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Guide to '''Lake County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = May 20
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| seat = Hettinger
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| building address =  Lake County Courthouse<br>255 N Forbes St; <br>Lakeport, CA 95453<br>Phone 707.263.2368
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lake-County-California-Courts.htm '''Lake County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Lake County, California Record Dates  ====
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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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" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lake County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lake-County-California-Courts.htm Lake County Courthouse]<br>255 N Forbes St; <br>Lakeport, CA 95453<br>Phone 707.263.2368
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1867, <br>mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>probate and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake 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, marriage, death and land records from 1867, <br>mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>probate and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake County, California. Page 85 {{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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''20 May 1861:''' Lake County was created from [[Napa County, California|Napa]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Lakeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''20 May 1861:''' Lake County was created from [[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Lakeport <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 Clear Lake, the dominant geographic feature in the county and the largest natural lake wholly within California. The County Seat is Lakeport and was founded May 20, 1861. It is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_California 5/03/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1867''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1867''' Courthouse burned down and all earlier records were destroyed.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa]]
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*[[Glenn County, California Genealogy|Glenn]]
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*[[Mendocino County, California Genealogy|Mendocino]]
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*[[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]]
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*[[Sonoma County, California Genealogy|Sonoma]]
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*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo]]
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/bios.html Index to Lake County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/Lake%20Biographies.htm Lake County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Lake}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lake, 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=199&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/lakcem.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/cemetery.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/lake.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|1109020|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lake+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=199 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=Lake&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 Lake  California Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Lake  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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*'''1860''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/1860censuslake.htm Census, Napa County, California, Clear Lake Township] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1870''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/census/1870/ Index of Lake County Census Records by Location] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Crime and Criminals ====
  
*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa]]
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==== Directories  ====
*[[Glenn County, California|Glenn]]
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*'''1867''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/1867%20Pacific%20Coast%20Directory.htm Pacific Coast Business Directory for Lake County] (CAGenWeb Project)
*[[Mendocino County, California|Mendocino]]  
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*'''1878 - 1879''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/1878%20District%20Directory.htm McKenney's District Directory - Lake County Portion] (CAGenWeb Project)
*[[Napa County, California|Napa]]
 
*[[Sonoma County, California|Sonoma]]
 
*[[Yolo County, California|Yolo]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Bible Records ===
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===== Germans =====
  
=== Biography ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Census ===
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==== History ====
  
{{Census|California}}  
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/history/1891/memorial/lakecoun19nms.txt Lake County, in ''Memorial And Biographical History Of Northern California''] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Court Records  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/land/lake.txt Index to Federal Land Patents, Lake County] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Directories  ===
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[[Image:Calake.png|center|200px|Calake.png]]
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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==== Migration ====
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Military History and Records ====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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===== Civil War =====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/LakeCivilWarVets.htm Lake County Civil War Veterans and Cemeteries] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lake/1883_pensioners.html Lake County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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===== World War I =====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/lakdraftreg.htm Lake County WWI Draft Registrations] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== History  ===
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lake/lakeww2enlistments.html Lake County Index of World War II Army Enlistment Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Lake World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel,  Lake County, California] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Maps ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Migration  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Lake}}
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/lake%20obits.htm Lake County Obituaries and Death Notices] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lake/obitindex.html Lake County Obituary Index] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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==== Probate Records ====
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Lake}}
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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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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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/Probate%20Index.html Lake County Probate Index] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Repositories ===
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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===== County Courthouse =====
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
==== 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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*[[Lakeport California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Lakeport California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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'''Lake County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1323<br>Lakeport 95453<br>[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Lake County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1011<br>Lakeport 95453<br>[http://www.lakecountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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*'''1872-73''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/Delinquent%20Taxes%201872-73.htm Lake County Delinquent Taxes - Fiscal Year 1872-73] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1874-75''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/Delinquent%20Taxes%201874-75.htm Lake County Delinquent Taxes - Fiscal Year 1874-75] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
=== Taxation  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===== 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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*'''1875 - 1899''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lake/birthnot1.html#1875 Lake County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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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/lake/birthindex.html Lake County Birth Index by Year] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''To 1910''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/Lake%20Births.htm Lake County Births from County Birth Indexes and Newspapers] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== 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://www.cagenweb.com/lake/lakemarriage.htm Lake County Marriage Notices] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Divorce  ====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Death  ====
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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
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Lake County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Lake County CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/california/lake-county.html Lake County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lake/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lake/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|206572|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%3Alake FamilySearch Catalog]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lake/#.WSMvS9IrI2z Lake County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Lake-County.htm Lake County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 03:46, 20 October 2017

United States
California
Lake County

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

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Lake County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 20, 1861
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
CaliforniaLakeCourthouse.jpg
Address Lake County Courthouse
255 N Forbes St;
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707.263.2368

Lake County Website


County Information

Lake County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1867 1867 1850 1867 1867

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1867,
mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce,
probate and court records [2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

20 May 1861: Lake County was created from Napa County.  County seat: Lakeport [3]

Description

The county was named from Clear Lake, the dominant geographic feature in the county and the largest natural lake wholly within California. The County Seat is Lakeport and was founded May 20, 1861. It is located in the northwest area of the state.[4]

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1867 Courthouse burned down and all earlier records were destroyed.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lake, 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 Lake County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Lake 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

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Lake 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

Calake.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Lake County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1323
Lakeport 95453
Website

Lake County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1011
Lakeport 95453
Website

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.

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

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), Lake 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_California 5/03/2017.