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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Nevada County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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''[[United States|United States]] > [[California|California]] > Nevada County''
  
== History ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.nevadacityca.gov/content/county-courthouse Nevada County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;950 Maidu Ave<br> Nevada City, CA 95959<br> Phone 530.265.1221
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County Clerk has birth and death records&nbsp;from 1873<br>marriage and land records from 1856<br> probate and court records from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nevada  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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Nevada County, California}}
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''25 April 1851: '''Nevada County was created from [[Yuba County, California|Yuba]] County. '''County seat:''' Nevada City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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'''1856 and 1863:''' Courthouse burned twice and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Placer County, California|Placer]]
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*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]
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*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
  
 
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=== Bible Records ===
  
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=== Biography ===
  
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==== Land ====
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=== Census ===
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{Census|California}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
==== Military  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
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*Grass Valley
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Directories ===
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Gazetteers  ===
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206726&subject_disp=California%2C+Nevada&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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=== Genealogy  ===
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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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::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.  
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:::*'''''Roller Pass''''' 1846 alternate to the Truckee Trail two miles south of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California]
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:::*'''''Nevada City Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City, California] the most important mining area 1850-1851
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:::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn-Emigrant_Gap_State_Highway '''''Auburn Emigrant Road'''''] 1850 believed to be from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_California Auburn] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]
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:::*'''''Henness Pass Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdi,_Nevada Verdi, Nevada] headed for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camptonville,_California Camptonville] and steamboat service at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]. In 1860 it became a major route to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode silver mines] in [[Nevada|Nevada]].
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:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' reached Nevada County in 1866. Tracks completed 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=63&ci=24394 Reno, Nevada newspapers] going back to 1870 that may include residents from Nevada County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Nevada City California Family History Center]]<br>
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/nevada/ Nevada County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Nevada/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/nevada/nevada.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/nevada/nevada.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206719|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 22:21, 11 December 2012

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Contents

County Courthouse

Nevada County Courthouse
 950 Maidu Ave
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone 530.265.1221


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1873
marriage and land records from 1856
probate and court records from 1880[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

25 April 1851: Nevada County was created from Yuba County. County seat: Nevada City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1856 and 1863: Courthouse burned twice 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 Nevada County, California census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Grass Valley

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 Nevada County, California for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno, Nevada newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents from Nevada County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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), Nevada 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).
  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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).