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

Hand and keyboard.jpg California
Online Records

Tulare County, California
Map of California highlighting Tulare County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Founded April 20, 1852
County Seat Visalia
Address Tulare County Courthouse
221 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559.733.6418
Tulare County Website

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth and marriage records from 1852
death records from 1873 & mil rec from 1919; Clerk
Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and
naturalization records County Assessor has land records[1]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Tulare County, California

Parent County

20 April 1852: Tulare County was created from Mariposa County. County seat: Visalia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records




For tips on accessing Tulare 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

  • Porterville
  • Visalia

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





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.



Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship


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



Probate Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers



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.



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tulare County, California. Page 88At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).