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''[[United States|United States]] &gt; [[California|California]] &gt; Calaveras County'' [[Image:Calaveras county.png|thumb|right|400px|<center>Calaveras County</center>]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Calaveras County'''
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Guide to '''Calaveras County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{CADC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Calaveras County
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| county_map = Calaveras county.png
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| state = North Dakota
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| state_map = California.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = San Andreas
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| building image =
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| building address = Calaveras&nbsp;County Courthouse; 891 Mountain Ranch Rd; <br>San Andreas, CA 95249<br>Phone: 209.754.6376 [http://calaverasgov.us/ '''Calaveras County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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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>  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find-a-Grave]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find-a-Grave]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/ Billion Graves]  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/calaveras.html Calaveras County Tombstone Inscription Project]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/calaveras.html Calaveras County Tombstone Inscription Project]  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ca/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List California Cemeteries and Funeral Homes]
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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]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
{{Census|California}}
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{{Census|California}}  
*[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/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]
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
 
 
==== Germans  ====
 
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
*[http://www.gocalaveras.com/history/ Brief History of Calaveras County]
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.gocalaveras.com/history/ Brief History of Calaveras County]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ BLM Land Grants]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
*[http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/comaps.asp Calaveras County Maps]
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*[http://www.co.calaveras.ca.us/comaps.asp Calaveras County Maps]
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[[Image:Cacalaveras.png|center|400px|Cacalaveras.png]]  
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
  
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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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>  
  
 
*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
 
*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern 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]
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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]
  
::*'''''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|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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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ '''California Pioneer Project''']
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
*[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/1849982 California Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1840471 California San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1840471 California San Diego Naturalization Index, 1868-1958]  
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
  
=== 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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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|El Dorado}}
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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]  
 
*[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc California Digital Newspaper Project]
 
*[http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cdnc California Digital Newspaper Project]
  
=== Obituaries ===
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=== Obituaries ===
  
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
  
=== Passenger Records ===
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=== Passenger Records ===
  
*[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/1916084 California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916078 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916078 California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953]
  
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Calaveras}}
  
 
*[[California Probate Records|California Probate Records]]
 
*[[California Probate Records|California Probate Records]]
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
 
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*[http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/museum.html Calaveras County Historical Museum]
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*[http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/index1 Calaveras County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.calaverascohistorical.com/index1 Calaveras County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ California Pioneers Project]
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001879 California Birth Index, 1905-1995]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2001879 California Birth Index, 1905-1995]  
*[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/1674703 California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674735 California Marriages, 1850-1945]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674735 California Marriages, 1850-1945]
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
  
*Marriages from 1854-1877<br>[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]
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*Marriages from 1854-1877<br>[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]  
*[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/1949339 California Marriage Index, 1960-1985]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1804002 California County Marriages, 1850-1952]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1804002 California County Marriages, 1850-1952]
  
==== 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]
 
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932433 California Death Index, 1905-1939]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932433 California Death Index, 1905-1939]  
*[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/2015582 California Death Index, 1940-1997]  
 
*[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]
 
*[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]
  
=== 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]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1935764 California Great Registers, 1866-1910]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Calaveras/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Calaveras/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/calaveras/calaveras.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*{{FHL|206476|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|206476|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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Guide to Calaveras County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calaveras County, North Dakota
Map
Map of North Dakota highlighting Calaveras County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat San Andreas
Courthouse
Address Calaveras County Courthouse; 891 Mountain Ranch Rd;
San Andreas, CA 95249
Phone: 209.754.6376 Calaveras County Website


County Courthouse

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

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 Calaveras 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 Calaveras 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 Calaveras County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Passenger Records

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 - Calaveras - 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

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).