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Our Genealogical Helper for Gilberts ...

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 Gilberts (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 Gilberts. 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 Gilberts ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gilberts.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gilberts, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gilberts.

Cemeteries Near Gilberts ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gilberts.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pioneer Grave   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  WSW Pioneer Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  W Josephine Mine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  W Foresthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foresthill Community Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  WSW Georgetown Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Iowa Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  NW Dutch Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  W Spanish Dry Diggings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Smith Flat 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 Gilberts in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gilberts.

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

Westville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gilberts
 - Westville had a post office and no railroad service
Michigan Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Michigan Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Pacific   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Gilberts
 - Pacific had a post office and no railroad service
Tahoe City   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Tahoe City had a post office and no railroad service
Georgetown   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 320 people
 - Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
Cisco   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Cisco had a post office and railroad service
Bryants   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) from Gilberts
 - Bryants had railroad service and no post office
Emerald Bay   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Gilberts
 - Emerald Bay had a post office and no railroad service
Yankee Jims   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Yankee Jims had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Canyon   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gilberts
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Blue Canyon had a post office and railroad service

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

Gilberts is located in Placer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Placer County: El Dorado, Nevada, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, Carson City (NV), Douglas (NV) & Washoe (NV).

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

Placer     (The home county for Gilberts)
      Greekstore   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Michigan Bluff   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tahoma Meadows   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Soda Springs   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Foresthill   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Tahoe City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Bend   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Casa Loma   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yankee Jims   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iowa Hill   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alta   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirkwood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sorensens   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpine Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mesa Vista   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kit Carson   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pioneer   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Volcano   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
El Dorado
      Quintette   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Riverton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fresh Pond   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pacific   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Tahoma   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pollock Pines   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Kyburz   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sportsman Hall - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camino   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fornis   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kingvale   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Norden   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Soda Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Donner Lake   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Donner Woods   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baltimore Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Truckee   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      You Bet - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Summit City - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Polaris   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prosser Lake Heights   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chicago Park   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mormon Island - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Valley - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Alleghany   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loganville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sierra City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sierraville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carson City (NV)
      Lakeview (NV)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carson City (NV)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Douglas (NV)
      Zephyr Cove (NV)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edgewood (NV)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln Park (NV)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Skyland (NV)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stateline (NV)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tahoe Village (NV)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glenbrook (NV)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kingsbury (NV)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kingsbury Village (NV)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Summit Village (NV)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Genoa (NV)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mottsville (NV) - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washoe (NV)
      Crystal Bay (NV)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Incline Village (NV)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tyrolian Village (NV)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bronco (NV) - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Franktown (NV)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ophir City (NV) - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Gilberts:

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 Placer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alpine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shasta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sierra County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carson City (NV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County (NV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washoe County (NV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Placer County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Placer 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
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Communities in California

About Placer County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Placer County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilberts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0116, Longitude: -120.4721     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gilberts 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 Gilberts, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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