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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Madera County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Madera County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Madera County
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| county_map = California Madera Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1893
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| founded date = March 11
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| seat = Madera
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| building address =  Madera County Courthouse<br>209 W Yosemite Ave<br>Madera, CA 93637<br>Phone: 559.675.7700 <br>
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[http://madera.courts.ca.gov/ '''Madera County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate <br>court and land records from 1893 and some voting records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madera 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 ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''11 March 1893:''' Madera County was created from [[Fresno County, California|Fresno County]]. '''County seat: '''Madera <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed.'' (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]
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*[[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]]
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*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]
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*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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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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=== 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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==== Germans  ====
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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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=== Migration  ===
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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|Madera}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Church  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Madera}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Repositories ===
  
==== Land ====
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Madera California Family History Center|Madera California Family History Center]]
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*[[Oakhurst California Family History Center|Oakhurst California Family History Center]]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Societies ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Birth ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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==== Marriage  ====
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206665&subject_disp=California%2C+Madera&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/ Madera County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Madera/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/madera.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/madera.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
  
 
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Guide to Madera County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Madera County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Madera County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1893
County Seat Madera
Courthouse
Address Madera County Courthouse
209 W Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: 559.675.7700

Madera County Website




County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate
court and land records from 1893 and some voting records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

11 March 1893: Madera County was created from Fresno County. County seat: Madera [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1906: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Madera 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 Madera 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

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Madera 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).