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Guide to '''Tulare 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
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| founded year = 1852
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| building address = Tulare County Courthouse<br>221 S Mooney Blvd<br>Visalia, CA 93291<br>Phone: 559.733.6418<br>[http://tularecounty.ca.gov/county/ '''Tulare County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Tulare 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" | '''[[Tulare County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tulare County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Tulare County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tulare County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://tularecounty.ca.gov/county/ Tulare County Courthouse]<br>221 S Mooney Blvd<br>Visalia, CA 93291<br>Phone 559/733.6418&nbsp;<br><br>County Recorder has birth and marriage&nbsp;records from 1852<br>death records from 1873 &amp; mil rec from 1919; Clerk <br>Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and <br>naturalization records County Assessor has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tulare County, California. Page 88{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Recorder has birth and marriage&nbsp;records from 1852<br>death records from 1873 &amp; mil rec from 1919; Clerk <br>Superior Court has divorce, probate, court and <br>naturalization records County Assessor has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tulare County, California. Page 88{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''20 April 1852:''' Tulare County was created from [[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]] County. '''County seat:''' Visalia <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''20 April 1852:''' Tulare County was created from [[Mariposa County, California Genealogy|Mariposa]] County. '''County seat:''' Visalia <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 from this lake that the county derives its name. The root of the name Tulare is found in the Mexican word tullin, designating cattail or similar reeds. Tularemia is named after Tulare County. The county seat Visalia and the county was created 1852. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Tulare County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/ 05/09/2017.</ref>The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tulare County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulare_County,_California 05/09/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo]]  
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*[[Inyo County, California Genealogy|Inyo]]  
*[[Kern County, California|Kern]]  
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*[[Kern County, California Genealogy|Kern]]  
*[[Kings County, California|Kings]]
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*[[Kings County, California Genealogy|Kings]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
=== Biography  ===
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/bioindex.html Tulare County Biographical Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/bios.html Index to Tulare County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archvies)
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*[http://cagenweb.com/tulare/bios.htm Index to Biographical Resources, Tulare County] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
=== Census  ===
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Tulare }}
  
{{Census|California}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Tulare, 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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=== Church History and Records  ===
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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=236&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://cagenweb.com/tulare/cemeteries.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/cemeteries/ California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/tulare.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|486901|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Tulare+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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=236 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Tulare&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Tulare  California Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on Tulare  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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/census.html Tulare County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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=== Court Records  ===
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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=== Directories ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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==== History ====
  
==== Germans  ====
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/history1.html Tulare County History Books Excerpts] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
=== History ===
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==== Maps ====
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Catulare.png|center|200px|Catulare.png]]
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Migration  ====
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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*'''1798 - 1937''' - {{RecordSearch|1916228|United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - index and images
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*'''1856''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/indianwar.html The Indian War on the Tule River] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/1883pensioners.html Tulare County – List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1886''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/military.html Civil War Veterans Rosters, G.A.R. Posts in Tulare County] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/military.html Index to Tulare County, World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist14.html Tulare County, Honor List of World War II Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/tulare/natura/tcnat1.htm Index to Tulare County Naturalization Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Periodicals ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Tulare}}
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/obitindex.html Index to Tulare County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/obits.html Index to Tulare County Individual Obituaries and Obituary Collections] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://cagenweb.com/tulare/obits/tcobit.htm Index to Tulare County Obituary Sources] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Tular}}
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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://home.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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===== County Courthouse  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Visalia California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Visalia California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== 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]
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*[http://cagenweb.com/tulare/vitals.htm Index to Tulare County Vital Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/birthnotindex.html Tulare County Birth Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/marrnotindex.html Tulare County Marriage Notices by year] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Voter Registers  ====
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California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.<br>
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These records are at the [[California State Library]] (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of Los Angeles Great Registers from 1873-1896.<br>
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The Tulare records for 1869, 1890, and 1898 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cagha/registers/registers-index.htm here].
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
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'''Sequoia Genealogical Society'''<br> c/o Tulare City Library, Genealogy Room<br> 113 North "F" Street<br> Tulare, CA 93274; Phone:559-685-4518<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casgs/Index.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Tulare County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 295<br>Visalia 93279<br><br>
  
=== Taxation  ===
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'''Tulare County Historical Society'''<br> 27000 South Mooney Boulevard<br> Visalia, CA 93277<br>Phone:559-733-6616<br>[http://www.tularecountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/tulare-county/ Tulare County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare/ Tulare County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/cpl/tulare/ Tulare County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Tulare/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Tulare/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/tulare.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tulare/tulare.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/tulare/tulare.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Atulare FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|207014|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/ Tulare County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Tulare-County.htm Tulare County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Tulare&countycode=Tulare Tulare County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 22:58, 7 June 2017

United States
California
Tulare County

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

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Tulare County, California
Map
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.
Facts
Founded April 20, 1852
County Seat Visalia
Courthouse
CaliforniaTulareCourthouse.jpg
Address Tulare County Courthouse
221 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: 559.733.6418
Tulare County Website


County Information

Tulare County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1852 1852 1873 1850 1852 1854

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[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

20 April 1852: Tulare County was created from Mariposa County. County seat: Visalia [3]

Description

The county was named from this lake that the county derives its name. The root of the name Tulare is found in the Mexican word tullin, designating cattail or similar reeds. Tularemia is named after Tulare County. The county seat Visalia and the county was created 1852. [4]The County is located in the 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

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Tulare, 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 Tulare County cemeteries.

Census

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

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Tulare 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

Catulare.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tulare 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 - Tular - 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

Voter Registers

California county clerks were to keep voting registers every other year from 1866 and well into the 20th century. These large books, called Great Registers, listed the men who registered to vote in that county. Besides name and age, the record may show place of birth, address, occupation, naturalization date and sometimes even a physical description.

These records are at the California State Library (1866-1944), and microfilmed copies are available through Family History Centers (1866-1910). Ancestry ($) has a searchable database of Los Angeles Great Registers from 1873-1896.

The Tulare records for 1869, 1890, and 1898 are available on the RootsWeb site, by clicking here.

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Sequoia Genealogical Society
c/o Tulare City Library, Genealogy Room
113 North "F" Street
Tulare, CA 93274; Phone:559-685-4518
Website

Tulare County Historical Society
P.O. Box 295
Visalia 93279

Tulare County Historical Society
27000 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone:559-733-6616
Website

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), Tulare County, California. Page 88At 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, “Tulare County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/tulare/ 05/09/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Tulare County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulare_County,_California 05/09/2017.