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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Merced_County,_California|Merced County]]''
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Guide to '''Merced 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 = Merced County
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| county_map = California Merced Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = April 19
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| seat = Merced
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| building address = Merced County Courthouse<br>&nbsp;2222 M Street<br>Merced, CA 95340<br>Phone: 209.385.7627
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[http://www.co.merced.ca.us/ '''Merced County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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County Clerk has divorce,&nbsp;probate and court records&nbsp;from&nbsp;1855<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), Merced County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Merced County, California}}
  
 
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Merced}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Los Banos California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Merced/ Linkpendium]  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/merced.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206686 FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog]
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Revision as of 01:34, 3 July 2013

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

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Merced County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Merced County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 19, 1855
County Seat Merced
Courthouse
Address Merced County Courthouse
 2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 209.385.7627

Merced County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1855
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and burial Records [1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

19 April 1855: Merced County was created from Mariposa County. County seat: Merced [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Merced 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

  • Merced

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Merced 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

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Merced 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 - Merced - 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), Merced 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).