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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Mono County'''<br>
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Guide to '''Mono 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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| founded year = 1861
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| founded date = April 24
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| seat = Bridgeport
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| building address = Mono County Courthouse<br>Bryant Annex 2<br>PO Box 537<br>Bridgeport CA 93517<br>Phone: 760.932.5241&nbsp; [http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/ '''Mono County Website'''] }}
  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Mono 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" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Mono County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Mono County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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[[Image:Mono County California Courthouse.jpg|185px|185px|right]]
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[http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/ Mono County Courthouse]<br>Bryant Annex 2<br>PO Box 537<br>Bridgeport CA 93517<br>Phone: 760.932.5241&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/ Mono County Courthouse]<br>Bryant Annex 2<br>PO Box 537<br>Bridgeport CA 93517<br>Phone: 760.932.5241&nbsp;  
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage records&nbsp;from 1861, <br>death burial, divorce, probate and land&nbsp;land rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage records&nbsp;from 1861, <br>death burial, divorce, probate and land&nbsp;land rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mono 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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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''24 April 1861:''' Mono County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Bridgeport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''24 April 1861:''' Mono County was created from [[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]] County. '''County seat: '''Bridgeport <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for a Native American Paiute tribe that inhabited the Sierra Nevada from north of Mono Lake to Owens Lake. The county seat Bridgeport and the county was created 1861. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mono County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/ 05/04/2017.</ref>The County is located in the east central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California 05/04/2017.</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.
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== 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]]  
*[[Douglas County, Nevada|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Nevada Genealogy|Douglas County, Nevada]]  
*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Esmeralda County, Nevada Genealogy|Esmeralda County, Nevada]]  
*[[Fresno County, California|Fresno]]  
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*[[Fresno County, California Genealogy|Fresno]]  
*[[Inyo County, California|Inyo]]  
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*[[Inyo County, California Genealogy|Inyo]]  
*[[Lyon County, Nevada|Lyon County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Lyon County, Nevada Genealogy|Lyon County, Nevada]]  
*[[Madera County, California|Madera]]  
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*[[Madera County, California Genealogy|Madera]]  
*[[Mineral County, Nevada|Mineral County, Nevada]]  
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*[[Mineral County, Nevada Genealogy|Mineral County, Nevada]]  
*[[Tuolumne County, California|Tuolumne]]
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*[[Tuolumne County, California Genealogy|Tuolumne]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/bios.html Mono County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/MonoBio.htm Mono County, Eclectic Collection] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Mono }}
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Mono, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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=== Biography  ===
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=208&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/cem.htm California GenWeb]
  
=== Census  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/mono.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|433939|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Mono+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=208 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Mono&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Mono  California Cemetery Records]
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The following web sites may have additional information on Mono  County cemeteries.
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
=== Court Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
[[Image:Mono County California Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Mono County California Courthouse.jpg]]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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===== Native Americans =====
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*'''1905 - 1906''' - [http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/1905_indian_census/mono-county.html Census of Non-reservation California Indians, 1905-1906 by Charles E. Kelsey; Robert F. Heizer, ed.] CAGenWeb Project
  
=== Genealogy ===
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== History ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Land and Property ===
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==== History ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/land/mono.txt Mono County, Index to Federal Land Patents] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Camono.png|center|200px|Camono.png]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>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).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>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).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
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::*'''''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]
  
=== Military Records and Records  ===
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/1883pensioners.html Mono County, List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/california-militia-index.txt Mono County, Index of names from Muster Rolls] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1862 - 1880''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/california-military-records.txt Mono County Muster Rolls] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1876''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/lists-gr-reg/military-list-1876.txt List of Persons Subject to Military Duty in Mono County State of California for the Year 1876] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1968530|United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli427nmt.txt Mono County, World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Mono Mono County, Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Obituaries ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Periodicals ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Mono}}
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/obits.html Mono County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Mono}}
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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
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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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]]
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Societies  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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==== 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]
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/birthnotices.html#1881 Mono County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Taxation ===
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===== Marriage =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/marriages.html#1851 Mono County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===== Divorce =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Birth ====
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===== Death =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Marriage ====
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==== Voting Registers ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/odds.htm Mono County Great Registers] - Scroll down to Great Registers. (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== Divorce ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Mono County Historical Society'''<br> P. O. Box 417<br> Bridgeport, CA 93517<br><br>
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/mono-county/ Mono 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/mono/ Mono County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/mono/ Mono County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Mono/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Mono/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/mono.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/mono.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/mono/mono.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Amono FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206702|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/ Mono County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Mono-County.htm Mono County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Mono&countycode=Mono Mono County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:39, 21 June 2017

United States
California
Mono County

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

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Mono County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Mono County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 24, 1861
County Seat Bridgeport
Courthouse
CaliforniaMonoCourthouse.jpg
Address Mono County Courthouse
Bryant Annex 2
PO Box 537
Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5241  Mono County Website


County Information

Mono County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1873 1881 1850 1864 1864

County Courthouse

Mono County California Courthouse.jpg


Mono County Courthouse
Bryant Annex 2
PO Box 537
Bridgeport CA 93517
Phone: 760.932.5241 

County Clerk has birth, marriage records from 1861,
death burial, divorce, probate and land land rec from 1900[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

24 April 1861: Mono County was created from Siskiyou County. County seat: Bridgeport [3]

Description

The county was named for a Native American Paiute tribe that inhabited the Sierra Nevada from north of Mono Lake to Owens Lake. The county seat Bridgeport and the county was created 1861. [4]The County is located in the east central area of the state.[5]

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

Indian Reservations

The Benton Paiute Indian Reservation is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Mono, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Mono County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Mono 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
Native Americans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Mono 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

Camono.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Mono County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[6][7]

Military Records and Records

World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mono 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 - Mono - 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
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Mono County Historical Society
P. O. Box 417
Bridgeport, CA 93517

Websites

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), Mono 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).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Mono County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/mono/ 05/04/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Mono County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_County,_California 05/04/2017.
  6. 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).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).