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Glenhaven, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenhaven ...

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 Glenhaven (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 Glenhaven. 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 Glenhaven ...

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 102 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenhaven.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glenhaven, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glenhaven.

Cemeteries Near Glenhaven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenhaven.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Henry Alter Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stone & Kelsey Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Kelsay Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Kelseyville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Lower Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Lower Lake Herndon - Copsey Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hartley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Glenbrook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NW Upper Lake 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>

While we didn't find Glenhaven in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glenhaven.

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

Kelseyville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kelseyville had a post office and no railroad service
Lakeport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 991 people (with 4,772 people in 2016)
 - Lakeport had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 395 people
 - Lower Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Bartlett Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 69 people
 - Bartlett Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Highland Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Glenhaven
 - Highland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Hough Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Glenhaven
 - Hough Springs had railroad service and no post office
Glenbrook   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Glenbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Upper Lake   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Glenhaven
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Upper Lake 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 Glenhaven. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenhaven 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Glenhaven is located in Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake County: Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma & Yolo.

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

Lake     (The home county for Glenhaven)
      Clearlake Oaks   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Soda Bay   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lucerne   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Kelseyville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Finley   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Nice   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lakeport   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      North Lakeport   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wilbur Springs   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leesville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stonyford   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Williams   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      College City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harrington   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colusa   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hopland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hemlock Ranch   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Talmage   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ukiah   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hermitage - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Calpella   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Potter Valley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Redwood Valley   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boonville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrs Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Philo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodleaf   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Geyserville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Camp Rose   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Healdsburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mark West Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rio Nido   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guerneville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cazadero   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Annapolis   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rumsey   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Guinda   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hershey   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Glenhaven:

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 Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa 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    
Sonoma 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 Lake County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Lake 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Lake County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake 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 that stretches from Glenhaven. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenhaven) 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 Glenhaven. 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 Glenhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0264, Longitude: -122.7326     [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:

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenhaven.