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Yuba County, California

Yuba County

Yuba County was founded on February 18, 1850 as one of the original 27 counties . This county was named for the Yuba River by Captain John A. Sutter for the Indian village Yubu, Yupu or Juba near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. Vallejo stated that the river was named Uba by an exploring expedition in 1824 because of the quantities of wild grapes (uvas silvestres in Spanish) which they found growing on its banks.

The Yuba County Seat is located in Marysville also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Yuba County are Placer County (south), Sutter County (west), Butte County (north), Plumas County (northeast), Sierra County (northeast), Nevada County (east). .

Cities and towns located in Yuba County include Marysville, Wheatland .

Other Communities in Yuba County include Plumas Lake .

Since its creation Yuba County boundries have changed to include Territory which at one time was in Yuba County is now in Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, and Sierra County.

Yuba County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. 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 Yuba 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.

Yuba County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Yuba Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Yuba Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Yuba Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Yuba County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Yuba County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Yuba County Courthouse and Government Records

Yuba County Courthouse

Researchers often overlook the advantages of Yuba County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical details. Hidden away in California courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many California inhabitants.

The possibilities are great that your potential forefathers have left a detailed document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Yuba County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

Courthouse History - Many of Yuba's early citizens objected to the use of the St. Charles Hotel, "a flimsy frame building with canvas partitions," as the county courthouse. Accordingly, they selected this sturdy design, modeled after the insignia of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as the county's first true courthouse. The building in Marysville served the county for 107 years until 1962, when the courts moved to a more modern facility. The old courthouse was razed the following year.

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.

The following facts indicates whatever marriage, birth, death, land, wills, and court records will be in Yuba County. The years indicated below are considered the first widely known records for this county.

Remember to get in touch with the clerk's dept to verify hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics prior to visiting or seeking information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. A good number of employees will assist persons in obtaining the materials, but it's up to the person to do the research.
  • Yuba County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Yuba 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: 915 Eighth Street, Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901
    • Phone: (530) 749-7851
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853 / 1858
    • Marriage Records: 1851
    • Land Records: 1850
  • Yuba 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: 1850 
    • Court Records: 1851 
  • Yuba County County Treasurer / Tax Collector
  • Local Registrar of Births and Deaths, 5730 Packard Ave., Suite 100, Marysville, CA 95901 OR P.O. Box 2320, Marysville, CA 95901; Office (530) 749-6755

Yuba County Links

The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Yuba 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. Feel free to suggest your own preferred Yuba County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Yuba Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Yuba Co. CA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Yuba Co. CA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Yuba Co. CA Census Records

Yuba Co. CA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Yuba Co. CA Church & Bible Records

Yuba Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Yuba Co. CA General and History Websites

Yuba Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Yuba Co. CA Military Records

Yuba Co. CA Schools & Directories

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