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Calaveras County, California Facts

When was Calaveras County, CA Created?
Calaveras County was established on  February 18, 1850

What is the County Seat of Calaveras County, CA?
The County Seat is located in San Andreas also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Calaveras County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Stanislaus CountySan Joaquin CountyAmador CountyAlpine CountyTuolumne County (south & southeast) .

Calaveras County, CA Vital Records

Where can find Calaveras County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Calaveras 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 Calaveras County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249; Office (209) 754-6372, FAX (209) 754-6733

Calaveras County, CA Census Records

What Calaveras County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calaveras County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Calaveras Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calaveras Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Calaveras 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.

Calaveras County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

Calaveras County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Calaveras County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Calaveras County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in California courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless California residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Calaveras County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Old Calaveras County Courthouse
First Calaveras County Courthouse

Calaveras County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Calaveras Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Calaveras Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Calaveras Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calaveras Co. CA General and History Websites

Calaveras Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calaveras Co. CA Military Records