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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[California|California]] > Placer County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Placer County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Clerk- Recorder Divisions<br> 2954 Richardson Drive<br>Auburn, CA 95603 Dewitt Larry Oddo Building<br>Recordings - (530) 886-5600<br>Clerk - (530) 886-5610<br>Fax: (530) 886-5687<br>E-mail: clerk@placer.ca.gov <br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/CA_Placer.htm Placer County Free Public Records]
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== History  ==
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[[Image:Map of California highlighting Placer County.png|thumb|right|350px|Map of California highlighting Placer County.png]]
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
'''1851--'''Placer County was created 25 April 1851&nbsp;from [[Sutter County, California|Sutter]] and [[Yuba County, California|Yuba]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Auburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Placer County, California}}
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==== Parent Counties  ====
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'''15 April 1851:''' Placer County was created from [[Sutter County, California|Sutter]] and [[Yuba County, California|Yuba]] Counties. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Migration ====
 
May 13, 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn, Placer County, California from Sacramento.
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Populated places in Placer County include: <br>
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Populated places in Placer County include:  
  
 
*Alta  
 
*Alta  
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*Yankee Jims<br>
 
*Yankee Jims<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties<span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 184); text-decoration: underline;" /> ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
 
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
 
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
 
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
  
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== Resources  ==
  
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=== Bible Records  ===
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== Resources ==
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=== Biography ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Placer County. None have complete lists:  
 
The following web sites have entries for people buried in Placer County. None have complete lists:  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] section for [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/placer.html Placer County]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] section for [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/placer.html Placer County]
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=448500&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 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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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>  
  
==== Church  ====
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Individual cemeteries:
  
Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library Catalog - [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitysearch&columns=*,0,0 Place Search ]for the appropriate town in Placer County.<br>  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=123545 Auburn District Cemetery, Auburn] BillionGraves
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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[http://www.aboutplacercounty.com/churches/index.html Churches in Placer County] lists churches by denomination and gives name, address, phone number, and links to web site if available.
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Church records are usually found in the towns rather than on the county level. Search the Family History Library [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Catalog ]Place Search for the appropriate town in Placer County.<br>  
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Roseville
 
*Roseville
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
The Placer County [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] has the following records:<br>
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The Placer County [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] has the following records:  
  
 
'''Court Case Files 1851-1925'''<br>  
 
'''Court Case Files 1851-1925'''<br>  
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*Mining Records 1856-1947
 
*Mining Records 1856-1947
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer, California, look at the list of records for [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=571817&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Naturalization+and+citizenship&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization and citizenship] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=591751&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Naturalization+and+citizenship+-+Indexes&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization and citizenship - Indexes]. Films can be sent to family history centers.<br>  
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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|571817|subject-id|disp=Naturalization and citizenship}} and {{FHL|591751|subject-id|disp=Naturalization and citizenship - Indexes}}. Films can be sent to family history centers.<br>  
  
==== Land  ====
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Placer-County-California-Courts.htm Placer County Court Directory] gives addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and links to the courts web sites and online resources..
  
County Clerk - Recorder keeps the [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Recorder/Real%20Property%20Records.aspx land records].&nbsp; 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.<br>
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=571888&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Land+and+property&columns=*,0,0 Land and property]. Films can be sent to family history centers. <br>
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=== Directories  ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?q=placer+california+history&btnG=Search+Books 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.  
 
[http://books.google.com/books?q=placer+california+history&btnG=Search+Books 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=613959&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+History&columns=*,0,0 History]. 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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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|613959|subject-id|disp=History}}. 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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=== Land and Property  ===
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County Clerk - Recorder keeps the [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Recorder/Real%20Property%20Records.aspx land records].&nbsp; 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.<br>
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|571888|subject-id|disp=Land and property}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. <br>  
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
 
For historical maps,search the following free sites:  
 
For historical maps,search the following free sites:  
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• [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/california.html California]  
 
• [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ Perry-Castaneda Map Collection] for [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/california.html California]  
  
==== Military  ====
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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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:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' 13 May 1865 reached Auburn, Placer County, California from Sacramento being built toward Utah.
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
 
The [http://www.militarymuseum.org/ California State Military Museum] has a great deal of historical information and links to [http://www.militarymuseum.org/Links.html other military web sites].<br>  
 
The [http://www.militarymuseum.org/ California State Military Museum] has a great deal of historical information and links to [http://www.militarymuseum.org/Links.html other military web sites].<br>  
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Ancestry.com has [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28258&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867] <br>  
 
