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Guide to '''Sutter 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 = Sutter County  
 
| county = Sutter County  
 
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| founded date = February 18
 
| founded date = February 18
 
| seat = Yuba City  
 
| seat = Yuba City  
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| building address = Sutter County Courthouse<br>433 2nd Street<br>Yuba City, CA 95992<br>Phone: 530.822.7120<br>[http://www.co.sutter.ca.us/ '''Sutter County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Sutter County Courthouse<br>433 2nd Street<br>Yuba City, CA 95992<br>Phone: 530.822.7120<br>[http://www.co.sutter.ca.us/ '''Sutter County Website'''] }}  
  
[[Image:463px-Sutterfort.jpg|thumb|right|390x260px|463px-Sutterfort.jpg]]  
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[[Image:463px-Sutterfort.jpg|thumb|right|390x260px|<center>Sutterfort</center>]]
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Sutter 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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 February 1850:''' Sutter County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yuba City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 February 1850:''' Sutter County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yuba City <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 after General John Sutter, a native of Switzerland, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). The county seat Yuba City and the county was created 1850. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Sutter County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/ 05/08/2017.</ref>The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California 05/08/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Records Loss  ====
 
==== Records Loss  ====
'''1871:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''1871:''' The Courthhouse was destroyed by fire in 1871. A second and larger courthouse, completed in 1873, was also set fire and many records were damaged.
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butte County, California|Butte, California]]  
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*[[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte, California]]  
*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa, California]]  
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*[[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa, California]]  
*[[Placer County, California|Placer, California]]  
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*[[Placer County, California Genealogy|Placer, California]]  
*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento, California]]  
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*[[Sacramento County, California Genealogy|Sacramento, California]]  
*[[Yolo County, California|Yolo, California]]  
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*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo, California]]  
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba, California]]
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*[[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba, California]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/bios.html Sutter County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/bios.html Index to Sutter County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Sutter }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sutter, 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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=233&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/cemetery.htm California GenWeb]
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/sutter.html Tombstone Project]
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://Californiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=51 California Gravestones]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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The [http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/cemetery.htm Sutter County GenWeb] has made available online some of the Sutter County Cemeteries inscriptions.&nbsp; Included are:&nbsp; Fairview, Hunter, Isolaated Burials, Live Oak, Meridian, Nicolaus, Noyesburg, Pennsington, Pleasant Grove Pugh, Stahlman, Sutter, Sutter Yuba Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial, Yuba City, and Yuba City Mausoleum.
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*{{FHL|602680|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=233 Cemeteries of Sutter County] at Find A Grave
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sutter+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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Individual cemeteries:  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=233 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11778 Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak] BillionGraves
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Sutter&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=121629 Sutter Cemetery, Sutter] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=8396&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=233& Sutter Cemetery] in Sutter CA at Find A Grave
 
  
=== Census  ===
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
{{Census|California}}  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Sutter  California Cemetery Records]
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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The following web sites may have additional information on Sutter  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
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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  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/census.htm Sutter County Census Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
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*Yuba City
 
*Yuba City
  
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
 
{{CA History Intro}}
 
{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/history.html Index to Sutter County History] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/history.htm Sutter County History] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== Maps ====
  
{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/CA/County/sutter.htm 1895 map of Sutter County, California] [[Image:Casutter.png|center|200px|Casutter.png]]
  
=== Maps ===
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==== Migration ====
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/CA/County/sutter.htm 1895 map of Sutter County, California] [[Image:Casutter.png|center|400px]]
 
  
=== Migration ===
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==== Military History and Records ====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/1883pensioners.html Sutter County – List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/military.html Sutter County, Index to World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist8.html#Sutter Sutter County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619865&disp=Naturalizations%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization records ]of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.&nbsp; These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.  
 
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619865&disp=Naturalizations%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization records ]of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.&nbsp; These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.  
  
=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Sutter}}
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Sutter}}  
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/transcribedobits.html Sutter County Transcribed Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/obits.html Index to Sutter County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Sutter}}
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Sutter}}
  
=== Repositories  ===
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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
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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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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Yuba City California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Yuba City California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
=== Taxation ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
=== Vital Records ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
{{CA Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
 
  
==== Birth ====
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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/sutter/birthnot.html Early Sutter County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails
  
==== Marriage  ====
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===== Marriage  =====
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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/sutter/marrnot.html Early Sutter County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
For marriages from 1850-1877 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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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
  
==== Divorce ====
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===== Death =====
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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
  
==== Death ====
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==== Voting Registers  ====
  
=== Voting Registers ===
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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'''Sutter County Historical Society'''<br>1333 Butte House Road<br>Yuba City 95993-2301<br><br>
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[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/sutter-county/ Sutter County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/sutter-county/ Sutter County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/ Sutter County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/ Sutter County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sutter/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sutter/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Asutter FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|207004|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/ Sutter County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Sutter-County.htm Sutter County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:45, 20 October 2017

United States
California
Sutter County

Guide to Sutter County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Sutter County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Sutter County
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 Yuba City
Courthouse
CaliforniaSutterCourthouse.jpg
Address Sutter County Courthouse
433 2nd Street
Yuba City, CA 95992
Phone: 530.822.7120
Sutter County Website


Sutterfort

County Information

Sutter County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1850 1873 1850 1848 1850

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873
marriage, land and military records from 1850
Civil Division of Courts has divorce, probate and court records[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Sutter County was created as an original county. County seat: Yuba City [3]

Description

The county was named after General John Sutter, a native of Switzerland, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). The county seat Yuba City and the county was created 1850. [4]The County is located in the north central area of the state.[5]

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

1871: The Courthhouse was destroyed by fire in 1871. A second and larger courthouse, completed in 1873, was also set fire and many records were damaged.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Sutter, 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 Sutter County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Sutter 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

  • Sutter
  • Yuba City

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Sutter 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

Migration

Military History and Records

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of Naturalization records of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.  These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sutter 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 - Sutter - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Sutter County Historical Society
1333 Butte House Road
Yuba City 95993-2301

Websites

References

  1. 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
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutter County, California. Page 87At 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, “Sutter County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/ 05/08/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California 05/08/2017.