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Mono County, California Genealogy

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


County InformationEdit

Mono County, California Record DatesEdit

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 CourthouseEdit

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 FactsEdit

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

Parent CountyEdit

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

DescriptionEdit

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 ChangesEdit

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 LossEdit

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

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

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]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
Census-designated places


Indian ReservationsEdit

The Benton Paiute Indian Reservation is located in this county.

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

BiographyEdit

CemeteriesEdit

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.

CensusEdit

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

Church History and RecordsEdit

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 RecordsEdit

Crime and CriminalsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Ethnic, Political, or Religious GroupsEdit

GermansEdit
Native AmericansEdit

GazetteersEdit

GenealogyEdit

HistoryEdit

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 PropertyEdit

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.

MapsEdit

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MigrationEdit

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

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The usage of "Mormon" and "LDS" on this page is approved according to current policy.




Military Records and RecordsEdit

World War IEdit
World War IIEdit

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

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

ObituariesEdit

PeriodicalsEdit

Probate RecordsEdit

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

RepositoriesEdit

Archives, Libraries and MuseumsEdit
County CourthouseEdit
Family History CentersEdit

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.

SocietiesEdit

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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

BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DivorceEdit
DeathEdit

Voting RegistersEdit

Genealogy Societies, Archives and LibrariesEdit

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

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 18 September 2019.
  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).