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  • Tehama County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Colusa, Butte and Shasta Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  Red Bluff, California

    County history - Tehama County is named in honor of a local Native American tribe, the Tehama Band of Indians. "Tehama" is believed to be an Indian word, but authorities disagree on the meaning, which has variously been reported as "high water", "low land", "salmon" or "shallow"  any of which would be an accurate description of a location where the river is normally shallow enough to ford, where fishermen are a common sight during the salmon run, and winter floods are a regular occurrence. A Nomlaki village once stood on the site of modern-day Tehama on the western bank of the Sacramento River.



    Tehama Courthouse
    GHLL Tehama County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tehama County, CA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Colusi County Historical Society / Willows, CA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tehama County Genealogical & Historical Society / Red Bluff, CA)
    7. US/CAGenWeb site - Tehama County Archives
    8. US/CAGenWeb - Tehama County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Tehama County Clerk & Recorder, PO Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Butte County (south), Glenn County (south), Mendocino County (southwest),
             Trinity County (west), Shasta County (north), Plumas County (east).

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  • Trinity County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands at statehood [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Weaverville, California

    County history - Trinity County takes its name from the Trinity River, named in 1845 by Major Pierson B. Reading, who was under the mistaken impression that the river emptied into Trinidad Bay. Trinity is the English version of Trinidad.

    Trinity Courthouse
    1. Trinity County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Trinity County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Trinity County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Trinity County Historical Society & Museum / Weaverville, CA)
    4. Trinity County - US/CAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Trinity County - US/CAGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Trinity County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Trinity County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Trinity County Vital Records - Trinity County Clerk/Recorder, PO Box 1215, 11 Court St., Weaverville, CA 96093.


  • Tulare County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Mariposa County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1852
    County Seat:  Visalia, California

    County history - Tulare County is named for a dry lake, Tulare Lake, once the largest freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes and now drained.

    Tulare Courthouse
    1. Tulare County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Tulare County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Tulare County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Tulare County Historical Society (Visalia, CA)
    4. Tulare County - US/CAGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Tulare County - US/CAGenWeb site (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. Tulare County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tulare County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tulare County Vital Records - Tulare County Clerk-Recorder, Courthouse, 221 South Mooney, Rm #105, Visalia, CA 93291.


  • Tuolumne County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands at statehood [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Sonora, California

    County history - Tuolumne County is named for the Tuolumne River (twah'-luh-me, with a silent "N") and has as many possible meanings as it does spellings. The original meaning of the word "Tuolumne" may have been "cave people" or "stone wigwams," both taken from the history of tribes known as "Taulamnell," or "Tahualamne," or Yokuts Indians living near Knights Ferry in the rocks and recesses by the river. Another theory is that "Tuolumne" is derived from a Central Sierra Miwok word "talmalmne" whose meaning is unclear today.


    Tuolumne Courthouse
    GHLL Tuolumne County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Tuolumne County, CA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tuolumne County Genealogical Society / Sonora, CA)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tuolumne County Historical Society / Sonora, CA)
    7. US/CAGenWeb site - Tuolumne County Archives
    8. US/CAGenWeb - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    9. US/CAGenWeb - Tuolumne County Genealogy & History
    10. Tuolumne County Vital Records - Tuolumne County Clerk & Auditor-Controller, 2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA 95370.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Alpine County (north), Calaveras County (northwest), Stanislaus County
             (southwest), Mariposa County (south), Madera County (southeast), Mono County
             (east), Merced County (southwest by a corner).

        Tuolumne County Military Records - WWII Enlistees List (A to L)
        Tuolumne County Military Records - WWII Enlistees List (M to Z)

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  • Ventura County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Santa Barbara County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1872
    County Seat:  Ventura, California

    County history - Ventura County is named in honor of San Buenaventura, Spanish for St. Bonaventure. John of Fidanza (Italian: Giovanni di Fidanza), was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher, the eighth Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. He was a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the "Seraphic Doctor"

    Ventura Courthouse
    GHLL Ventura County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Ventura County, CA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ventura County Genealogical Society / Ventura, CA)
    6. US/CAGenWeb site - Ventura County Archives
    7. US/CAGenWeb - Ventura County Genealogy & History
    8. Ventura County Vital Records - Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Hall of Admin, Main Plaza, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009-1260.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Santa Barbara County (west), Kern County (north), Los Angeles County (east /
             southeast).

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Ventura County, California (ED 103: 7 files)
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  • Yolo County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 19, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Woodland, California

    County history - Yolo County is named in honor of a local Native American tribe, the Yolo or Yolans.

    Yolo Courthouse
    GHLL Yolo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Yolo County, CA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Yolo County Historical Society / Woodland, CA)
    6. US/CAGenWeb site - Yolo County Archives
    7. US/CAGenWeb - Yolo County Genealogy & History
    8. Yolo County Vital Records - Yolo County Clerk-Recorder, P.O. Box 1130, Woodland, California 95776-1130.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Sacramento County (east), Solano County (south), Napa County (west),
             Lake County (northwest), Colusa County (north), Sutter County (northeast).

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        The American Indians of Yolo County - The Hill Patwin and the River Patwin.

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  • Yuba County, California —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of portions of Native American lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1850
    County Seat:  Marysville, California

    County history - Yuba County is named in honor of the Yuba family, who owned ranchos in the Sacramento River Valley. Another name theory is that the county was named after the Yuba River, by Captain John Sutter, for the Native American village Yubu, Yupu or Juba near the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. General Mariano Vallejo stated that the river was named Uba by an exploring expedition in 1824 because of the quantities of wild grapes (uvas silvestres in Spanish) which they found growing on its banks. Yuba (Spanish) is a corruption of the Spanish word "uva," meaning grapes.



    Yuba Courthouse
    GHLL Yuba County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Yuba County, CA Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Yuba Historical Society / Marysville, CA)
    6. US/CAGenWeb site - Yuba County Archives
    7. US/CAGenWeb - Yuba County Genealogy & History
    8. Yuba County Vital Records - Yuba County Clerk/Recorder, 915 8th. Street, Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Placer County (south), Sutter County (west), Butte County (north), Plumas County
             (northeast), Sierra County (northeast), Nevada County (east.

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