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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Sacramento County Courthouse
600 8th Street
PO Box 839
Sacramento, CA 95812-0893
Phone: 916.874.6334

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1880
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records[1]

Map of California highlighting Sacramento County.png

Historical Facts

{{Wikipedia|Sacramento County, California]]

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1854: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Populated places in Sacramento County include:

  • Arcade
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Courtland
  • Elk Grove
  • Elverta
  • Fair Oaks
  • Florin
  • Folsom
  • Freeport
  • Galt
  • Rio Linda
  • Sacramento
  • Sheldon
  • Sloughhouse
  • Walnut Grove

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

The following web sites have entries for people buried in Sacramento County. None have complete lists especially for currently active cemeteries where burials are occurring regularly, types of data available on the sites may vary:

BillioGraves: Has pages for individual cemeteries, each one where there is data can be searched, photos, Google map, and GPS coding for each headstone.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

LDS Cemetery Records

US Vol. 21 page 3 - New Helvetia Cemetery, Sacramento

Census

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

Church History and Records

Sacramento Metro Churches lists churches in various metro areas in the county with links to the web sites of the churches.

Sacramento County Churches Alphabetical Index lists the names of churches.  After you click on a name, on the next screen, you need to click on the name again in 'Search for' in the right column.  The address, phone number and a map appear.

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog in FamilySearch.org  Place Search for the appropriate town in Sacramento County.

Church histories may be on the county level. In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Church history. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Arcade
  • Carmichael
  • Homestead
  • Sacramento

Court Records

Sacamento County Court Directory gives addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and links to the courts web sites and online resources..

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Court records and Court records - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Sacramento County, California. Try various search terms, including the names of people.  Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento County, California, look at the list of records for History and History - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Land and Property

For information about deeds and other land records in Sacramento County, see the Service Directory.

For deeds, 1965 to the present, see County Register.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento County, California, look at the list of records for Land and property and Land and property - Indexes and Land and property - Maps. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Maps

For historical maps of Sacramento County,search the following free sites:

Maps-Historical-Sate of California, the Carlifornia government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library

Historical Maps of California

California Maps - HSU Library, also lists and links to gazetteers

David Rumsey Collection for Sacramento, California

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for California

For topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at USGS Topographic Maps of California.

For current maps, search Google Maps or MapQuest or other map services online.

Migration

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

Military History and Records

The California State Military Museum has a great deal of historical information and links to other military web sites.

Ancestry.com has Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • The California State Archives has records of Sacramento County for the years 1850 to 1903.
  • The Family History Library also has Declarations of Intention for the years 1859 to 1906 in Sacramento County.

Newspapers

The California Digital Newspaper Collection has newspapers from 1848 through 1922. You can search by keyword, including names, and/or by date.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Probate records. Films can be sent to family history centers.

Railroads

In 1864, the First Transcontinental Railroad started from Sacramento California.

American Memory has an online map showing the railroads and each railroad station and post office.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Researchers must have an appointment to use the records. More old records from the City and County of Sacramento are located here than probably at any other facility.

County Courthouse

County Offices Directory

County Clerk/Recorder 600 8th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-874-6334

Family History Centers

Societies

  • Genealogical Association of Sacramento
    They have a genealogy collection at the Sacramento Central Library, 828 "I" Street (9th & I)- 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA
    Phone: 916-264-2920
    Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10-8, Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5pm

Taxation

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Taxation. Films can be sent to family history centers.

Vital Records

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Vital records and Vital records - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Birth

The Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder has birth and death certificates for the county of Sacramento. These can be ordered in person, by mail, by fax, by email and online. For more information, see the Sacramento County web site.

County Clerk/Recorder, 600 8th Street Sacramento, CA 95814; phone: 916-874-6334

Sacramento County can only issue:

  • Birth certificates for children born in Sacramento County since 1850. Certificates for births prior to 1850 are not available.


At Ancestry is the California Birth Index, 1905-1995 ($)

The Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Vital records and Vital records - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Marriage

The Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder has marriage certificates for the county of Sacramento. These can be ordered in person, by mail, by fax, by email and online. For more information, see the Sacramento County web site.

County Clerk/Recorder, 600 8th Street Sacramento, CA 95814; phone: 916-874-6334

Sacramento County can only issue:

  • Copies of marriage certificates for licenses issued in Sacramento County since 1905.

The Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Vital records and Vital records - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Divorce

Death

The Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder has death certificates for the county of Sacramento. These can be ordered in person, by mail, by fax, by email and online. For more information, see the Sacramento County web site.

County Clerk/Recorder, 600 8th Street Sacramento, CA 95814; phone: 916-874-6334

Sacramento County can only issue: Certificates for deaths which occurred in Sacramento County since 1850. Certificates for deaths prior to 1850 are not available.

The Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Sacramento, California, look at the list of records for Vital records and Vital records - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

At RootsWeb is an index to California Death Records 1940-1997 (free)

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sacramento County, California. Page 86 At 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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 5 August 2011).