Placer County, California Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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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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]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
==== Migration ====
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==== Migration ====
May 13, 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn, Placer County, California from Sacramento.
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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: <br>
  
 
*Alta  
 
*Alta  
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*Yankee Jims<br>
 
*Yankee Jims<br>
  
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*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
 
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*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
 
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave]  
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/placer.htm Interment.Net]<br>  
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ca/placer.htm Interment.Net]<br>
 
*[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 [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>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
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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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>
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
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:<br>
  
'''Court Case Files 1851-1925'''<br>  
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'''Court Case Files 1851-1925'''<br>
  
 
*Assessment Rolls and Maps 1851-1961  
 
*Assessment Rolls and Maps 1851-1961  
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*Board of Supervisor's Minutes 1852-1980
 
*Board of Supervisor's Minutes 1852-1980
  
'''Naturalization Papers 1852-1939'''<br>  
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'''Naturalization Papers 1852-1939'''<br>
  
 
*Deed Books 1851-1960  
 
*Deed Books 1851-1960  
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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 [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>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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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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>
  
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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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>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[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 [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>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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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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>
  
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>  
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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>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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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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>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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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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>
  
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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The Placer County [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] has probate records from 1851-1960.<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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For marriages from 1850-1870 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
For marriages from 1850-1870 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
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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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>
  
 
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.  
 
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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[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library.aspx Placer County Pulblic Library]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Library.aspx Placer County Pulblic Library]&nbsp;  
  
<br> [http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] <br>  
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<br>[http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/archivesandresearch.aspx Archives and Research Center] <br>
  
 
11437 D Avenue West<br>DeWitt Center<br>Auburn, CA 95603  
 
11437 D Avenue West<br>DeWitt Center<br>Auburn, CA 95603  
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'''Phone:'''&nbsp; 530-889-7789 | Fax: 530-889-7708  
 
'''Phone:'''&nbsp; 530-889-7789 | Fax: 530-889-7708  
  
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== Web Sites<br> ==
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== Web Sites<br> ==
  
 
*[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>
 
*[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>
 
*[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]  
 
*[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]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Placer/ Linkpendium for Placer County]<br>  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Placer/ Linkpendium for Placer County]<br>
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/ Online California Death Records &amp; Indexes] links to California sites  
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/california/ Online California Death Records &amp; Indexes] links to California sites  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails] section on [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/placer/index.htm Placer County, California Genealogy &amp; History]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails] section on [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/placer/index.htm Placer County, California Genealogy &amp; History]
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Contents

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

History

Parent County

1851--Placer County was created 25 April 1851 from Sutter and Yuba Counties. County seat: Auburn [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Migration

May 13, 1865, the Central Pacific Railroad reached Auburn, Placer County, California from Sacramento.

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

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.

Church

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

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.

Land

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.

Local Histories

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.

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

Military

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

Newspapers

The California Digital Newspaper Collection has newspapers from 1848 through 1922.&nbsp; You can search by keyword, including names, and/or by date.

Probate

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.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

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

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

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.

ThePlacer 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

Societies and Libraries

Placer County Pulblic Library 


Archives and Research Center

11437 D Avenue West
DeWitt Center
Auburn, CA 95603

Mailing address:
101 Maple Street
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone:  530-889-7789 | Fax: 530-889-7708


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).