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Our Genealogical Helper for Geyserville ...

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 Geyserville (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 Geyserville. 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 the area of Geyserville ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Geyserville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Geyserville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Geyserville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Geyserville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of Geyserville.

Cemeteries Near Geyserville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Geyserville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Long Ranch Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Beeson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Oak Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Cyrus Alexander Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Cloverdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S McPeak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Santa Rosa Memorial Park - Shiloh Road Addition   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glenbrook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Geyserville had a population of 246 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Asti   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Geyserville
 - Asti had a post office and railroad service
 
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Geyserville
 - 1895 population of 763 people (with 8,801 people in 2016)
 - Cloverdale had a post office and railroad service
 
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Geyserville
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
 
Windsor   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Geyserville
 - 1895 population of 483 people (with 27,555 people in 2016)
 - Windsor had a post office and railroad service
 
Glenbrook   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Geyserville
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Glenbrook had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kellogg   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Geyserville
 - Kellogg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Guerneville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Geyserville
 - 1895 population of 633 people
 - Guerneville had a post office and railroad service
 
Highland Springs   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Geyserville
 - Highland Springs 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 Geyserville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Geyserville 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 southwest 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 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.

Geyserville is located in Sonoma County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sonoma County: Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa & Solano.

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

  DirectionDistance
Sonoma     (The home county for Geyserville)
      Healdsburg   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Camp Rose   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rio Nido   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Guerneville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mark West Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cazadero   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Monte Rio   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Villa Grande   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Colusa
      Wilbur Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lake
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hidden Valley Lake   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kelseyville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Finley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Soda Bay   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glenhaven   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Marin
      Dillon Beach   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tomales   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nicks Cove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mendocino
      Hermitage - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hopland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boonville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talmage   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ukiah   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gualala   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hemlock Ranch   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anchor Bay   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Philo   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calpella   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Signal Port   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Napa
      Woodleaf   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Yolo
      Rumsey   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guinda   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 - although 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 Geyserville:

These websites are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the California State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of California to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Sonoma County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mendocino County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

While our initial data for Geyserville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Geyserville in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Geyserville.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Geyserville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Geyserville.
      See our Misc Page for Geyserville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for California

About Sonoma County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sonoma County: www.sonoma-county.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Geyserville. 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 Geyserville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Geyserville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7065, Longitude: -122.9041     [Map].

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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: findagrave.com.

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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 Geyserville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Geyserville.



 
 
 

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