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Glenn County, California
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Glenn County, California Facts

Glenn County

When was Glenn County, CA Created?
Glenn County was established on March 11, 1891 from Colusa County . This county was named for Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, who was the largest wheat farmer in the state during his lifetime and a man of great prominence in political and commercial life in California.

What is the County Seat of Glenn County, CA?
The County Seat is located in Willows also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Glenn County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Colusa County, Lake County, Mendocino County, Tehama County, Butte County .

What cities and towns are in Glenn County, CA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Artois, Butte City, Elk Creek, Fruto, Hamilton City, Orland, Willows .

Glenn County, CA Vital Records

Where can find Glenn County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Glenn 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 Glenn 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, Courthouse, 526 West Sycamore Street, Willows, CA 95988; Office (530) 934-6412, FAX (530) 934-6305

Glenn County, CA Census Records

What Glenn County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Glenn County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.

Glenn County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

Glenn County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Glenn County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Glenn 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 Glenn County Courthouse
  • Glenn County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Glenn 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.
    • Phone: (530) 934-6412
    • Birth / Death Records: 1895 / 1891
    • Marriage Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
  • Glenn 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.
    • Probate Records: 1891 
    • Court Records: 1891 
  • Early California Wills
  • BLM Land Records

Glenn County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Glenn Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Glenn Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Glenn Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Glenn Co. CA General and History Websites

Glenn Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Glenn Co. CA Military Records

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