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Our Genealogical Helper for Guadalcanal 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 Guadalcanal 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 Guadalcanal 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 Guadalcanal 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 Guadalcanal Village.

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

Newspapers Published in Guadalcanal 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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guadalcanal Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Guadalcanal Village, 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 Guadalcanal Village.

Cemeteries Near Guadalcanal Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guadalcanal 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 Guadalcanal Village covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Water Front Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Old Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunrise Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Carquinez Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Benicia City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Rolling Hills Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Military Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Dominics Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Napa Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Alhambra Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Catholic 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 Guadalcanal Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Guadalcanal Village.

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

Vallejo   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 6,343 people (with 122,105 people in 2017)
 - Vallejo had a post office and no railroad service
Flosden - Historic   [Map]
 - While Flosden was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - Flosden had railroad service and no post office
Tormey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - Tormey had a post office and no railroad service
Selby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Selby had a post office and railroad service
Napa Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Napa Junction had a post office and railroad service
Crockett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 301 people
 - Crockett had a post office and no railroad service
Pinole   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 340 people (with 19,364 people in 2017)
 - Pinole had a post office and railroad service
Port Costa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 627 people
 - Port Costa had a post office and railroad service
Creston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Guadalcanal Village
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Creston had railroad service and no post office
Sobrante   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Guadalcanal Village
 - Sobrante 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 Guadalcanal Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guadalcanal 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Guadalcanal Village is located in Solano County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Solano County: Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, Sonoma & Yolo.

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

Solano     (The home county for Guadalcanal Village)
      Mare Island - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Vallejo   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Benicia   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cannon - Historic   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vacaville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Solano City - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leisure Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elmira   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albany   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Normandy Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      University Village   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Berkeley   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rochedale Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Berkeley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Emeryville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Montclair   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campbell Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brooklyn - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Contra Costa
      Rodeo   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Crockett   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bayview   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hercules   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pinole   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Port Costa   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Tara Hills   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      El Sobrante   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rollingwood   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      San Pablo   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Martinez   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Richmond Heights   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Black Point-Green Point   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rafael Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cerro   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      San Quentin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Santa Venetia   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Novato   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      San Rafael   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Terra Linda   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Corte Madera   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Brae   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Paradise Cay   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ross   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      American Canyon   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Napa   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Isleton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ryde   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Francisco
      Sydney Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Amanico Ergina Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Friendship Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      San Francisco   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Golden Gate Heights   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Doelger City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stonestown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
San Mateo
      Brisbane   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Broadmoor Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broadmoor   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Colma   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Daly City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westlake   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South San Francisco   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      San Bruno   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairway Park   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pacifica   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millbrae   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlingame   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsborough   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vineburg   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sonoma   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Temelec   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boyes Hot Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      El Verano   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Petaluma   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Glen Ellen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penngrove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Kenwood   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cotati   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rohnert Park   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winters   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 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 Guadalcanal 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 Solano 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    
Marin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Francisco County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sonoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Find a Community located in California

About Solano County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Solano County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guadalcanal Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1185, Longitude: -122.2939     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guadalcanal Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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