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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California Genealogy|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sutter County''
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Guide to '''Sutter County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Sutter County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Sutter County  
 
| county = Sutter County  
 
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| founded date = February 18
 
| founded date = February 18
 
| seat = Yuba City  
 
| seat = Yuba City  
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| building address = Sutter County Courthouse<br>433 2nd Street<br>Yuba City, CA 95992<br>Phone: 530.822.7120<br>[http://www.co.sutter.ca.us/ '''Sutter County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Sutter County Courthouse<br>433 2nd Street<br>Yuba City, CA 95992<br>Phone: 530.822.7120<br>[http://www.co.sutter.ca.us/ '''Sutter County Website'''] }}  
  
[[Image:463px-Sutterfort.jpg|thumb|right|390x260px]]  
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[[Image:463px-Sutterfort.jpg|thumb|right|390x260px|<center>Sutterfort</center>]]  
=== County Information ===  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Sutter County, California Record Dates  ====
 
==== Sutter County, California Record Dates  ====
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutter County, California. Page 84-88 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.</ref></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sutter County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| colspan="7" | <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1848
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 February 1850:''' Sutter County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yuba City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 February 1850:''' Sutter County was created as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yuba City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named after General John Sutter, a native of Switzerland, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). The county seat Yuba City and the county was created 1850. <ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Sutter County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/ 05/08/2017.</ref>The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California 05/08/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Records Loss  ====
 
==== Records Loss  ====
  
'''1871:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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'''1871:''' The Courthhouse was destroyed by fire in 1871. A second and larger courthouse, completed in 1873, was also set fire and many records were damaged.
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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=== Places/Localities  ===
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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==== Populated Places  ====
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
=== Places/Localities  ===
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://california.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,101,c,sutter.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County, California," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California#Communities, accessed 25 September 2019.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Oak,_Sutter_County,_California Live Oak]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuba_City,_California Yuba City]
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*Catlett
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*Kirkville
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*Lee
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Grove,_California Pleasant Grove]
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*Riego
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*Rio Ramaza
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*Verona
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*Tierra Buena
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tudor,_California Tudor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Nicolaus,_California East Nicolaus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian,_Sutter_County,_California Meridian]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus,_California Nicolaus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Oso,_California Rio Oso]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbins,_California Robbins]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter,_California Sutter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trowbridge,_California Trowbridge]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
=== Bible Records  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/bios.html Sutter County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/bios.html Index to Sutter County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Sutter }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sutter, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/cemetery.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/sutter.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://Californiagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=51 California Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|602680|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
=== Biography  ===
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sutter+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/California/Sutter-County?id=county_233 Findagrave.com]
  
The [http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/cemetery.htm Sutter County GenWeb] has made available online some of the Sutter County Cemeteries inscriptions.&nbsp; Included are:&nbsp; Fairview, Hunter, Isolaated Burials, Live Oak, Meridian, Nicolaus, Noyesburg, Pennsington, Pleasant Grove Pugh, Stahlman, Sutter, Sutter Yuba Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial, Yuba City, and Yuba City Mausoleum.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=233 Cemeteries of Sutter County] at Find A Grave
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Sutter  California Cemetery Records]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=11778 Live Oak Cemetery, Live Oak] BillionGraves
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The following web sites may have additional information on Sutter   County cemeteries.
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=121629 Sutter Cemetery, Sutter] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=8396&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=233& Sutter Cemetery] in Sutter CA at Find A Grave
 
  
=== Census  ===
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
{{Census|California}}  
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*1850 - 1960 - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/census.htm Sutter County Census Records] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Church History and Records  ====
  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
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*'''1864-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2790461|California, Church Records, 1864-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
*Sutter  
 
*Sutter  
 
*Yuba City
 
*Yuba City
  
=== Court Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
=== Directories  ===
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==== Directories  ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
==== Germans  ====
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===== Germans  =====
  
=== Gazetteers  ===
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
=== Genealogy  ===
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
=== History  ===
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==== History  ====
  
{{CA History Intro}}  
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/history.html Index to Sutter County History] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/sutter/history.htm Sutter County History] (CAGenWeb Project)
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}  
 
