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Guide to '''Kings County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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| county = Kings County
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| founded year = 1893
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| founded date = March 22
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| building address = Kings County Courthouse<br>1400 W Lacey Blvd<br> Hanford, CA 93230<br> Phone 559.582.3211 [http://www.adamscounty.us/ ''' Kings County Website'''] }}  
  
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/kings-county/ Kings County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://kings.genwebsite.net/ Kings County CAGenWeb]  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:14, 20 March 2014

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

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Kings County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Kings 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, 1893
County Seat Hanford
Courthouse
Address Kings County Courthouse
1400 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone 559.582.3211 Kings County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Kings County Courthouse
1400 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone 559.582.3211

County Clerk has birth marriage, death, divorce, probate,
court land and naturalization records from 1893[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

22 March 1893: Kings County was created from Tulare County. County seat: Hanford [2]

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kings County, California 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

  • Avenal
  • Hanford

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Kings County, California. 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

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Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kings County, California 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 Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Kings - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kings County, California. Page 85 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).

 

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