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Our Genealogical Helper for Greendale ...

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 Greendale (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 Greendale. 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 Greendale ...

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 167 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greendale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greendale, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greendale.

Cemeteries Near Greendale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greendale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE San Joaquin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tremont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ENE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South East Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE St. Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NE Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NE Elder Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sacramento County Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Masonic Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Silveyville 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 Greendale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greendale.

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

Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Courtland had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 199 people
 - Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
Freeport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 1,238 people
 - Freeport had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Maine Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Maine Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Elk Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 202 people (with 166,913 people in 2015)
 - Elk Grove had a post office and railroad service
McConnel   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Greendale
 - McConnel had railroad service and no post office
Florin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Florin had a post office and railroad service
Binghamton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Greendale
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Binghamton had a post office and no railroad service
Webster   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greendale
 - Webster 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 Greendale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greendale 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.

Greendale is located in Yolo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Yolo County: Colusa, Lake, Napa, Sacramento, Solano & Sutter.

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

Yolo     (The home county for Greendale)
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Davis   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winters   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Yolo   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Knights Landing   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Esparto   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Zamora   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      May - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ione   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oregon Bar - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burson   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Campo Seco   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Contra Costa
      Bethel Island   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knightsen   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Antioch   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pittsburg   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brentwood   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Pittsburg   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bay Point   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Discovery Bay   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Port Chicago - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Byron   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
El Dorado
      Crescent Ridge Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      La Cresta Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Park Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeview Village   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lakeridge Oaks   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Ridge Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marina Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Tree Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Napa   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      American Canyon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riego   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hood   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Laguna West-Lakeside   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vorden   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Laguna   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ryde   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Locke   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parkway-South Sacramento   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McConnel   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sutterville - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Florin   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
San Joaquin
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Terminous   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Acampo   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Henderson Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Victor   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lockeford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clements   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rio Vista   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elmira   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Solano City - Historic   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Leisure Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cannon - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartley   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vacaville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rio Oso   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Greendale:

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 Yolo 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    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa 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    
Sutter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Search for a Community in California

About Yolo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yolo County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3735, Longitude: -121.5861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greendale 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 Greendale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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