Amador County, California Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Quick Facts

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 [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Cemeteries =

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 21 page 1 - a cemetery located in the county

= Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Ione

Court Records


Land and Property


For historical maps, search the following free sites:

Maps-Historical-Sate of California, the Carlifornia 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.


Early migration routes to and from Amador County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2][3]

Military History and Records




Vital Records

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

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers




  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 5 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 5 August 2012).