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Marin County, California
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Marin County, California Facts

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

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

What counties are adjacent to Marin County, CA?
Bordering Counties are San Francisco CountyContra Costa CountySonoma County .

Marin County, CA Vital Records

Where can find Marin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Marin 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 Marin 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, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, 20 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 2006, San Rafael, CA 94903; Office (415) 499-6876

Marin County, CA Census Records

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

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

Marin County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

Marin County Courthouse

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

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Marin 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 Marin 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.

Marin County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marin Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marin Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Marin Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marin Co. CA General and History Websites

Marin Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marin Co. CA Military Records