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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Alpine County'''  
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Guide to '''Alpine County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Alpine County  
 
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| state = California
 
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| founded date = March 16
 
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| seat = Markleeville  
 
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| building address =  Alpine County Courthouse<br>99 Water St <br>PO Box 158 <br>Markleeville, CA 96120 <br>Phone: 530.694.2287 <br>[http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/ '''Alpine County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address =  Alpine County Courthouse<br>99 Water St <br>PO Box 158 <br>Markleeville, CA 96120 <br>Phone: 530.694.2287 <br>[http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/ '''Alpine County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Alpine County, California Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Alpine County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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=== '''County Courthouse'''  ===
 
=== '''County Courthouse'''  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1864--'''Alpine County was created 16 March 1864 from [[Amador County, California|Amador]], [[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]], [[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]], [[Mono County, California|Mono]] and [[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Markleeville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1864--'''Alpine County was created 16 March 1864 from [[Amador County, California Genealogy|Amador]], [[Calaveras County, California Genealogy|Calaveras]], [[El Dorado County, California Genealogy|El Dorado]], [[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]] and [[Tuolumne County, California Genealogy|Tuolumne]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Markleeville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named because of its resemblance to the Swiss Alps. The county seat Markleeville and the county was created March 16, 1864. The County is located in the east central corner of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Alpine County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_County,_California 04/28/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Amador County, California|Amador]]  
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*[[Amador County, California Genealogy|Amador]]  
*[[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]]  
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*[[Calaveras County, California Genealogy|Calaveras]]  
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
*[[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]]  
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*[[El Dorado County, California Genealogy|El Dorado]]  
*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]  
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*[[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]]  
*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California Genealogy|Tuolumne]]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/bios.html Alpine County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/bioindex.html Alpine County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/pioneerindex.html Alpine County Pioneers] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Alpine}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Alpine, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=184&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/alpine/cem.htm CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/alpine.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/alpine.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|486899|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Alpine+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=184 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Alpine&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Alpine-county-california-cemetery-records.htm Alpine California Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web site may have additional information on Alpine  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/Alpine.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{Census|California}}  
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{{Census|California}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/census.html Alpine County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
===== Germans  =====
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/history.html Alpine County History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/countyhistory.html Alpine County History] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/land/alpine.txt Index to Federal Land Records, Alpine County] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Caalpine.png|center|200px|Caalpine.png]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
 
:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
  
::*'''''Big Tree Road (Ebbetts Pass)''''' 1851 from western [[Nevada|Nevada]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markleeville,_California Markleeville], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California Murphys], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_California Stockton], California  
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::*'''''Big Tree Road (Ebbetts Pass)''''' 1851 from western [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markleeville,_California Markleeville], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California Murphys], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_California Stockton], California  
 
::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852 from the Carson Trail to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]  
 
::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852 from the Carson Trail to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]  
::*'''''Luther Pass Trail''''' 1854 connected the Carson Trail and Johnson's Cutoff and allowed travelers to avoid [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe]. It became one of the routes to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode] in [[Nevada|Nevada]]
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::*'''''Luther Pass Trail''''' 1854 connected the Carson Trail and Johnson's Cutoff and allowed travelers to avoid [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe]. It became one of the routes to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode] in [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]]
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2250027 United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921]
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli129gmt.txt World War II Army Enlistees, Alpine County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist.html#Alpine World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/military/korea/other/armycasu130gmt.txt Korean War Army Casualties] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Alpine}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/obitindex.html Index to Alpine County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/obits.html Alpine County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Alpine}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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===== Family History Centers  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1920''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/1905to1920births.html Alpine County Birth Index, 1905-1920] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1921 - 1930''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/1921to1930births.html Alpine County Births, 1921-1930] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/marr1960-1985.html Alpine County Marriages, 1960-1985] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/marrnotindex.html Alpine County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1907''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/deathindex.html Alpine County Death Index, 1905-1907] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Alpine County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 24<br>Markleeville 96120<br> [http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/index.aspx?NID=184 Website]<br><br>
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'''Alpine County Historical Society'''<br> 1 School Street California<br> Markleeville, CA 96120 <br>Phone:530-694-2317<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
=== Websites  ===
 
=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/alpine-county/ Alpine County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/alpine/ Alpine County CAGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/alpine/ Alpine County CAGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Alpine/ Alpine County, California Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Alpine/ Alpine County, California Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/alpine.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/alpine.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/alpine/alpine.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=206449&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20California%2C%20Alpine%22 FamilySearch Catalog]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Alpine+County%2C+California&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/alpine/ Alpine County, California, Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Alpine-County.htm Alpine County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Alpine&countycode=Alpine Alpine County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
{{reflist}} {{California|California}}  
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{{reflist}}  
  
[[Category:Alpine_County,_California]]
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[[Category:California Counties]]

Latest revision as of 19:33, 23 August 2017

United States
California
Alpine County

Guide to Alpine County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Alpine County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Alpine County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 16, 1864
County Seat Markleeville
Courthouse
CaliforniaAlpineCourthouse.jpg
Address Alpine County Courthouse
99 Water St
PO Box 158
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530.694.2287
Alpine County Website


County Information

Alpine County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1894 1894 1894 1850 1894 1900

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate,
court and land records from 1900[2]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Alpine County, California

Parent County

1864--Alpine County was created 16 March 1864 from Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono and Tuolumne Counties. County seat: Markleeville [3]

Description

The county was named because of its resemblance to the Swiss Alps. The county seat Markleeville and the county was created March 16, 1864. The County is located in the east central corner of the state.[4]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Alpine, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Alpine County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Alpine County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Alpine County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Alpine County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[5][6]

Military History and Records

United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921

World War II
Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Alpine County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Alpine - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Alpine County Historical Society
P.O. Box 24
Markleeville 96120
Website

Alpine County Historical Society
1 School Street California
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone:530-694-2317


Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Alpine County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Alpine County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpine_County,_California 04/28/2017.
  5. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).