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(Orange County, California)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Mission Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

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The Location of the Mission Cemetery...

The Mission Cemetery is located in Orange County. The county seat for Orange County is located in Santa Ana.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Mission Cemetery

Lat:   33.5039°   (33° 30' 14")

Lon:   -117.6562°   (-117° 39' 22")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Mission Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Mission Cemetery. The following communities are located in Orange County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Mission Cemetery.

Capistrano Beach   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Dana Point   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Irvine   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Laguna Beach   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Laguna Hills   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Lake Forest   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Mission Viejo   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Mission Cemetery
 
San Juan Capistrano   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Mission Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 14 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Mission Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Orange County.

Ascension Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
El Toro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Elsinore Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Riverside County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Fairhaven Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7965<4>
 
Good Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Harbor Lawn - Mt. Olive Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mission Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #790425
 
Melrose Abbey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Odd Fellows Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in San Diego County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Pacific View Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Santa Ana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
The Good Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mission Cemetery
 
Wildomar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Riverside County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mission Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mission Cemetery.

Aliso Viejo   [Map]Laguna Niguel   [Map]San Clemente   [Map]
Capistrano Beach   [Map]Laguna Woods   [Map]San Joaquin Hills   [Map]
Coto de Caza   [Map]Lake Forest   [Map]San Juan Capistrano   [Map]
Dana Point   [Map]Las Flores   [Map]San Onofre   [Map]
Foothill Ranch   [Map]Mission Viejo   [Map]South Laguna   [Map]
Ladera Ranch   [Map]Newport Coast   [Map]Trabuco Canyon   [Map]
Laguna Beach   [Map]Portola Hills   [Map]Trabuco Highlands   [Map]
Laguna Hills   [Map]Rancho Santa Margarita   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and 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 might help with the Mission Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Orange County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Los Angeles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Bernardino County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Diego County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Mission Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Mission Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #245999   (Name of Record: Mission Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Orange
Lat: 33.5039153     Lon: -117.6561617   [Map]
Elev: 51         Map Name: San Juan Capistrano

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5039, Longitude: -117.6562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mission Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Mission Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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.

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