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Learn more about Alpine County, California by visiting the County History page.

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Welcome to Alpine County, California

Greetings! This site has been designed for the purpose of providing FREE genealogical sources to family researchers. Our success depends on you! If you have access to Alpine County resources, please consider placing the data on this site, so that others may benefit from it. As always, volunteers are needed and appreciated greatly. If you would like to help by volunteering to conduct local research, transcribing data, or sharing a Alpine County resource, please contact the county coordinator.

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I am Eliza Bullard, coordinator and website designer for the Alpine County GenWeb Project since 17 July 2006. I hope that you will find this site helpful and that you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by using the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.

Sincerest thanks to the previous coordinators, Carolyn Ferobin and Kellie Crnkovich, for all of their hard work on this website, as well as to Nancy Thornburg and Walter Castor, contributors to this site and friends of Alpine County, California GenWeb.

Neither this website, nor the Alpine County GenWeb Project, have any affiliation whatsoever with Alpine County, California government.

This page was revised last on Sat 22-Jul-2017 12:06 .

A Little Bit about Alpine County

Alpine County was created from parts of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties in 1864.

Alpine County, California lies along the crest of the central Sierra Nevada, south of Lake Tahoe and north of Yosemite. Its name truly describes the area, since rugged, snow-covered peaks; high alpine meadows laced with clear mountain streams; and beautiful forests are the main geographic features. El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties in California and Douglas County in Nevada border Alpine County. The main routes in Alpine County are State Highways 88, 89, and 4. Alpine County has the smallest population of all counties in California (1,175 people in 2010). Most of the population is concentrated around a few mountain communities: Markleeville, Woodfords, Bear Valley, and Kirkwood. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of several city areas in the neighboring counties.

Markleeville is the county seat and home to many of the county’s offices. Since Alpine County has no incorporated cities, most public services are provided by county departments and agencies.

Neighboring Counties

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Amador County (west)
Calaveras County (southwest)
Douglas County, Nevada (northeast)

ElDorado County (northwest)
Mono County (east and southeast)
Tuolumne County (south)



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U.S. GenWeb logoAbout the U.S. GenWeb Project

In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists with mutual interests in Kentucky genealogy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties within the State of Kentucky where collected databases could be stored. Furthermore, the databases would be indexed and cross-referenced, so that even if an individual was found in more than one county, he or she could be located in the central index. This idea spread quickly to other states and, by the end of the summer of 1996, the USGenWeb Project was born. This project is an outgrowth of that original project. Today, the USGenWeb Project is a loosely organized group of volunteers that work to create a center for genealogical research for every county within the United States. Visit the USGenWeb Project.

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Jeff Donald Murphy, of Redmond, Oregon, was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, son of Powell Davis Murphy and Marjorie (Morrison) Murphy. Jeff was the founder of theKYGenWeb, the USGenWeb, USBiographies, and co-founder of KYBiographies.

California GenWeb logoAbout the California GenWeb Project

In June 1996, as the Kentucky Project was coming to together, project organizers decided to create a page for each state, establishing the USGenWeb Project. Project organizers located volunteers that were willing to coordinate the collection of county pages for every state. The first California USGenWeb Project page was loaded onto the Internet on 16 Jul 1996. If you would like to sponsor a California county, or volunteer in any way to help with the CAGenWeb Project, contact Martha A. Crosley-Graham, the California State Coordinator, at marthagra(AT) – substitute the (AT) for an @ symbol.



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Copyright Notice: The content of this website is a collective work that may contain some private contributions. Said private contributions are so-noted and copyright of those private contributions belongs to the original author. Most of the textual and photographic content on this site has been donated by Elizabeth E. Bullard and is free for the public to use at will, as long as the data remains free. Under no circumstances is any data from this site to be used on a pay-for-use site. Clipart found on this site is royalty-free, but may include some limited commercial rights.