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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Contra Costa County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Contra Costa County''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Martinez
  
== History ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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&nbsp;[http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ Contra Costa County]<br>&nbsp;730 Las Juntas St; <br>PO Box 350; <br>Martinez, CA 94553; <br>Phone. 925.646.2360
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County Recorder has birth and death records; County Clerk <br>has marriage, divorceCounty Clerk has marriage, divoce,&nbsp;<br>probate and court&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Contra Costa County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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Contra Costa County began in 1850 as one of the original counties in the new state of California. Located in the East Bay area, San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay partially surround the land area of the county and have contributed to the economy since the gold rush.&nbsp;
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{{Wikipedia|Contra Costa County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Contra Costa County was created as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Martinez
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'''18 February 1850: '''Contra Costa County was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Martinez <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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Antioch <br>Brentwood <br>Clayton <br>Concord <br>Danville <br>El Cerrito&nbsp; <br>Hercules <br>Lafayette<br>Martinez&nbsp; Moraga<br>Oakley&nbsp; Orinda<br>Pinole&nbsp; Pittsburg&nbsp; Pleasant Hill<br>Richmond<br>San Pablo&nbsp; San Ramon<br>Walnut Creek<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Alameda County, California|Alameda]]
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*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]
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*[[Solano County, California|Solano]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
==== Church ====
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=== Biography ===
  
LDS Records
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11830 Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120476 Rolling Hills Memorial Park, El Sobrante] BillionGraves
  
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=== Census ===
  
==== Land  ====
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{{Census|California}}
  
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
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=== Directories ===
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Taxation ====
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==== Germans ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Genealogy  ===
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'''A wiki article describing an online collecion is found at:'''
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[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/California,_Genealogical_Collections_at_the_California_Genealogical_Society_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) California, Genealogical Collections at the California Genealogical Society (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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=== History  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Antioch California Family History Center]] (Brentwood)
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*[[Concord California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Danville California Family History Center]]
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=== Societies  ===
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[http://srvgensoc.org San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society] serves local genealogy enthusiasts. Monthly meetings are held at the Danville Family History Center in Alamo, California on the 3rd Tuesday at 10am.
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Contra Costa County maintains records of death certificates from 1905 to present. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the [http://www.ccclerkrec.us/GetDocument.aspx?id=2 Application for Death Record] from the county clerk's [http://www.ccclerkrec.us website] with your payment. As with other counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary.
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=== Voting Registers ===
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/contracosta/ Contra Costa County CAGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206491&subject_disp=California%2C+Contra+Costa&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Contra_Costa/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/contracosta/contracosta.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/contracosta/contracosta.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206491|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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'''A wiki article describing this collection is found at:'''
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*[[California, Genealogical Collections at the California Genealogical Society (FamilySearch Historical Records)|California, Genealogical Collections at the California Genealogical Society (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 17:58, 9 July 2012

United States > California > Contra Costa County

Martinez

Contents

County Courthouse

 Contra Costa County
 730 Las Juntas St;
PO Box 350;
Martinez, CA 94553;
Phone. 925.646.2360

County Recorder has birth and death records; County Clerk
has marriage, divorceCounty Clerk has marriage, divoce, 
probate and court records[1]

Historical Facts

Contra Costa County began in 1850 as one of the original counties in the new state of California. Located in the East Bay area, San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay partially surround the land area of the county and have contributed to the economy since the gold rush. 

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Contra Costa County, California

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Antioch
Brentwood
Clayton
Concord
Danville
El Cerrito 
Hercules
Lafayette
Martinez  Moraga
Oakley  Orinda
Pinole  Pittsburg  Pleasant Hill
Richmond
San Pablo  San Ramon
Walnut Creek

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A wiki article describing an online collecion is found at:

California, Genealogical Collections at the California Genealogical Society (FamilySearch Historical Records)

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society serves local genealogy enthusiasts. Monthly meetings are held at the Danville Family History Center in Alamo, California on the 3rd Tuesday at 10am.

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Contra Costa County maintains records of death certificates from 1905 to present. You can obtain an informational copy for a fee by mailing the Application for Death Record from the county clerk's website with your payment. As with other counties, you only need to get the form notarized if you want a certified copy. Informational copies do not need a notary.

Voting Registers

Web Sites


A wiki article describing this collection is found at:

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Contra Costa County, California. Page 84 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).