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When was Madera County, CA Created?
Madera County was established on March 11, 1893 from Fresno County . This county was named for the Spanish word that means “timber.” The county derived its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a flume to carry lumber to the railroad there in 1876.
What cities and towns are in Madera County, CA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Fairmead, Knowles, La Vina, Madera, Madera Acres, Nipinnawasee, North Fork, O'Neals, Oakhurst, Parksdale, Parkwood, Raymond, Ripperdan, Rolling Hills, Sugar Pine, Yosemite Lakes .
Where can find Madera County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Madera 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 Madera 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, 14215 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638; Office (559) 675-7893
What Madera County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Madera County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
What genealogical records can I find in the Madera County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Madera 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 Madera County, CA?
A list of Madera County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Madera County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Madera County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Madera 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.