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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Inyow County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Inyow County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Inyo County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Inyo County
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| county_map = California Inyo Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1866
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| founded date = March 22
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| seat = Independence
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| building address =  Inyo County Courthouse]<br>168 N Edwards St<br>PO Box F<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone 760.878.0218 <br> [http://www.inyocourt.ca.gov/ '''Inyo County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Inyo County, California Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.inyocourt.ca.gov/ Inyo County Courthouse]<br>168 N Edwards St<br>PO Box F<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone 760.878.0218 <br>
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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" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Inyo County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1905
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1866
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1866
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1904<br>marriage and land records from 1866 and <br>mining records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Inyo County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth&nbsp;and death records from 1904<br>marriage and land records from 1866 and <br>mining records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Inyo County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Parent Counties  ====
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
  
'''22 March 1866:''' Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from [[Mono County, California|Mono]] and [[Tulare County, California|Tulare]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Independence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''22 March 1866:''' Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from [[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]] and [[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Independence <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</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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For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties.html#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Big Pine, Bishop<br>Cartago<br>Darwin, Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek<br>Furnace Creek<br>Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells<br>Independence<br>Keeler<br>Lone Pine<br>Mesa<br>Olancha<br>Pearsonville<br>Round Valley<br>Shoshone<br>Tecopa<br>West Bishop<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clark County, Nevada|Clark County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Clark County, Nevada Genealogy|Clark County, Nevada]]  
*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Kern County, California|Kern]]  
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*[[Kern County, California Genealogy|Kern]]  
*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]  
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*[[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]]  
*[[Nye County, Nevada|Nye County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Nye County, Nevada Genealogy|Nye County, Nevada]]  
*[[San Bernardino County, California|San Bernardino]]  
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*[[San Bernardino County, California Genealogy|San Bernardino]]  
*[[Tulare County, California|Tulare]]
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*[[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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Shoshone cemetery
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Tecopa cemetery
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Cainyo.png|center|400px|Cainyo.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Inyo}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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{{CA Probate Intro|Inyo}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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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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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
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== Websites ==
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
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Bishop Museum & Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 363<br> Bishop, CA 93514,<br>Phone: (760) 873-5950<br>[http://www.lawsmuseum.org/index.htm Bishop Museum and Historical Society]<br><br>
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Friends of the Eastern California Museum<br> P.O. Box 206<br> 155 Grant Street<br>Independence, CA 93526<br>Phone:760-878-364 or 760-878-0259-8<br><br>
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Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert<br> P.O. Box 2001<br>230 W Ridgecrest Blvd. <br>Ridgecrest, CA 93555<br>Phone: 760-675-8465<br>[http://www.hsumd.org/resources Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert]<br><br>
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Searles Valley Historical Society<br> P.O. Box 630<br> Trona, CA 93592 <br>[http://www1.iwvisp.com/svhs/ Searles Valley Historical Society]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/ InyoCounty CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/inyo-county/ Inyo 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]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/inyo/ Inyo County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Inyo/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Inyo/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/inyo/inyo.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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Guide to Inyo County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Inyo County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Inyo County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 22, 1866
County Seat Independence
Courthouse
Address Inyo County Courthouse]
168 N Edwards St
PO Box F
Independence, CA 93526
Phone 760.878.0218
Inyo County Website

Contents

County Information

Inyo County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1905 1875 1905 1850 1866 1866

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1904
marriage and land records from 1866 and
mining records from 1872[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent Counties

22 March 1866: Inyo County was created 22 March 1866 from Mono and Tulare Counties.
County seat: Independence [3]

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

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Big Pine, Bishop
Cartago
Darwin, Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek
Furnace Creek
Homewood Canyon-Valley Wells
Independence
Keeler
Lone Pine
Mesa
Olancha
Pearsonville
Round Valley
Shoshone
Tecopa
West Bishop

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Shoshone cemetery

Tecopa cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Inyo 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

  • Bishop

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Inyo 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

Cainyo.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Inyo 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 - Inyo - 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 Centers 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

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Bishop Museum & Historical Society
P.O. Box 363
Bishop, CA 93514,
Phone: (760) 873-5950
Bishop Museum and Historical Society

Friends of the Eastern California Museum
P.O. Box 206
155 Grant Street
Independence, CA 93526
Phone:760-878-364 or 760-878-0259-8

Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert
P.O. Box 2001
230 W Ridgecrest Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: 760-675-8465
Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert

Searles Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 630
Trona, CA 93592
Searles Valley Historical Society

Web Sites

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), Inyo County, California. Page 85 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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