Mariposa County GenWeb
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Hello, welcome to the site for Mariposa County. This site is filled with the basic info and history of Mariposa County. If you need any obit look ups or any other research done for Mariposa County send me a email. I am more then willing to help you with any type of research in Mariposa County. I have full access to the files in the libaraies in the towns. If you click the button below it will automatically link you to may email if it doesn't take you to my email then just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email me your request please give me your snail mail address. I am very old fashion with the info I find I prefer to mail to people. I will not charge you for postage and copies.
Just a basic side note during the summer months June, July, and August I am able to get stuff done for your quicker. As school session sets in I am still willing but will take a little more time to get back to you. So please be patient and thank you!!!
* If your looking for any type of vital records such as birth, death, divorce, and marriage. I am willing to get them for you but I will charge you for the cost of getting them. Vital records here cost $21 for a death record. $25 dollars for a birth record and $15 for divorce and marriage. If you would like a vital record just send me a email.
Mariposa County History
From the Wiki..
Mariposa County was one of the original counties of California, created at the time of statehood in 1850. While it began as the state's largest county, over time territory that was once part of Mariposa was ceded to twelve other counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Mono, San Benito, San Bernardino,San Luis Obispo, and Tulare. Thus, Mariposa County is known as the "Mother of Counties".
The county took its name from Mariposa Creek, which was so named by Spanish explorers in 1806, when they discovered a great cluster of butterflies ("mariposas" in Spanish and Portuguese) in the foothills of the Sierras. Each year, the first weekend in May, residents mark the annual arrival of migrating Monarch butterflies with a "Butterfly Days" festival and parade.