RESOURCES & LINKS
If you know of other references which are not listed on this page, please contact Kathy (see below).
Items in the California Room of the Yuba County Library in Marysville are not available for interlibrary loan unless noted. If interested, you will need to visit the library in person, or have someone visit on your behalf.
As I Remember
See Cemeteries Section for individual cemetery lists
Gridley-Biggs Cemetery District - P. O. Box 494, Gridley, CA 95948 - 530-846-2537
Sutter Cemetery District - 7200 Butte Avenue, Sutter, CA - 530-755-0346
Browns Valley Cemetery District - P. O. Box 211, Browns Valley, CA 95918
Brownsville Cemetery District - P. O. Box 333, Brownsville, CA 95919
Camptonville Cemetery District
Keystone Cemetery District - P. O. Box 8, Dobbins, CA 95935
Marysville City Cemetery - 525 7th Street, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-218-6252
Peoria Cemetery District - P. O. Box 23, Browns Valley, CA 95918
Sierra View Memorial Park - 4498 Olive Avenue, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-742-6957
Smartsville Cemetery District - P. O. Box 198, Smartsville, CA 95977
St. Joseph Catholic Church - 223 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-742-6461
Strawberry Valley Cemetery District - P. O. Box 395, Strawberry Valley, CA 95981
Wheatland Cemetery District - 4865 Wheatland Road, Wheatland, CA 95692
The following is a list of churches which may have some of the earlier records, although this has not been verified with them. The list is compiled from those mentioned in "History of Yuba County" by Thompson & West, then checked with the current phone book.
BETHEL AME Church - 115 5th Street, Marysville, CA 95901
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Church - Sampson & Rideout Way, Marysville, CA 95901
MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST Church - 2284 McGowan Pkwy, Olivehurst, CA 95961
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL Church - 800 D Street, Marysville, CA 95901
ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC Church - 223 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901 (After checking with the Parish office, I was told that their early records are all written in Latin. I also found in transcribing the early marriage records, it appears that around 1862-3 their marriages were not recorded at the County Recorder's office.)
County Offices & Services
Assessor - 915 8th Street, Ste. 101, Marysville, CA 95901
County Recorder - 915 8th Street, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-749-7850
Library - 303 2nd Street, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-749-7380
Superior Court - 215 5th Street, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-749-7600
Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce - 10th & E Streets, Marysville, CA 95901 - 530-743-6501
California Death Index 1940 - 1997 Online
Death Records On The Pacific Coast-1872 (Overland Monthly-CA, NV, OR,
Family History Library Resources
Social Security Death Index Online
Hutchison & Carnes Colonial Chapel
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
The San Francisco Online Museum has a wealth of information on early Yuba County and the State of California.
The Online Archive of California has some images online from the Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material. Many early photos of some of the old mining camps and Marysville.
Erwin G. Gudde's "California Gold Camps" - geographical and historical dictionary of camps, towns, and localities where gold was found and mined - lookups done by Kathy (see below).
History of California Counties - http://www.csac.counties.org/counties_close_up/county_history/index.html
Beginnings of Marysville
California Historical Society Quarterly
History of the City of Marysville, California, 1852-1859
History of the Sacramento Valley
History of Yuba County, California (This book is now online.)
History of Yuba and Sutter Counties with Biographical Sketches
The Larken Papers
Materials Gathered for Thompson & West's "History of Yuba County, California"
Northern Mines: Factual Narratives of the Counties of Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba and Portions of Plumas and Butte
Proceedings of the First State Convention of the Colored Citizens of the State of California 1855, 1856, 1865
Yuba County Souvenir Pamphlet
Bureau of Land Management - California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 - (916) 978-4400
Yuba County Library
LDS Family History Center - Sutter County
California State Library
California State Library - Sutro
The Godfrey Library - Your local library may have access. If not, you want to consider joining. It is $35 a year and has a wealth of information available online! They have historic newspapers, the US census, and thousands of biographical and history books.
Marriage Records On The Pacific Coast-1872 (Overland Monthly-CA, NV, OR,
Western States Marriage Index (Includes Yuba Records 1850 - 1874)
"Argonauts of California" Miner passenger lists by sea and land in 1849.
Castle Garden Ship Lists
Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild - a free site where thousands of passenger logs are transcribed by volunteers. Ships from the East coast as well as all over the world brought people in search of the Gold Rush and to settle the "new territory". A valuable resource when researching early Yuba County emigrants and immigrants.
Maritime Heritage Project - focuses on steamers landing on the West coast, from the mid-1800's to the turn of the Century.
Oregon Trail - The Trail West - has some links which may be helpful
Overland Monthly & Outwest Magazine - some issues online that may be of interest
Ships List - passenger lists, mailing list, many resources
Civil War Data
Military Museum - online resource with many databases, including information on historic forts/places
NARA (National Archives)- has a wealth of records available on immigration, passenger ship logs, soldiers military and pension records, and other important documents.
Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
Diamond Memorials - 3645 Nicolaus Road, Lincoln, CA 95648 - (916) 645-3241 or Butte House Rd & Locust, Sutter, CA 95982 - (530) 755-4989
L & L Monuments - 545 Bridge St., Yuba City, CA 95991 - (530) 755-2714
Mary Aaron Memorial Museum - This Gothic Revival residence was constructed in 1855, and one of the first brick structures built in Marysville. This home was owned by the Aaron family from 1874 to 1935, then turned over to the City of Marysville in trust. The museum is open every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. and by appointment. 704 D Street, Marysville - 530-743-1004 - Tours are free of charge, gift shop on premises.
Museum of the Forgotten Warriors - Established in 1985 and privately owned, the focus of this museum is on the Vietnam veterans. Open the first Saturday of every month, Memorial Day, Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No charge for admission. 5865 A Road, Linda (off of N. Beale Road) - 530-742-3090
Yuba Feather Historical Museum - This is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. Located in Forbestown, the museum is in an old school house, with its displays changing yearly. You will find objects and photographs dating back to the Gold Rush days. Outside is a replica of an old mining town, complete with historic objects. Open weekends and holidays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Special events are also scheduled. No charge for admission. 19096 New York Flat Road, Forbestown, CA - 530-675-1025
primary newspaper for Yuba and Sutter Counties is the Appeal-Democrat. You can
obtain articles or obituaries from them for one year. Articles printed prior to
one year must be obtained from the Yuba County Library.
1530 Ellis Lake Drive
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 741-2345
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 8:00am - Noon
Bear River News
Marysville Daily Appeal
Marysville Weekly Appeal
Marysville (Daily or Evening) Appeal
Marysville Daily Democrat
Marysville Evening Democrat
Marysville Star and Wheatland Herald
Wheatland Free Press
Daily Alta California
Probate and Naturalization Records
Superior Court of California
County of Yuba
215 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Marysville, CA 95901
According to the Court Clerk in Nov. 2003, "The record search fee is $5 per name searched. Copies are $1 per page and checks can be written 'not to exceed' or after the search a letter can be sent to let you know the number of copies. A self-addressed stamped envelope is also required to send copies back."
Wheatland High School-off site, with many pages of information relating to Yuba County history
Contact Kathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
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