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Our Genealogical Helper for Hartley ...

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 Hartley (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 Hartley. 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 Hartley ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hartley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hartley, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hartley.

Cemeteries Near Hartley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hartley.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Sacramento Valley National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Vacaville Elmira Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silveyville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ENE Tremont Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SW Rockville Public Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  WNW Monticello Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NNE Monument Hill Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  WSW Tulocay Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Capay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodland 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 Hartley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hartley.

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

Allendale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Hartley
 - Allendale had railroad service and no post office
 
Violet - Historic   [Map]
 - While Violet was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hartley
 - Violet had railroad service and no post office
 
Vacaville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Hartley
 - 1895 population of 725 people (with 100,032 people in 2017)
 - Vacaville had a post office and railroad service
 
Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Hartley
 - 1895 population of 317 people
 - Elmira had a post office and railroad service
 
Batavia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Hartley
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Batavia had a post office and railroad service
 
Dixon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Hartley
 - 1895 population of 1,082 people (with 20,202 people in 2017)
 - Dixon had a post office and railroad service
 
Winters   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Hartley
 - 1895 population of 764 people (with 7,273 people in 2017)
 - Winters had a post office and railroad service
 
Cannon - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cannon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Hartley
 - Cannon 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 Hartley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Hartley 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.

Hartley 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 Hartley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hartley:

  DirectionDistance
Solano     (The home county for Hartley)
      Leisure Town   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vacaville   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elmira   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cannon - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mankas Corner   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Suisun City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Solano City - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rio Vista   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Colusa
      Harrington   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      College City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Contra Costa
      Port Chicago - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bay Point   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clyde   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pittsburg   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Pittsburg   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Martinez   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vine Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crockett   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Port Costa   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Antioch   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Marin
      Black Point-Green Point   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Novato   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rafael Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Napa
      Spanish Flat   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Napa   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lombard   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Yountville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      American Canyon   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rutherford   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pope Valley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Angwin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Helena   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Deer Park   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Placer
      Riego   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Sacramento
      Courtland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hood   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ryde   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vorden   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sutterville - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Isleton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Laguna West-Lakeside   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Locke   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parkway-South Sacramento   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sacramento   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Laguna   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
San Joaquin
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Terminous   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Acampo   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sonoma
      Sonoma   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vineburg   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boyes Hot Springs   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      El Verano   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Ellen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Temelec   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kenwood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Penngrove   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Petaluma   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sutter
      Robbins   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nicolas   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nicolaus   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Yolo
      Winters   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Davis   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Esparto   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Capay   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Yolo   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooks   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Hartley:

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:

Colusa 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    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sonoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sutter 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Solano County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Solano County: www.co.solano.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Hartley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hartley) 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 Hartley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hartley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4237, Longitude: -121.9534     [Map].

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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