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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Amador County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Amador County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== History ==
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[http://www.co.amador.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1 Amador County Courthouse]<br>500 Argonaut Lane <br>Jackson, CA 95642<br>Phone: 209-223-6468 <br>
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Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Archives has naturalization records.
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=== Historical Facts ===
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{{Wikipedia|Amador County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854--'''Amador County was created from Calaveras and El Dorado Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Jackson
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'''11 May 1854:''' Amador County was created from [[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]] and [[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Jackson <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1862: '''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]
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*[[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]]
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*[[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]]
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*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caamado2/ Amador County Cemetery Board] has a database of tombstone transcriptions giving name, year of birth, year of death, and cemetery where buried. Further information and photos may be on the [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/amador.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project].
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*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]], Vol. 21, page 1 - a cemetery located in the county.
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Individual cemeteries
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124698 Catholic Cemetery, Ione]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124705 Ione Protestant Community Cemetery, Ione]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124710 Protestant Cemetery, Volcano]
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=== Census  ===
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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{{Census|California}}
  
US Vol. 21 page 1 - a cemetery located in the county
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
==== Court  ====
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*Ione
  
==== Land ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Directories ===
  
==== Military ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Germans ====
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== History ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Land and Property ===
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Maps ===
  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/amador/The Amador County GenWeb Project] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1219854332920_431"></span>
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For historical maps, search the following free sites:
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206452&subject_disp=California%2C+Amador&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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• [http://www.ca.gov/About/Maps/Historical.html Maps-Historical-State of California], the California government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library
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• [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/california/index.html Historical Maps of California]
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• [http://library.humboldt.edu/~rls/geospatial/calmaps.htm California Maps - HSU Library], also lists and links to gazetteers
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• [http://www.davidrumsey.com/ David Rumsey Collection] for [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?q=amador+california&sort=Pub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search Amador, California]
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• [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/california.html California]
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For topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at [http://www.sdc.ucsb.edu/holdings/caltopo.html USGS Topographic Maps of California].
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For current maps, search [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl Google Maps] or [http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest] or other map services online.
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>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).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
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*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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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]
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::*'''''Grizzly Flat Road''''' 1852 an extension of Carson Trail down the middle fork of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosumnes_River Consumnes River] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Flat Grizzly Flat] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California]
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::*'''''Volcano Road''''' 1852 from Coral Flat ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer,_California Pioneer]) on the Carson Trail to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano,_California Volcano, California]
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Jackson California Family History Center]] (Sutter Creek)
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=== Societies  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Birth  ====
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==== Marriage  ====
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For marriages from 1854-1885 see the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Divorce  ====
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==== Death  ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/amador/The Amador County CAGenWeb Project]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Amador/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206452|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Amador_County,_California]]
 
[[Category:Amador_County,_California]]

Revision as of 18:24, 11 December 2012

United States go toCaliforniago to Amador County

County Courthouse

Amador County Courthouse
500 Argonaut Lane
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: 209-223-6468

Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records.[1]

County Archives has naturalization records.

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

11 May 1854: Amador County was created from Calaveras and El Dorado Counties.
County seat: Jackson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

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

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ione

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

For historical maps, search the following free sites:

Maps-Historical-State of California, the California government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library

Historical Maps of California

California Maps - HSU Library, also lists and links to gazetteers

David Rumsey Collection for Amador, California

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for California

For topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at USGS Topographic Maps of California.

For current maps, search Google Maps or MapQuest or other map services online.

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Amador County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

For marriages from 1854-1885 see the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

California|California}}

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 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).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).