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Our Genealogical Helper for Guenoc ...

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

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

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guenoc.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Guenoc, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Guenoc.

Cemeteries Near Guenoc ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guenoc.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Middletown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Lower Lake Herndon - Copsey Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lower Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  WNW Glenbrook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SW Cyrus Alexander Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Biter Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  WSW Beeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  WSW Long Ranch Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris 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.

While we didn't find Guenoc in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Guenoc.

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

Middletown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 327 people
 - Middletown had a post office and no railroad service
Lower Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 395 people
 - Lower Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Glenbrook   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Glenbrook had a post office and no railroad service
Kellogg   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Guenoc
 - Kellogg had a post office and no railroad service
Knoxville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Knoxville had a post office and no railroad service
Calistoga   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 1,132 people (with 5,273 people in 2017)
 - Calistoga had a post office and railroad service
Pope Valley   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guenoc
 - 1895 population of 266 people
 - Pope Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Angwin   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guenoc
 - Angwin 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 Guenoc. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guenoc 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 and hospitals 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 Guenoc is historic, it would have been located within present day Lake County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lake County: Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma & Yolo.

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

Lake     (The home county for Guenoc)
      Hidden Valley Lake   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Middletown   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clearlake Oaks   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glenhaven   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Soda Bay   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kelseyville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilbur Springs   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Leesville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harrington   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      College City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Williams   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stonyford   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hopland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hermitage - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hemlock Ranch   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talmage   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Woodleaf   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Napa   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Rose   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mark West Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Geyserville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Healdsburg   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windsor   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Montgomery Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kenwood   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Santa Rosa   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Roseland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellevue   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rumsey   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Guinda   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Capay   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Esparto   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunnigan   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hershey   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Zamora   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winters   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Guenoc:

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 Lake County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colusa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mendocino County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa 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 Lake County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Lake 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 Community in California

About Lake County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guenoc. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7891, Longitude: -122.5658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guenoc 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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