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Madera County Library
121 North G Street
Madera CA 93637
559-675-7871

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Chowchilla Branch
300 Kings Street
Chowchilla CA 93610
559-665-2630

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Madera Ranchos Branch
37167 Ave 12 Suite C
Madera CA 93638
559-645-1214

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North Fork Branch
32908 Road 200
North Fork CA 93643
559-877-2387

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Oakhurst Branch
49044 Civic Circle Drive
Oakhurst CA 93644
559-683-4838


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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Madera County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 495
Madera, CA 93639

Phone: (559) 675-7871





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Madera County
California Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Ahwahnee, Bass Lake, Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos, Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Knowles, Madera, Madera Acres, North Fork, Oakhurst, O'Neals, Parksdale, Parkwood, Raymond, Ripperdan, Sugar Pine, Yosemite Lakes, Wishon

Established: May 16, 1893
Parent County: Mariposa
County Seat: Madera

Adjacent Counties: Fresno, Merced, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Mono

Name Origin: The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876. ~ Wikipedia

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • California State Vital Records Office of Vital Records
    304 'S' Street
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Phone: (916) 445-1719
    Fax: (800) 858-5553

  • New Law Effective July 1, 2003, the California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 will permit only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of birth or death records. Those who are not authorized by law to receive a certified copy will receive a certified copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY."
  • California Pre-1905 Death Index
    Madera County Pre-1905 Calif Death Index
  • VitalSearch-Ca.com
    California Birth Index
  • California Death Records
    9,366,786 records from 1940 thru 1997
  • Califrornia Marriage Indexes
    For the years 1949-1959 there are two volumes for each year, one for Brides and one for Grooms. These volumes are fragile and may not be photocopied under any circumstances. The years 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-85 and 1986 are published in microfiche, one set for Brides and one for Grooms. Does not circulate.
  • California Marriage Records Project
    USGenWeb Archives Marriage Records Project
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Madera County California Migrations
    We transcribe tombstone inscriptions and have that work archived for the future and made easily accessible to all.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
 Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records

  City & Farm Directories
  FREE Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries

  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
 History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
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