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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Mono County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Mono_County,_California|Mono County]]''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Mono County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mono County
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| county_map = California Mono Map.png
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| state = California
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| state_map = California.png
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = April 24
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| seat = Bridgeport
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| building image = Mono County California Courthouse.jpg
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| building address = Mono County Courthouse<br>Bryant Annex 2<br>PO Box 537<br>Bridgeport CA 93517<br>Phone: 760.932.5241&nbsp; [http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/ '''Mono County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/ Mono County Courthouse]<br>Bryant Annex 2<br>PO Box 537<br>Bridgeport CA 93517<br>Phone: 760.932.5241&nbsp;
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County Clerk has birth, marriage records&nbsp;from 1861, <br>death burial, divorce, probate and land&nbsp;land rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono 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|Mono County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
Created 1874 from Siskiyou County  
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'''24 April 1861:''' Mono County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Bridgeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</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.
  
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==== Records Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Indian Reservations  ====
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The [[Benton Paiute Indian Reservation (California)|Benton Paiute Indian Reservation]] is located in this county.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]
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*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]
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*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]
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*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo]]
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*[[Lyon County, Nevada|Lyon County, Nevada]]
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*[[Madera County, California|Madera]]
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*[[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral County, Nevada]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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 ===
  
==== Church ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Directories ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
  
==== Military ====
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==== Germans ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Camono.png|center|400px]]
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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]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
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::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
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=== Military Records and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Mono}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Mono}}
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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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=== 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}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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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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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/mono-county/ Mono County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206702&subject_disp=California%2C+Mono&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/ Mono County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Mono/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/mono.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/mono.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206702|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Mono County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mono County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Mono County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 24, 1861
County Seat Bridgeport
Courthouse
Mono County California Courthouse.jpg
Address Mono County Courthouse
Bryant Annex 2
PO Box 537
Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5241  Mono County Website


County Courthouse

Mono County Courthouse
Bryant Annex 2
PO Box 537
Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5241 

County Clerk has birth, marriage records from 1861,
death burial, divorce, probate and land land rec from 1900[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

24 April 1861: Mono County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Bridgeport [2]

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

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations

The Benton Paiute Indian Reservation is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Mono 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 Mono 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

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

Military Records and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mono 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 - Mono - 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. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono 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).