{{CA Land Intro}}  
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CA Sutter County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/CA/County/sutter.htm 1895 map of Sutter County, California]
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]  
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==== Migration  ====
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/CA/County/sutter.htm 1895 map of Sutter County, California] [[Image:Casutter.png|center|400px|Casutter.png]]
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*'''1929-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2137266|California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/1883pensioners.html Sutter County – List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Migration  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/military.html Sutter County, Index to World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist8.html#Sutter Sutter County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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*'''1831-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2125028|California County Naturalizations, 1831-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619865&disp=Naturalizations%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization records ]of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.&nbsp; These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.  
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=619865&disp=Naturalizations%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Naturalization records ]of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.&nbsp; These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Sutter}}  
 
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Sutter}}  
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/transcribedobits.html Sutter County Transcribed Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/obits.html Index to Sutter County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Periodicals  ===
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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==== Probate Records  ====
  
{{CA Probate Intro|Sutter}}  
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{{CA Probate Intro|Sutter}}
  
=== Repositories  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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===== County Courthouse =====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Yuba City California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Yuba City California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== Societies  ===
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==== Societies  ====
  
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Taxation  ====
  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
 
{{CA Tax Intro}}  
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
 
{{CA Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]  
  
==== Birth  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1800 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/birthnot.html Early Sutter County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails
  
==== Marriage  ====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1800 - 2007''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ca%2ccalifornia California, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/marrnot.html Early Sutter County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
  
For marriages from 1850-1877 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Divorce ====
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===== Death =====
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*'''1800 - 1994''' - {{RecordSearch|2001287|California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Death  ====
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==== Voting Registers  ====
 
 
=== Voting Registers  ===
 
  
 
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ===
  
Sutter County Historical Society<br>1333 Butte House Road<br>Yuba City 95993-2301<br><br>
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'''Sutter County Historical Society'''<br>1333 Butte House Road<br>Yuba City 95993-2301<br><br>  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/sutter-county/ Sutter County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/sutter-county/ Sutter County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sutter/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Sutter/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/sutter/sutter.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Asutter FamilySearch Catalog]
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Latest revision as of 12:38, 8 November 2019

Guide to Sutter County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Sutter County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Sutter County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Yuba City
Courthouse
CaliforniaSutterCourthouse.jpg
Address Sutter County Courthouse
433 2nd Street
Yuba City, CA 95992
Phone: 530.822.7120
Sutter County Website


Sutterfort

County Information[edit | edit source]

Sutter County, California Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1873 1850 1873 1854 1850 1872 1850
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County Clerk Recorder has birth and death records from 1873
marriage, land and military records from 1850
Civil Division of Courts has divorce, probate and court records[2]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Sutter County, California

Parent County[edit | edit source]

18 February 1850: Sutter County was created as an original county. County seat: Yuba City [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named after General John Sutter, a native of Switzerland, who obtained a large land grant from the Mexican government, and called his first settlement New Helvetia (now the City of Sacramento). The county seat Yuba City and the county was created 1850. [4]The County is located in the north central area of the state.[5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss[edit | edit source]

1871: The Courthhouse was destroyed by fire in 1871. A second and larger courthouse, completed in 1873, was also set fire and many records were damaged.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Catlett
  • Kirkville
  • Lee
  • Verona
  • Tierra Buena
  • Tudor
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Sutter, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Sutter County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Sutter 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.

Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Sutter
  • Yuba City

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 Sutter 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]

Butte CountyYuba CountyPlacer CountySacramento CountyYolo CountyColusa CountyCA SUTTER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of Naturalization records of Sutter County found in the county courthouse in Yuba City.  These copies are available for viewing at the Library in Salt Lake City, or can be ordered for viewing at any of the Library's Family History Centers.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Sutter 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 - Sutter - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

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. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Sutter County Historical Society
1333 Butte House Road
Yuba City 95993-2301

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutter County, California. Page 84-88 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 81-83.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sutter County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Sutter County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/sutter/ 05/08/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California 05/08/2017.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Sutter County, California," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter_County,_California#Communities, accessed 25 September 2019.