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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Calaveras County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Calaveras County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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  [[Image:Calaveras county.png|thumb|right|400px|Calaveras county.png]]
  
== History ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://calaverasgov.us/ContactDept.aspx Calaveras&nbsp;County Courthouse;] 891 Mountain Ranch Rd; <br>San Andreas, CA 95249<br>Phone: 209.754.6376
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County Recorder&nbsp;has birth records from 1860, marriage, death and divorce records from 1882, probate&nbsp;and court records from 1866, land records from 1852 &amp; mining claims&nbsp;from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calaveras 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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=== Historical Facts ===
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{{Wikipedia|Calaveras County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Calaveras County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' San Andreas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''18 February 1850:''' Calaveras County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' San Andreas <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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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]
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*[[Amador County, California|Amador]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]
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*[[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
  
 
== 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.findagrave.com/ Find-a-Grave]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/calaveras.html Calaveras County Tombstone Inscription Project]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ca/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List California Cemeteries and Funeral Homes]
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*[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 Veterans Burial Locations]
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1771089 California State Census, 1852]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/1940census/ 1940 U.S. Federal Census]
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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*[http://www.gocalaveras.com/history/ Brief History of Calaveras County]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
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=== Land and Property  ===
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ BLM Land Grants]
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/comaps.asp Calaveras County Maps]
  
==== Court ====
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=== Migration ===
  
==== Land  ====
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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>
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
  
==== Maps  ====
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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]
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''''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
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ '''California Pioneer Project''']
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1849982 California Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1840471 California San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1849628 California Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=California&date1=1836&date2=1922&proxtext=&x=15&y=15&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=20&searchType=basic Chronicling America LOC Newspaper Project]
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*[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc California Digital Newspaper Project]
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=== Obituaries  ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1929846 California, San Joaquin, County Public Library Obituary Index, 1850-1991]
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=== Passenger Records  ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916084 California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916078 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953]
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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*[[California Probate Records|California Probate Records]]
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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*[http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/museum.html Calaveras County Historical Museum]
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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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*[[Murphys California Family History Center]]
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=== Societies ===
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*[http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/index1 Calaveras County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Birth  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001879 California Birth Index, 1905-1995]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674703 California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674735 California Marriages, 1850-1945]
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==== Marriage  ====
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*Marriages from 1854-1877<br>[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949339 California Marriage Index, 1960-1985]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1804002 California County Marriages, 1850-1952]
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==== Divorce  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2015584 California Divorce Index, 1966-1984]
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==== Death  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932433 California Death Index, 1905-1939]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2015582 California Death Index, 1940-1997]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1385518 California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1931]
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=== Voting Registers ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1935764 California Great Registers, 1866-1910]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/calaveras/ Calaveras County CAGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206476&subject_disp=California%2C+Calaveras&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Calaveras/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206476|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{California|California}}
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[[Category:Calaveras_County,_California]]
 
[[Category:Calaveras_County,_California]]

Revision as of 18:36, 11 December 2012

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Calaveras county.png

County Courthouse

Calaveras County Courthouse; 891 Mountain Ranch Rd;
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: 209.754.6376

County Recorder has birth records from 1860, marriage, death and divorce records from 1882, probate and court records from 1866, land records from 1852 & mining claims from 1850[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Calaveras County was created as an original county.  County seat: San Andreas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Passenger Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calaveras 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).