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When was Merced County, CA Created?
Merced County was established on April 19, 1855 from Mariposa County. This county name derived its name from the Merced River of El Rio de Nuestra Senora de la Merced (River of Our Lady of Mercy); named in 1806 by an expedition, headed by Gabriel Moraga, which came upon it at the end of a hot dusty ride.
What cities and towns are in Merced County, CA?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atwater, Livingston, Los Banos, Merced, Dos Palos, Gustine .
Where can find Merced County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Merced 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 Merced 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, 260 East 15th Street, Merced, CA 95341-0471; Office (209) 381-1013
What Merced County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Merced 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.
Merced Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Merced Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Merced 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 Merced County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Merced 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 Merced County, CA?
A list of Merced County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Merced County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Merced County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Merced 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.