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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Modoc_County,_California|Modoc County]]''
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Guide to '''Modoc 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 = Modoc County
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| county_map = California Modoc Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1874
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat = Alturas
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| building address = Modoc County Courthouse<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339174827866_687" />]&nbsp;204 Court Street<br>PO Box 131<br>Alturas, CA 96101-0131<br>Phone 530.233.6205&nbsp;<br> [http://www.co.modoc.ca.us/ '''Modoc County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has&nbsp;divorce, probate, court and voter regisitration records from 1874&nbsp;<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Modoc 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|Modoc County, California}}
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''17 February 1874:''' Modoc County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Alturas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath County, Oregon]]
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*[[Lake County, Oregon|Lake County, Oregon]]
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*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]
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*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]
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*[[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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:*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' since 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]
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:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Modoc}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Modoc}}
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Alturas California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Cedarville California Family History Center]]<br>
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=== Societies  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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==== Birth  ====
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==== Marriage  ====
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==== Divorce  ====
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==== Death ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.modoccountygenealogy.com/ Modoc County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Modoc/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/modoc/modoc.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/modoc/modoc.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206696|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Modoc_County,_California]]

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

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Modoc County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Modoc County
Location in the state of California
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Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1874
County Seat Alturas
Courthouse
Address Modoc County Courthouse
] 204 Court Street
PO Box 131
Alturas, CA 96101-0131
Phone 530.233.6205 
Modoc County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate, court and voter regisitration records from 1874 
County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records [1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

17 February 1874: Modoc County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Alturas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Modoc 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 Modoc 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

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Modoc County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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 - Modoc - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

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), Modoc 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).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).