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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Amador County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Amador County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Amador County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Amador County
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| county_map = California Amador Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = May 11
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| seat = Jackson
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| building image = CaliforniaAmadorCourthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Amador County Courthouse<br>500 Argonaut Lane <br>Jackson, CA 95642<br>Phone: 209-223-6468
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<br>[http://www.co.amador.ca.us/ '''Amador County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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==== Amador County, California Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.amador.ca.us/index.aspx?page=1 Amador County Courthouse]<br>500 Argonaut Lane <br>Jackson, CA 95642<br>Phone: 209-223-6468 <br>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Amador County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Amador County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Amador County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Amador County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Amador County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Amador County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''11 May 1854:''' Amador County was created from [[Calaveras County, California|Calaveras]] and [[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Jackson <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''11 May 1854:''' Amador County was created from [[Calaveras County, California Genealogy|Calaveras]] and [[El Dorado County, California Genealogy|El Dorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Jackson <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1862: '''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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'''1862''' There was a courthouse fire in 1862 destroying some records.
 
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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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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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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]]  
*[[El Dorado County, California|El Dorado]]  
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*[[El Dorado County, California Genealogy|El Dorado]]  
*[[Sacramento County, California|Sacramento]]  
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*[[Sacramento County, California Genealogy|Sacramento]]  
*[[San Joaquin County, California|San Joaquin]]
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*[[San Joaquin County, California Genealogy|San Joaquin]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caamado2/ Amador County Cemetery Board] has a database of tombstone transcriptions giving name, year of birth, year of death, and cemetery where buried. Further information and photos may be on the [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/amador.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project].
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]], Vol. 21, page 1 - a cemetery located in the county.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
Individual cemeteries
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=185&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
BillionGraves:  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|713763|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=185&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124698 Catholic Cemetery, Ione]  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124705 Ione Protestant Community Cemetery, Ione]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=185 CAGenWeb]
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=124710 Protestant Cemetery, Volcano]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Amador+California&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Amador# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/cemeteries.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/amador.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[California Cemeteries|California Cemeteries]] for more information.
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
 
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
 
==== Germans  ====
 
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
For historical maps, search the following free sites:  
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For historical maps, search the following free sites: • [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
 
• [http://www.ca.gov/About/Maps/Historical.html Maps-Historical-State of California], the California government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library  
 
• [http://www.ca.gov/About/Maps/Historical.html Maps-Historical-State of California], the California government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library  
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For current maps, search [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl Google Maps] or [http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest] or other map services online.  
 
For current maps, search [http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl Google Maps] or [http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest] or other map services online.  
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[[Image:Caamador.png|center|400px|Caamador.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
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=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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:- [[7th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|7th Regiment, California Infantry (Union) ]], Company C
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Amador}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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{{CA Probate Intro|Amador}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
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{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
  
== Websites ==
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'''Amador County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 761<br>Jackson 95642<br><br>
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'''Amador County Genealogical Society'''<br>322 Via Verde<br>Sutter Creek 95685<br><br>
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'''Amador County Historical Society'''<br> 148 Main Street, Suite A<br> Jackson, CA 95642<br> Phone:209-257-1485<br>[http://amadorcountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Amador County Archives'''<br>12200-A Airport Rd.<br>Jackson, CA 95642<br>Email:[mailto:archivesdept@amadorgov.org]<br>Phone: 209-223-6389<br>Appointments Recommended<br> [http://www.co.amador.ca.us/services/archives Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/amador-county/ Amador 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/lr/amador/The Amador County CAGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/amador/The Amador County CAGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Amador/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Amador/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/amador/amador.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|206452|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|206452|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 14:08, 22 May 2016

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

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Amador County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Amador County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 11, 1854
County Seat Jackson
Courthouse
CaliforniaAmadorCourthouse.jpg
Address Amador County Courthouse
500 Argonaut Lane
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: 209-223-6468


Amador County Website


County Information

Amador County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1854 1864 1873 1850 1854 1854

County Courthouse

Clerk of the Superior Court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

County Archives has naturalization records.

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

11 May 1854: Amador County was created from Calaveras and El Dorado Counties.
County seat: Jackson [3]

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.

Record Loss

1862 There was a courthouse fire in 1862 destroying some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
CAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
CAGenWeb Archives CAGenWeb Archives
USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
See California Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Amador 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

  • Ione

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Amador 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

For historical maps, search the following free sites: • Maps of California (1850-1925)

Maps-Historical-State of California, the California government's site. Links to American Memory (Library of Congress), California Missions, and the State Library

Historical Maps of California

California Maps - HSU Library, also lists and links to gazetteers

David Rumsey Collection for Amador, California

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection for California

For topographical maps of California mountains, rivers, etc., try the sites listed at USGS Topographic Maps of California.

For current maps, search Google Maps or MapQuest or other map services online.

Caamador.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Amador County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[4][5]

Military History and Records

Civil War

- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company C
- 7th Regiment, California Infantry (Union) , Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Online 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 Center 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

For marriages from 1854-1885 see the Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Amador County Historical Society
P.O. Box 761
Jackson 95642

Amador County Genealogical Society
322 Via Verde
Sutter Creek 95685

Amador County Historical Society
148 Main Street, Suite A
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone:209-257-1485
Website

Amador County Archives
12200-A Airport Rd.
Jackson, CA 95642
Email:[1]
Phone: 209-223-6389
Appointments Recommended
Website


Web Sites

References

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  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 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).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).