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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Tuolumne County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Tuolumne County''  
  
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Guide to '''Tuolumne County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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| county = Tuolumne County
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| county_map = California Tuolumne Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Sonora
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| building address = Tuolumne County Courthouse<br>2 S Green Street<br>Sonora, CA 95370-4679<br>Phone: 209.533.5570<br>[http://www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov/ '''Tuolumne County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov/ Tuolumne County Courthouse]<br>2 S Green Street<br>Sonora, CA 95370-4679<br>Phone: 209.533.5570&nbsp;
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County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1858<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1850, death&nbsp;records from 1859<br>burial records from 1916&nbsp; divorce, probate, court and land&nbsp; from 1850 and<br>old newspapers 1862-1948<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tuolumne County, California. Page 88{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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<br>County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1858<br>marriage records&nbsp;from 1850, death&nbsp;records from 1859<br>burial records from 1916&nbsp; divorce, probate, court and land&nbsp; from 1850 and<br>old newspapers 1862-1948<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tuolumne County, California. Page 88{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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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  ====
  
*[[Alpine County, California|Alpine]]  
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*[[Alpine County, California Genealogy|Alpine]]  
*[[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]]  
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*[[Calaveras County, California Genealogy|Calaveras]]  
*[[Mariposa County, California|Mariposa]]  
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*[[Mariposa County, California Genealogy|Mariposa]]  
*[[Merced County, California|Merced]]  
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*[[Merced County, California Genealogy|Merced]]  
*[[Mono County, California|Mono]]  
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*[[Mono County, California Genealogy|Mono]]  
*[[Stanislaus County, California|Stanislaus]]
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*[[Stanislaus County, California Genealogy|Stanislaus]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records ===
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=== Church History and Records ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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=== History  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== 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  ===
 
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:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
 
:*'''''Carson (River) Trail''''' 1848 (aka '''''Mormon Emigrant Trail''''') crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] past the west side of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Sink Carson Sink] to pick up the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_River Carson River] near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon,_Nevada Fallon, Nevada] up to Hope Valley and Red Lake. The Devil's Ladder then climbed 700 feet (210 m) in half a mile so ropes, chains, and pulleys were required to lift the wagons. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carson_Pass Carson Pass] was followed by the relatively easy West Pass ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_California Kirkwood, California]) and then on to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollock_Pines,_California Pollock Pines], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort, California]
  
::*'''''Big Tree Road (Ebbetts Pass)''''' 1851 from western [[Nevada|Nevada]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markleeville,_California Markleeville], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California Murphys], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_California Stockton], California  
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::*'''''Big Tree Road (Ebbetts Pass)''''' 1851 from western [[Nevada Genealogy|Nevada]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markleeville,_California Markleeville], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphys,_California Murphys], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockton,_California Stockton], California  
 
::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
 
::*'''''Sonora Road''''' 1852-1854 from the Carson Trail south to the Walker River along the base of the Sierra Nevada until it ascends to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora_Pass Sonora Pass] and then down to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry,_Tuolumne_County,_California Strawberry] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonora,_California Sonora, California]
  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
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=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Periodicals  ===
 
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Tuolumne}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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*[[Groveland California Family History Center]]  
 
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The [http://tchistory.org/index.html Tuolumne County Historical Society], established in 1956, is home to the Tuolumne County Museum, Tuolumne County Historical Society and the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.  
 
The [http://tchistory.org/index.html Tuolumne County Historical Society], established in 1956, is home to the Tuolumne County Museum, Tuolumne County Historical Society and the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.  
  
=== Taxation ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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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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== 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/tuolumne-county/ Tuolumne 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/tuolumne/ Tuolumne County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/tuolumne/ Tuolumne County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Tuolumne/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Tuolumne/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tuolumne/tuolumne.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tuolumne/tuolumne.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/tuolumne/tuolumne.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/tuolumne/tuolumne.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|207033|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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

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Tuolumne County, California
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Map of California highlighting Tuolumne County
Location in the state of California
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Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Sonora
Courthouse
Address Tuolumne County Courthouse
2 S Green Street
Sonora, CA 95370-4679
Phone: 209.533.5570
Tuolumne County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk Recorder has birth records from 1858
marriage records from 1850, death records from 1859
burial records from 1916  divorce, probate, court and land  from 1850 and
old newspapers 1862-1948[1]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Tuolumne County was created as an original county. County seat: Sonora [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

Census

For tips on accessing Tuolumne 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.

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Tuolumne 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 Tuolumne County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tuolumne 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 - Tuolumne - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

The official records of Tuolumne County, one of California's 27 original counties, are located in the Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive. The building was designed in 1997 by Cooper Kessel, an East Sonora architect and built by Barham Industrial Constructors, Inc. in 1999.  It was dedicated for public use on December 21, 1999, and officially opened on June 8, 2001

Address:  490 Greenley Rd., Sonora, Ca 95370

Phone: 209 536-1163

Email Contacts:  cdyer@co.tuolumne.ca.us   or www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

Hours:  By appointment, Monday through Friday

The archive was named in honor of Carlo M. De Ferrari, a third generation Tuolumne County native son and "Official Historian of Tuolumne County," a title bestowed in 1972 by the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors in reocognition of his extensive knowledge of local history and his dedication to its preservation. 

The county archivist oversees general administration of the archive.  All records accepted for preservation in the archive must have a historical connection to official county governmental business. 

Over 250,000 records from this collection have been entered into the Archive's database for the public to access and query.  The public can access the collection via the Tuolumne County's website at the following portal.  

Carlo M. De Ferrari Archive (Tuolumne County Archive) 

To begin searching the archives, click the Archive Index button.
  The User Id for the public is Research; no Password is needed.

    Click the Enter button, then click Archives from the drop down list.

       Press Go.

Tuolumne County Library Website

The current listing of books is available via the internet on the Tuolumne County Library web page. The books are available for researchers at the archive as reference material.

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

The Tuolumne County Historical Society, established in 1956, is home to the Tuolumne County Museum, Tuolumne County Historical Society and the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

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), Tuolumne County, California. Page 88At 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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