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Our Genealogical Helper for Greenley Oaks ...

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 Greenley Oaks (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 Greenley Oaks. 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 Greenley Oaks ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenley Oaks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greenley Oaks, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greenley Oaks.

Cemeteries Near Greenley Oaks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greenley Oaks.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Shadow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sonora Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sonora City Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Shaws Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Public Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Stent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Tuolumne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherokee Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Vallecito 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 Greenley Oaks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greenley Oaks.

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

Sonora   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 1,441 people (with 4,857 people in 2017)
 - Sonora had a post office and no railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Columbia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 812 people
 - Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
Soulsbyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Soulsbyville had a post office and no railroad service
Tuttletown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Greenley Oaks
 - Tuttletown had a post office and no railroad service
Tuolumne   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Greenley Oaks
 - Tuolumne had a post office and no railroad service
Chinese Camp   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 314 people
 - Chinese Camp had a post office and no railroad service
Douglas Flat   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenley Oaks
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Douglas Flat 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 Greenley Oaks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greenley Oaks 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.

Greenley Oaks is located in Tuolumne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuolumne County: Alpine, Calaveras, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono & Stanislaus.

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

Tuolumne     (The home county for Greenley Oaks)
      East Sonora   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Sonora   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Martinez   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mono Village   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Standard   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Columbia Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Columbia   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mono Vista   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Soulsbyville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Rawhide   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Tuttletown   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Bear Valley   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pioneer   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Volcano   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Martell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sutter Creek   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Amador City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ione   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vallecito   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Douglas Flat   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Angels Camp   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Angels City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Angels   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Murphys   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Vista   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Forest Meadows   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Altaville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      The Shores of Poker Flat   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hathaway Pines   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Avery   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Copper Cove Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coulterville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Valley   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hornitos   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Bullion   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      El Portal   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Midpines   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Catheys Valley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jerseydale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mariposa   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Snelling   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amsterdam   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arundel - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
San Joaquin
      Farmington   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Escalon   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peters   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alba   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knights Ferry   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      La Grange   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Oakdale   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adela   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Waterford   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hickman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Riverbank   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hughson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Del Rio   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Denair   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Greenley Oaks:

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 Tuolumne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alpine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mariposa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merced County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanislaus County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

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About Tuolumne County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuolumne 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 Greenley Oaks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenley Oaks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greenley Oaks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenley Oaks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenley Oaks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9865, Longitude: -120.3612     [Map].

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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 Greenley Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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