Genealogy and Family History



California GenWeb Archives provides a number of resources and files; the link goes directly to the Plumas County section.

California Online Historical Directories provides a list of directories by county.

The California State Archives provides a repository for the state's permanent governmental records as well as other materials documenting California's history.

The CA State Library provides a number of tips, tools, and resources.

Cyndi's List provides a categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

The Ellis Island Passenger Search database is home to 65 million records of passengers arriving at the Port of New York from 1820 to 1957. The One-Step databases can also help narrow and expand searches.

Family Search provides an index to ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records; the link goes directly to the Plumas County section.

Free African Americans is a list of links to resources for the names of African Americans who were freed during colonial times in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware.

The Freedmen's Bureau (The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands) supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen. It includes labor and marriage records for African Americans esp during the Civil War and Emancipation period.

GenForum provides links to over 14,000 online forums devoted to genealogy.

Graves & Death Records

The GU272 Legacy specifically helps track the names of the people sold in 1838 by Maryland's Jesuit priests to Southern plantations.

Historic Aerials lets you search for any parcel of U.S. land and toggle through images/maps of the available years.

History and Happenings lists basics about Plumas County and common terms/acronyms you'll come across as you do research.

The Library of Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S. and foreign genealogical and local historical publications.

The National Archives provides research guides, research tools, access to records (such as the census, military service, immigration, naturalization, etc), and more.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts worthy of preservation because of their significance in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.

The National Library offers tools for those interested in researching their Jewish family origins.

One-Step provides not just a search of Ellis Island records, but a variety of other ports/borders in the US and Canada.

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness provides a list of common records/sources to look at when doing research; the link goes directly to the Plumas County section.

The USGenWeb Project provides a number of guides, resources, and links to other sites.