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Our Genealogical Helper for Herald ...

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 Herald (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 Herald. 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 Herald ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Herald.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Herald, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Herald.

Cemeteries Near Herald ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Herald.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Galt - Arno Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicksville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Locke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clements Glen View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Lodi Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Islamic Cemetery of California   [Map]     
  NW South East Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Franklin 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 Herald in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Herald.

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

Galt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Herald
 - 1895 population of 985 people (with 26,172 people in 2017)
 - Galt had a post office and railroad service
Cicero - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cicero was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Herald
 - Cicero had railroad service and no post office
Elliott - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elliott was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Herald
 - 1895 population of 83 people
 - Elliott had a post office and no railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Herald
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
Arno - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arno was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Herald
 - Arno had a post office and no railroad service
McConnel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Herald
 - McConnel had railroad service and no post office
Acampo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Herald
 - 1895 population of 132 people
 - Acampo had a post office and railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Herald
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - New Hope 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 Herald. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Herald 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Herald is located in Sacramento County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sacramento County: Amador, Contra Costa, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter & Yolo.

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

Sacramento     (The home county for Herald)
      Galt   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arno - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      McConnel   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elk Grove   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Laguna   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sloughhouse   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Laguna West-Lakeside   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Locke   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hood   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camanche Village   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      May - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ione   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Drytown   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Amador City   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Martell   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sutter Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plymouth   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fiddletown   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      River Pines   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oregon Bar - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Burson   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Campo Seco   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valley Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Rancho Calaveras   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Jenny Lind   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Bar   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mokelumne Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lost City - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      San Andreas   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Contra Costa
      Bethel Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Knightsen   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Discovery Bay   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brentwood   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Antioch   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Byron   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Empire - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pittsburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
El Dorado
      Crescent Ridge Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      La Cresta Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ridgeview Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      El Dorado Hills   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Governors Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Ridge Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stonegate Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crown Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Franciscan Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cameron Park   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Roseville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Granite Bay   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Riego   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rocklin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loomis   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Whitney - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Penryn   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Newcastle   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Joaquin
      Acampo   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Woodbridge   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Woodbridge   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Victor   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodbridge   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lockeford   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Taison   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mokelumne City - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Clements   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Henderson Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rio Vista   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dixon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Solano City - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Birds Landing   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elmira   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Travis Field   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cannon - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leisure Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartley   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vacaville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Del Rio   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adela   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Broderick   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Sacramento   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bryte   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      El Macero   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davis   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Herald:

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 Sacramento County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amador County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Dorado County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Placer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanislaus 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 Sacramento County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of California,     of Sacramento 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 ...

The Communities of California

About Sacramento County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sacramento County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herald. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2938, Longitude: -121.2446     [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:

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

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