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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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Guide to '''Amador County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Amador County
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| county_map = California Amador Map.png
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| state = California
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| state_map = California.png
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = May 11
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| seat = Jackson
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| building image =
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| building address Amador County Courthouse<br>500 Argonaut Lane <br>Jackson, CA 95642<br>Phone: 209-223-6468
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<br>[http://www.co.amador.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1 '''Amador County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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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 11 May 1854&nbsp;from [[Calaveras_County,_California|Calaveras]] and [[El_Dorado_County,_California|El Dorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Jackson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862-- '''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1862: '''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]]  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Alpine_County,_California|Alpine]]
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*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]  
*[[Calaveras_County,_California|Calaveras]]
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*[[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]]  
*[[El_Dorado_County,_California|El Dorado]]
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*[[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]]  
*[[Sacramento_County,_California|Sacramento]]
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*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]  
*[[San_Joaquin_County,_California|San Joaquin]]
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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.
  
[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]
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Individual cemeteries
  
US Vol. 21 page 1 - a cemetery located in the county
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BillionGraves:
  
==== Church  ====
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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  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Ione
 
*Ione
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
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=== Directories  ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
For historical maps,search the following free sites:
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=== History  ===
  
• [http://www.ca.gov/About/Maps/Historical.html Maps-Historical-Sate of California], the Carlifornia government's site.&nbsp; Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library  
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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=== Maps  ===
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For historical maps, search the following free sites:
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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  
  
 
• [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/california/index.html Historical Maps of California]  
 
• [http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/california/index.html Historical Maps of 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].  
 
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].  
  
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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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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[[Image:Caamador.png|center|400px]]
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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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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Amador}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Amador}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Repositories ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
For&nbsp;marriages from 1854-1885 see the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Jackson California Family History Center]] (Sutter Creek)
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Societies ===
  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/amador/The Amador County GenWeb Project] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1219854332920_431"></span>
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=== Taxation ===
*[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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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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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}}
  
 
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Guide to Amador County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Amador County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Amador County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 11, 1854
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse
Address Amador County Courthouse
500 Argonaut Lane
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: 209-223-6468


Amador County Website


County Courthouse

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

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ione

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Amador 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

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.

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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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Amador 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 - Amador - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

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.

Birth

Marriage

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

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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  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).