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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Madera County'''  
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Guide to '''Madera 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  
 
| county = Madera County  
 
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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>  
 
| building address =  Madera County Courthouse<br>209 W Yosemite Ave<br>Madera, CA 93637<br>Phone: 559.675.7700 <br>  
[http://madera.courts.ca.gov/ '''Madera County Website'''] }}
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[http://madera.courts.ca.gov/ '''Madera County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Madera 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" | '''[[Madera County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Madera County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Madera County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Madera County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Madera County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Madera County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
  
 
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>  
 
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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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'''11 March 1893:''' Madera County was created from [[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno County]]. '''County seat: '''Madera <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 town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the railroad there in 1876. The county seat Madera and the county was created 1893. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Madera County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/madera/#.WQtU0DEzqM8 05/04/2017.</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.
  
'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''1906:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
  
*[[Burned Counties Research|Burned Counties Research]]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]]  
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*[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy|Mariposa]]  
*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]  
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*[[Merced County, California Genealogy|Merced]]  
*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]  
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*[[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]]  
*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California Genealogy|Tuolumne]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadSearch.html Index to Madera County Biographies] - Scroll down to "Biographies" (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/bios.html Madera County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Madera }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Madera, 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=202&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadSearch.html California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/madera.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|642507|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Madera+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=202 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=Madera&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 Madera  California Cemetery Records]
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== Resources  ==
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The following web site may have additional information on Madera  County cemeteries.
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
=== Biography ===
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==== Census ====
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadSearch.html Madera County Census Records] - Scroll down to "Census Records."
  
=== Census ===
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==== Church History and Records ====
  
{{Census|California}}  
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{{CA Church Intro}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== 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}}
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadHistory.html Madera County History] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/land/madera.txt Madera County Index to Federal Land Patents] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Migration ===
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=== 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:Camadera.png|center|200px|Camadera.png]]
  
=== Newspapers ===
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==== Migration ====
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Military History and Records ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/WarMemorial.htm Madera County War Memorial] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/military.html Madera County Surname Index to World War II Army Inductees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist4.html#Madera Madera County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/Intent.htm Madera County Naturalizations - Declarations of Intent] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/Petitions.html Madera County Naturalizations - Petitions for Citizenship] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Madera}}
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/madera/obitindex.html Index to Madera County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/obits.html Madera County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Madera}}
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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/madera/libraires.html Madera County Libraries] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Oakhurst California Family History Center|Oakhurst California Family History Center]]
 
*[[Oakhurst California Family History Center|Oakhurst California Family History Center]]
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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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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*'''1878 - 1905''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadBirths.htm Madera County Births] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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 - 1915''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadBirths05-10.htm Madera County Births] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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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*'''1855 - 1897''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/FresnoMarriages1855.htm Fresno County Index to Marriage Licenses, Vol. 1, 1855-1897
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(Madera extracted)] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1893 - 1905''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadMarriages.htm Madera Marriages] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Taxation ===
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===== Death =====
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*'''1850''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/1850MariposaMort.htm 1850 Mariposa County, California Mortality Schedule (Includes Madera County)] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1892 - 1905''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadDeathReg.htm Madera County, CA Record of Deaths] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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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*'''1912 - 1913''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/Jay.htm Jay Chapel Funerals - Small Cemeteries] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Vital Records ===
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==== Voting Registers ====
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*'''1871, 1872, 1880, 1894, 1900, 1898, 1920''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/MadSearch.html Great Registers of Voters for Madera County] - Scroll down to "Great Registers of Voters." (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Birth ====
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==== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ====
  
==== Marriage  ====
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'''Madera County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 478<br> 210 West Yosemite Avenue<br> Madera, CA; (559) 673-0291<br><br>
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Madera Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 495<br>Madera 93639<br>Phone: 559-673-0291<br><br>
  
==== Death ====
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'''Coarsegold Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 117<br> Coarsegold, CA 93614<br> Phone (559) 642-4448<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  ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/madera-county/ Madera 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/madera/ Madera County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/madera/ Madera County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Madera/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Madera/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/madera.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/madera.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/madera/madera.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20California%2C%20Madera%22&subjectsOpen=420246-50 FamilySearch Catalog]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/madera/#.WSS3r9IrI2z Madera County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Madera-County.htm Madera County, CA Genealogy]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 04:29, 20 October 2017

United States
California
Madera County

Guide to Madera County, California ancestry, family history, and 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
CaliforniaMaderaCourthouse.jpg
Address Madera County Courthouse
209 W Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: 559.675.7700

Madera County Website


County Information

Madera County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1893 1893 1893 1850 1893 1893

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate
court and land records from 1893 and some voting records[2]

Historical Facts

Parent County

11 March 1893: Madera County was created from Fresno County. County seat: Madera [3]

Description

The county was named from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the railroad there in 1876. The county seat Madera and the county was created 1893. The County is located in the 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

1906: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Madera, 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 Madera County 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

Camadera.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 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.

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

See also How to order California 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

(Madera extracted)] (CAGenWeb Project)

Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Madera County Historical Society
P.O. Box 478
210 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, CA; (559) 673-0291

Madera Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 495
Madera 93639
Phone: 559-673-0291

Coarsegold Historical Society
P.O. Box 117
Coarsegold, CA 93614
Phone (559) 642-4448

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), Madera 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, “Madera County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/madera/#.WQtU0DEzqM8 05/04/2017.