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=== Military History and Records ===
=== Military History and Records ===
==== Civil War ====
:- [[1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
:- [[5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company F
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===

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Guide to Plumas County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Plumas County, California
Map of California highlighting Plumas County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Founded March 18, 1854
County Seat Hettinger
Address Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218 Plumas County Website

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Plumas County Courthouse
520 Main Street
Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: 530.283.6218

County Clerk has divorce records from 1860; County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and probate records from 1860; County Museum Archives  has biographies and photographs[1]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Plumas County, California

Parent County[edit | edit source]

18 March 1854: Plumas County was created from Butte County. County seat: Quincy [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

"Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

There are two in Quincy, one is called Cemetery Hill and the other East Quincy. Then there are a few Indian graveyard and a Chinese graveyard.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Plumas County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Portola

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Germans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Plumas County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps[edit | edit source]


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Plumas County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

- 1st Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F
- 5th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company F

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Plumas County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Plumas - Probate records.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Plumas County, California. Page 86 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 5 August 2012).