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Greenview, California

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Our Genealogical Helper for Greenview ...

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 Greenview (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 Greenview. 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 Greenview ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greenview, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greenview.

Cemeteries Near Greenview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greenview.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SSE Callahan Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Callahan Protestant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Callahan Hayden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  E Gazelle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  E Foulke Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Julien Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  SW Sawyers Bar Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Horse Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  ENE Montague Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  NNE Kanaka 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 Greenview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greenview.

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

Oro Fino   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 185 people
 - Oro Fino had a post office and no railroad service
Fort Jones   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 266 people (with 688 people in 2016)
 - Fort Jones had a post office and no railroad service
Hamburg   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenview
 - Hamburg had a post office and no railroad service
Yreka   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 1,100 people (with 7,596 people in 2016)
 - Yreka had a post office and railroad service
Walker   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Greenview
 - Walker had a post office and no railroad service
Oakbar   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Oakbar had a post office and no railroad service
Sawyers Bar   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Sawyers Bar had a post office and no railroad service
Gazelle   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Greenview
 - Gazelle had a post office and railroad service
Grenada   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greenview
 - Grenada had railroad service and no post office
Montague   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greenview
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,399 people in 2016)
 - Montague 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 Greenview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greenview 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.

Greenview is located in Siskiyou County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Siskiyou County: Del Norte, Humboldt, Modoc, Shasta, Trinity, Jackson (OR), Josephine (OR) & Klamath (OR).

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

Siskiyou     (The home county for Greenview)
      Oro Fino   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Fort Jones   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Etna   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scott Bar   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Callahan   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Yreka   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Klamath River   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gazelle   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grenada   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sawyers Bar   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montague   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orleans   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trinity Center   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Greenview:

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 Siskiyou County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Humboldt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trinity County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Siskiyou County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Siskiyou 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Greenview. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greenview) 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 Greenview. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5512, Longitude: -122.9065     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenview.