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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Merced County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Merced County, California|Merced County]]''
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Guide to '''Merced 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
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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 image = CaliforniaMercedCourthouse.jpg
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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'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Merced 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" | '''[[Merced County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Merced County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Merced County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Merced County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Merced County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Merced County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.merced.ca.us/ Merced County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2222 M Street<br>Merced, CA 95340<br>Phone: 209.385.7627
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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>  
 
 
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>
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''19 April 1855:''' Merced County was created from [[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]] County. '''County seat: '''Merced <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''19 April 1855:''' Merced County was created from [[Mariposa County, California Genealogy|Mariposa]] County. '''County seat: '''Merced <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 Merced River, or El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy); named in 1806 by an expedition, headed by Gabriel Moraga, which came upon it at the end of a hot dusty ride. The county seat Merced and the county was created 1855.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Merced County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/#.WQtqxzEzqM8 05/04/2017.</ref> The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Merced County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced_County,_California 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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Records Loss  ====
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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  ====
  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Madera County, California|Madera]]  
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*[[Madera County, California Genealogy|Madera]]  
*[[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]]  
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*[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy|Mariposa]]  
*[[San Benito County, California|San Benito]]  
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*[[San Benito County, California Genealogy|San Benito]]  
*[[Santa Clara County, California|Santa Clara]]  
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*[[Santa Clara County, California Genealogy|Santa Clara]]  
*[[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/merced/bios.htm Biographies of Merced County, California] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/bios.html Index to Merced County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Merced }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Merced, 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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== Resources  ==
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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=206&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/merced/cem.htm California GenWeb]
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/merced.html Tombstone Project]
  
=== Census  ===
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*[http://Californiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=24 California Gravestones]
  
{{Census|California}}
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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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=== Church History and Records  ===
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*{{FHL|447737|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Merced+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=206 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=Merced&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 Merced  California Cemetery Records]
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The following web site may have additional information on Merced  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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*'''1870''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/census.htm Merced County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Merced
 
*Merced
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Germans  ====
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/history.html Merced County History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Maps ===
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==== Land and Property ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/land/merced.txt California Land Patents Database, Merced County] (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:Camerced.png|center|200px|Camerced.png]]
  
=== Newspapers ===
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==== Migration ====
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Military History and Records ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/merced/milhis.htm Merced County History & Military Information] - Scroll down to pertinent links. (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/1883pensioners.html Merced County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1886''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/military/civilwar/rosters/hancockp320gmt.txt Merced County Veterans, Hancock Post No. 104, G. A. R. 1886] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/military.html Index to Merced County World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist6.html#Merced Merced County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Repositories  ===
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===== Korean War =====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/koreanwar.html Merced County Korean War Casualties] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Merced}}
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*[http://mercedgenealogy.com/merced_county_obituaries.htm Obituaries at MercedGenealogy.com] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/obits.html Merced County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/obitindex.html Index to Merced County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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{{CA Probate Intro|Merced}}
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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://home.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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===== County Courthouse  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Los Banos California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Los Banos California Family History Center]]<br>  
 
*[[Merced California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Merced California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/merced/vitals.htm Merced County Vital Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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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*'''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/merced/birthnot1.html#1870 Merced County Birth Notices, 1870-1884] (Genealogy Trails)
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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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*'''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/merced/marrnot1.html#1868 Merced County Marriage Notices, 1868-1962] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Taxation ===
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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
  
=== Vital Records ===
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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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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Birth ====
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==== Voting Registers ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/voters/page1.html Merced County Great Register of Voters, 1868-1898] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Marriage ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Merced County Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 3061<br> Merced, CA 95344<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~camcgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Merced County Historical Society'''<br> Courthouse Museum<br> 21st &amp; N Streets<br>Merced, CA 95340<br>[http://www.mercedmuseum.org/ Website]<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/merced-county/ Merced 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/merced/ Merced County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/merced/ Merced County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Merced/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Merced/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/merced.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/merced/merced.html USGenWeb Archives
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/merced/merced.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Amerced FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206686|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/#.WSXOB9IrI2z Merced County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Merced-County.htm Merced County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Merced&countycode=Merced Merced County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Guide to Merced County, California ancestry, family history, and 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
CaliforniaMercedCourthouse.jpg
Address Merced County Courthouse
 2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 209.385.7627

Merced County Website


County Information

Merced County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1870 1890 1850 1855 1855

County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1855
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and burial Records [2]

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 [3]

Description

The county was named from the Merced River, or El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy); named in 1806 by an expedition, headed by Gabriel Moraga, which came upon it at the end of a hot dusty ride. The county seat Merced and the county was created 1855.[4] The County is located in the central area of the state.[5]

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 Merced, 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 Merced County 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

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Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War II
Korean War

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.

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

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. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Merced County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3061
Merced, CA 95344
Website

Merced County Historical Society
Courthouse Museum
21st & N Streets
Merced, CA 95340
Website

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), Merced 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, “Merced County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/merced/#.WQtqxzEzqM8 05/04/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Merced County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced_County,_California 05/04/2017.