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Our Genealogical Helper for Goumaz ...

So far, we have found very little information about Goumaz. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Goumaz to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Goumaz, please Contact Us.

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 Goumaz (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 Goumaz. 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 Goumaz ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goumaz.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Goumaz, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Goumaz.

Cemeteries Near Goumaz ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goumaz.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Westwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Susanville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Indian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  E Lassen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  E Diamond Crest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Johnstonville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  S North Valley Indian Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  SSW Greenville District Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Janesville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  SW Prattville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  S Crescent Mills 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.

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

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

Susanville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 882 people (with 15,326 people in 2017)
 - Susanville had a post office and no railroad service
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 531 people
 - Greenville had a post office and no railroad service
Janesville   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Janesville had a post office and no railroad service
Prattville   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 239 people
 - Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
Crescent Mills   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Crescent Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Taylorsville   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the South (S) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Taylorsville had a post office and no railroad service
Genesee - Historic   [Map]
 - While Genesee was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Goumaz
 - Genesee had a post office and railroad service
Longville   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Goumaz
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Longville had no post office or railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Goumaz. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Goumaz 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Goumaz is historic, it would have been located within present day Lassen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lassen County: Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama & Washoe (NV).

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

Lassen     (The home county for Goumaz)
      Pine Town   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Westwood   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Susanville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Peninsula Village   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leavitt   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Janesville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belfast   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Standish   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Litchfield   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Antelope - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Karlo - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horse Lake - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton Branch   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Shore   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Almanor Peninsula   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peninsula Village   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Almanor Country Club   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Almanor   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canyondam   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chester   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake Almanor West   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Prattville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crescent Mills   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Station   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Manzanita Lake   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mineral   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Goumaz:

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 Lassen County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Plumas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shasta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tehama County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Visit our Community Index for California

About Lassen County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lassen County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Goumaz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Goumaz. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Goumaz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goumaz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4138, Longitude: -120.8625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Goumaz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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