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Our Genealogical Helper for Greenspot ...

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

We've added Greenspot to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Greenspot, 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 Greenspot (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 Greenspot. 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 Greenspot ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenspot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greenspot, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greenspot.

Cemeteries Near Greenspot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greenspot.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Indian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Montecito Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Home of Eternity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pioneer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WNW Campo Santo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Hermosa Gardens 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 Greenspot in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greenspot.

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

Mentone   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Greenspot
 - Mentone had a post office and railroad service
Eastbern - Historic   [Map]
 - While Eastbern was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Greenspot
 - Eastbern had railroad service and no post office
Redlands   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greenspot
 - 1895 population of 1,904 people (with 71,554 people in 2017)
 - Redlands had a post office and railroad service
Lugonia - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lugonia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Greenspot
 - Lugonia had a post office and no railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Greenspot
 - Victoria had railroad service and no post office
Mound City - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mound City was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Greenspot
 - Mound City had railroad service and no post office
Arrowhead Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Greenspot
 - Arrowhead Springs had a post office and no railroad service
San Bernardino   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Greenspot
 - 1895 population of 4,012 people (with 216,995 people in 2017)
 - San Bernardino had a post office and railroad service
Colton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Greenspot
 - 1895 population of 1,315 people (with 54,828 people in 2017)
 - Colton had a post office and railroad service
Rialto   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Greenspot
 - Rialto 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 Greenspot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greenspot 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 doctors and hospitals 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 Greenspot is historic, it would have been located within present day San Bernardino County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Bernardino County: La Paz (AZ), Mohave (AZ), Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside & Clark (NV).

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

San Bernardino     (The home county for Greenspot)
      Eastbern - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Mentone   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      University Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Plymouth Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Redlands   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Yucaipa   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Lugonia - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Mountain Home Village   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bryn Mawr   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marigold   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Los Angeles
      Mount Baldy   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Claremont   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pomona   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      La Verne   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Pines   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      San Dimas   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Diamond Bar   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beeks Place - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Silverado Canyon - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Silverado   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Anaheim Hills   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Portola Hills   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trabuco Canyon   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calimesa   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ordway   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Moreno Valley   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beaumont   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Highgrove   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bannockburn Village   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      March Field   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Banning   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gilman Hot Springs   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]

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

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 either 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 Greenspot:

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 San Bernardino 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    
Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

About San Bernardino County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Bernardino 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 Greenspot, 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' distance that starts in Greenspot. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Greenspot) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenspot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0858, Longitude: -117.1109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenspot 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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