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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sierra County''
  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.sierracounty.ws/ Sierra County Courthouse]<br>100 Courthouse Sq Ste 11<br>PO Box D Suite 11<br>Downieville, CA 95936<br>Phone 530.289.6295
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County Recorder has birth records from 1857, <br>marriage and&nbsp;land records from 1852 and death <br>records from 1862,&nbsp; Superior Court has divorce <br>probate and court records and naturalization <br>records from 1852<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sierra County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Sierra County, California}}
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''16 April 1852:''' Sierra County was created 16 April 1852 from [[Yuba County, California|Yuba]] County. '''County seat:''' Downieville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1947:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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*[[Burned Counties Research]]
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]
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*[[Nevada County, California|Nevada]]
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*[[Plumas County, California|Plumas]]
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*[[Washoe County, Nevada|Washoe County, Nevada]]
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*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
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== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
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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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::*'''''Henness Pass Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdi,_Nevada Verdi, Nevada] headed for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camptonville,_California Camptonville] and steamboat service at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]. In 1860 it became a major route to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode silver mines] in [[Nevada|Nevada]].
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::*'''''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]
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
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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 Sierra County. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Societies  ===
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sierra/ Sierra County CAGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sierra/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sierra/sierra.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/sierra/sierra.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*{{FHL|206958|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Sierra County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Sq Ste 11
PO Box D Suite 11
Downieville, CA 95936
Phone 530.289.6295

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).