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Our Genealogical Helper for Glenoaks Country ...

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 Glenoaks Country (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 Glenoaks Country. 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.

Name Variations for Glenoaks Country ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Glenoaks Country.

  • While the name of this community is Glenoaks Country, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Glenoaks Country may originally have been Glenoak's Country.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Glenoaks Country might be written as Glenoak Country.

Newspapers Published in Glenoaks Country ...

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 Glenoaks Country.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Glenoaks Country, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Glenoaks Country.

Cemeteries Near Glenoaks Country ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Glenoaks Country.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Radec Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 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 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Fallbrook Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Malsonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wildomar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  S St. Bartholomew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  SW Odd Fellows Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Indian 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 Glenoaks Country in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Glenoaks Country.

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

Rainbow   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoaks Country
 - Rainbow had a post office and no railroad service
Murrieta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Glenoaks Country
 - 1895 population of 577 people (with 113,326 people in 2017)
 - Murrieta had a post office and railroad service
Pala   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Glenoaks Country
 - Pala had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Glenoaks Country
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Fallbrook   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoaks Country
 - Fallbrook had a post office and railroad service
DeLuz   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoaks Country
 - DeLuz had a post office and railroad service
Bonsall   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Glenoaks Country
 - Bonsall had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Center   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Glenoaks Country
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Valley Center 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 Glenoaks Country. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Glenoaks Country 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 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 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.

Glenoaks Country 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 Glenoaks Country. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Glenoaks Country:

Riverside     (The home county for Glenoaks Country)
      Temecula   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dutch Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rainbow Canyon Village   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Murrieta Hot Springs   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Aguanga   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Murrieta   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Hemet   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hemet   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Homeland   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sun City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Trabuco Highlands   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coto de Caza   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Trabuco Canyon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Las Flores   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rancho Santa Margarita   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      San Clemente   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ladera Ranch   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Portola Hills   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capistrano Beach   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mission Viejo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Silverado Canyon - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Foothill Ranch   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Forest   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 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]
      Bryn Mawr   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 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]
      Grand Terrace   [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]
      Mound City - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
San Diego
      Rainbow   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pala   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pauma Valley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Palomar Mountain   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fallbrook   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Holcomb Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bonsall   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hidden Meadows   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Center   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lawrence Welk Resort Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vista   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warner Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      San Luis Rey   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 Glenoaks Country:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Riverside County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glenoaks Country. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Glenoaks Country. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenoaks Country) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenoaks Country. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5311, Longitude: -117.0064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenoaks Country 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 Glenoaks Country, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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