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Our Genealogical Helper for Goodmans Corner ...

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 Goodmans Corner (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 Goodmans Corner. 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 Goodmans Corner ...

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 Goodmans Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Goodmans Corner: Goodmans Cor. (or less commonly used: Goodmans Crn.)
  • While the name of this community is Goodmans Corner, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Goodmans Corner may originally have been Goodman's Corner.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Goodmans Corner might be written as Goodman Corner.

Newspapers Published in Goodmans Corner ...

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 117 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goodmans Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Goodmans Corner, 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 Goodmans Corner.

Cemeteries Near Goodmans Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goodmans Corner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Clements Glen View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Locke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ione Protestant - Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WSW Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  WSW Lodi Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  E Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty 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 Goodmans Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Goodmans Corner.

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

Camanche - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camanche was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Camanche had a post office and no railroad service
Lancha Plana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lancha Plana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Lancha Plana had a post office and no railroad service
Clements   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 333 people
 - Clements had a post office and railroad service
Burson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Goodmans Corner
 - Burson had a post office and railroad service
Campo Seco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Campo Seco had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 298 people
 - Valley Springs had a post office and railroad service
Lockeford   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 472 people
 - Lockeford had a post office and railroad service
Jenny Lind   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Jenny Lind had a post office and no railroad service
Bellota   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Goodmans Corner
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Bellota 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 Goodmans Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Goodmans Corner 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 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.

Goodmans Corner is located in Calaveras County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calaveras County: Alpine, Amador, San Joaquin, Stanislaus & Tuolumne.

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

Calaveras     (The home county for Goodmans Corner)
      Wallace   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Oregon Bar - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burson   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Campo Seco   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rancho Calaveras   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jenny Lind   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lost City - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      San Andreas   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Bar   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mokelumne Hill   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carmen City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ione   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      May - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Martell   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sutter Creek   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Amador City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Volcano   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Contra Costa
      Bethel Island   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Discovery Bay   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knightsen   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
El Dorado
      Clarksville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crescent Ridge Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      La Cresta Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park Village   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cameron Park   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ridgeview Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shingle Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fair Play   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Ridge Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stonegate Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Herald   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Galt   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arno - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rancho Murieta   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McConnel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sloughhouse   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Laguna   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mather   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Locke   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
San Joaquin
      Clements   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Lockeford   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Victor   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Peters   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Acampo   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Henderson Village   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Morada   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rio Vista   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adela   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Oakdale   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Del Rio   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Knights Ferry   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Riverbank   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Salida   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Modesto   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bystrom   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shackelford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Modesto   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuttletown   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rawhide   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Columbia Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Martinez   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sonora   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chinese Camp   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      East Sonora   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenley Oaks   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedar Ridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mono Village   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - you should note 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 Goodmans Corner:

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 Calaveras County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanislaus County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuolumne 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 Calaveras County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Calaveras 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 ...

The Communities of California

About Calaveras County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calaveras County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodmans Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2049, Longitude: -120.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goodmans Corner 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 Goodmans Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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