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Our Genealogical Helper for Greenwich Village ...

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 Greenwich Village (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 Greenwich Village. 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 Greenwich Village ...

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 Greenwich Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Greenwich Village: Greenwich Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Greenwich Village ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenwich Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greenwich Village, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greenwich Village.

Cemeteries Near Greenwich Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greenwich Village.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Olson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Valley Oaks Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Assumption Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Conejo Mountain Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  NNW Bardsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ENE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  N Piru Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Japanese Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NW Santa Paula Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  W Santa Clara 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 Greenwich Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Greenwich Village.

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

Newbury Park   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Greenwich Village
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Newbury Park had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simi Valley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Greenwich Village
 - Simi Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bardsdale   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenwich Village
 - Bardsdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Greenwich Village
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fillmore   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Greenwich Village
 - Fillmore had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sespe Village   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greenwich Village
 - Sespe Village had railroad service and no post office
 
Chatsworth   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Greenwich Village
 - Chatsworth had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buckhorn   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Greenwich Village
 - Buckhorn had railroad service and no post office
 
Las Flores   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Greenwich Village
 - Las Flores 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 Greenwich Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greenwich Village 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.

Greenwich Village is located in Ventura County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ventura County: Kern, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara.

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

  DirectionDistance
Ventura     (The home county for Greenwich Village)
      Thousand Oaks   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Newbury Park   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Mountclef Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Casa Conejo   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oak Park   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Moorpark   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Leisure Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Simi Valley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Somis   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Camarillo   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fillmore   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Los Angeles
      Westlake Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Agoura Hills   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Agoura   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bell Canyon   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Calabasas   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Malibu   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hidden Hills   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Hills   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Point Dume   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chatsworth Lake Manor   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Woodland Hills   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Malibu Beach   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Santa Barbara
      Carpinteria   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Solano
      Green Valley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Greenwich Village:

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 Ventura 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    
Santa Barbara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of California,     of Ventura County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of Ventura 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 Greenwich Village. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ventura County: www.countyofventura.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenwich Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1814, Longitude: -118.8645     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenwich Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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By John Hall