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As you browse this site, you will notice varying page styles and perhaps some design flaws. Please be patient as I re-work this site to accomodate current technology. When I'm done, this site will have a flexible grid that will adapt to any screen size, from phones to televisions. I intend to continue to ensure that this site is fully-accessible to screen readers and other accessibility devices. I expect that this endeavor is going to require a great deal of time, especially since I manage four county sites. In the meantime, this site will not work well on phones and tablets and may cause some issues with accessibility devices.
~Eliza (05 July 2013)
The purpose of the Plumas GenWeb Project is to provide an organized collection of free genealogical and historical resources that relate to Plumas County, California. The Plumas County GenWeb Project falls loosely under the authority of the CAGenWeb Project, which in turn is part of the USGenWeb Project.
The CAGenWeb Project comprises 58 counties, 27 of which are original counties that were established with the admission of California to the United States. Each county project is headed by a coordinator or coordinators whose primary goal is to provide a free genealogy website for genealogical research. The purpose of the CAGenWeb Project is to provide a single entry point for all USGenWeb projects within the State of California. Website content and design for each county is entirely up to its coordinator and you will find a wide variety of websites within the project - many with a comprehensive collection of organized data. The goal of the CAGenWeb Project is to be a collaborative effort that will be helpful to researchers. Hopefully, that goal has been reached with this county site.
The USGenWeb Project and each of its affiliates is non-commercial and fully-committed to free genealogy access for everyone.
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A Little Bit About Plumas County
Plumas County was formed from parts of Butte County in 1854. It was only natural to name the county for the river that flows through it - Feather River. In 1821, the river was named el rio de las plumas (the river of feathers) by Spanish explorer Luis Antonio Argüelo for the multitude of waterfowl that he observed upon its waters. In about 1850, the river's name was anglicized to Feather River.
Plumas County tidbits:
- As of the year 2010, the total population of Plumas County was 20, 007 (down by 817 since the year 2000) - that's about 8 people per square mile.
- The county seat is Quincy.
- The only incorporated city within the county is Portola.
- There are only three traffic lights in the entire county: two at Quincy intersections and one at a Portola intersection.
Learn more about Plumas County, California by visiting the County History page.
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