafayette Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Cemetery
    • Queen of Haven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Haven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Queen of Haven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Queen of Haven Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Haven Cemetery
    • Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Heaven Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Queen of Heaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Queen of Heaven Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Heaven Cemetery
    • San Francisco National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Francisco National Cemetery
      • The San Francisco National Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in San Francisco.To be precise, San Francisco National Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Berkeley.
      • San Francisco National Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Post Cemetery
      • Presidio Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Francisco National Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8344<5>
    • Oakmont Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakmont Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakmont Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakmont Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Berkeley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakmont Memorial Park
    • Oakmount Memorial Park

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Berkeley had a population of 5,101 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Berkeley had a population of 122,726 people.

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

  • Berkeley [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley
    • Berkeley [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,101 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 122,726 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Berkeley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berkeley<3>
  • West Berkeley [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Berkeley
    • West Berkeley [Alameda County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Berkeley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,278 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, West Berkeley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Berkeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Berkeley
  • Emeryville [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emeryville
    • Emeryville [Alameda County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,875 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Emeryville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emeryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emeryville<3>
  • West Oakland [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Oakland
    • West Oakland [Alameda County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Oakland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Oakland
  • Oakland [Alameda County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Alameda County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48,682 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 424,891 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
  • Stege [Contra Costa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stege
    • Stege [Contra Costa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stege had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stege have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stege
  • Continue List ...
    • Brooklyn [Alameda County] - Historic
      • While Brooklyn was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Alameda County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooklyn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Brooklyn:
      • Antonio
      • Clinton
    • East Oakland [Alameda County] - Historic
      • While East Oakland was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Oakland
      • East Oakland [Alameda County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Oakland had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for East Oakland. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Alameda [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Alameda County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Berkeley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11,165 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,841 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alameda had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<3>
    • Fruitvale [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitvale
      • Fruitvale [Alameda County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fruitvale had railroad service and no post office
      • Former names for Fruitvale:
      • Brays
      • Fruit Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitvale
    • San Pablo [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pablo
      • San Pablo [Contra Costa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Berkeley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 367 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,779 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, San Pablo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pablo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Pablo<3>
    • Melrose [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Alameda County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Melrose had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
    • Seminary Park [Alameda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminary Park
      • Seminary Park [Alameda County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Seminary Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminary Park
    • Lafayette [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
      • Lafayette [Contra Costa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Berkeley
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,992 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lafayette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lafayette<3>
    • Sobrante [Contra Costa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sobrante
      • Sobrante [Contra Costa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Berkeley
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sobrante had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sobrante have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sobrante

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Berkeley. See our List of 1890's Communities around Berkeley.

Mentions & References for Berkeley

Find a Community located in California

About Alameda County

About California

The official website for Berkeley: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/

The official website for Alameda County: www.acgov.org/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berkeley) 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 Berkeley. 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 BerkeleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkeley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8704, Longitude: -122.2820    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Berkeley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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