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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Calaveras County'' [[Image:Calaveras county.png|thumb|right|400px|Calaveras county.png]]  
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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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{{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 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'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
[http://calaverasgov.us/ContactDept.aspx Calaveras&nbsp;County Courthouse;] 891 Mountain Ranch Rd; <br>San Andreas, CA 95249<br>Phone: 209.754.6376
 
  
 
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>  
 
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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
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==== Records Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties.html#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
 
==== Germans  ====
 
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.gocalaveras.com/history/ Brief History of Calaveras County]  
 
*[http://www.gocalaveras.com/history/ Brief History of Calaveras County]  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ BLM Land Grants]
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ BLM Land Grants]
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=== 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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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Cacalaveras.png|center|400px|Cacalaveras.png]]  
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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*'''''[[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
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/ '''California Pioneer Project''']
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=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Civil War ====
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:- [[8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company H
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|El Dorado}}
  
 
*[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://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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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== 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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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
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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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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/calaveras-county/ Calaveras County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/calaveras/ Calaveras County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/calaveras/ Calaveras County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[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

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

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


Cacalaveras.png

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Civil War

- 8th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company H

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. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

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).