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Counties surrounding Madera - Madera County was formed in 1893 from Mariposa and Fresno Counties. Information on persons in the area prior to that year may be listed under these counties.

    Fresno County - Formed from Mariposa and Merced Counties in 1856 (included Madera from 1856 to 1893).

    Mariposa County - Original county in 1850 (included Madera from 1850 to 1855).

    Merced County - Formed from Mariposa County in 1855 (included Madera from 1855 to 1856).

    Mono County - Our Eastern neighbor, formed from Calavaras and Fresno Counties in 1861.



  CNN News on 1902 Murder in Raymond, inspired by the Madera Project.


To order certified copies of vital records or property transactions from Madera County:
See Madera County Public Health Department for instructions.

Madera County Societies



COARSEGOLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - P.O. Box 117, Coarsegold, CA 93614. (559) 642-4448. Museum at 31899 Highway 41 south of Chukchansi Canino's Lucky Lane. Hours vary by season, so call first.


MADERA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is located at the old Court House at 210 W. Yosemite, Madera, CA, 93639. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Phone (559) 673-0291.


Other Societies, Mailing Lists and Resources


FRESNO COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY holds general meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, except August and December. Meetings are held at the Woodward Park Regional Library, 944 East Perrin Avenue at Champlain Drive. There is adequate free parking for all. All visitors are welcome. Phone (559) 600-6230.


IMMIGRANT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is located 1310 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91510-7369. (818) 848-3122. The library is open Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM. An excellent selection of books to trace Americans to their ancestor's origins, particularly from German speaking areas of Europe. A small fee is charged for the library's use or for mail searches.


NORCAL Mailing List. This is an e-mail list of genealogists and historians researching northern California. Members submit queries, answers, articles, and other genealogical information via E-Mail. This is a lively, helpful, no-fee group. To subscribe, send an E-mail message to: NORCAL-request@rootsweb.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line and body text. If you have any problems or questions contact: Yvonne Bowers at ybowers@gmail.com.



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is located at 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504-2408. (818) 843-7247. The library is open Monday through Saturday plus first and second Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with Tuesday open until 9:00 PM; closed second Saturday. The library features over 9,000 volumes and 2,500 bound periodicals. Donations.


Madera County Links

    Butterflies and Moths of Madera County with photos
    California State Historical Landmarks in Madera County
    CERES - Madera County
    Chowchilla City
    Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce (Oakhurst)
    Fresno Flats Museum
    Madera County
    Madera County Chamber of Commerce
    Madera County Economic Development
    Madera County Library
    Madera County Sheriff’s Department

    Madera County - People, Places, Genealogy website of Liz Brase.
    Madera Online
    Madera Tribune Newspaper includes obituary archives from April 2005.
    Madera Unified School District
    Madera Vital Records
    North Fork Chamber of Commerce
    Weather Conditions – Madera

Other California Links

    California Genealogical Societies
    California Master County Index
    Golden Nugget Library

Last update: August 17, 2012
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