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War Memorial - Honor those
who gave their lives in WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam.
1850 Mariposa County Census Index - Includes present day Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, much of Mono and Inyo, and parts of San Benito, Los Angeles, and San Bernadino counties.
1880 Fresno County Census - District 1, the present Madera County.
1900 Madera County Indian Census - All in Townships 4 and 5 (foothills and mountains).
1910 Madera County Indian Census - Madera City, and Townships 4 and 5.
1928 Madera County Indians - Roll of Indians qualified under Sec. 1 of the Act of May 18, 1928.
Declarations of Intent - First document in the process to become a citizen.
Petitions for Naturalization - Final
1871 Great Register of Fresno County - (Madera Precinct) - Registered voters.
1872 Foreign-Born Voters of California - Naturalized voters (external link).
1880 Great Register of Fresno County (Madera Precinct) - Registered voters.
1894 Great Register of Madera County - Registered voters, including physical descriptions.
1898 Great Register of Madera County - Registered voters, including physical descriptions.
Great Register of Madera County - Registered voters (external
1855-1897 Fresno Marriage Index (Madera partly extracted).
1893-1905 Madera Marriage Index.
1949-1986 CA Marriage Index: Lookup by Margaret Posehn.
Divorce indexes are available from about 1955 in some CA libraries
or LDS Family History Centers.
1850 Mariposa County Mortality Schedule - Includes Madera County.
1892-1905 - Madera Death Register.
1893-1919 - Madera Wills.
1905-1939 - CA Death Index (external link).
1912-1939 - Jay Chapel Burials - Small Cemeteries and Shipped out of County.
1940-1997 - California Death Index (external link).
1960-2000 - Social Security Death Index (external link).
To order certified copies of vital records or property transactions
from Madera County:
Madera County Recorder's Office
209 West Yosemite Avenue, Madera, CA 93637.
Birth certificates are $15.00
Marriage certificates are $13.00
Death certificates are $13.00.
Payment by money order only - no credit cards accepted. They do not accept phone or fax orders.
Divorce certificates - Contact Madera County Superior Court (civil and family law
division) at (559) 675-7944.
BADGER, BAGNELLE, BANTA, BARCROFT, BARNETT, BARRETT, BARSOTTI,
BEARUP, BONNER, BORBA, BORDEN, BROWN, BUCKENAU, BUTIN, BUTLER, BYARS
CAPURRO, CIMINO, CLARK, COGHLIN, CONLEY, CONN, CREIGHTON, CUNNINGHAM, CURTIN
DAULTON, DAVIS, DEARBORN, DIXON, DUNCAN, DUNN
EASTIN, EDWARDS, ELLIS, ETTER, EUBANKS
FAUCETT, FAUST, FEE, FIELD, FOOTMAN, FOWLER, FREELAND, FREEMAN, FROOM
GAUMNITZ, GORDON, GRAY, GREELEY
HARBOUR, HENSLEY, HOPE, HUGHES
JAY, JONES (George), JONES (John)
KNOWLES, KOONTZ, KROHN
MACE, MACON, MALESANI, MARCHBANK,MAZE, McCARDLE, MEILIKE,
MILLER, MILLS, MOORE, MORROW, MORDECAI, MURRAY
PALLADINE, PATTERSON, PORTER, PRECIADO
RAMSEY, REA, REID, RHODES, RIPPERDAN, RIVERS, ROBERTS, ROSENTHAL, RUSSELL
SAUNDERS, SAYRE, SCHMITZ, SHARP, SHARPTON, SHEDD, SLEDGE, STONE,
TEAFORD, THURMAN, TIGHE
VANWINKLE, VIGNOLO, VINCENT
WASHBURN, WEHRMANN, WILLIAMS
Madera Biographies and Obituaries (external
Madera Cemetery District, 1301 Roberts Avenue, Madera, CA 93637. (559) 674-8826. Fax (559) 674-3237. Records of Arbor Vitae, Calvary, North Fork, Oakhill, and Raymond Cemeteries. They are very helpful providing genealogical information over the phone or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chowchilla Cemetery District, 23359 Road 14-1/2, P.O. Box 1031, Chowchilla, CA 93610, (559) 665-3857. Records for Chowchilla Cemetery. Mail enqueries must be addressed to P.O. Box 1031.
Jay Chapel, 1121 Roberts Avenue, Madera, CA 93637. (559) 674-8814. Fax (559) 674-8854. In business from Madera's earliest days, they have records from 1912. They will sometimes provide genealogical information over the phone. They have a website with recent obituaries at jaychapel.com
Madera Funeral Home, 801 East Yosemite Avenue, Madera, CA 93637. (559) 674-5606. Fax (559) 674-8159.
