Yuba County, California Genealogy

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

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Yuba County, California
Map of California highlighting Yuba County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Marysville
Address Yuba County Courthouse
935 14th Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: 530.721.6547
Yuba County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1865
Divorce, probate and court records from 1850
and  voting records from 1866[1]


Historical Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Yuba County, California

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records



YubaRoots.com has a database of cemetery listings for Yuba County and surrounding areas.

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed the book, Yuba County California Cemeteries by Anita Heston DuVall (1985).  The microfiche copy is available in Salt Lake City or in any of its affiliated Family History Centers.

The Yuba County GenWeb site also has a database of a few cemeteries.


For tips on accessing Yuba County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





History of Yuba County California, by Thompson and West (1879)

Other histories of the area are listed by YubaRoots.com

Land and Property

An Index to Yuba County Federal Land Records is available online.

The following records of Yuba County land records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake or they can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers:

  • Deeds 1866-1906 (from Yuba County Clerk/Recorder Office in Marysville)
  • Deeds 1850-1888 (also from the Clerks office in Marysville)
  • Yuba County Plat Books 1854-1898 (from the John Q Packard Library in Marysville)


YubaRoots.com has a number of maps available (from Thompson and West's 1879 book) and also a map of 1861 and another of 1885.


Early migration routes to and from Yuba County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Raymond H Banks has abstracted records of the Yuba County Civilian Draft Registration Cards (1917-1918) and made them available online through the USGenweb of Yuba County.

Naturalization/Citizenship Records

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has microfilmed copies of naturalization papers found in the Yuba County Clerk's Office, and these records are available for viewing either in Salt Lake City or they can be ordered at any of the Library's Family History Centers.




1530 Ellis Lake Drive

Marysville, CA 95901

Telephone:  505-741-2345 or 800-831-2345

Hours:  Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm



Probate Records

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah has made copies of probate records found in the Yuba County Clerk's Office in Marysville, California.  These copies can be read at the Library in Salt Lake City or can be ordered at any of the Library's Family History Centers.  Copies of these records are also available at the California State Archives.  The microfilm copies are as follows:


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Forbestown Museum/Yuba-Feather Historical Association

P.O. Box 54
Brownsville, CA 95919
(530) 589-0218


Mary Aaron Memorial Museum Association
704 D Street
Marysville, CA 95901
(916) 743-1004  

Yuba County Library Local History Room
303 2nd Street
Marysville, CA 95901


County Courthouse

Main Courthouse

Address: 215 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Marysville, CA 95901
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Phone: (530) 749-7600
Courtrooms: Department 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

Richard A. Schoenig Annex
Address: 120 Fifth Street
Marysville, CA 95901
Hours: Monday - Friday:
8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Phone: (530) 749-7685

Courtrooms: Department 6

Family History Centers



Vital Records



For marriages from 1850-1872 see Western States Marriage Index.



Voting Registers



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