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When was Colusa County, CA Created?
Colusa County was established on February 18, 1850 as one of the original 27 counties . This county was named for two Mexican land grants; Coluses (1844) and Colus (1845). The name of the county in the original state legislative act was spelled Colusi, and often in newspapers was spelled Coluse. The word is derived from the name of an Indian tribe living on the west side of the Sacramento River.
What cities and towns are in Colusa County, CA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Colusa, Williams .
Where can find Colusa County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Colusa County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1905, marriage records that occurred from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorce records that occurred between 1962 and June, 1984. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in California for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Colusa County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, 251 East Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932; Office (530) 458-0380, FAX (530) 458-4136
What Colusa County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Colusa County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Colusa Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Colusa Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Colusa Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.
Another California census is the California State Census in 1852. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.
What genealogical records can I find in the Colusa County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Colusa County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. Some counties encompass land settled in the eighteenth century; their records pre-date county formation. Land transactions and vital records recorded in the county are at the county recorder's office. The county clerk general has probate books and files from the county's superior court, civil court records, and naturalizations. Divorces may be in either place, depending on how filed. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Colusa County, CA?
A list of Colusa County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Colusa County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Colusa County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Colusa County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is basically a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.