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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Plumas County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Plumas County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Plumas County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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Plumas County Courthouse]<br>520 Main Street<br>Quincy, CA 95971<br>Phone: 530.283.6218 [http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=142  '''Plumas County Website'''] }}
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Plumas County Courthouse<br>520 Main Street<br>Quincy, CA 95971<br>Phone: 530.283.6218 [http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=142  '''Plumas County Website'''] }}  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''18 March 1854:''' Plumas County was created from [[Butte County, California|Butte]] County. '''County seat:''' Quincy <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 March 1854:''' Plumas County was created from [[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]] County. '''County seat:''' Quincy <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
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==== Records Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butte County, California|Butte]]  
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*[[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]]  
*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]  
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*[[Lassen County, California Genealogy|Lassen]]  
*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]  
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*[[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]]  
*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]  
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*[[Sierra County, California Genealogy|Sierra]]  
*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]  
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*[[Tehama County, California Genealogy|Tehama]]  
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
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*[[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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=== History  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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=== Maps  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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=== Migration  ===
 
=== Migration  ===
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
 
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_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.  
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:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon Genealogy|Oregon]] going to [[California Genealogy|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
 
:*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
 
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
 
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War ====
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Plumas}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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*[[Portola California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Portola California Family History Center]]  
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=== Societies  ===
 
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=== Taxation ===
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
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== Websites ==
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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== Web Sites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/plumas-county/ Plumas County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/ Plumas County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/ Plumas County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Plumas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Plumas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*{{FHL|206767|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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== References  ==

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Guide to Plumas County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Plumas County, California
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Location in the state of California
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Facts
Founded March 18, 1854
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
Address Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218 Plumas County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218

County Clerk has divorce records from 1860; County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1860; County Museum Archives  has biographies and photographs[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 March 1854: Plumas County was created from Butte County. County seat: Quincy [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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.

Census

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


Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Portola

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Plumas County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

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Migration

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

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Plumas County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Plumas County, California Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F
- 5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Plumas County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Plumas - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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

 

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