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Our Genealogical Helper for Green Springs Ranch ...

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 Springs Ranch (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 Springs Ranch. 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 Springs Ranch ...

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 Springs Ranch.

  • Typical abbreviation for Green Springs Ranch: Green Spgs. Rnch. (or less commonly used: Green Spngs. Rnch. or Green Sprngs. Rnch.)

Newspapers Published in Green Springs Ranch ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Green Springs Ranch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Green Springs Ranch, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Green Springs Ranch.

Cemeteries Near Green Springs Ranch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Green Springs Ranch.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Clarksville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Jayhawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mormon Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lakeside Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Uniontown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE James Marshall Gravesite   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Middletown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westwood Hills Memorial 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 Springs Ranch in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Green Springs Ranch.

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

Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Springs Ranch
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Clarksville had a post office and no railroad service
Salmon Falls - Historic   [Map]
 - While Salmon Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Green Springs Ranch
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Salmon Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Shingle Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Green Springs Ranch
 - 1895 population of 197 people
 - Shingle Springs had a post office and railroad service
White Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Green Springs Ranch
 - White Rock had railroad service and no post office
Natoma   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Springs Ranch
 - Natoma had a post office and railroad service
Lotus   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Green Springs Ranch
 - Lotus had a post office and no railroad service
Pilot Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Green Springs Ranch
 - Pilot Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Alder Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Green Springs Ranch
 - Alder Creek had railroad service and no post office

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

Green Springs Ranch is located in El Dorado County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of El Dorado County: Alpine, Amador, Placer, Sacramento & Douglas (NV).

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

El Dorado     (The home county for Green Springs Ranch)
      Equestrian Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Waterford Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Winterhaven Village   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oak Ridge Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Stonegate Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Highland Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oak Tree Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Saint Andrews Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cameron Park   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      May - Historic   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Amador City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ione   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sutter Creek   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Martell   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Volcano   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Bar   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mokelumne Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oregon Bar - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Campo Seco   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sandy Gulch   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilseyville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rail Road Flat   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      San Andreas   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake of the Pines   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alta Sierra   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chicago Park   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Ridge   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grass Valley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Oaks   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Penn Valley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      You Bet - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rough and Ready   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gold Flat   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Wildwood   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nevada City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bowman   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Auburn   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Virginiatown   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clipper Gap   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mormon Island - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Folsom   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Represa   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Prairie City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Natoma   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Orangevale   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gold River   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Citrus Heights   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rancho Murieta   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rancho Cordova   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sloughhouse   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Carmichael   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
San Joaquin
      Clements   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lockeford   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acampo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Victor   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheatland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ostrom - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plumas Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smartville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Olivehurst   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Timbuctoo - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Linda   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Green Springs Ranch:

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 El Dorado County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada 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    
Sutter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yuba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About El Dorado County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for El Dorado 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 that begins in Green Springs Ranch. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Green Springs Ranch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green Springs Ranch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7016, Longitude: -121.0347     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Green Springs Ranch 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 Green Springs Ranch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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