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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Kings County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Kings County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Kings 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 = Kings County  
 
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| seat = Hanford  
 
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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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| 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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=== County Information ===
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==== Kings County, California Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Kings County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kings County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Kings County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Kings County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''22 March 1893:''' Kings County was created from [[Tulare County, California|Tulare]] County. '''County seat:''' Hanford <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 1893:''' Kings County was created from [[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]] County. '''County seat:''' Hanford <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[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]]  
*[[Monterey County, California|Monterey]]  
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*[[Monterey County, California Genealogy|Monterey]]  
*[[San Luis Obispo County, California|San Luis Obispo]]  
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*[[San Luis Obispo County, California Genealogy|San Luis Obispo]]  
*[[Tulare County, California|Tulare]]
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*[[Tulare County, California Genealogy|Tulare]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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=== History  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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=== Maps  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Cakings.png|center|400px|Cakings.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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{{CA Probate Intro|Kings}}
  
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[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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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
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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  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/kings-county/ Kings 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]
 
*[http://kings.genwebsite.net/ Kings County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kings.genwebsite.net/ Kings County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Kings/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Kings/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kings/kings.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kings/kings.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kings/kings.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/kings/kings.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*{{FHL|206567|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 18:42, 15 July 2015

United States go toCaliforniago to Kings County

Guide to Kings County, California ancestry, family history, and 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 Information

Kings County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1893 1893 1893 1850 1893 1893

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[2]

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 [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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kings 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

  • 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 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

Cakings.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

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), Kings 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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