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Guide to '''Lassen County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
 
Guide to '''Lassen County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>  
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| building address = Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice <br> 2610 Riverside Drive <br> Susanville, CA 96130 <br>[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''Lassen County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice <br> 2610 Riverside Drive <br> Susanville, CA 96130 <br>[http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/ '''Lassen County Website'''] }}  
  
=== County Information ===
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===County Information===
  
==== Lassen County, California Record Dates ====
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====Lassen County, California Record Dates====
  
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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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen 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="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Lassen County, California Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1864
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
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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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=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
  
 
<br>The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012.&nbsp;  
 
<br>The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012.&nbsp;  
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The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA&nbsp; 96130 (phone 530.251.8216).&nbsp; The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from&nbsp;1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records&nbsp;from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA&nbsp; 96130 (phone 530.251.8216).&nbsp; The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from&nbsp;1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records&nbsp;from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen County, California. Page 85 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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===Historical Facts===
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Lassen County, California}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Lassen County, California}}  
  
==== Parent Counties ====
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====Parent Counties====
  
 
'''1 April 1864:''' Lassen County was created from [[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]] and [[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Susanville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
'''1 April 1864:''' Lassen County was created from [[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]] and [[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Susanville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Description ====
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====Description====
  
 
The county was named from Mount Lassen which was named for Peter Lassen, one of General John C. Fremont's guides and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances near the Black Rock Desert in 1859. The County Seat is Susanville and was founded 1864. It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lassen County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ 5/03/2017.</ref>
 
The county was named from Mount Lassen which was named for Peter Lassen, one of General John C. Fremont's guides and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances near the Black Rock Desert in 1859. The County Seat is Susanville and was founded 1864. It is located in the northeastern area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Lassen County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ 5/03/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Records Loss ====
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====Records Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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===Places/Localities===
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====Populated Places====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://california.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,035,c,lassen.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lassen County, California," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassen_County,_California#Communities, accessed 15 September 2019.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanville,_California Susanville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline,_California Madeline]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravendale,_California Ravendale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standish,_California Standish]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termo,_California Termo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendel,_California Wendel]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bieber,_California Bieber]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek,_Lassen_County,_California Clear Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle,_Lassen_County,_California Doyle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herlong,_California Herlong]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janesville,_California Janesville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnstonville,_California Johnstonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litchfield,_California Litchfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Valley,_California Little Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford,_California Milford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubieber,_California Nubieber]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patton_Village,_California Patton Village]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaulding,_California Spaulding]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood,_California Westwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanville_Indian_Rancheria Susanville Indian Rancheria]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
*[[Modoc County, California Genealogy|Modoc]]  
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*[[Modoc County, California Genealogy|Modoc]]
*[[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]]  
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*[[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]]
*[[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]]  
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*[[Shasta County, California Genealogy|Shasta]]
*[[Sierra County, California Genealogy|Sierra]]  
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*[[Sierra County, California Genealogy|Sierra]]
 
*[[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe County, Nevada]]
 
*[[Washoe County, Nevada Genealogy|Washoe County, Nevada]]
  
=== Resources ===
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===Resources===
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====Bible Records====
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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====Biography====
  
==== Biography  ====
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/bios.html Surname Index to Lassen County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/bios.html Surname Index to Lassen County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/bioindex.html Lassen County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/bioindex.html Lassen County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
  
 
{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Lassen }}
 
{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Lassen }}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lassen , California''' online and in print</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Cemeteries of Lassen , 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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| style="border:1px solid black" width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=200&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/ California GenWeb]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/ California GenWeb]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/cemeteries/ California Genweb Archives]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/cemeteries/ California Genweb Archives]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/lassen.html Tombstone Project]  
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/lassen.html Tombstone Project]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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| style="border:1px solid black" width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|433649|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|433649|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lassen+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lassen+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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| style="border:1px solid black" width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=200 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/California/Lassen-County?id=county_200 Findagrave.com]
  
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Lassen&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
  
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Lassen  California Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Lassen  California Cemetery Records]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393895&reqParentsLabel=Lassen%2C%20California%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| colspan="2" style="border:1px solid black" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" |<center>See '''[[California Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassen_County,_California#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1870 |1327 
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|1880 |3340
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|1890 |4239
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|1900 |4511
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|1910 |4802 
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|1920 |8507 
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|1930 |12589
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|1940 |14479  
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|1950 |18474
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|1960 |13597
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|1970 |14960  
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|1980 |21661 
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|1990 |27598 
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|2000 |33828
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|2010 |34895
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}}
  
