Sierra County, California

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Guide to '''Sierra County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[[Image:Sierra+Buttes+2011.jpg|left|645px|Sierra Buttes 2011]]<br>  
 
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April 16, 1852: Sierra County was created from the County of Yuba. In 1866 additional land was added from Yuba County and in 1863 and 1866 land was gained from Plumas County. Look for&nbsp; records in both Yuba County and Pumas County. <br>  
 
April 16, 1852: Sierra County was created from the County of Yuba. In 1866 additional land was added from Yuba County and in 1863 and 1866 land was gained from Plumas County. Look for&nbsp; records in both Yuba County and Pumas County. <br>  
  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sierra/ Sierra County, California GenWeb]
 
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*[http://www.huntington.org/Information/ECPPmain.htm Early California Population Project]<br>
 
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Revision as of 00:21, 26 April 2013

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Guide to Sierra County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Sierra Buttes 2011

Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Census
Land
Probate
1857-present
1853-present 1873-present 1850-present 1852-present 1852-present
For earlier dates, try...

April 16, 1852: Sierra County was created from the County of Yuba. In 1866 additional land was added from Yuba County and in 1863 and 1866 land was gained from Plumas County. Look for  records in both Yuba County and Pumas County.

Remember these collections


Hand and keyboard.jpg California
Online Records


Sierra County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Sierra County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 16, 1852
County Seat Downieville
Courthouse
Address Sierra County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Sq Ste 11
PO Box D Suite 11
Downieville, CA 95936
Phone 530.289.6295


Sierra County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth records from 1857,
marriage and land records from 1852 and death
records from 1862,  Superior Court has divorce
probate and court records and naturalization
records from 1852[1] 

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

16 April 1852: Sierra County was created 16 April 1852 from Yuba County. County seat: Downieville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1947: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Reno, Nevada newspapers going back to 1870 that may include residents from Sierra County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sierra County, California. Page 87At 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).