Colusa County Lookup Volunteers

Colusa County needs volunteers to help look up genealogical information. If you have any resources available and/or are willing to volunteer your time at local sources please contact the county coordinator.

We thank you!

Rules for Lookup Volunteers

Volunteers may do unlimited lookups if (and only if):

  1. The lookup volunteer is the actual author and copyright holder of the publication.
  2. The lookup volunteer is using primary source documents ... whether they are trekking to the courthouse or using their own xeroxed copies of public domain documents.
  3. The lookup volunteer has written permission from the author / copyright holder to use their publication for lookups

Volunteers may be able to make certain limited scope lookups in copyrighted publications under the "fair use" provisions of existing law. Potential volunteers are encouraged to review the explanations of copyright protection, especially the "fair use" provisions, available elsewhere on the Web. http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.shtml

Rules for Lookup Requests

  • To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the name of the owner and ask them politely. Remember, they are volunteers so they don't have to do this. Please remember to say thank you to the volunteer.
  • Mention the name of the book/source in your message. Our volunteers aren't mind-readers & they may not remember which books they volunteered for. Make your requests for lookup limited in scope. (example: "Tell me everything about the Smiths" is probably too broad.)
  • Researchers should not ask, nor may lookup volunteers offer, to violate copyright laws in responding to requests for lookups in any copyrighted material. --
  • If you haven't already read it, please go to the US GenWeb Copyrights FAQ Page and read it carefully before you request a lookup or volunteer to do lookups. This page has important information about copyright laws as they apply to the USGenWeb project. http://www.usgenweb.org/volunteers/copyright.shtml
Resource Volunteer
Arbuckle and College City: by Helen D. Young Gayle Kalfsbeek
Colusa County Genealogy Society Cemetery Inscription Books Volume II Margie Newton
Colusa County Genealogy Society Cemetery Inscription Books Volume III Margie Newton
Family Footprints Volume 1 - The Ancestry of Charles L. Sutliff with Descendants of George Warren Sutliff, his grandfather. Compiled and published by Evelyn L. Ballew and Ida W. Frank Ron Davis
Index to Wills & Probate Records ~ 1850-1944 Margie Newton
A Stonyford Pedigree - by Ida W. Frank and Carlton M. Smith (1988). "A compilation of genealogies of early settlers living in the Stonyford area prior to 1900 and their descendants wherever they may be found today." Margie Newton or
Ron Davis

 

Colusa County Lookups by John L. Morton

I can do one lookup for free. After that I will charge a fee for more research.  Please contact me, John L. Morton, for more information about lookups. 

Books:

  • Back in Time – A Stonyford Community History – 1993 – Joyce Bond
  • Battling the Inland Sea – 1989 – Robert Kelly
  • California Heartland –1993 – Sandra Brubaker Shepard
  • The Centennial Piercer – A List of Graduates from Pierce High School (1890-1990)
  • Colusa County Genealogical Society Cemetery Inscription Books, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 – 1997
  • Colusa County Military History (1812-Present) – John Morton
  • The Conquest of California by the Bear Flag Party – 1976, Simeon Ide
  • Genealogy & Biography Representatives of Northern California – 1901, Chicago Standard Genealogical Publishing Company
  • Handbook of the Indians of California – 1925, A.L. Kroeber
  • History of the Eastside of Colusa County – 1960, Ralph D. Westfall, Sr.
  • History of Colusa and Glenn Counties – 1918, Charles T. McComish & Rebecca T. Lambert
  • History of Colusa and Grand Island – 1964 – Ralph D. Westfall, Sr.
  • History of Colusa County – 1880, Will S. Green
  • History of Colusa County, Its History & Resources – 1891, Justus Rogers
  • History of the Monroeville Cemetery – 1851-1910, Charles K. Price
  • History of Our Lady of Lourdes Church – 1980, Custombook, Inc.
  • History of Pierce Christian College – 1961, Hugh H. Kimbrough
  • The History of the Japanese & Chinese in Colusa County – John Morton
  • History of the Sacramento Valley – 1906, Professor J.M. Guinn
  • History of the Sacramento Valley – 1931, Major J.W. Woolridge (3 volumes)
  • History of the Sacramento Valley - 1961 – Joseph A. McGowan, PHD (3 volumes)
  • I Love California - 1959 – Stephen Grover Hust
  • If the Walls Could Talk - 1988 – Jane Foster Carter
  • Index to Wills & Probates (1850-1944)
  • Legends of Colusa County - (no date) – Edited by Fred S. Cook
  • Old Main Street Restoration Plan - 1976 – David Bobb & Associates
  • Oral History of Stonyford – 1970’s – Various Interviews
  • Portrait of a Racist - 1994 – Reed Massengill
  • Reclamation District #108 Picture Collection – 1996
  • River Garden Farms - 1997 – Shipley Walters & T.H. Riggs
  • River of California - 1962 – F.Y. Kraft, P.G. & E Division Manager
  • The Road Not Forgotten – The Journey of Japanese Descendents in Butte, Colusa, Sutter & Yuba Counties, 1889 – 1995 - Marysville Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
  • Sacramento River from Sacramento to Red Bluff - 1911 – Text & Maps
  • Sutter Buttes, Land of the Histum Yani - Sutter County, California – 1980 - Louise Butts Hendrix
  • The Town of Maxwell - 1981 – Wilmeth M. Johnson
  • The Wintun Indians of California & Their Neighbors - 1977 – Peter M. Knudtson

Periodicals:

  • Arbuckle American: March 4, 1927; June 26, 1969
  • California Traveler
  • Colusa County Annual::A collection of local events from 1870-1892
  • Colusa County Directories:: 1881 & 1893
  • Colusa County Farmer:: July 3, 1969 - December 31, 1980
  • Colusa County Great Registers:: 1894 & 1898
  • Colusa County Historical Records Commission Calendars:: 1971-1991
  • Colusa County Sun Herald:newspapers: 1862 – present
  • Colusa Daily Times: 1920 - February 9, 1951
  • Dogtown Quarterly
  • History of the Colusa Lake Railroad
  • Maxwell Tribune: January 1913 - December 1968
  • Reflections of School Days: 1911
  • Steamboats in the Sacramento Valley
  • Wagon Wheel Books: 1950 – Present (Colusi County Historical Society)
  • Williams Farmer: November 14, 1896 - April 10, 1969

Videos (Colusa County Library):

  • California’s Gold – 29 videos
  • Colusa County Agriculture – late 1930’s to early 1940’s (black and white)
  • Colusa County Fair Parade – 1947 (2 videos) (black and white)
  • Colusa County Films – 1931 (black and white)
  • To Conquer the Inland Sea
  • Sacramento Northern Railway – 1940