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Lassen County, California
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Lassen County, California Facts
Lassen County was established on April 1, 1864 from Shasta County and Plumas County.
The County Seat is located in Susanville and the county government website is http://www.co.lassen.ca.us/
What counties are adjacent to Lassen County, CA?
Areas adjacent to Lassen County are Sierra County, Plumas County, Shasta County, Modoc County, Washoe County, Nevada.
Lassen County, CA Vital Records
Where can find Lassen County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Lassen 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 Lassen 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, 220 S. Lassen Street, Suite 5, Susanville, CA 96130; Office (530) 251-8234
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives California Marriage Project
- California Birth Index 1905 to 1995 from the California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Statistics
- California Birth Index, 1905-1995
- California Marriage Records 1960 to 1985 from the California Department of Health
- California, County Marriages, 1850-1952
- California Marriages, 1850-1877
- California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
- California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
- Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011
- California Death Index 1940 to 1997
- California Death Index, 1940-1997
- California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921
- California Biographical Collection: Responses to Vital Record Inquiries, 1822-1964
Lassen County, CA Census Records
What Lassen County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lassen County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Lassen Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lassen Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1870 and 1880. Lassen 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.
Lassen County, CA Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Lassen County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lassen 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 Lassen 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.
- Lassen County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 22 S. Roop St., Susanville, CA 96130
- Phone: (530) 251-8333
- Lassen County Recorder-Clerk
- Birth / Death Records: 1864
- Marriage Records: 1864
- Land Records: 1857
- Lassen County Clerk of Superior Court
- Probate Records: 1864
- Court Records: 1863
- Early California Wills
- BLM Land Records
Lassen County, CA Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Lassen County, CA?
A list of Lassen County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Lassen County Historical Society, PO Box 321, Susanville, CA 96130; 530-257-2996
- Lassen Historical Museum, 105 N. Weatherlow Street, P.O. Box 321, Susanville, CA 96130; Phone (530) 257-4584; Hours: May-Sep, 10-4, Mon-Fri; other times by appointment; About: “We are a regional historical society connected with the Lassen County Historical Society. Historical items related to Lassen County with permanent and special exhibitions. Facilities include a stamp mill. Publications include books, a quarterly journal, and a monthly newsletter.”
- California State Archives, Office of Secretary of State, 1020 O Street, Room 130, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California State Library, 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
- California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105
- California Genealogical Society And Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland 94612-3017
Where can I connect with other Lassen County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?
- California Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- California State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Lassen County, California Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Lassen County, California Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Lassen County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lassen 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.
Lassen Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- California Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- California historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from California (1813 – 1978) (genealogybank.com)
- Lassen County, California Books (amazon.com)
- Search California Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Lassen County California Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Lassen Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records
- Lassen Co., California Graves (findagrave.com)
- Lassen County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Lassen Co., California Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Lassen Co., California Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Lassen County, California Church Books (amazon.com)
Lassen Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- California Pioneer Project – The California Pioneer List (CPL) is a list of settlers to California who migrated to or were born in California prior to 1880 (included in the 1880 California Census) and obtained from those sent (e-mailed) directly from individuals doing genealogical research.
Lassen Co. CA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for California
- Lassen County History (rootsweb.ancestry.com) The History of Contra Costa County, California 1917
- Illustrated history of Plumas, Lassen & Sierra Counties : with California from 1513 to 1850. (search.ancestry.com)
- Fairfield’s pioneer history of Lassen County, California : containing everything that can be learned about it from the beginni (search.ancestry.com)
- Lassen County, California Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Lassen County, California Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Lassen Co. CA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Lassen County, California (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – California – Counties – Lassen (cyndislist.com)
- Lassen County California (genealogytrails.com)
- Lassen Co. CAGenweb (cagenweb.com)
- Lassen County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Lassen Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Lassen Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of California Links and Information
- 1895 Lassen County Map (livgenmi.com)
Lassen Co. CA Military Records
- California Military Records Research Guide
- California Military Records (fold3.com) gives you easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the California individuals that served. Great for Lassen County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.