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United States go toCaliforniago to El Dorado County

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

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El Dorado County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting El Dorado 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 Placerville
Courthouse
Address El Dorado County Courthouse
; 360 Fair Ln;
Placerville, CA 95667;
Phone 530.621.5490
 
El Dorado County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death burial, land and military records Historical Facts[1]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: El Dorado County, California

Parent County

18 February 1850: El Dorado County was created ;as an original county. County seat: Placerville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

PLACERVILLE, CAL., FIRE.

Placerville, Cal., May 16. -- Fire which broke out in a barn in the center of town last night, destroyed the courthouse, and several business houses, entailing a loss of about $100,000.

The Ogden Standard Utah 1910-05-16

source: gendisasters.com

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Alpine | Amador | Placer | Sacramento | Douglas County, Nevada

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing El Dorado 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

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

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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 - El Dorado - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

For marriages from 1850-1875
Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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