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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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Revision as of 02:17, 20 September 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Sierra County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Sierra County, California

Parent County

16 April 1852: Sierra County was created 16 April 1852 from Yuba County. County seat: Downieville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1947: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

Court Records


Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Sierra County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2][3]

Military History and Records


  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno, Nevada newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents from Sierra County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).