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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Nevada|Nevada]] > Douglas County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Douglas_County,_Nevada|Douglas County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Douglas County Nevada genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| state = Nevada
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| county = Douglas County
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| county_map
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| state_map = Nevada.png
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = November 25
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| seat = Minden
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| building image =  
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| building address = 1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105; <br>Minden, NV 89423-0218<br>Phone: 775.782.9014<br>[http://www.douglascountynv.gov/ '''Douglas County Website''']}}<br>
  
'''1861--'''Douglas County was created 25 November 1861 as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Minden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1862*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1855</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1887</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Douglas County, Nevada#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Douglas County, Nevada#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Douglas County, Nevada#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 25 November 1861 as an original county *'''County seat:''' Minden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Alpine County, California|Alpine County, California]] | [[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado County, California]] | [[Lyon County, Nevada|Lyon]] | [[Mono County, California|Mono County, California]] | [[Placer County, California|Placer County, California]]
  
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
====Populated Places====
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:
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:*[[California Trail]] 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf  (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
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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]
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::*'''''Johnson's Cutoff''''' 1850-1851 (aka '''''Placerville Route''''', '''''Lake Tahoe Route''''' and '''''Day's Route''''') from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] past the south end of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe] going south and then west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]
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::*'''''Daggett Pass''''' 1850 (aka '''''Georgetown Pack Trail''''') Carson Valley, Nevada to Johnson's Cutoff near South [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe Lake Tahoe], California
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::*'''''Walker River-Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
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:*[[Central Overland Trail]] 1859-1869 from [[Salt Lake City, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_City,_Nevada Carson City, Nevada] through central [[Nevada]] on a route south of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River]]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno newspapers] going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.douglascountynv.gov/ Douglas County Courthouse]<br>1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105; <br>Minden, NV 89423-0218<br>Phone: 775.782.9014<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Oregon page 442, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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:*Douglas County Public Library <br>1470 Albite Rd<br>Gardnerville, NV 89410<br>Telephone 775-266-2508<br><br>
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:*Douglas County Public Library<br>1625 Library Ln <br>Minden, NV 89423<br>Telephone 775-782-9841
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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:*Carson Valley Historical Society<br>Main St<br>P. O. Box 165<br>Genoa, Nevada 89411<br>775-782-4235<br>
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:*Douglas County Historical Society<br>Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center<br>1477 U. S. Highway 395 N, Suite B<br>Gardnerville, Nevada 89410<br>Phone: (775) 782-2555<br>http://www.historicnevada.org/index.html
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Birth =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Marriage =====
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Over 451 marriages from 11 Feb 1862 to 12 Jun 1919 are listed in the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Death  =====
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==== Websites  ====
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206363&subject_disp=Nevada%2C+Douglas&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Nevada%2C+Douglas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Buckeye
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Douglas%2C+Glenbrook|subject|disp=Glenbrook}}
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| Lincoln Park
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stateline,_Nevada Stateline]
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| Centerville
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| Holbrook Junction
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Douglas%2C+Minden|subject|disp=Minden}}
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| Tahoe Village
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dresslerville,_Nevada Dresslerville]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Hills,_Nevada Indian Hills]
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| Mottsville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaz_Lake,_Nevada Topaz Lake]
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| Edgewood
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Lane,_Nevada Johnson Lane]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_Cove-Round_Hill_Village,_Nevada Round Hill]
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| Walleys Hot Springs
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gardnerville,_Nevada Gardnerville]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsbury,_Nevada Kingsbury]
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| Sheridan
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zephyr_Cove-Round_Hill_Village,_Nevada Zephyr Cove]
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| {{FHL|Nevada%2C+Douglas%2C+Genoa|subject|disp=Genoa}}
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| Lakeridge
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| Skyland
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=== References  ===
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{{reflist}}
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{{Nevada|Nevada}}
  
== References  ==
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[[Category:Nevada_counties]]
<references/>
 
[[Category:Douglas_County,_Nevada]]
 

Revision as of 18:07, 29 April 2013

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Guide to Douglas County Nevada genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Douglas County, Nevada
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nevada
Location of Nevada in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1861
County Seat Minden
Courthouse
Address 1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105;
Minden, NV 89423-0218
Phone: 775.782.9014
Douglas County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1885*
1862*
1887*
1855
1887
1887
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno newspapers going back to 1870. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
1594 Esmeralda Ave Rm 105;
Minden, NV 89423-0218
Phone: 775.782.9014

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records. [4]

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Libraries
  • Douglas County Public Library
    1470 Albite Rd
    Gardnerville, NV 89410
    Telephone 775-266-2508

  • Douglas County Public Library
    1625 Library Ln
    Minden, NV 89423
    Telephone 775-782-9841
Museums
Societies
  • Carson Valley Historical Society
    Main St
    P. O. Box 165
    Genoa, Nevada 89411
    775-782-4235

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage

Over 451 marriages from 11 Feb 1862 to 12 Jun 1919 are listed in the Western States Marriage Index.

Death

Websites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

Places

Buckeye Glenbrook Lincoln Park Stateline
Centerville Holbrook Junction Minden Tahoe Village
Dresslerville Indian Hills Mottsville Topaz Lake
Edgewood Johnson Lane Round Hill Walleys Hot Springs
Gardnerville Kingsbury Sheridan Zephyr Cove
Genoa Lakeridge Skyland

References

  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 http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Central Overland Route" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Overland_Route (accessed 4 August 2011).
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Douglas County, Oregon page 442, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.