Modoc County, California

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Modoc County''' <br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.co.modoc.ca.us/ Modoc County Courthouse<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1339174827866_687" />]&nbsp;204 Court Street<br>PO Box 131<br>Alturas, CA 96101-0131<br>Phone 530.233.6205&nbsp;<br>
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County Clerk has&nbsp;divorce, probate, court and voter regisitration records from 1874&nbsp;<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Modoc 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  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Modoc County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1874--'''Modoc County was created&nbsp;from Siskiyou County.&nbsp;'''County seat: '''Alturas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''17 February 1874:''' Modoc County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Alturas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*[[Klamath County, Oregon|Klamath County, Oregon]]
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*[[Lake County, Oregon|Lake County, Oregon]]
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*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]
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*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]
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*[[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]
  
 
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{{Census|California}}
  
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=== Genealogy ===
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== History  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206696&subject_disp=California%2C+Modoc&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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:*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' since 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Alturas California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Cedarville California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[http://www.modoccountygenealogy.com/ Modoc County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Modoc/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/modoc/modoc.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/modoc/modoc.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206696|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 06:30, 30 January 2013

United States go toCaliforniago to Modoc County

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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

Modoc County Courthouse
 204 Court Street
PO Box 131
Alturas, CA 96101-0131
Phone 530.233.6205 

County Clerk has divorce, probate, court and voter regisitration records from 1874 
County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records [1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

17 February 1874: Modoc County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Alturas [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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), Modoc 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).