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Our Genealogical Helper for Greystone ...

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

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

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 226 newspapers that have been published in the area around Greystone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Greystone, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Greystone.

Cemeteries Near Greystone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Greystone.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Old Mexican Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hidalgo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hacienda Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Los Gatos Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Oak Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mission City Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Madronia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  N St. Johns Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gates of Heaven 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.

Greystone itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having railroad service and no post office.

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

Alamitos   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greystone
 - Alamitos had railroad service and no post office
Guadalupe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Guadalupe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Greystone
 - Guadalupe had railroad service and no post office
New Almaden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Greystone
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - New Almaden had a post office and railroad service
Los Gatos   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Greystone
 - 1895 population of 1,652 people (with 30,724 people in 2017)
 - Los Gatos had a post office and railroad service
Coyote   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Greystone
 - Coyote had a post office and railroad service
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Greystone
 - 1895 population of 169 people
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
Campbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Greystone
 - Campbell had a post office and railroad service
College Park   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Greystone
 - College Park 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 Greystone. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Greystone 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Greystone is historic, it would have been located within present day Santa Clara County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Santa Clara County: Alameda, Merced, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Cruz & Stanislaus.

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

Santa Clara     (The home county for Greystone)
      English Town   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Almaden   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Seven Trees   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cambrian Park   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Los Gatos   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Coyote   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fruitdale   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sunol-Midtown   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lexington Hills   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burbank   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chemeketa Park   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Drawbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Albrae - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sunol   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alvarado - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasanton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tesla - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Livermore   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Eden   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dublin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Contra Costa
      San Ramon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pajaro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Las Lomas   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aromas   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moss Landing   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Castroville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prunedale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Marina   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Boronda   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salinas   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prattco - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
San Benito
      River Oaks   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunneville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      San Juan Bautista   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollister   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgemark   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
San Joaquin
      Carnegie - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
San Mateo
      East Palo Alto   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      The Willows   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Menlo Park   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Portola Valley   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Menlo Park   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      La Honda   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Atherton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Fair Oaks   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Loma Mar   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodside   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adobe Corner   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Redwood City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Emerald Lake Hills   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Santa Cruz
      Laurel   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      The Willows   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lompico   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scotts Valley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Zayante   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Day Valley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aptos   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corralitos   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boulder Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brookdale   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Greystone:

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 Santa Clara County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alameda County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monterey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Benito County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Greystone ...

While our initial data for Greystone came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Greystone in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Greystone.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Greystone:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Greystone.
      See our Misc Page for Greystone for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within California

About Santa Clara County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greystone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2213, Longitude: -121.8469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greystone 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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