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Golden Hill, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Golden Hill ...

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 Golden Hill (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 Golden Hill. 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 Golden Hill ...

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 418 newspapers that have been published in the area around Golden Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Golden Hill, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Golden Hill.

Cemeteries Near Golden Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Golden Hill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE La Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Glen Abbey Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Miramar National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  N El Camino Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ENE El Cajon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  E St. Francis Xavier 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 Golden Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Golden Hill.

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

San Diego   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Golden Hill
 - 1895 population of 16,159 people (with 1,406,630 people in 2016)
 - San Diego had a post office and railroad service
Coronado   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Golden Hill
 - Coronado had a post office and no railroad service
National City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Golden Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,353 people (with 61,147 people in 2016)
 - National City had a post office and railroad service
Old Town San Diego   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Golden Hill
 - Old Town San Diego had railroad service and no post office
Chula Vista   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Golden Hill
 - Chula Vista had a post office and railroad service
Bonita   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Golden Hill
 - Bonita had railroad service and no post office
Coronado Heights - Historic   [Map]
 - While Coronado Heights was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Golden Hill
 - Coronado Heights had railroad service and no post office
Sunnyside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Golden Hill
 - Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
La Mesa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Golden Hill
 - La Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
La Presa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Golden Hill
 - La Presa 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 Golden Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Golden Hill 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Golden Hill is located in San Diego County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Diego County: Imperial, Orange & Riverside.

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

San Diego     (The home county for Golden Hill)
      San Diego   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      South Crest   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Coronado   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      National City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tent City - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Old San Diego   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Old Town San Diego   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lincoln Acres   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bayside Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Paradise Hills   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      La Playa   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bonita   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Golden Hill:

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 San Diego County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of San Diego County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of San Diego 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 ...

Find a Community within California

About San Diego County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Diego 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 from Golden Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Golden Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golden Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7162, Longitude: -117.1361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Golden Hill 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 Golden Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Golden Hill.