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Madera County, California Facts

When was Madera County, CA Created?
Madera County was established on March 11, 1893 from Fresno County .

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

What counties are adjacent to Madera County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Fresno County (south & west), Merced CountyMariposa CountyTuolumne CountyMono County .

Madera County, CA Vital Records

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 CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath 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

Madera County, CA Census Records

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 19001910192019301940.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.

Madera County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

Madera County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Madera 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 Madera 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.

Madera County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

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.

Madera Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Madera Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Madera Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Madera Co. CA General and History Websites

Madera Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Madera Co. CA Military Records