Plumas County, California Genealogy

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=== Land and Property  ===
=== Land and Property  ===
=== Maps  ===
=== Maps ===
=== Migration ===
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at  (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [ gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [,_California Davis Creek], went through [ Devil's Garden] to the [ Pit River] passing east of [ Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [ Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
:*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [,_California Oroville] and [,_California Marysville, California]
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [,_California Shasta City, California]
=== Military History and Records  ===
=== Military History and Records  ===

Revision as of 14:10, 5 August 2011

United States > California > Plumas County


County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Plumas County, California

Parent County

18 March 1854: Plumas County was created from Butte County. County seat: Quincy [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


There are two in Quincy, one is called Cemetery Hill and the other East Quincy. Then there are a few Indian graveyard and a Chinese graveyard.

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Portola

Court Records


Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Plumas County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2]

Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 2 August 2011).