Resources in Placer County CA

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Placer County Archives and Research Center

11427 D Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-7789
Mailing address: 101 Maple Street, Auburn, CA 95603

  • Assessment Rolls & Maps, 1851-1961
  • Board of Supervisors Minutes, 1852-1980
  • Court Case Files, 1851-1925
  • Deed Books, 1851-1960
  • Dept. of Education Records, 1895-1997
  • Great Register of Voters, 1867-1974
  • Mining Records, 1856-1947
  • Naturalization Papers, 1852-1939
  • Record of Wills, 1874-1963

Placer County Recorders Office

2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 886-5600

  • Birth and death records from 1873.
  • Marriage records from 1852
  • Land records from 1850

Placer County Clerk's Office

2954 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 886-5610

  • Probate records from 1851

Placer County Superior Court

10820 Justice Center Drive, Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 408-6000

  • Divorce records (unknown as to the years)

Placer County Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 7385, Auburn, CA 95604
Voice Mail (866) 894-2076

  • For a small fee, they will search the Great Registers plus other records.

Placer County Historical Society

P. O. Box 5643, Auburn, CA 95604

Our Purpose: To promote interest in the history of Placer County; to discover, collect and make accessible historical facts, to mark places of historical interest, and to sponsor the Placer County Museum.

Placer County Newspapers and Online Media

  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
    The California Digital Newspaper Collection contains over 400,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-1922, including the first California newspaper, the Californian, and the first daily California newspaper, the Daily Alta California. It also contains issues of several current California newspapers that are part of a pilot project to preserve and provide access to contemporary papers.



Land Patents Database contains the following information for each land transaction: date, location (township, range, section, meridian), name of person the land was patented to, case type, conveyance type, county, case number and the patent document identification number.