Ancestry.com has [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28258&cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978 Records of California men in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1867] <br>  
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
The [http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr California Digital Newspaper Collection] has newspapers from 1848 through 1922.&amp;nbsp; You can search by keyword, including names, and/or by date.<br>
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==== Probate  ====
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*The [http://cdnc.ucr.edu/newsucr California Digital Newspaper Collection] has newspapers from 1848 through 1922. You can search by keyword, including names, and/or by date.
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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 Placer County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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*[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1107734529363&s=32403&e=00103BNDES2ap3BdENWaU4mZ0L3CZqOYMoED3SOcC2K6zaI6Wih4o_tte3rYJ19040GZaUubUZHbg9_3vdxI_hPKKyHUnmpPWndeVplZ1ylDAOmUsciSNH8fytvQoyXg-C5 Placer Herald of Auburn ]| Death notice index covers 1852-1885
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=510322&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Probate+records&columns=*,0,0 Probate records]. Films can be sent to family history centers. <br>
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=== Obituaries  ===
  
The Placer County [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] has probate records from 1851-1960.<br>
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=== Periodicals  ===
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|510322|subject-id|disp=Probate records}}. Films can be sent to family history centers. <br>
  
At RootsWeb is an index to [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi California Death Records 1940-1997] (free)
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The Placer County [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] has probate records from 1851-1960.
  
At Ancestry is the [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247 California Birth Index, 1905-1995] ($) <br>
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=== Repositories  ===
  
For marriages from 1850-1870 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
  
In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=377530&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer+-+Vital+records&columns=*,0,0 Vital records]. Films can be sent to family history centers. <br>
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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library.aspx Placer County Pulblic Library]  
  
The[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Recorder/Vital%20Records.aspx 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.
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Placer County Library<br>350 Nevada Street<br>Auburn, CA 95603<br>530-886-4550<br>Email = [mailto:library@placerlibrary.org library@placerlibrary.org]  
  
Placer County California Vital Records<br>Placer County Clerk-Recorder<br>2954 Richardson Drive<br>Auburn, CA 95603<br>Phone: (530) 886-5600<br>Fax: (530) 886-5687<br>Guidelines For Ordering Vital Records<br>
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[http://apcl.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/nIyy7RYJtA/APPLEGATE/42730049/60/1180/X Placer County Online Catalog]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library/LibraryOnlineCatalog.aspx Library branches] in Placer County giving addresses and phone numbers with dates and hours open
  
[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library.aspx Placer County Pulblic Library]&nbsp;
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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library/LakeTahoeRegion.aspx Lake Tahoe Branches] of the Placer County Library System
  
<br> [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] <br>
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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library/LawLib.aspx Sparks Law Library]of Placer County
  
11437 D Avenue West<br>DeWitt Center<br>Auburn, CA 95603
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1523 Lincoln Way, Auburn<br>(530) 823-2573
  
'''Mailing address:'''<br>101 Maple Street<br>Auburn, CA 95603
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*[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] <br>
  
'''Phone:'''&nbsp; 530-889-7789 | Fax: 530-889-7708  
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Clerk- Recorder Divisions<br>2954 Richardson Drive<br>Auburn, CA 95603 Dewitt Larry Oddo Building<br>Recordings - (530) 886-5600<br>Clerk - (530) 886-5610<br>Fax: (530) 886-5687<br>E-mail: clerk@placer.ca.gov <br>[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/CA_Placer.htm Placer County Free Public Records]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Auburn California Family History Center]]<br>
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*[[Loomis California Family History Center]]
  
 
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== Web Sites<br> ==
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=== Societies ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caplacer/ The Placer County CA GenWeb Project], a member of [http://cagenweb.com/ The CAGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].&nbsp; The USGenWeb project may have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. <br>
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*[http://pcgs.pcgenes.com/ Placer County Genealogical Society]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206753&subject_disp=California%2C+Placer&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Placer/ Linkpendium for Placer County]<br>
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=== Taxation  ===
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/ Online California Death Records &amp; Indexes] links to California sites  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails] section on [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/placer/index.htm Placer County, California Genealogy &amp; History]
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=== Vital Records  ===
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In the Family History Library Catalog Place Search on FamilySearch, for Placer County, California, look at the list of records for {{FHL|377530|subject-id|disp=Vital records}}. Films can be sent to family history centers.
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The [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Recorder/Vital%20Records.aspx 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.  
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Placer County California Vital Records<br>Placer County Clerk-Recorder<br>2954 Richardson Drive<br>Auburn, CA 95603<br>Phone: (530) 886-5600<br>Fax: (530) 886-5687<br>Guidelines For Ordering Vital Records
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==== Birth  ====
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At Ancestry is the [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5247 California Birth Index, 1905-1995] ($)
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For marriages from 1850-1870 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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==== Death  ====
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/ Online California Death Records &amp; Indexes] links to California sites
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At RootsWeb is an index to [http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi California Death Records 1940-1997] (free)
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/placer/ Placer County CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Placer/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/placer/placer.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/placer/placer.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206753|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/placer/index.htm Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://www.mycaliforniagenealogy.com/ca-county-placer.html Placer County, California History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
  
 
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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

11526 C Ave,
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).