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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/ASSESSOR/recorder.aspx Siskiyou County Assesor-Recorder]<br>311 4th Street, Room 108<br>Yreka, CA 96097<br> [http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/CLERK/clerk.aspx Siskiyou County Clerk's Office]<br>510 North Main Street<br>Yreka, CA 96097<br>
  
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
 
=== Quick Facts  ===
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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1852: County formed from Shasta and Klamath Counties.
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1874: February, part of county given to newly formed Modoc County.
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1874: May, Klamath County dissolved with Siskiyou County absorbing some of the area.
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1887: Land exchanged with Del Norte County.
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1901: Small area of land gained from Humboldt County.
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See [http://randymajors.com/p/maps2.html "Historical County Boundary Maps - BETA 2"]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Town of Deadwood known to have burned down in 1861.
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Town of Klamathon known to have burned down in 1902.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Populated Places (over 5,000 people) ====
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Yreka
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==== Populated Places (over 1,000 people)  ====
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Dunsmuir,&nbsp;Montague,&nbsp;Mount Shasta City,&nbsp;Tulelake,&nbsp;Weed
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==== Populated Places (under 1,000 people)  ====
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Dorris,&nbsp;Etna, Fort Jones
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==== Census Designated Places and Unincorporated Communities  ====
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Big Springs,&nbsp;Callahan,&nbsp;Carrick,&nbsp;Clear Creek,&nbsp;Edgewood,&nbsp;Forks of Salmon,&nbsp;Fort Goff,&nbsp;Gazelle,&nbsp;Greenview,&nbsp;Grenada,&nbsp;Hamburg,&nbsp;Hatfield,&nbsp;Happy Camp,&nbsp;Hilt,&nbsp;Hornbrook,&nbsp;Horse Creek,&nbsp;Klamath River,&nbsp;Klamathon,&nbsp;Lake Shastina,&nbsp;Lake Siskiyou,&nbsp;Macdoel,&nbsp;McCloud,&nbsp;Mount Hebron,&nbsp;Mugginsville,&nbsp;Sawyers Bar,&nbsp;Seiad Valley,&nbsp;Tennant,&nbsp;Thompson Creek
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==== Additional and Former Populated Places  ====
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Mount Shasta City has had a number of names including Wagon Valley, Strawberry Valley and, until 1924, Sisson. Ager, Bartle, Beswick, Black Bear, Bogus, Butte, Cecilville, Chestnut, Coles, Copco, Cottage Grove, Deadwood, Francis, Gottsville, Hooperville, Igerha, Liberty, Little Shasta, Mott, Mountain, Oak Bar, Oro Fino, Schlitz, Scott Bar, Scott River, Scott Valley, Shasta Springs, Snowden, Somes Bar, Squaw Valley, Table Rock, Tailholt, Upper Soda Springs, Walker
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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[http://www.snowcrest.net/siskiyoulibrary/ Siskiyou County Library]<br>719 4th Street<br>Yreka, CA 96097<br>[http://www.snowcrest.net/siskiyoulibrary/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=82 Searchable Siskiyou Pioneer Index]<br>[http://www.snowcrest.net/siskiyoulibrary/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=81 Searchable Siskiyou County Obituaries (1854-1990) Index]<br>[http://www.snowcrest.net/siskiyoulibrary/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=79 Searchable Siskiyou County Newspaper Index]
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[http://www.siskiyouhistory.org/ SiskiyouHistory.org: A Digital Library of Primary Sources in Siskiyou County History]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~casiskiy/index.htm Siskiyou Cemeteries Central]
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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*Etna
 
*Etna
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=== FHL Catalog  ===
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou Films]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Cecilville&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Cecilville]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Dunsmuir&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Dunsmuir]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Etna&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Etna]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Forks+of+the+Salmon&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Forks of the Salmon]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Fort+Jones&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Fort Jones]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Greenview+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Greenview Township]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Henley&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Henley]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Hilt&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Hilt]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+McCloud&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, McCloud]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Montague&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Montague]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Sawyers+Bar&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Sawyers Bar]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Scott+Valley+Township&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Scott Valley Township]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Weed&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Weed]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=California%2C+Siskiyou%2C+Yreka&author_givenName=&author_surname= California, Siskiyou, Yreka]
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Migration  ===
 
