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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lake County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lake County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Lake County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>  
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lake County
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = May 20
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| seat = Hettinger
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| building address =  Lake County Courthouse<br>255 N Forbes St; <br>Lakeport, CA 95453<br>Phone 707.263.2368
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lake-County-California-Courts.htm '''Lake County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
  
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==== Lake County, California Record Dates  ====
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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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" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lake County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Lake-County-California-Courts.htm Lake County Courthouse]<br>255 N Forbes St; <br>Lakeport, CA 95453<br>Phone 707.263.2368
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1867, <br>mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>probate and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake 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, marriage, death and land records from 1867, <br>mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce, <br>probate and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lake 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 County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''20 May 1861:''' Lake County was created from [[Napa County, California|Napa]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Lakeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''20 May 1861:''' Lake County was created from [[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Lakeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Colusa County, California|Colusa]]  
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*[[Colusa County, California Genealogy|Colusa]]  
*[[Glenn County, California|Glenn]]  
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*[[Glenn County, California Genealogy|Glenn]]  
*[[Mendocino County, California|Mendocino]]  
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*[[Mendocino County, California Genealogy|Mendocino]]  
*[[Napa County, California|Napa]]  
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*[[Napa County, California Genealogy|Napa]]  
*[[Sonoma County, California|Sonoma]]  
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*[[Sonoma County, California Genealogy|Sonoma]]  
*[[Yolo County, California|Yolo]]
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*[[Yolo County, California Genealogy|Yolo]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records  ===
 
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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=== History  ===
 
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Calake.png|center|400px|Calake.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Lake}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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=== Societies  ===
 
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'''Lake County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1323<br>Lakeport 95453<br>[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Lake County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1011<br>Lakeport 95453<br>[http://www.lakecountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Lake County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lake/ Lake County CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/california/lake-county.html Lake County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lake/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lake/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lake/lake.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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Latest revision as of 22:56, 12 December 2015

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Guide to Lake County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lake County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 20, 1861
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Lake County Courthouse
255 N Forbes St;
Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707.263.2368

Lake County Website

Contents

County Information

Lake County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1867 1867 1850 1867 1867

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1867,
mining and miscellaneous records; Clerk Superior Court has divorce,
probate and court records [2]


Historical Facts

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

Parent County

20 May 1861: Lake County was created from Napa County.  County seat: Lakeport [3]

Boundary Changes

"Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1867 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Lake 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.

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Lake 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

Calake.png

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lake 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 - Lake - Probate records.

Online 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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Societies

Lake County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1323
Lakeport 95453
Website

Lake County Historical Society
P.O. Box 1011
Lakeport 95453
Website

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.

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

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), Lake 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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