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Our Genealogical Helper for Hacienda 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 Hacienda 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 Hacienda 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 Hacienda 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 Hacienda Village.

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

Newspapers Published in Hacienda 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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hacienda Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hacienda Village, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hacienda Village.

Cemeteries Near Hacienda Village ...

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Inglewood Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Roosevelt Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Old Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Park Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Russian Molokan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Home of Peace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Rosedale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Serbian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chinese Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mausoleum of the Golden West   [Map]     
  NNE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Pacific Crest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Beach Forest Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE All Souls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillside Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Artesia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Lake Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Paradise Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Wilmington Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Table Top Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Long Beach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hollywood Forever Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Resurrection 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 Hacienda Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hacienda Village.

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

Lynwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hacienda Village
 - Lynwood had railroad service and no post office
South Los Angeles   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Hacienda Village
 - South Los Angeles had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Hacienda Village
 - 1895 population of 750 people
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Compton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hacienda Village
 - 1895 population of 636 people (with 97,612 people in 2017)
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
Vinvale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Hacienda Village
 - Vinvale had railroad service and no post office
Clement Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Hacienda Village
 - Clement Junction had railroad service and no post office
Gardena   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hacienda Village
 - Gardena had a post office and no railroad service
Moneta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Hacienda Village
 - Moneta had a post office and no railroad service
Clearwater   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Hacienda Village
 - Clearwater had a post office and no railroad service
Hyde Park   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Hacienda Village
 - Hyde Park had a post office and railroad service
Los Angeles   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Hacienda Village
 - 1895 population of 50,395 people (with 3,999,759 people in 2017)
 - Los Angeles 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 Hacienda Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hacienda 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hacienda Village is located in Los Angeles County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Los Angeles County: Kern, Orange, San Bernardino & Ventura.

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

Los Angeles     (The home county for Hacienda Village)
      Watts   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Lynwood   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Willowbrook   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Florence   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Huntington Park   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Gate   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Walnut Park   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      South Los Angeles   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cudahy   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Compton   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Rancho Dominguez   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Athens   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      La Palma   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Los Alamitos   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cypress   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rossmoor   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Buena Park   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Seal Beach   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      La Habra   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barber City   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Surfside   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sunset Beach   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brea   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eastvale   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Norco   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Porphyry - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Bernardino
      Chino Hills   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Los Serranos   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chino   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montclair   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ontario   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      San Antonio Heights   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Racimo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Guasti   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alta Loma   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Park   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Simi Valley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thousand Oaks   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenwich Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hacienda Village, see our County-by-County Page for Hacienda 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 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 Hacienda 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 Los Angeles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Riverside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Bernardino County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ventura County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Visit our Community Index for California

About Los Angeles County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Los Angeles County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Hacienda Village. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hacienda Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hacienda Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hacienda Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hacienda Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9425, Longitude: -118.2454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hacienda 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 Hacienda Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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