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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Marin County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Marin County'''  
  
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Guide to '''Marin County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Marin County
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| county_map = California Marin 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 = San Rafael
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| building image = CaliforniaMarinCourthouse.jpg
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| building address =  Marin County Courthouse<br>3501 Civic Center Dr <br>San Rafael, CA 94903<br>Phone 415.499.6094&nbsp;<br>[http://www.marincounty.org/ '''Marin County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Marin County, California Record Dates  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Marin County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marin County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marin County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marin County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Marin County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Marin County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1863
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1910
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.marincounty.org/ Marin County Courthouse]<br>3501 Civic Center Dr; <br>San Rafael, CA 94903<br>Phone 415.499.6094&nbsp;<br><br>County Recorder has birth and death records from 1863, marriage records from 1856, land records from 1852; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records&nbsp;from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marin County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Recorder has birth and death records from 1863, marriage records from 1856, land records from 1852; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records&nbsp;from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marin County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
[http://www.marin.org/ &nbsp;]
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Marin County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Marin County, California}}  
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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.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[San Francisco County, California|San Francisco]]  
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*[[San Francisco County, California Genealogy|San Francisco]]  
*[[Sonoma County, California|Sonoma]]
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*[[Sonoma County, California Genealogy|Sonoma]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records  ===
 
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=203&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|499864|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=203 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Marin+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=Marin# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/cemetery.html CAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/california/marin.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.sfgenealogy.com/marin/mccemetery.htm SF Genealogy]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
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=== History  ===
 
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=== 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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[[Image:Camarin.png|center|200px|Camarin.png]]
  
 
=== Migration  ===
 
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Marin}}
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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{{CA Probate Intro|Marin}}
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
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'''Marin County Genealogical Society'''<br> Marin Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints<br> (415) 479-2200<br> 220 North San Pedro Rd<br> San Rafael, CA 94903<br>[http://www.maringensoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Marin County Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 1511<br> Novato 94948<br><br>
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/marin-county/ Marin 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/marin/ Marin County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/marin/ Marin County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Marin/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Marin/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/marin/marin.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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Latest revision as of 14:29, 22 May 2016

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

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Marin County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Marin County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat San Rafael
Courthouse
CaliforniaMarinCourthouse.jpg
Address Marin County Courthouse
3501 Civic Center Dr
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone 415.499.6094 
Marin County Website


County Information

Marin County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1863 1856 1863 1850 1848 1910

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth and death records from 1863, marriage records from 1856, land records from 1852; County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1900 and probate records from 1880[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 February 1850: Marin County was created as an original county. County seat: San Rafael [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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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
WorldCat Billion Graves
CAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project SF Genealogy
Billion Graves
See California Cemeteries for more information.

Census

For tips on accessing Marin 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

  • San Rafael

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Marin 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

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Marin 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 - Marin - 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

Marin 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

See also How to order California 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.

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Marin County Genealogical Society
Marin Family History Center at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(415) 479-2200
220 North San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
Website

Marin County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1511
Novato 94948



Web Sites

References

  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), Marin County, California. Page 85 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).