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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Marin County'''
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Guide to '''Marin County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Marin County
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| county_map = California Marin Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = San Rafael
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| building address =  Marin County Courthouse<br>3501 Civic Center Dr <br>San Rafael, CA 94903<br>Phone 415.499.6094&nbsp;<br>[http://www.marincounty.org/ '''Marin County Website'''] }} <br>
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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County Recorder has birth and death records from 1863, marriage records from 1856, land records from 1852; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records&nbsp;from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marin 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  ==
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Marin County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Marin County, California}}  
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' Marin County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Rafael <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''18 February 1850:''' Marin County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' San Rafael <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[San Rafael California Family History Center]]<br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/marin/webbbs_config.pl Marin County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the San Rafael, Novato, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Corte Madera, and Tiburon areas.
  
Marin County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Marin/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Marin/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*{{FHL|206668|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|206668|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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Guide to Marin County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Marin County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Marin County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat San Rafael
Courthouse
Address Marin County Courthouse
3501 Civic Center Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone 415.499.6094 
Marin County Website

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth and death records from 1863, marriage records from 1856, land records from 1852; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records from 1880[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Marin County was created as an original county. County seat: San Rafael [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Marin 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

  • San Rafael

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Marin 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

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Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Marin County Genealogical Society

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), Marin 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).