 
{{Census|California}}
 
{{Census|California}}
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*'''1870, 1920''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/census.html Lassen County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*'''1870, 1920''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/census.html Lassen County Census Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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====Church History and Records====
  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
 
{{CA Church Intro}}  
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*'''1864-1985''' - {{RecordSearch|2790461|California, Church Records, 1864-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
*Susanville  
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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*Susanville
 
*Westwood
 
*Westwood
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393895&reqParentsLabel=Lassen%2C%20California%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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====Court Records====
  
==== Court Records  ====
 
 
*[http://www.tipurdy.org/archives/files/lassen-superior-court-defendant-index/ Lassen Superior Court Defendant Index] (Tim Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more)
 
*[http://www.tipurdy.org/archives/files/lassen-superior-court-defendant-index/ Lassen Superior Court Defendant Index] (Tim Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more)
  
==== 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====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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====Gazetteers====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393895&reqParentsLabel=Lassen%2C%20California%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
==== History ====
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====History====
  
 
{{CA History Intro}}
 
{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/history.html Index to Lassen County Historical Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/history.html Index to Lassen County Historical Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/his.htm Lassen County History] (CAGenWeb Project)
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/his.htm Lassen County History] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[https://books.google.com/books?id=NRcVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=fairfield%27s+history+of+lassen+county&hl=en&ei=0O58TumRL-nciAL61cXzDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California] by Asa Merrill Fairfield, 1916
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
{{CA Land Intro}}
 
{{CA Land Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/land/lassen.txt Lassen County Index to Federal Land Patents] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/land/lassen.txt Lassen County Index to Federal Land Patents] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
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{{CA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{CA Lassen County}}}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393895&reqParentsLabel=Lassen%2C%20California%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
[[Image:Calassen.png|center|200px|Calassen.png]]
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====Migration====
 
 
==== Migration ====
 
  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
 
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>  
  
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
::*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] going to [[California Genealogy|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.  
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::*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] going to [[California, United States Genealogy|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [https://www.fs.fed.us/wild-horse-burro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
::*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]  
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::*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]
 
::*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
 
::*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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*'''1906-1935''' - {{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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=====Civil War=====
  
===== Civil War =====
 
 
*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/1883pensioners.html Lassen County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/1883pensioners.html Lassen County List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
===== World War I =====
 
===== World War I =====
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*'''1914-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|3029259|California, Geographical and Name Index of Californians who served in WWI, 1914-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ww1.html Lassen County World War I Era Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ww1.html Lassen County World War I Era Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== World War II =====
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/military.html Lassen County, Index to World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/military.html Lassen County, Index to World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Lassen Lassen County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist3.html#Lassen Lassen County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ww2.html Lassen County World War II Era Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ww2.html Lassen County World War II Era Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== Korean War =====
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/korea.html Lassen County Korean War Veterans Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/korea.html Lassen County Korean War Veterans Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
  
===== Vietnam War =====
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/vietnam.html Lassen County Vietnam War Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/vietnam.html Lassen County Vietnam War Honor Roll] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====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
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Lassen}}  
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*[https://cdnc.ucr.edu/ California Digital Newspaper Collection] at UCR Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Lassen}}
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====Obituaries====
  
==== Obituaries  ====
 
 
*[http://www.tipurdy.org/archives/files/lassen-county-obituary-index/ Lassen County Obituary Index] (Tim Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more)
 
*[http://www.tipurdy.org/archives/files/lassen-county-obituary-index/ Lassen County Obituary Index] (Tim Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/obitindex.html Index to Lassen County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/obitindex.html Index to Lassen County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/obits.html Lassen County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/obits.html Lassen County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Periodicals ====
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====Periodicals====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Lassen}}
 
{{CA Probate Intro|Lassen}}
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
*'''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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*'''1891 - 1955''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ca/calassen.htm Lassen County California list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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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 $
*'''1833 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1891 - 1955''' - [https://www.sampubco.com/wills/ca/calassen.htm Lassen County California list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
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*'''1833 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*[http://www.citlink.net/~lahontan/archivelinks/Probate.htm Index to Lassen County Probate Records] (Tim I. Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more . . .)
 
*[http://www.citlink.net/~lahontan/archivelinks/Probate.htm Index to Lassen County Probate Records] (Tim I. Purdy Presents Exploring Lassen County's Past and more . . .)
  
