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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Napa County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Napa County'''
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Guide to '''Napa 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 = Napa County
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| county_map = California Napa Map.png
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| state = California
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| state_map = California.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Napa
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| building image =
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| building address =  Napa County Courthouse<br>900 Coombs<br>PO Box 298<br>Napa, Ca 94559-0298<br>Phone: 707.253.4246
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[http://www.countyofnapa.org/'''Adams County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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<br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873<br>marriage and land records&nbsp;from 1850&nbsp; Court Executive Officer <br>has divorce and court records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Napa County, California. Page 86 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Napa County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Napa County, California}}  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*Angwin
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*[http://www.ci.american-canyon.ca.us/ American Canyon]
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*Angwin  
 
*[http://www.ci.calistoga.ca.us/ Calistoga]  
 
*[http://www.ci.calistoga.ca.us/ Calistoga]  
 
*[http://www.cityofnapa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=353&Itemid=443 Napa]  
 
*[http://www.cityofnapa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=353&Itemid=443 Napa]  
*Oakville
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*Oakville  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford,_California Rutherford]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford,_California Rutherford]  
 
*[http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us/ St. Helena]  
 
*[http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us/ St. Helena]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/CalistogaPioneerCemetery.htm Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/cemeteries/calistoga.txt Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery]
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/YountPioneerCemetery.htm George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Ground]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/YountPioneerCemetery.htm George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Ground]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/HolyCrossCemetery.htm Holy Cross Cemetery]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147514 George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery and Ancient Indian Burial Ground] BillionGraves
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/NapaValleyMemorialPark.htm Napa Valley Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/HolyCrossCemetery.htm Holy Cross Cemetery]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/PartrickCemetery.htm Partrick Cemetery]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/NapaValleyMemorialPark.htm Napa Valley Memorial Park]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/StHelenaPublic.htm St. Helena Public Cemetery]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/PartrickCemetery.htm Partrick Cemetery]
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/TulocayCemetery.htm Tulocay Cemetery]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/pioneer.htm Pioneer Cemetery]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ValleyMemorialPark.htm Valley Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/StHelenaPublic.htm St. Helena Public Cemetery]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/VeteransMemorialGroveCemetery.htm Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery]
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/TulocayCemetery.htm Tulocay Cemetery]  
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/WhiteChurchCemetery.htm White Church Cemetery]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11921 Tulocay Cemetery] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ValleyMemorialPark.htm Valley Memorial Park]  
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*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/VeteransMemorialGroveCemetery.htm Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery]  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/cemeteries/white-church.txt White Church Cemetery]
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Napa  
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*[https://secure.lds.org/units/home/0,9781,600-1-7-15423,00.html Napa 1st Ward]
*St. Helena Branch
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*[https://secure.lds.org/units/home/0,9781,600-1-7-17094,00.html Napa 2nd Ward]
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*[https://secure.lds.org/units/home/0,9781,600-1-7-88463,00.html Napa 3rd Ward]
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*[https://secure.lds.org/units/home/0,9781,600-1-7-443360,00.html Napa 4th Ward (YSA)]
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*[https://secure.lds.org/units/home/0,9781,600-1-7-18945,00.html St. Helena Branch]
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
  
==== Court Records ====
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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  ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Canapa.png]]
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=== Migration ===
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Napa}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Napa}}
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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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*[[Napa California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Societies ===
  
=== Taxation ===
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*[http://www.napahistory.org/index.html Napa County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.napavalleygenealogy.org/ Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society]
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=== Taxation ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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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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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/napa/webbbs_config.pl Napa County, California Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Napa, St. Helena, American Canyon, Calistoga, Yountville, Deer Park, Anguin, Rutherford and Spanish Flat areas.
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=== Voting Registers ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ Napa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ Napa County CAGenWeb]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Napa/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Napa/ Linkpendium]<br>
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/napa.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206719 FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|206719|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 21:18, 19 July 2013

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

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Napa County, California
Map
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Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Napa
Courthouse
Address Napa County Courthouse
900 Coombs
PO Box 298
Napa, Ca 94559-0298
Phone: 707.253.4246

Adams County Website


County Courthouse


County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873
marriage and land records from 1850  Court Executive Officer
has divorce and court records from 1850[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Napa County was created as an original county. County seat: Napa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Napa 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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Napa 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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Napa 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 - Napa - 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.

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Napa County, California. Page 86 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).