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Guide to '''Glenn County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded date = March 11
 
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| building address =  Glenn County Courthouse<br>526 W Sycamore St<br>PO Box 391<br>Willows, CA 95988<br>Phone: 530.934.6419 [http://www.countyofglenn.net/ '''Glenn County Website'''] }}
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| building address =  Glenn County Courthouse<br>526 W Sycamore St<br>PO Box 391<br>Willows, CA 95988<br>Phone: 530.934.6419 [http://www.countyofglenn.net/ '''Glenn County Website'''] }}  
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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=== County Information ===
  
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==== Glenn County, California Record Dates  ====
  
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Glenn County, California#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Glenn County, California#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Glenn County, California#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Glenn County, California#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Glenn County, California#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Glenn County, California#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1887<br>&nbsp;death<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339096404243_889" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339096404259_99" /> records&nbsp;from 1905 &nbsp;marriage and land records from 1891<br>Military Records from 1919; Superior Court has probate and&nbsp;court<br>records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glenn County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1887<br>&nbsp;death<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339096404243_889" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339096404259_99" /> records&nbsp;from 1905 &nbsp;marriage and land records from 1891<br>Military Records from 1919; Superior Court has probate and&nbsp;court<br>records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glenn 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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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
'''11 March 1891:''' Glenn County was created from [[Colusa County, California|Colusa]] County. '''County seat:''' Willows <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''11 March 1891:''' Glenn County was created from [[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa]] County. '''County seat:''' Willows <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 Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime, and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California. The County Seat is Willows and was founded 1891. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Glenn County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/#.WQeWPjEzqM8 5/01/2017.</ref>It is located in the North Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Glenn County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_County,_California 5/01/2017.</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  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butte County, California|Butte]]  
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*[[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]]  
*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa]]  
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*[[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa]]  
*[[Lake County, California|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, California Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Mendocino County, California|Mendocino]]  
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*[[Mendocino County, California Genealogy|Mendocino]]  
*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]
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*[[Tehama County, California Genealogy|Tehama]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://cagenweb.com/glenn/biogen.htm Glenn County Biography Index] (CAGenWeb Project)
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Glenn}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Glenn, 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=193&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/glenn/glenn.cem.htm California GenWeb]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/glenn.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|391893|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Glenn+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=193 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Glenn&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Glenn 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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The following web sites may have additional information on Glenn  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
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*[http://willows-cem.gdk.mx/ Willows District Cemetery] Vital Records: Burial Permits, Disposal Permits, Cremation Cards, Family Data, News Articles, Obituaries, Funeral Records, Military Headstone Applications, Military Documents
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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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}}
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Caglenn.png|center|400px|Caglenn.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/military.html Glenn County Military Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Glenn}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
=== Obituaries  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/obitindex.html Glenn County Obituary Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/obits.html Glenn County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://willows-cem.gdk.mx/Obits.htm Glenn County Obituaries] (Various Sources)
  
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Glenn}}
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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
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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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]]  
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== 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]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== 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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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1910''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/birth19051910.html Glenn County Births for 1905-1910] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/birthnot1.html#1879 Early Glenn County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Marriage  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Divorce  ====
 
==== Divorce  ====
 
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
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*'''1892 - 1898''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/vote/voter1892_1898pg1.html Glenn County, California Great Register of Voters for the years 1892-1898] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Glenn Genealogy Group'''<br> 1121 Marin Street<br> Orland, CA 95963<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/glenn-county/ Glenn 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/glenn/ Glenn County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/glenn/ Glenn County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Glenn/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Glenn/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/glenn.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/glenn.html USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/glenn/glenn.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AGlenn Family Search Catalog]
*{{FHL|206535|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Glenn-County.htm Glenn County, CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/marriagenotices.html Glenn County, California Genealogy Trails]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 03:40, 20 October 2017

United States
California
Glenn County

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

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Glenn County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Glenn County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1891
County Seat willows
Courthouse
CaliforniaGlennCourthouse.jpg
Address Glenn County Courthouse
526 W Sycamore St
PO Box 391
Willows, CA 95988
Phone: 530.934.6419 Glenn County Website


County Information

Glenn County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1887 1891 1905 1850 1891 1891

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1887
 death records from 1905  marriage and land records from 1891
Military Records from 1919; Superior Court has probate and court
records [2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

11 March 1891: Glenn County was created from Colusa County. County seat: Willows [3]

Description

The county was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime, and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California. The County Seat is Willows and was founded 1891. [4]It is located in the North Central area of the state.[5]

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Glenn, 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 sites may have additional information on Glenn County cemeteries.

  • Interment.net California cemetery records by County.
  • Willows District Cemetery Vital Records: Burial Permits, Disposal Permits, Cremation Cards, Family Data, News Articles, Obituaries, Funeral Records, Military Headstone Applications, Military Documents

Census

For tips on accessing Glenn 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 Glenn 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

Caglenn.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

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

Glenn Genealogy Group
1121 Marin Street
Orland, CA 95963


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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glenn County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Glenn County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/glenn/#.WQeWPjEzqM8 5/01/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Glenn County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_County,_California 5/01/2017.