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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Lantern Village ...

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 Green Lantern Village (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 Green Lantern Village. 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 Green Lantern Village ...

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 Green Lantern Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Green Lantern Village: Green Lantern Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Green Lantern Village ...

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 126 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Lantern Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Lantern Village, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Lantern Village.

Cemeteries Near Green Lantern Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Lantern Village.

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 Green Lantern Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Westminster Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Magnolia Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Good Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S The Good Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Harbor Lawn - Mt. Olive Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Melrose Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Anaheim Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Fairhaven Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Santa Ana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. John's Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Loma Vista Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Artesia 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 Green Lantern Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Lantern Village.

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

Bolsa   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Lantern Village
 - Bolsa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garden Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Lantern Village
 - 1895 population of 126 people (with 174,858 people in 2016)
 - Garden Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Santa Ana   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Green Lantern Village
 - 1895 population of 3,628 people (with 334,217 people in 2016)
 - Santa Ana had a post office and railroad service
 
Miraflores   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Lantern Village
 - Miraflores had railroad service and no post office
 
Anaheim   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Lantern Village
 - 1895 population of 1,273 people (with 351,043 people in 2016)
 - Anaheim had a post office and railroad service
 
Brookhurst   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Green Lantern Village
 - Brookhurst had railroad service and no post office
 
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Green Lantern Village
 - Almond had railroad service and no post office
 
Buena Park   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Green Lantern Village
 - Buena Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Orange   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Green Lantern Village
 - 1895 population of 866 people (with 140,504 people in 2016)
 - Orange 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 Green Lantern Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Green Lantern Village 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.

Green Lantern Village is located in Orange County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Orange     (The home county for Green Lantern Village)
      Midway City   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Westminster   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Barber City   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Garden Grove   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fountain Valley   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cypress   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Los Alamitos   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Sunset Beach   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Surfside   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Anaheim   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Huntington Beach   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Los Angeles
      Hawaiian Gardens   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Naples   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cerritos   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belmont Shore   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Artesia   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cambodia Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Signal Hill   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East La Mirada   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      La Mirada   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bellflower   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lakewood   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Long Beach   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Riverside
      Corona   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      El Cerrito   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Porphyry - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Home Gardens   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Temescal   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastvale   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Norco   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mira Loma   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glen Avon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jurupa Valley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pedley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
San Bernardino
      Chino Hills   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Los Serranos   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chino   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montclair   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guasti   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alta Loma   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      San Antonio Heights   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southridge Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Etiwanda   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
San Diego
      San Onofre   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 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 Green Lantern Village:

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 Orange County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Los Angeles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside 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 Orange County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of Orange 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 Orange County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.oc.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Green Lantern Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Green Lantern Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Green Lantern Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Green Lantern Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Lantern Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7536, Longitude: -117.9878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Lantern Village 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Green Lantern Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Green Lantern Village.



 
 
 

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