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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/ Placer County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;2954 Richardson Drive<br>Auburn, CA 95603<br>Phone: 530.886.5600&nbsp;<br>
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County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from&nbsp;1873 and land records from 1850<br>County Clerk has probate records from 1850 and court records&nbsp;from 1851<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Placer 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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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|448500|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>  
 
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|448500|subject-id|disp=Cemeteries}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.<br>  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=123545 Auburn District Cemetery, Auburn] BillionGraves
  
 
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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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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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Contents

County Courthouse

Placer County Courthouse
 2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530.886.5600 

County Clerk Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1873 and land records from 1850
County Clerk has probate records from 1850 and court records from 1851[1]

  

Historical Facts

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

Parent Counties

15 April 1851: Placer County was created from Sutter and Yuba Counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Populated places in Placer County include:

  • Alta
  • Auburn
  • Colfax
  • Dutch Flat
  • Foresthill
  • Gold Hill
  • Gold Run
  • Iowa Hill
  • Newcastle
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Tahoe City
  • Weimar
  • Yankee Jims

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

The following web sites have entries for people buried in Placer County. None have complete lists:

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for Cemeteries. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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

Church History and Records

Churches in Placer County lists churches by denomination and gives name, address, phone number, and links to web site if available.

Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog Place Search for the appropriate town in Placer County.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Auburn
  • Roseville

Court Records

The Placer County Archives and Research Center has the following records:

Court Case Files 1851-1925

  • Assessment Rolls and Maps 1851-1961
  • Record of Wills 1874-1963
  • Board of Supervisor's Minutes 1852-1980

Naturalization Papers 1852-1939

  • Deed Books 1851-1960
  • Great Register of Voters 1867-1974
  • Department of Education Records 1895-1997
  • Mining Records 1856-1947

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for Naturalization and citizenship and Naturalization and citizenship - Indexes. Films can be sent to family history centers.

Placer County Court Directory gives addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and links to the courts web sites and online resources..

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Google Books has some books about the history and people in Placer County, California. Try various search terms, including the names of people. Books designated with "Full view" can be read online.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for History. Films can be sent to family history centers. Public libraries may have copies of the books or can obtain them through Interlibrary Loan.

Land and Property

County Clerk - Recorder keeps the land records.  Land records are scanned and indexed in a grantor/grantee index. The index is cross-referenced by document type, document number and the names of the parties. The index and images of the original documents are available to the public for research or to have copies made.

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for Land and property. Films can be sent to family history centers.

Maps

For historical maps,search the following free sites:

Maps-Historical-Sate of California, the Carlifornia government's site.  Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library

Historical Maps of California

California Maps - HSU Library, also lists and links to gazetteers

David Rumsey Collection for Placer, California

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for California

Migration

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

  • Central Pacific Railroad 13 May 1865 reached Auburn, Placer County, California from Sacramento being built toward Utah.

Military History and Records

The California State Military Museum has a great deal of historical information and links to other military web sites.

Ancestry.com has Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for Probate records. Films can be sent to family history centers.

The Placer County Archives and Research Center has probate records from 1851-1960.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Placer County Pulblic Library

Placer County Library
350 Nevada Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530-886-4550
Email = library@placerlibrary.org

Placer County Online Catalog

Library branches in Placer County giving addresses and phone numbers with dates and hours open

Lake Tahoe Branches of the Placer County Library System

Sparks Law Libraryof Placer County

1523 Lincoln Way, Auburn
(530) 823-2573

11437 D Avenue West
DeWitt Center
Auburn, CA 95603
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530-889-7789 | Fax: 530-889-7708

County Courthouse

Clerk- Recorder Divisions
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603 Dewitt Larry Oddo Building
Recordings - (530) 886-5600
Clerk - (530) 886-5610
Fax: (530) 886-5687
E-mail: clerk@placer.ca.gov
Placer County Free Public Records

Family History Centers


Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for Vital records. Films can be sent to family history centers.

The Placer County Clerk-Recorder's Office has birth, death and marriage records for Placer County. This office has birth and death records, 1873 to the present and marriage records 1852 to the present.

Placer County California Vital Records
Placer County Clerk-Recorder
2954 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 886-5600
Fax: (530) 886-5687
Guidelines For Ordering Vital Records

Birth

At Ancestry is the California Birth Index, 1905-1995 ($)

Marriage

For marriages from 1850-1870 see Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

At RootsWeb is an index to California Death Records 1940-1997 (free)

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Placer 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).