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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lassen County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Lassen County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{CADC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lassen County
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| county_map = California Lassen Map.png
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| state = California
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| state_map = california.png
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| founded year = 1864
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Susanville
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| building image =  
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| building address = Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice <br> 2610 Riverside Drive <br> Susanville, CA 96130 <br>[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''Lassen County Website'''] }}
  
'''1864--'''Lassen County was created&nbsp;from Plumas and Shasta Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Susanville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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<br>The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012.&nbsp;
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The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA&nbsp; 96130 (phone 530.251.8216).&nbsp; The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from&nbsp;1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records&nbsp;from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen 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  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Lassen County, California}}
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==== Parent Counties  ====
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'''1 April 1864:''' Lassen County was created from [[Plumas County, California|Plumas]] and [[Shasta County, California|Shasta]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Susanville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</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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For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties.html#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Modoc County, California|Modoc]]
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*[[Plumas County, California|Plumas]]
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*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]
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*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ===
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Indian Cemetery&nbsp;
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Lassen Cemetery
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Susanville Cemetery
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Susanville
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*Westwood
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Calassen.png|center|400px]]
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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::*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
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::*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]
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::*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Lassen}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Lassen}}
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Susanville California Family History Center]]
  
LDS Records
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=== Societies  ===
  
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Court  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Birth ====
  
==== Military ====
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==== Marriage ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Divorce ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Voting Registers ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ==
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/lassen-county/ Lassen County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206576&subject_disp=California%2C+Lassen&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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/lassen/ Lassen County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lassen/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206576|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Lassen County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lassen County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Lassen County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1864
County Seat Susanville
Courthouse
Address Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice
2610 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
Lassen County Website


County Courthouse


The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012. 

The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA  96130 (phone 530.251.8216).  The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from 1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent Counties

1 April 1864: Lassen County was created from Plumas and Shasta Counties.
County seat: Susanville [2]

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

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries 

Indian Cemetery 

Lassen Cemetery

Susanville Cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Lassen 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

  • Susanville
  • Westwood

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Lassen 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

Calassen.png

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen County, California. Page 85 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).