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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Plumas County'''  
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Guide to '''Plumas 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  
 
| county = Plumas County  
 
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| state = California
 
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| founded date = March 18
 
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| seat = Hettinger  
 
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Plumas County Courthouse]<br>520 Main Street<br>Quincy, CA 95971<br>Phone: 530.283.6218 [http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=142  '''Plumas County Website'''] }}
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Plumas County Courthouse<br>520 Main Street<br>Quincy, CA 95971<br>Phone: 530.283.6218 [http://www.countyofplumas.com/index.aspx?nid=142  '''Plumas County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Plumas 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" | '''[[Plumas County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Plumas County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Plumas County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Plumas County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Plumas County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Plumas 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" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 March 1854:''' Plumas County was created from [[Butte County, California|Butte]] County. '''County seat:''' Quincy <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 March 1854:''' Plumas County was created from [[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]] County. '''County seat:''' Quincy <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 from the Spanish words for the Feather River (Río de las Plumas), which flows through the county. The county seat Quincy and the county was created 1854. The County is located in the northeast  area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Plumas County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumas_County,_California 05/05/2017.</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.
  
== 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  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Butte County, California|Butte]]  
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*[[Butte County, California Genealogy|Butte]]  
*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]  
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*[[Lassen County, California Genealogy|Lassen]]  
*[[Shasta County, California|Shasta]]  
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*[[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]]  
*[[Sierra County, California|Sierra]]  
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*[[Sierra County, California Genealogy|Sierra]]  
*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]  
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*[[Tehama County, California Genealogy|Tehama]]  
*[[Yuba County, California|Yuba]]
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*[[Yuba County, California Genealogy|Yuba]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/plumas/bioindex.html Plumas County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/bios.html Index to Plumas County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/biographies.htm Plumas County Biography Index] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources  ==
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Plumas }}
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Plumas, 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=214&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/cem.htm California GenWeb]
  
There are two in Quincy, one is called Cemetery Hill and the other East Quincy. Then there are a few Indian graveyard and a Chinese graveyard.  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
  
=== Census  ===
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/plumas.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|678913|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Plumas+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=214 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=Plumas&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 Plumas  California Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following web sites may have additional information on Plumas  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  ===
 
=== 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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*Portola
 
*Portola
  
=== Court Records  ===
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=== 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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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/history.html Plumas County History Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/land.html Index to Plumas County Land Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Migration  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Caplumas.png|center|200px|Caplumas.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>  
  
 
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
 
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.  
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:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] going to [[California Genealogy|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.  
 
:*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
 
:*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
 
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
 
:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/military.htm Plumas County Military Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1882''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/military/mexican/other/veterans234mt.txt Veterans Of The Mexican War Living In Plumas Co. In 1882] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
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:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/plumas/1883pensioners.html Plumas County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1886''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/military/civilwar/rosters/rendixon338gmt.txt Ren Dixon Post No. 122, G. A. R. 1886, Civil War - Rosters] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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===== World War II =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/military.html Index to Plumas County World War II Army Enlistments] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist4.html#Plumas Plumas County Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Periodicals ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Probate Records ===
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==== Newspapers ====
  
=== Repositories  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Plumas}}
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/plumas/obitindex.html Plumas County Obituary Index] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/obits.html Plumas County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/obit.htm Plumas County Obituary Index] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Plumas}}
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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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*'''1880 - 1919''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ca/caplumas.htm Plumas County California list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1833 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Quincy California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Quincy California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== 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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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/vital_records.htm Plumas County Vital Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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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/plumas/birthnoticeindex.html Early Plumas County Birth Notices by year] (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/plumas/marriagenoticeindex.html Early Plumas County Marriage Notices by year] (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://genealogytrails.com/cal/plumas/voters/voterindex.html Transcription of Plumas County Great Register of Voters by year] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Divorce ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Plumas County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 695<br>Quincy 95971<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/plumas-county/ Plumas 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/plumas/ Plumas County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/plumas/ Plumas County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Plumas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Plumas/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/plumas/plumas.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ACalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Aplumas FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206767|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/plumas/ Plumas County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Plumas-County.htm Plumas County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Plumas&countycode=Plumas Plumas County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 17:24, 30 May 2017

United States
California
Plumas County

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

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Plumas County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Plumas County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 18, 1854
County Seat Hettinger
Courthouse
CaliforniaPlumasCourthouse.jpg
Address Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218 Plumas County Website


County Information

Plumas County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1873 1873 1850 1854 1860

County Courthouse

Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218

County Clerk has divorce records from 1860; County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1860; County Museum Archives  has biographies and photographs[2]

Historical Facts

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

Parent County

18 March 1854: Plumas County was created from Butte County. County seat: Quincy [3]

Description

The county was named from the Spanish words for the Feather River (Río de las Plumas), which flows through the county. The county seat Quincy and the county was created 1854. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[4]

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

Cemeteries of Plumas, 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 Plumas County cemeteries.

Census

For tips on accessing Plumas 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

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Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Plumas 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

Early migration routes to and from Plumas County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[5][6]

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Plumas County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Plumas County, California Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F
- 5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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

Plumas County Historical Society
P.O. Box 695
Quincy 95971

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), Plumas County, California. Page 86 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Plumas County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumas_County,_California 05/05/2017.
  5. 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).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).