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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Imperial County'''  
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Guide to '''Imperial County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = April 17
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| seat = El Centro
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| building address =  Imperial County Courthouse<br>940 W Main St; <br>El Centro, CA 92243<br>Phone 760.482.4220
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[http://www.co.imperial.ca.us/ '''Imperial County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Imperial County, California Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Imperial County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.imperial.ca.us/ Imperial County Courthouse]<br>940 W Main St; <br>El Centro, CA 92243<br>Phone 760.482.4220
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1907 <ref>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Imperial County, California. Page 84.</ref>  
  
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1907 <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Imperial 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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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Parent County ====
  
{{Wikipedia|Imperial County, California}}
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'''6 August 1907:''' Imperial County was created from [[San Diego County, California Genealogy|San Diego]] County. '''County seat:''' El Centro <ref>[The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America],10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
=== Parent County  ===
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==== Description ====
  
'''6 August 1907:''' Imperial County was created from [[San Diego County, California|San Diego]] County. '''County seat:''' El Centro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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The county was named from Imperial Valley. The Imperial Valley got it's name from the Imperial Land Company,  a subsidiary of the California Development Company, which at the turn of the 20th century had reclaimed the southern portion of the Colorado desert for agriculture. The County Seat is El Centro and was founded 1907.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Imperial County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/#.WQm_lTEzqM8 5/03/2017.</ref> It is located in the Southeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Imperial County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_County,_California 5/03/2017.</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  ====
  
*[[La Paz County, Arizona|La Paz County, Arizona]]  
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*[[La Paz County, Arizona Genealogy|La Paz County, Arizona]]  
*[[Riverside County, California|Riverside]]  
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*[[Riverside County, California Genealogy|Riverside]]  
*[[San Diego County, California|San Diego]]  
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*[[San Diego County, California Genealogy|San Diego]]  
*[[Yuma County, Arizona|Yuma County, Arizona]]
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*[[Yuma County, Arizona Genealogy|Yuma County, Arizona]]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/bioindex.html Imperial County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/bios.html Index to Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Imperial}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Imperial, 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=195&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/imperial/cemeteries/index.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/imperial.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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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Imperial+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=195 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=Imperial&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 Imperial 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 site may have additional information on Imperial  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
 
{{Census|California}}
 
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
===== Germans  =====
 
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/countyhistoryindex.html County History] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/history.html Index to Imperial County History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/land/imperial.txt Index to Federal Land Patents - Imperial County] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Caimperial.png|200px|Caimperial.png]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
 
==== Military History and Records  ====
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/military.html Index to World War II Army Enlistees, Imperial County, California] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist5.html#Imperial WW II Honor List of Dead and Missing, Imperial County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/korean.html Korean War Casualties, Imperial County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/korean.html Vietnam War Casualties, Imperial County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/obits.html Index to Imperial County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://cagenweb.com/imperial/vitals.htm Vital Records and Obituary Information, Imperial County] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/obitindex.html Obituary Index, Imperial County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
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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://home.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  =====
 
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[El Centro California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[El Centro California Family History Center|El Centro California Family History Center]]<br>
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
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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]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1910''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/birthindex.html Imperial County Birth Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/birthnotindex.html Imperial County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/marrnotindex.html Imperial County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://cagenweb.com/imperial/vitals.htm Imperial County Death and Obituary Information] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center of the Imperial Valley'''<br>373 East Aten Road<br> Imperial, Ca. 92251<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/imperial-county/#sthash.zWBgQcG6.dpuf website]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
=== Websites  ===
 
=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/imperial-county/ Imperial 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/imperial/ Imperial County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/imperial/ Imperial County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Imperial/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Imperial/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/imperial.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/imperial.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/imperial/imperial.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/#.WSEN0dIrI2y Imperial County, California Genealogy Trails]
*{{FHL|206546|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Imperial-County.htm Imperial County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AImperial FamilySearch Catalog]
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Imperial&countycode=Imperial Imperial County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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{{reflist}} {{California|California}}  
 
 
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[[Category:Imperial_County,_California]]
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[[Category:Imperial_County,_California|Imperial_County,_California]]

Latest revision as of 13:05, 30 May 2017

United States
California
Imperial County

Guide to Imperial County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Imperial County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Imperial County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 17, 1907
County Seat El Centro
Courthouse
CaliforniaImperialCourthouse.jpg
Address Imperial County Courthouse
940 W Main St;
El Centro, CA 92243
Phone 760.482.4220

Imperial County Website


County Information

Imperial County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900 1900 1900 1850 1900 1900

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907
County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1907 [2]

Historical Facts

Parent County

6 August 1907: Imperial County was created from San Diego County. County seat: El Centro [3]

Description

The county was named from Imperial Valley. The Imperial Valley got it's name from the Imperial Land Company, a subsidiary of the California Development Company, which at the turn of the 20th century had reclaimed the southern portion of the Colorado desert for agriculture. The County Seat is El Centro and was founded 1907.[4] It is located in the Southeast 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 Imperial, 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 Imperial County cemeteries.

Census

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Caimperial.png

Migration

Military History and Records

World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

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

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

Pioneers Museum and Cultural Center of the Imperial Valley
373 East Aten Road
Imperial, Ca. 92251
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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;lt;/i&amp;amp;amp;gt;, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Imperial County, California. Page 84.
  3. [The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America],10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Imperial County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/imperial/#.WQm_lTEzqM8 5/03/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Imperial County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_County,_California 5/03/2017.