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County Courthouse 

Martinez

Quick 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. 

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Parent County

18 February 1850: Contra Costa County was created as an original county. County seat: Martinez [1]

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

Archives and and Libraries

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

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 (http://www.ccclerkrec.us) 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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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