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Del Norte County, California Facts

Del Norte County

When was Del Norte County, CA Created?
Del Norte County was established on March 2, 1857 from Klamath County . This county was named for “the north,” and the county derived its name from its geographical position in the extreme northwest corner of the state.

What is the County Seat of Del Norte County, CA?
The County Seat is located in Crescent City also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Del Norte County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Humboldt County, Siskiyou County, Josephine County, Oregon, Curry County, Oregon .

What cities and towns are in Del Norte County, CA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Crescent City .

Del Norte County, CA Vital Records

Where can find Del Norte County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Del Norte 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 Del Norte 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,

Del Norte County, CA Census Records

What Del Norte County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Del Norte County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Del Norte Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Del Norte Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Del Norte 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.

Del Norte County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

DelNorte County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Del Norte County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Del Norte 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.

Old Del Norte County Courthouse
  • Del Norte County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Del Norte County Recorder-Clerk is s responsible for examination and recording of all documents presented for recording that deal with establishing ownership of land in the County or as required by statute; administers the real property transfer tax law and maintains a permanent record and indexes of all documents for public viewing plus providing certified copies requested by the public; recording of all lawful documents such as deeds, deeds of trust, judgments, liens, affidavits, Uniform Commercial Code Financial Statements, etc; and the filing of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.
    • Address: 981 H Street, Suite 160, Crescent City, CA 95531
    • Phone: (707) 464-7216
    • Birth / Death Records: 1873
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Land Records: 1853
  • Del Norte County Clerk of Superior Court has probate books and files from the county's superior court, civil court records, and naturalizations. Divorces may be here or in the Recorders Office, depending on how it was filed.
    • Address: 450 H Street, Room 209, Crescent City, CA 95531
    • Phone: (707) 464-8115
    • Probate Records: 1848 
    • Court Records: 1848 
  • Early California Wills
  • BLM Land Records

Del Norte County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Del Norte County, CA?
A list of Del Norte County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Del Norte County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Del Norte County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Del Norte 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.

Del Norte Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Del Norte Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Del Norte Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Del Norte Co. CA General and History Websites

Del Norte Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Del Norte Co. CA Military Records

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