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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Lassen County'''
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Guide to '''Lassen County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lassen County
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1864
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| founded date = April 1
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| seat = Susanville
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| building address = Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice <br> 2610 Riverside Drive <br> Susanville, CA 96130 <br>[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''Lassen County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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<br>The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012.&nbsp;
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The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA&nbsp; 96130 (phone 530.251.8216).&nbsp; The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from&nbsp;1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records&nbsp;from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen 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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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Lassen County, California}}  
 
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== Resources  ==
 
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== Archives and Libraries ==
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=== Bible Records ===
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ===
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Indian Cemetery&nbsp;
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Lassen Cemetery
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Susanville Cemetery
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=== Census ===
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
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=== Land  ===
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=== Land and Property ===
  
 
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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::*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
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::*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]
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::*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
  
 
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Susanville California Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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Guide to Lassen County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lassen County, California
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1864
County Seat Susanville
Courthouse
Address Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice
2610 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
Lassen County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012. 

The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA  96130 (phone 530.251.8216).  The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from 1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent Counties

1 April 1864: Lassen County was created from Plumas and Shasta Counties.
County seat: Susanville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries 

Indian Cemetery 

Lassen Cemetery

Susanville Cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Lassen County, California census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Susanville
  • Westwood

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lassen County, California for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen 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).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).