====Repositories ====
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====Repositories====
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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=====Archives, Libraries and Museums=====
  
===== County Courthouse =====
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=====County Courthouse=====
  
===== Family History Centers =====
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=====Family History Centers=====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Susanville California Family History Center]]
 
*[[Susanville California Family History Center]]
  
==== 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
 
*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1870 - 1940''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/birthnotindex.html Lassen County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1870 - 1940''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/birthnotindex.html Lassen County Birth Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
===== 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 $
 
*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== Divorce =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
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*'''1776 - 2000''' - {{RecordSearch|3518938|California Deaths and Burials, 1776-2000}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
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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
 
*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1931 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|3241369|California, Lassen County, State Board of Health, Burial Permits, 1931-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Voting Registers ====
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====Voting Registers====
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*'''1866-1898''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2221/ California, U.S., Voter Registers, 1866-1898] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry.com] - index ($)
  
=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
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===Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries===
  
'''Lassen County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 321<br>Susanville 96130<br>Phone:530-257-2996<br><br>
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'''Lassen County Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 321<br>Susanville 96130<br>Phone:530-257-2996<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Lassen-County-Historical-Society-390756244428649/ Facebook]<br>
  
 
'''Lassen Historical Museum'''<br>105 N. Weatherlow Street<br> P.O. Box 321<br> Susanville, CA 96130<br>Phone (530) 257-4584 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/lassen-county/#sthash.v73lFP8L.dpuf Website]<br><br>  
 
'''Lassen Historical Museum'''<br>105 N. Weatherlow Street<br> P.O. Box 321<br> Susanville, CA 96130<br>Phone (530) 257-4584 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/lassen-county/#sthash.v73lFP8L.dpuf Website]<br><br>  
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*[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]
  
=== Websites ===
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===Websites===
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/lassen-county/ Lassen County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/lassen-county/ Lassen County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/ Lassen County CAGenWeb]
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/lassen/ Lassen County CAGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lassen/ Linkpendium]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Lassen/ Linkpendium]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/lassen/lassen.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Alassen FamilySearch Catalog]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Alassen FamilySearch Catalog]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ Lassen County, California Genealogy Trails]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ Lassen County, California Genealogy Trails]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Lassen-County.htm Lassen County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Lassen-County.htm Lassen County CA Genealogy] (ldsgenealogy.com)
  
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Guide to Lassen County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Lassen County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Lassen County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1864
County Seat Susanville
Courthouse
CaliforniaLassenCourthouse.jpg
Address Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice
2610 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
Lassen County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1864 1907 1864 1857 1864 1850
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1905. General compliance by 1920.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


The new Lassen Superior Court Hall of Justice opened at their new location on Riverside Drive in May of 2012. 

The County Clerk and Recorder's Office is in the old courthouse located at 220 S. Lassen Street, Susanville, CA  96130 (phone 530.251.8216).  The County Clerk has divorce, probate court and naturalization records from 1864. The County Recorder has marriage records from 1864, land records from 1857, birth and death records from 1907, some prior to 1907 but incomplete before 1929.[2]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

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

Parent Counties[edit | edit source]

1 April 1864: Lassen County was created from Plumas and Shasta Counties.
County seat: Susanville [3]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named from Mount Lassen which was named for Peter Lassen, one of General John C. Fremont's guides and a famous trapper, frontiersman and Indian fighter. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances near the Black Rock Desert in 1859. The County Seat is Susanville and was founded 1864. It is located in the northeastern area of the state.[4]

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]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Native American communities
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 Lassen , 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 site may have additional information on Lassen County cemeteries.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 1,327
1880 3,340 151.7%
1890 4,239 26.9%
1900 4,511 6.4%
1910 4,802 6.5%
1920 8,507 77.2%
1930 12,589 48.0%
1940 14,479 15.0%
1950 18,474 27.6%
1960 13,597 −26.4%
1970 14,960 10.0%
1980 21,661 44.8%
1990 27,598 27.4%
2000 33,828 22.6%
2010 34,895 3.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Lassen 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

  • Susanville
  • Westwood


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

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

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lassen 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]

Modoc CountyShasta CountyPlumas CountySierra CountyWashoe CountyCA LASSEN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Early migration routes to and from Lassen County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[6][7]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]
Korean War[edit | edit source]
Vietnam War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

Online Probate Indexes and 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 Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

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]

Lassen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 321
Susanville 96130
Phone:530-257-2996
Facebook

Lassen Historical Museum
105 N. Weatherlow Street
P.O. Box 321
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone (530) 257-4584
Website


Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lassen 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), Lassen County, California. Page 85 At 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, “Lassen County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/lassen/ 5/03/2017.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Lassen County, California," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lassen_County,_California#Communities, accessed 15 September 2019.
  6. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).