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Guide to '''Inyo County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Inyo County
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = March 22
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| seat = Independence
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| building address =  Inyo County Courthouse]<br>168 N Edwards St<br>PO Box F<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone 760.878.0218 <br> [http://www.inyocourt.ca.gov/ '''Inyo County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Inyo 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" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.inyocourt.ca.gov/ Inyo County Courthouse]<br>168 N Edwards St<br>PO Box F<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone 760.878.0218 <br>
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County Clerk has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1904<br>marriage and land records from 1866 and <br>mining records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Inyo County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County Clerk has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1904<br>marriage and land records from 1866 and <br>mining records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Inyo County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''22 March 1866:''' Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from [[Mono County, California|Mono]] and [[Tulare County, California|Tulare]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Independence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''22 March 1866:''' Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from [[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]] and [[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Independence <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 from the Native American name for the mountains in its area. The meaning of the word inyo is "dwelling place of the great spirit." wikipedia. The County Seat is Independence and was founded 1866. It is located in the east-central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Inyo County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/ 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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Records Loss  ====
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Inyo Co. Courthouse was destroyed by an earthquake March 26, 1872. On June 30, 1886 a fire broke out in a vacant building in Independence and destroyed thirty-eight buildings. Although the county records and most of the furniture were saved, the courthouse was one of the buildings destroyed.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Big Pine, Bishop<br>Cartago<br>Darwin, Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek<br>Furnace Creek<br>Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells<br>Independence<br>Keeler<br>Lone Pine<br>Mesa<br>Olancha<br>Pearsonville<br>Round Valley<br>Shoshone<br>Tecopa<br>West Bishop<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Clark County, Nevada Genealogy|Clark County, Nevada]]  
*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Kern County, California|Kern]]  
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*[[Kern County, California Genealogy|Kern]]  
*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]  
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*[[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]]  
*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye County, Nevada]]  
*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino]]  
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*[[San Bernardino County, California Genealogy|San Bernardino]]  
*[[Tulare County, California|Tulare]]
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*[[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/bios.htm Index to Inyo County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/bios.html Index to Inyo County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/biographies.html Inyo County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Inyo}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Inyo, 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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== Resources  ==
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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=196&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/cem.htm California GenWeb]
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/inyo.html Tombstone Project]
  
=== Census  ===
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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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{{Census|California}}  
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*{{FHL|466333|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Inyo+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=196 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=Inyo&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 Inyo California Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Inyo  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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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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*'''1870''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/census.html Inyo County Census Files] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1880''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/1880mort.html Inyo County 1880 Mortality Schedule] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/church.html Churches in Inyo County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Bishop
 
*Bishop
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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==== Directories ====
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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===== Germans =====
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Genealogy ===
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==== History ====
  
=== History ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/land.html Index to Inyo County Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Migration ===
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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[[Image:Cainyo.png|center|200px|Cainyo.png]]
  
=== Newspapers ===
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==== Migration ====
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Military History and Records ====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/1883pensioners.html Inyo County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli178mt.txt Inyo County WWII Army Enlistments, Surnames A-G] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli179mt.txt Inyo County WWII Army Enlistments, Surnames H-M] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli180mt.txt Inyo County WWII Army Enlistments, Surnames N-V] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli181mt.txt Inyo County WWII Army Enlistments, Surnames W-Z] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist.html#Inyo Honor List of Dead and Missing WWII, Inyo County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Inyo}}
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/vitals.htm Inyo County Vital Records and Obituaries] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/obits.html Inyo County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Inyo}}
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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  =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/libraries.html Inyo County Libraries] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Bishop California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Bishop California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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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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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/vitals.htm Inyo County Vital Records and Obituaries] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1810''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/birth19051910.html Inyo County Birth Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/birthnotices.html#1874 Inyo County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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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://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/marriagenotices.html#1874 Inyo County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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
  
=== Taxation ===
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==== Voting Registers ====
  
=== Vital Records ===
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Birth  ====
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'''Bishop Museum &amp; Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 363<br> Bishop, CA 93514,<br>Phone: (760) 873-5950<br>[http://www.lawsmuseum.org/index.htm Website]<br><br>
  
==== Marriage  ====
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'''Friends of the Eastern California Museum'''<br> P.O. Box 206<br> 155 Grant Street<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone:760-878-364 or 760-878-0259-8<br><br>
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert'''<br> P.O. Box 2001<br>230 W Ridgecrest Blvd. <br>Ridgecrest, CA 93555<br>Phone: 760-675-8465<br>[http://www.hsumd.org/resources Website]<br><br>
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Searles Valley Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 630<br> Trona, CA 93592 <br>[http://www1.iwvisp.com/svhs/ 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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=== Websites  ===
  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/ InyoCounty CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/inyo-county/ Inyo 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]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/ Inyo County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Inyo/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Inyo/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/ Inyo County Genealogy Trails]
*{{FHL|206548|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AInyo FamilySearch Catalog]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Inyo-County.htm Inyo County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:33, 20 October 2017

United States
California
Inyo County

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

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Inyo County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Inyo County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 22, 1866
County Seat Independence
Courthouse
CaliforniaInyoCourthouse.jpg
Address Inyo County Courthouse]
168 N Edwards St
PO Box F
Independence, CA 93526
Phone 760.878.0218
Inyo County Website


County Information

Inyo County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1905 1875 1905 1850 1866 1866

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1904
marriage and land records from 1866 and
mining records from 1872[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent Counties

22 March 1866: Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from Mono and Tulare Counties.
County seat: Independence [3]

Description

The county was named from the Native American name for the mountains in its area. The meaning of the word inyo is "dwelling place of the great spirit." wikipedia. The County Seat is Independence and was founded 1866. It is located in the east-central area of the state.[4]

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

Inyo Co. Courthouse was destroyed by an earthquake March 26, 1872. On June 30, 1886 a fire broke out in a vacant building in Independence and destroyed thirty-eight buildings. Although the county records and most of the furniture were saved, the courthouse was one of the buildings destroyed.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Big Pine, Bishop
Cartago
Darwin, Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek
Furnace Creek
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells
Independence
Keeler
Lone Pine
Mesa
Olancha
Pearsonville
Round Valley
Shoshone
Tecopa
West Bishop

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Inyo, 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 Inyo County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Inyo 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bishop

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Inyo 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

Cainyo.png

Migration

Military History and Records

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Inyo 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 - Inyo - 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

Bishop Museum & Historical Society
P.O. Box 363
Bishop, CA 93514,
Phone: (760) 873-5950
Website

Friends of the Eastern California Museum
P.O. Box 206
155 Grant Street
Independence, CA 93526
Phone:760-878-364 or 760-878-0259-8

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert
P.O. Box 2001
230 W Ridgecrest Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: 760-675-8465
Website

Searles Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 630
Trona, CA 93592
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, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Inyo County, California. Page 85 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, “Inyo County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/inyo/ 5/03/2017.