=== 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>  
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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>&nbsp;:
  
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
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*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California&nbsp;:
:*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' since 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]  
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:*'''''Yreka Trail''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yreka,_California Yreka, California]
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*'''''[[Applegate Trail]]''''' since 1846 (avoided the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert]) by leaving the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_River Humboldt River] in [[Nevada|Nevada]] early at present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_Patch_State_Recreation_Area Rye Reservoir], Nevada and passing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Desert Black Rock Desert] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fandango_Pass Fandango Pass] past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_Lake_%28Oregon-California%29 Goose Lake] on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_River_%28California%29 Lost River] and eventually the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willamette_Valley Willamette Valley] in [[Oregon|Oregon]]
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*'''''Yreka Trail''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yreka,_California Yreka, California]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 09:54, 2 October 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Siskiyou County

County Courthouse

Siskiyou County Assesor-Recorder
311 4th Street, Room 108
Yreka, CA 96097
Siskiyou County Clerk's Office
510 North Main Street
Yreka, CA 96097

Quick Facts

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

Parent Counties

22 March 1852: Siskiyou County was created from Shasta and former Klamath Counties. County seat: Yreka [1]

Boundary Changes

1852: County formed from Shasta and Klamath Counties.

1874: February, part of county given to newly formed Modoc County.

1874: May, Klamath County dissolved with Siskiyou County absorbing some of the area.

1887: Land exchanged with Del Norte County.

1901: Small area of land gained from Humboldt County.

See "Historical County Boundary Maps - BETA 2"

Record Loss

Town of Deadwood known to have burned down in 1861.

Town of Klamathon known to have burned down in 1902.

Places/Localities

Populated Places (over 5,000 people)

Yreka

Populated Places (over 1,000 people)

Dunsmuir, Montague, Mount Shasta City, Tulelake, Weed

Populated Places (under 1,000 people)

Dorris, Etna, Fort Jones

Census Designated Places and Unincorporated Communities

Big Springs, Callahan, Carrick, Clear Creek, Edgewood, Forks of Salmon, Fort Goff, Gazelle, Greenview, Grenada, Hamburg, Hatfield, Happy Camp, Hilt, Hornbrook, Horse Creek, Klamath River, Klamathon, Lake Shastina, Lake Siskiyou, Macdoel, McCloud, Mount Hebron, Mugginsville, Sawyers Bar, Seiad Valley, Tennant, Thompson Creek

Additional and Former Populated Places

Mount Shasta City has had a number of names including Wagon Valley, Strawberry Valley and, until 1924, Sisson. Ager, Bartle, Beswick, Black Bear, Bogus, Butte, Cecilville, Chestnut, Coles, Copco, Cottage Grove, Deadwood, Francis, Gottsville, Hooperville, Igerha, Liberty, Little Shasta, Mott, Mountain, Oak Bar, Oro Fino, Schlitz, Scott Bar, Scott River, Scott Valley, Shasta Springs, Snowden, Somes Bar, Squaw Valley, Table Rock, Tailholt, Upper Soda Springs, Walker

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Siskiyou County Library
719 4th Street
Yreka, CA 96097
Searchable Siskiyou Pioneer Index
Searchable Siskiyou County Obituaries (1854-1990) Index
Searchable Siskiyou County Newspaper Index

SiskiyouHistory.org: A Digital Library of Primary Sources in Siskiyou County History

Cemeteries

Siskiyou Cemeteries Central

Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Etna

FHL Catalog

California, Siskiyou Films

California, Siskiyou, Cecilville

California, Siskiyou, Dunsmuir

California, Siskiyou, Etna

California, Siskiyou, Forks of the Salmon

California, Siskiyou, Fort Jones

California, Siskiyou, Greenview Township

California, Siskiyou, Henley

California, Siskiyou, Hilt

California, Siskiyou, McCloud

California, Siskiyou, Montague

California, Siskiyou, Sawyers Bar

California, Siskiyou, Scott Valley Township

California, Siskiyou, Weed

California, Siskiyou, Yreka

Court Records

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Siskiyou County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2][3] :

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).