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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Mariposa County'''  
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Guide to '''Mariposa County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Mariposa County  
 
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| building address = Mariposa County Courthouse<br> <br>5100 Bullion St<br>PO Box 35 <br>Maripose, CA 95338 <br>Phone:. 209.966.5719<br>[http://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=110 '''Mariposa County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Mariposa County Courthouse<br> <br>5100 Bullion St<br>PO Box 35 <br>Maripose, CA 95338 <br>Phone:. 209.966.5719<br>[http://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=110 '''Mariposa County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Mariposa 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" | '''[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mariposa County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/reffckLR&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339101152688_273" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; fckLRfckLR == Historical Facts ==fckLRfckLR{{Wikipedia|Mariposa County, California}} fckLRfckLR==== Parent County ====fckLRfckLR'''18 February 1850:''' Mariposa was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Mariposa &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;ref name="Handybook"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mariposa 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|Mariposa County, California}}  
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==== Parent County ====
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'''18 February 1850:''' Mariposa was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Mariposa<ref name="HBG" />
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==== Description ====
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The county was named from Mariposa Creek, which was so named by Spanish explorers in 1806, when they discovered great clusters of butterflies ("mariposas" in Spanish) in the foothills of the Sierras. The county seat Mariposa and the county was created 1850.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mariposa County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/ 05/04/2017.</ref> The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mariposa County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariposa_County,_California 05/04/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
Interactive [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/maps/ Boundry Map]  
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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.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Madera County, California|Madera]]  
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*[[Madera County, California Genealogy|Madera]]  
*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]  
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*[[Merced County, California Genealogy|Merced]]  
*[[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]  
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*[[Stanislaus County, California Genealogy|Stanislaus]]  
*[[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/mariposa/bios/ Mariposa County Biographies] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/bios.html Index to Mariposa County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Mariposa }}
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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=204&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mariposa/cemeteries/index.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/mariposa.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|675869|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mariposa+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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Mariposa&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 Mariposa  California Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Mariposa  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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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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*'''1850''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/census/marp1850c50_67.txt Federal Census of Mariposa County] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*'''1850''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/1850mort.html Mortality Schedule, Mariposa County] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1930''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/cen1930hornitos.html 1930 United States Census, Hornitos Towns, Mariposa Co., California] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
=== Bible Records ===
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==== Court ====
  
=== Biography ===
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==== Crime and Criminals ====
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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==== Directories ====
  
=== Census ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
{{Census|California}}
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Court ===
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==== History  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/land/mariposa.txt Index to Federal Land Patents, Mariposa County] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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[[Image:Camariposa.png|center|200px|Camariposa.png]]
  
=== History ===
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==== Migration ====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/1883pensioners.html Mariposa County, List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Maps  ===
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===== World War I =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/military/ww1/mariposadraft.txt Mariposa County, World War I Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Migration  ===
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli510mt.txt Mariposa County, World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/military/ww2/rosters/worldwar772nmt.txt Mariposa County, World War II Honor Roll] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Mariposa}}
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/obits.html Mariposa County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/obits.htm Mariposa County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Mariposa}}
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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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
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Mariposa California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Mariposa California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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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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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mariposa/vitals/index.htm Index to Mariposa Vital Records and Vital Records Resources] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
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===== Birth =====
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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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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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/birthnot.html Mariposa County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Birth ====
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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://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/marrnot.html Mariposa County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
[http://www.mariposaresearch.net/DISVIT16.html Notices of vital events] (births, marriages, and deaths), 1919-1921, abstracted from the Mariposa Gazette by William Disbro.
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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
  
==== Marriage ====
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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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*'''1919 - 1921''' - [http://www.mariposaresearch.net/DISVIT16.html Notices of vital events] (births, marriages, and deaths), 1919-1921, abstracted from the Mariposa Gazette by William Disbro.
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/deaths.html Mariposa County Death Records] (Genealogy Trails)
  
[http://www.mariposaresearch.net/DISVIT16.html Notices of vital events] (births, marriages, and deaths), 1919-1921, abstracted from the Mariposa Gazette by William Disbro.
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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*'''1892''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/1892GR/1892GR2.html Great Register for Mariposa County, California, Year 1892] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Divorce ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Mariposa Museum and History Center'''<br> 5119 Jessie Street<br> Mariposa, California 95338<br> Phone:209-966-2924<br>[http://mariposamuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
[http://www.mariposaresearch.net/DISVIT16.html Notices of vital events] (births, marriages, and deaths), 1919-1921, abstracted from the Mariposa Gazette by William Disbro.
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'''Northern Mariposa County History Center'''<br> 10301 Highway 49<br> Coulterville, CA 95311<br> Phone: 209-878-3015<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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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/mariposa-county/ Mariposa 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/mariposa/ Mariposa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mariposa/ Mariposa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Mariposa/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Mariposa/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/mariposa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/mariposa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mariposa/mariposa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Amariposa FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206671|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/ Mariposa County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Mariposa-County.htm Mariposa County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Mariposa&countycode=Mariposa Mariposa County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 17:14, 3 October 2017

United States
California
Mariposa County

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

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Mariposa County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Mariposa County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded information needed
County Seat Maripose
Courthouse
CaliforniaMariposaCourthouse.jpg
Address Mariposa County Courthouse

5100 Bullion St
PO Box 35
Maripose, CA 95338
Phone:. 209.966.5719
Mariposa County Website


County Information

Mariposa County, California Record Dates

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

County Courthouse

Mariposa County California Courthouse.jpg

 

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and burial records[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

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

Description

The county was named from Mariposa Creek, which was so named by Spanish explorers in 1806, when they discovered great clusters of butterflies ("mariposas" in Spanish) in the foothills of the Sierras. The county seat Mariposa and the county was created 1850.[3] 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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Mariposa, 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 sites may have additional information on Mariposa County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Mariposa 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

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Mariposa 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

Camariposa.png

Migration

Military History and Records

World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mariposa County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

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 - Mariposa - 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
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Mariposa Museum and History Center
5119 Jessie Street
Mariposa, California 95338
Phone:209-966-2924
Website

Northern Mariposa County History Center
10301 Highway 49
Coulterville, CA 95311
Phone: 209-878-3015

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. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mariposa County, California. Page 85 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mariposa County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mariposa/ 05/04/2017.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Mariposa County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariposa_County,_California 05/04/2017.