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Guide to '''Colusa County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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| founded year = 1850
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| building address =  Colusa County Courthouse<br>546 Jay St; <br>Colusa, CA 95932-2443; <br>Phone. 530.458.0500&nbsp;<br> [http://www.countyofcolusa.org/index.aspx?NID=215 '''Colusa County Website'''] }}
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== County Information  ===
  
[http://www.countyofcolusa.org/index.aspx?NID=215 Colusa County Courthouse]<br>546 Jay St; <br>Colusa, CA 95932-2443; <br>Phone. 530.458.0500&nbsp;<br>
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==== Colusa County, California Record Dates  ====
  
Colusa County&nbsp;has birth records 1873, marriage records from 1853, death&nbsp;records from 1889, probate, court, land and assessment rolls from 1851, Great Registers from 1866 and military rolls from 1879
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colusa County, California#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colusa County, California#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Colusa County, California#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Colusa County, California#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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Colusa County&nbsp;has birth records 1873, marriage records from 1853, death&nbsp;records from 1889, probate, court, land and assessment rolls from 1851, Great Registers from 1866 and military rolls from 1879
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 February 1850:''' Colusa County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Colusa <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 February 1850:''' Colusa County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Colusa <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for of an Indian tribe living on the west side of the Sacramento River. The county seat Colusa and the county was created 1850. The County is located in the north central corner of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Colusa County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colusa_County,_California 04/28/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butte County, California|Butte]]  
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*[[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]]  
*[[Glenn County, California|Glenn]]  
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*[[Glenn County, California Genealogy|Glenn]]  
*[[Lake County, California|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, California Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Sutter County, California|Sutter]]  
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*[[Sutter County, California Genealogy|Sutter]]  
*[[Yolo County, California|&nbsp;Yolo]]
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*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|&nbsp;Yolo]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/biographies.htm Index to Colusa County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/bios.html Index to Colusa County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/bioindex.html Colusa County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Colusa}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Colusa, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=188&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/cemeteries.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/colusa.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/colusa.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|621948|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Colusa+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=188 Findagrave.com]
  
== Resources  ==
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Colusa&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
=== Bible Records ===
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Colusa-county-california-cemetery-records.htm Colusa California Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Cemeteries ===
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The following web site may have additional information on Colusa County cemeteries.
  
=== Census  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/Colusa.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
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==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
=== Court Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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==== Court Records ====
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Crime and Criminals ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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==== Directories ====
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/history.htm Colusa County CAGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/history.htm Colusa County CAGenWeb]
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/land/colusa.txt Colusa County, CA - Index to Federal Land Records] USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Cacolusa.png|center|400px|Cacolusa.png]]
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Migration  ====
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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===== Civil War =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/military/civilwar/rosters/genjohnf325gmt.txt Colusa County, Gen, John F. Miller Post No. 110, G. A. R. 1886, Civil War - Rosters] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/military/civilwar/rosters/williams331gmt.txt Colusa County, Williamsburg Post No. 116, G. A. R. 1886, Civilwar - Rosters] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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===== World War II =====
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/ww2enlist.html Index of World War II Army Enlistment Records for Colusa County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Periodicals ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Colusa}}
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/obits.html Index to Colusa County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/obituaryindex.html Index to Colusa County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Colusa}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
  
 
[http://www.colusanet.com/ccl/ Colusa County Library]<br>738 Market Stret<br>Colusa, CA 95932<br>530 458-7671  
 
[http://www.colusanet.com/ccl/ Colusa County Library]<br>738 Market Stret<br>Colusa, CA 95932<br>530 458-7671  
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[http://www.colusi.org/ Colusa County Historical Society]<br>Colusa County Historical Records Commission<br>c/o Colusa County Library<br>738 Market Street<br>Colusa, CA 95932<br>Phone: (530) 458-7671<br>The county commission oversees preservation and conservation of county records of historical importance and the county records archives.  
 
[http://www.colusi.org/ Colusa County Historical Society]<br>Colusa County Historical Records Commission<br>c/o Colusa County Library<br>738 Market Street<br>Colusa, CA 95932<br>Phone: (530) 458-7671<br>The county commission oversees preservation and conservation of county records of historical importance and the county records archives.  
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1884''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/birthnotindex.html Colusa County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1906''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/birth1905_1906.html Colusa County Birth Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/births.htm Colusa County Birth Announcements] (CAGenWeb Project)
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/marriages.htm Colusa County Marriage Notices] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Taxation ===
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===== Divorce =====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Birth ====
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===== Death =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/obits.htm Colusa County Death Notices] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Marriage ====
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==== Voting Registers ====
  
For marriages from 1853-1872<br>[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Colusa County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 973<br>Williams 95987 <br><br>
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Colusa County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 643<br>Willows 95988<br>[http://www.colusi.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/colusa-county/ Colusa 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/colusa/ Colusa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/colusa/ Colusa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Colusa/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Colusa/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/colusa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/colusa/colusa.html USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/colusa/colusa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=206481&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20California%2C%20Colusa%22&subjectsOpen=380969-50 FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206481|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/colusa/#.WRSk6dIrI2z Colusa County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Colusa-County.htm Colusa County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Colusa&countycode=Colusa Colusa County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
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Latest revision as of 17:10, 3 October 2017

United States
California
Colusa County

Guide to Colusa County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Colusa County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Colusa County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Colusa
Courthouse
CaliforniaColusaCourthouse.jpg
Address Colusa County Courthouse
546 Jay St;
Colusa, CA 95932-2443;
Phone. 530.458.0500 
Colusa County Website


County Information

Colusa County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1853 1889 1850 1853 1853

County Courthouse

Colusa County has birth records 1873, marriage records from 1853, death records from 1889, probate, court, land and assessment rolls from 1851, Great Registers from 1866 and military rolls from 1879

 

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

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

Description

The county was named for of an Indian tribe living on the west side of the Sacramento River. The county seat Colusa and the county was created 1850. The County is located in the north central corner of the state.[3]

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arbuckle

College City, Colusa (County Seat)

Delavan

Fouls Springs

Grimes

Lodoga

Maxwell

Princeton

Sites, Stonyford, Sycamore

Williams, Wilbur Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Colusa, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web site may have additional information on Colusa County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Colusa 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 Colusa 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

Cacolusa.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Colusa County Library
738 Market Stret
Colusa, CA 95932
530 458-7671

Colusa County Historical Society
Colusa County Historical Records Commission
c/o Colusa County Library
738 Market Street
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: (530) 458-7671
The county commission oversees preservation and conservation of county records of historical importance and the county records archives.

County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Colusa County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 973
Williams 95987

Colusa County Historical Society
P.O. Box 643
Willows 95988
Website

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Colusa County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colusa_County,_California 04/28/2017.