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Our Genealogical Helper for Guernewood ...

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 Guernewood (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 Guernewood. 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 Guernewood ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Guernewood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Guernewood, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Guernewood.

Cemeteries Near Guernewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Guernewood.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Redwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Duncans Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE McPeak Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Druids Occidental Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Green Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Forestview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Bodega Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Santa Rosa Memorial Park - Shiloh Road Addition   [Map]     
  WNW Seaview 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 Guernewood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Guernewood.

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

Guerneville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 633 people
 - Guerneville had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncans Mills   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Duncans Mills had a post office and railroad service
 
Cazadero   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Guernewood
 - Cazadero had a post office and railroad service
 
Occidental   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 516 people
 - Occidental had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forestville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 184 people
 - Forestville had a post office and railroad service
 
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Guernewood
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Freestone   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Freestone had a post office and railroad service
 
Windsor   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Guernewood
 - 1895 population of 483 people (with 27,548 people in 2017)
 - Windsor 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 Guernewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Guernewood 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Guernewood is located in Sonoma County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sonoma County: Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa & Solano.

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

  DirectionDistance
Sonoma     (The home county for Guernewood)
      Guerneville   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Monte Rio   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Villa Grande   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Rio Nido   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Duncans Mills   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cazadero   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Camp Meeker   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Forestville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Occidental   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jenner   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Carmet   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Graton   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Lake
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cobb   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Salminas Resort   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glenview   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hidden Valley Lake   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kelseyville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Finley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lower Lake   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Soda Bay   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clearlake Park   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clearlake   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Marin
      Dillon Beach   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tomales   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Nicks Cove   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millerton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Point Reyes Station   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Olema   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nicasio   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Brooks   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Novato   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mendocino
      Hermitage - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Yorkville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hopland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gualala   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anchor Bay   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boonville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Signal Port   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Napa
      Woodleaf   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Calistoga   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Guernewood:

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 Sonoma County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marin 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

The official website for Sonoma County: www.sonoma-county.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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Guernewood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Guernewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guernewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4927, Longitude: -123.0150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Guernewood 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 Guernewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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