Fresno County, California Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Fresno County was created 19 April 1856 from Merced and Mariposa counties. Parts were taken for Kings 22 March 1893, Madera 11 March 1893 and Mono 24 April 1861. Named for Fresno Creek. Fresno in Spanish means "ash tree", because of abundance of mountain ash in the area.
- Cities: Clovis | Coalinga | Firebaugh | Fowler | Fresno | Huron | Kerman | Kingsburg | Mendota | Orange Cove | Parlier | Reedley | San Joaquin | Sanger | Selma |
- Unincorporated Communities: Auberry | Big Creek | Biola | Calwa | Cantua Creek | Caruthers | Centerville | DelRey | Dunlap | Easton | Friant | Highway City | Lanare | Laton | Mercey Hot Springs | Minkler | Pinedale | Prather | Raisin City | Riverdale | Rolinda | Shaver Lake | Squaw Valley | Tarpey Village | Tollhouse | Tranquillity
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- San Joaquin Stake
Some early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.
The Fresno County Recorder Web site has a Public Marriage Records Search.These are recent marriages.
The Fresno County GenWeb Project has transcribed the Index to Marriage Licenses, Vol. 1, 1855-1897.
Societies and Libraries
Fresno County Public Library California History & Genealogy Room
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).