Saturday, October 2, 2010

YOLO COUNTY ARCHIVES, Exhibitor at Family History Day

Old Hall of Records, Woodland, California
 It is a pleasure to introduce the Yolo County Archives as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Yolo County Archives is the repository for government and private records that document the Yolo County’s history from its creation in 1850 to the present. Included in the collection are the official records of the Board of Supervisors, court cases, probates, property assessments and deeds, voter registration, reclamation districts, and schools, as well as over 1,000 maps and blueprints. Private records include photographs, church, cemetery and organization records, newspapers, oral histories and corporate records.

Yolo County is very fortunate in that many of its early records have been preserved. In addition, the county has made a commitment to continue the collection of historical records within the Archives. This offers the researcher access to one of the most complete collections of county records in California.

Many records in our collection will aid your genealogy research. Examples include:
  • Over 30,000 obituaries filed in alphabetical order
  • Naturalizations
  • Alphabetical index to Yolo County census records
  • Church and cemetery records
  • Probate and court records (with indexes)
  • WWI scrapbooks
The Archives is open to researchers by appointment on Tuesdays from 9-1 and Thursday 12-4. Please call 530-666-8010 or email for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Please stop by our exhibit at Family History day and let us help you find your Yolo County roots!

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