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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenoak Hills ...

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 Glenoak Hills (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 Glenoak Hills. 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 Glenoak Hills ...

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 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around Glenoak Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glenoak Hills, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glenoak Hills.

Cemeteries Near Glenoak Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenoak Hills.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Radec Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SSW Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  S Pauma Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  N San Jacinto Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WNW Wildomar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  WSW Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Malsonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Bartholomew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  SW Odd Fellows Community 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.<2>

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

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

Rainbow   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoak Hills
 - Rainbow had a post office and no railroad service
Pala   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glenoak Hills
 - Pala had a post office and no railroad service
Murrieta   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Glenoak Hills
 - 1895 population of 577 people (with 113,326 people in 2017)
 - Murrieta had a post office and railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glenoak Hills
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Fallbrook   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoak Hills
 - Fallbrook had a post office and railroad service
DeLuz   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoak Hills
 - DeLuz had a post office and railroad service
Valley Center   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Glenoak Hills
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valley Center had a post office and no railroad service
Idyllwild   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Glenoak Hills
 - Idyllwild had a post office and no railroad service
Bonsall   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoak Hills
 - Bonsall 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 Glenoak Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenoak Hills 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Glenoak Hills is located in Riverside County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Riverside County: La Paz (AZ), Imperial, Orange, San Bernardino & San Diego.

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

Riverside     (The home county for Glenoak Hills)
      Dutch Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Temecula   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Aguanga   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rainbow Canyon Village   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lake Village   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Murrieta Hot Springs   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Murrieta   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      East Hemet   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hemet   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valle Vista   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Homeland   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trabuco Highlands   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coto de Caza   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rancho Santa Margarita   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Trabuco Canyon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ladera Ranch   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Las Flores   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      San Clemente   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Portola Hills   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silverado Canyon - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Capistrano Beach   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Foothill Ranch   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mission Viejo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      San Juan Capistrano   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Bernardino
      Yucaipa   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Glen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plymouth Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eastbern - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Redlands   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      University Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forest Falls   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mountain Home Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bryn Mawr   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loma Linda   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lugonia - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grand Terrace   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
San Diego
      Pala   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainbow   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pauma Valley   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Palomar Mountain   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Holcomb Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fallbrook   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Center   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hidden Meadows   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bonsall   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawrence Welk Resort Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Warner Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vista   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Escondido   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 it should be mentioned 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 are relevant to Glenoak Hills:

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 Riverside County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Orange 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 Riverside County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Riverside 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Riverside 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 Glenoak Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenoak Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenoak Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5375, Longitude: -116.9806     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenoak Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Glenoak Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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