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Guide to '''Mono 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 = Mono County  
 
| county = Mono County  
 
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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'''] }}  
 
| 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'''] }}  
=== County Information ===  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Mono County, California Record Dates  ====
 
==== Mono 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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono County, California. Page 84-88 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mono County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.</center>
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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[[Image:Mono County California Courthouse.jpg|185px|185px|right]]
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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;  
 
[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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''24 April 1861:''' Mono County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Bridgeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''24 April 1861:''' Mono County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Bridgeport <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 for a Native American Paiute tribe that inhabited the Sierra Nevada from north of Mono Lake to Owens Lake.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mono County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/ 05/04/2017.</ref>The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California 05/04/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Records Loss  ====
 
==== Records Loss  ====
  
For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://california.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,051,c,mono.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County, California," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California, accessed DATE.</ref>
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==== Indian Reservations  ====
 
==== Indian Reservations  ====
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/bios.html Mono County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/MonoBio.htm Mono County, Eclectic Collection] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Mono }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mono, 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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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/cem.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/mono.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search#  Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|433939|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mono+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://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/California/Mono-County?id=county_208 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery 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 Mono  California Cemetery Records]
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=== Biography  ===
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The following web sites may have additional information on Mono  County cemeteries.
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
=== Census  ===
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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  ====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
{{CA Church Intro}}  
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{{CA Church Intro}}
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*'''1864-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2790461|California, Church Records, 1864-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Court Records  ===
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=== 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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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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===== Native Americans =====
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*'''1905 - 1906''' - [http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/1905_indian_census/mono-county.html Census of Non-reservation California Indians, 1905-1906 by Charles E. Kelsey; Robert F. Heizer, ed.] CAGenWeb Project
  
=== Genealogy ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
  
 
{{CA History Intro}}  
 
{{CA History Intro}}  
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
{{CA Land Intro}}
 
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/land/mono.txt Mono County, Index to Federal Land Patents] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
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==== Maps  ====
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{{CA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CA Mono County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
[[Image:Camono.png|center|400px|Camono.png]]
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==== Migration  ====
 
 
=== Migration  ===
 
  
 
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>  
 
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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::*'''''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]
 
::*'''''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]
  
=== Military Records and Records  ===
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*'''1906-1935''' - {{RecordSearch|2137266|California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/1883pensioners.html Mono County, List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/california-militia-index.txt Mono County, Index of names from Muster Rolls] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1862 - 1880''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/california-military-records.txt Mono County Muster Rolls] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1876''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/military-list-1876.txt List of Persons Subject to Military Duty in Mono County State of California for the Year 1876] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1968530|United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli427nmt.txt Mono County, World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Mono Mono County, Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Mono}}  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Mono}}  
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/obits.html Mono County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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=== Periodicals ===
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==== Probate Records ====
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Mono}}
  
{{CA Probate Intro|Mono}}  
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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
  
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
=== Societies  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
  
==== Birth  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1800 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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/mono/birthnotices.html#1881 Mono County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Marriage  ====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1800 - 2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ca%2ccalifornia California, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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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/mono/marriages.html#1851 Mono County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Divorce  ====
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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
  
==== Death  ====
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1800 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/odds.htm Mono County Great Registers] - Scroll down to Great Registers. (CAGenWeb Project)
  
 
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
  
Mono County Historical Society<br> P. O. Box 417<br> Bridgeport, CA 93517<br><br>
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'''Mono County Historical Society'''<br> P. O. Box 417<br> Bridgeport, CA 93517<br><br>  
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/mono-county/ Mono County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/mono-county/ Mono County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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Guide to Mono County, California ancestry, family history, and 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
CaliforniaMonoCourthouse.jpg
Address Mono County Courthouse
Bryant Annex 2
PO Box 537
Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5241  Mono County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Mono County, California Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1861 1861 1861 1900 1900 1900 1850
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Mono County California Courthouse.jpg


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[2]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

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

Parent County[edit | edit source]

24 April 1861: Mono County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Bridgeport [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for a Native American Paiute tribe that inhabited the Sierra Nevada from north of Mono Lake to Owens Lake.[4]The County is located in the east central area of the state.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Boroughs
Towns
Villages
Hamlets
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Historic communities
Historic African American communities
Unorganized territories
Ghost towns


Indian Reservations[edit | edit source]

The Benton Paiute Indian Reservation is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Mono, 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 Mono County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Mono County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Germans[edit | edit source]
Native Americans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Douglas CountyLyon CountyMineral CountyEsmeralda CountyInyo CountyFresno CountyMadera CountyTuolumne CountyAlpine CountyMariposa CountyCA MONO.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Mono County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[7][8]

Military Records and Records[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Probate Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Mono County Historical Society
P. O. Box 417
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono County, California. Page 84-88 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mono County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/ 05/04/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California 05/04/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County, California," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California, accessed DATE.
  7. 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).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).