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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Napa County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Napa County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Napa County, California ancestry, family history, and 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 = Napa County
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| county_map = California Napa Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Napa
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| building address =  Napa County Courthouse<br>900 Coombs<br>PO Box 298<br>Napa, Ca 94559-0298<br>Phone: 707.253.4246
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[http://www.countyofnapa.org/'''Adams County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
[http://www.countyofnapa.org/ Napa County Courthouse]<br>900 Coombs<br>PO Box 298<br>Napa, Ca 94559-0298<br>Phone: 707.253.4246
 
  
 
<br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873<br>marriage and land records&nbsp;from 1850&nbsp; Court Executive Officer <br>has divorce and court records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Napa County, California. Page 86 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
<br>County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873<br>marriage and land records&nbsp;from 1850&nbsp; Court Executive Officer <br>has divorce and court records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Napa County, California. Page 86 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== 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.
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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/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
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*Oakville  
 
*Oakville  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford,_California Rutherford]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherford,_California Rutherford]  
*[http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us/ St. Helena]  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Helena,_California St._Helena (Wikipedia)][http://www.ci.st-helena.ca.us/ St. Helena]  
 
*[http://www.townofyountville.com/ Yountville]
 
*[http://www.townofyountville.com/ Yountville]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Contra Costa County, California|Contra Costa]]  
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*[[Contra Costa County, California Genealogy|Contra Costa]]  
*[[Lake County, California|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, California Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Solano County, California|Solano]]  
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*[[Solano County, California Genealogy|Solano]]  
*[[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  ==
 
== 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  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Canapa.png|center|400px]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== Newspapers ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Napa}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Periodicals  ===
 
=== Periodicals  ===
  
=== Probate Records ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Napa}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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*[http://www.napavalleygenealogy.org/ Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society]
 
*[http://www.napavalleygenealogy.org/ Napa Valley Genealogical and Biographical Society]
  
=== Taxation ===
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=== Taxation ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
  
== Websites ==
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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 & Genealogical Societies]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/napa-county/ Napa 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://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ Napa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.napacountygenealogy.com/ Napa County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Napa/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Napa/ Linkpendium]<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/napa.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/napa.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/napa/napa.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|206719|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|206719|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:10, 12 February 2015

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

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Napa County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Napa County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Napa
Courthouse
Address Napa County Courthouse
900 Coombs
PO Box 298
Napa, Ca 94559-0298
Phone: 707.253.4246

Adams County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873
marriage and land records from 1850  Court Executive Officer
has divorce and court records from 1850[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Napa County was created as an original county. County seat: Napa [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 Napa 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

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Napa 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

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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 Napa 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 - Napa - 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), Napa County, California. Page 86 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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