Sierra Funeral Chapel, 49269 Road 426, Oakhurst, CA. (559) 683-4370. Fax (559) 683-8224.
Worden Funeral Chapel, 140 S. 6th Street, Chowchilla, CA. (559) 665-3012.
Burials on private property require the owner's permission to visit!
Sanatorium Cemetery - Ahwahnee. Cemetery empty - all burials
Oakhill Cemetery in 1970.
Chinese Cemetery - Corner Avenue 12 and Road 28¼.
Chinese laborers on the railroad, established 1872.
Calvary Cemetery - 28447 Ave. 14, Madera, CA 93637, (559) 674-6052.
Campo Santo Columbarium (Evergreen Conference Center) - 43803 Highway 41, Madera County, 93644 (559) 683-8162 [External link]
Chowchilla Cemetery - 23359 Road 14-1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610, (559) 665-3857.
Ecker Ranch Cemetery - Coarsegold, end of Road 417.
Ellis Cemetery - North Fork, at junction of Road 200 and Bonnie Bee Road.
Finegold Cemetery - Finegold Creek area.
Fresno Banner Mine Burial Ground - Finegold, on Mountain View Peak.
Grub Gulch Cemetery - Off Grub Gulch Road (Road 600), over hill behind the historical marker.
(Noble Ranch) Cemetery - On hill west of Road 400 (River Road),
0.2 miles north of Road 603 (Daulton Road).
Krohn Cemetery - Coarsegold, 1894-1965.
Lorentzen Ranch Cemetery - Coarsegold, across Highway 41 from Blackhawk Motel.
Melvin Cemetery - Coarsegold, off McAllister Road.
Minturn Burial Ground - End of Avenue 27 on bank of Chowchilla River.
Mordecai Ranch Cemetery - South of Madera, west of Highway 145 near Cottonwood Creek.
New Hope Cemetery - SW of Madera, between orchards and vinyards, 1941-1994.
North Fork Cemetery - 32823 Road 228, North Fork, CA, (559) 877-4228.
Oakhill Cemetery - 40188 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA, (559) 683-4845, 1869-1964.
O'Neal Cemetery - O'Neals, Road 200 and 211, across road from Spring Valley School.
Picayune Indian Cemetery - Coarsegold, off Road 417, just past Chichani Tribal Center.
Proasco-Preston Cemetery - Raymond. [External link]
Rae Burial Ground
Road 29, about a mile north of Avenue 26.
Due to theft the remaining stones have been buried at the site.
Raymond Cemetery - Road 607, Raymond, CA, (559) 674-8826.
Round House Indian Cemetery - Ahwahnee.
Savage Memorial (James D. Savage) - Raymond. [External link]
Sharon Memorial Park - Sharon. [External link]
Vignolo Cemetery - Buchanan, west of Road 29 and north of Road 607.
Wagner Cemetery - East of Road 211, 0.9 miles north of Millerton Road.
Walker Cemetery - Finegold Creek area.
Westfall Burial Ground - Two burials, off Highway 41 below Yosemite.
Williams-Hanover Cemetery - Hildreth, on mountain side up Long Gold Road.
Woods Cemetery - Raymond. Cemetery empty - all burials moved to Oakhill Cemetery.
Other Burial Grounds - Not identified/surveyed.
Engine - Bureau of Land Management (external
1871 & 1883 Madera County Directory - Extracted from the Fresno County Directory
1914 Madera City Directory - The first Madera Directory with some R.F.D. Routes
1920 Madera City Directory - Madera City Directory [A - F, more to come]
Madera On-line Data - 1920 Madera Great Register, Madera / Chowchilla City Directories of 1914, 1935, & 1948, and 1944 Madera & Chowchilla Phone Book. (external link)
Cumberland Church - Records of the Presbyterian Church in Borden, 1874-1905.
Madera JPs - Justices of the Peace, Justice Court Judges, and Constables elected and appointed.
Madera Schools - Including 1922 and 1944 graduating classes with names plus old school photos.
Madera Sports - 1890s baseball, 1907 football, and 1930s swimming.
Physicians Certificates - Recorded 1897-1920 for M.D.s.
Yosemite Indians - Last Survivors of the Yosemite Indians
Madera County Historian - Selected articles from the the Madera Historical Society Quarterly.
Madera Heritage Quarterly - Index to the journal of the Genealogical Society of Madera.
Old Timers Register - List of persons who entered Madera County before 1900.
1891 Patron's Register - List of person who subscribed to Fresno County Historical Atlas.
Notaries Public - List of
notaries in Madera County from 1893 to 1909.