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Sutter County Genealogy and History References

Archaeological Investigations at Sutter's Fort State Historical Monument, Vol. 1
Book by William H. Olsen; Coyote Press, 1961. 83pp. ISBN: 1555674534.

Out of print
Biographies
The indexes to several biographical books are listed and many of them have lookup volunteers available.
Online Biographies at RootsWeb.com's Message Boards

Biographies from History of Sutter County (1879)

Index to Delay's History of Yuba & Sutter Counties

Index to Guinn's Biographical Record of the Sacramento Valley

Index to Biographical Record of Northern California Vol. 1

Index to Biographical Record of Northern California Vol. 2

FHL Resources
Birth Records
Birth Certificate ordering information, microfilm resources and online databases. Records are only available from 1873 to present.
FHL Resources

Vitalsearch Web Site 1905 - 1995

Sutter County Clerk 1873 - Present
California Heartland: A Pictorial History and Tour Guide of Eight Northern California Counties
Book by Sandra Brubaker Shepherd; Scottwall Assoc, 1993. ISBN: 0942087070
Available for purchase from Barnes & Noble
Captain John Sutter: Sacramento Valley's Sainted Sinner
Book by Richard H. Dillon; Good Life Publications, 1988. 380pp. ISBN: 0934136157.
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum
Captain Sutter's Fort: Adventures with John A. Sutter
Book by Natalie N. Hernandez; Santa Ines Publications, 1999. 107pp. ISBN: 0964438631. Children's book.
Available for purchase from Barnes & Noble
Cemetery Transcriptions
Most of the cemeteries in Sutter County have been transcribed and placed online for your research.
Sutter County USGenWeb Cemetery Readings
Census Records
There are no online census records for Sutter County at this time. If you need to get a census microfilm roll, check with your local library, National Archives, or LDS Family History Library.
Sutter County Census Statistics
Coping with Disaster: Voices from the 1955 Flood, Sutter County, California
Book edited by Jacqueline Lowe, Julie Stark and Sharyl Simmons; Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, 1995. 138pp. ISBN: 0962565911
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum
Death Records
Death Certificate ordering information, microfilm resources and online databases. Records are only available from 1873 to present.
FHL Resources

California Death Index 1940 - 1997 at RootsWeb

Sutter County Clerk 1873 - Present
Excavations at Sutter's Fort, 1960, Vol. 3
Book by Louis A. Payen; Coyote Press, 1961. 55pp. ISBN: 1555674550
Out of print
Family History Library Microfilm Resources
Microfilms available from the LDS Church's Family History Library.
FHL Online Catalog
Gold : Being the Marvellous History of General John Augustus Sutter
Book by Blaise Cendrars, Nina Rootes (Translator); Shooting Star Press, 1996. ISBN: 1569248079
Out of print
History of Sutter County, California
Book by William Henry Chamberlain; Oakland, CA: Thompson & West, 1879. 127 pages.
Biographies online at this site

Yuba County Library - California Room

FHL Microfilm #0468751 Item 1

Community Memorial Museum Reference Library
History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the Sacramento Valley, California
Book by J.M. Guinn; Chicago, IL: The Chapman Publishing Co., 1906. 1,712 pp.
FHL Microfilm #468760 Item 2

Community Memorial Museum Reference Library
History of Yuba and Sutter Counties with Biographical Sketches
Book by Peter Delay; Los Angeles, CA: Historic Record Co., 1924. 1,328 pp.
Lookup Volunteers

FHL Microfilm #1000133 Item 1

Community Memorial Museum Reference Library
Jenkins Farms: Life on a Family Fruit Farm in Early California
Book by Dorothy J. Ross; Blue Oak Books, 1996. 76pp. ISBN: 0965376907
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum
John A. Sutter in Hawaii and California, 1838-1839
Book by William J. Breault; Landmark Enterprises, 1998. 94pp. ISBN: 091084559X
Out of print
John A. Sutter's Last Days: The Bidwell Letters
Book edited by Allan R. Ottley; Sacramento Book Collectors Club, 1986. 63pp. ISBN: 0961733403.
Out of print
John Sutter and a Wider West
Book by Kenneth N. Owens (Editor); University of Nebraska Press, 1994. 138pp. ISBN: 0803235607
Available for purchase from Barnes & Noble
Land Records
Homesteads, deeds and land patents ordering information, microfilm resources and online databases. Records are only available from 1849 to present.
FHL Resources

BLM Land Patents Database

Sutter County Clerk 1849 - Present
Marriage Records
Marriage Certificate ordering information and microfilm resources. Records are only available from 1850 to present.
FHL Resources

Sutter County Clerk 1850 - Present

Western States Marriage Index (Includes Sutter Records 1850 - 1877)
Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California
Books printed in Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Co., ca. 1891. 4 Volumes.
Yuba County Library California Room

Index to Volume 1

Index to Volume 2
Military Records
Possibly includes organization papers, muster rolls, loyalty oaths and invoices.
California State Archives

FHL Resources
Names of officers and enlisted men from California who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces of the U.S. during WWI
Information by California Adjutant General, 1921
Yuba County Library California Room
Naturalization Records
Naturalization records microfilm and research resources. Records are only available from 1854 to 1962.
FHL Resources

California State Archives
New Helvetia Diary
Book by John A. Sutter, Robert E. Merritt (Editor); 1996. 200pp. ISBN: 0965282112
Out of print
Newspapers
Historic and current newspapers serving Sutter County as well as where to get a copy. Also available on this site is a section devoted to pre-1910 newspaper articles.
Sutter County Newspapers

Historic Newspaper Articles (pre-1910)
Obituaries
If you would like to request an obituary lookup, please do so on the Sutter County Mail List or the RootsWeb Message Board. Obituaries from the Appeal-Democrat are online for 2001 and 2002.
Online Obituaries at RootsWeb.com's Message Boards

Obituaries from the Appeal-Democrat 2001-2002.
Probate Records
May include minutes, case files, indexes to minutes and indexes to case files. Records are available from 1872 - 1926.
FHL Resources

California State Archives
Proceedings of the First State Convention of the Colored Citizens of the State of California, 1855, 1856 & 1865
Pamphlet by R&E Research Associates, 1969 reprint
Yuba County Library California Room
Sutter Buttes: A Naturalist's View
Book by Walt Anderson; The Natural Selection, 1983. 326 pp. ISBN: 0961072210
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum
Sutter Buttes: A Study of Plio-Pleistocene Volcanism
Book by Howell Williams and G.H. Curtis; University of California Press, 1979. ISBN: 0520038088
Out of print
Sutter Buttes: Land of Histum Yani
Book by Louise Butts Hendrix.
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum
Sutter's Fort: Gateway to the Gold Fields
Book by Oscar Lewis; Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, c1966. 222 pp. Index, illustrated.
Out of print
Sutter of California: A Biography
Book by Julian Dana; Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1974. 423pp. ISBN: 0837176441.
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library
Sutter's Own Story: The Life of General John August Sutter and the History of New Helvetia in the Sacramento Valley
Book by Erwin G. Gudde; G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992. 244pp. ISBN: 0781250420
Available for purchase from Barnes & Noble
Voting Registers
Lists of citizens who registered to vote (1867 - 1898)
FHL Resources
Wills
Wills on microfilm from 1875 - 1938.
FHL Resources
Worth Keeping: An Architectural History of Sutter and Yuba Counties, California
Book by Jacqueline Lowe, Julie Stark, Danae Stewart and Kenneth G. Calhoun (Photographer); Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County, 1990. 168pp. ISBN: 0962565903
Community Memorial Museum Reference Library

Available for purchase from Community Memorial Museum

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