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Guide to '''Del Norte County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1857
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| founded date = March 2
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| building address =  Del Norte County Courthouse]<br>981 H St; <br>Crescent City, CA 95531;<br>Phone 707.464.7204<br>[http://www.delnorte.courts.ca.gov/ '''Del Norte County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Del Norte County, California Record Dates  ====
  
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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" | [[Del Norte County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.delnorte.courts.ca.gov/ Del Norte County Courthouse]<br>981 H St; <br>Crescent City, CA 95531;<br>Phone 707.464.7204<br>&nbsp;
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County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1848;<br>County recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1873,<br>land records from 1853, leases and agreements 1857-1954<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Del Norte County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1848;<br>County recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1873,<br>land records from 1853, leases andagreements 1857-1954<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Del Norte County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Del Norte County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Del Norte County, California}}  
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Del Norte County (pronounced del-nort) sits in the far north west corner of California on the Pacific coast. Exploration by Europeans began with American explorer Jedediah Smith and it was organized into a county in 1857. Forests cover much of this rural territory. <br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''2 March 1857:''' Del Norte County was created from former [[Klamath County, California|Klamath]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Crescent City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''2 March 1857:''' Del Norte County was created from former [[Klamath County, California Genealogy|Klamath]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Crescent City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== 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.
  
'''18 January 1948:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
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'''18 January 1948:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. Some early records were destroyed.
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]]
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
== Places/Localities ==
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==== Populated Places&nbsp; <br> ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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Bertsch-Oceanview, Crescent City, Darlingtonia, Douglas Park, Fort Dick, Gasquet, Hiouchi, Klamath, Patrick Creek, Smith River.<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Curry County, Oregon|Curry County, Oregon]]  
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*[[Curry County, Oregon Genealogy|Curry County, Oregon]]  
*[[Humboldt County, California|Humboldt]]  
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*[[Humboldt County, California Genealogy|Humboldt]]  
*[[Josephine County, Oregon|Josephine County, Oregon]]  
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*[[Josephine County, Oregon Genealogy|Josephine County, Oregon]]  
*[[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]
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*[[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
=== Bible Records  ===
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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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'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cagenweb.com/delnorte/ CAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Del+Norte+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=Del%20Norte# Billion Graves]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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=== Court Records  ===
 
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==== Germans  ====
 
  
 
=== Gazetteers  ===
 
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Cadelnorte.png|center|400px|Cadelnorte.png]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Del_Norte}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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{{CA Probate Intro|Del Norte}}
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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  ===
 
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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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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
Many early marriages are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
 
  
 
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=== Voting Registers  ===
 
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'''Del Norte County Historical Society'''<br> 577 “H” Street<br> Crescent City, CA 95531<br> Phone:707-464-3922<br>[http://www.delnortehistory.org/ 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/del-norte-county/ Del Norte 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/delnorte/ Del Norte County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/delnorte/ Del Norte County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Del_Norte/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Del_Norte/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/delnorte/delnorte.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/delnorte/delnorte.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/delnorte/delnorte.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/delnorte/delnorte.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|206509|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|206509|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:53, 6 February 2017

United States
California


Del Norte County

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

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Del Norte County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Del Norte County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 2, 1857
County Seat Crescent City
Courthouse
CaliforniaDelNorteCourthouse.jpg
Address Del Norte County Courthouse]
981 H St;
Crescent City, CA 95531;
Phone 707.464.7204
Del Norte County Website


County Information

Del Norte County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1853 1873 1850 1873 1848

County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1848;
County recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1873,
land records from 1853, leases and agreements 1857-1954[2]

Historical Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Del Norte County, California

Del Norte County (pronounced del-nort) sits in the far north west corner of California on the Pacific coast. Exploration by Europeans began with American explorer Jedediah Smith and it was organized into a county in 1857. Forests cover much of this rural territory.

Parent County

2 March 1857: Del Norte County was created from former Klamath County.
County seat: Crescent City [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.

Records Loss

18 January 1948: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. Some early records were destroyed.

Places/Localities

Populated Places 

Bertsch-Oceanview, Crescent City, Darlingtonia, Douglas Park, Fort Dick, Gasquet, Hiouchi, Klamath, Patrick Creek, Smith River.

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
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See California Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Del Norte 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

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Del Norte 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

Cadelnorte.png

Military History and Records

Migration

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

www.co.del-norte.ca.us/

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


Divorce

Death

Voting Registers


Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Del Norte County Historical Society
577 “H” Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone:707-464-3922
Website


Web Sites


  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), Del Norte 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).
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