some resource books

Members of the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society will do research as requested. Following is a list of the items they will research and the cost per category. Additional research is available for $10.00 per hour, plus the cost of copies and shipping. We are blessed to have many seasoned genealogists in our society who are very generous with their time for doing lookups.

books in library

You have two choices in submitting your requests for lookups ~ either digitally using PayPal or downloading and printing out a form. We request payment at the time you submit your request. If you want to receive a hardcopy of your research results, please understand there will be a modest fee charged to cover our copying and mailing costs.

If you wish to purchase your own Tuolumne County resource books, check out the Publications link found under the "Library" link, along with additional resource materials. Thanks for visiting and come back soon!


If the PayPal form does not provide enough space for the information you want to provide, please send a separate email to, with YOUR name in the subject line, to better define your search. We will search for a maximum of two names for $5.00. If you wish more than that, please submit an additional request.

If you prefer sending your request and check by U. S. Mail, you can download and print this Research Request Form.

Findings will be sent digitally unless hardcopies are specifically requested. Please understand there may be a separate invoice for such mailings, which will be due before the research can be mailed. Thank you for understanding.

• Each resource category is a $5.00 lookup

Category - Vitals

Vital Records (Index includes full name, date, location, volume and page in Recorder’s Office) ˜ Indexed from documents at the Tuolumne County Recorder’s Office (Note: Vital records were not required by the State of California until 1905.) Copies of originals can be purchased from the Recorder’s Office, 2 South Green St., Sonora, CA 95370.

Births ˜ 1856 to 1940
Deaths ˜ July 1857 to October 1945
Marriages ˜ 1850 to 1950

Choose one
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Category - Obits

Go to the Databases page to see the online Indexed Obituaries. Click here.

Category - Newspapers Births/Marriages

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings (copy of actual article from various newspapers, but not every day/year available):

Births (1854-current)
Marriages (1851-current)

Date Range
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Category - Databases

Miscellaneous Databases (Indexes only unless otherwise noted)

A. Tuolumne Co. Voter Registers (1866-1976) & 1912 Voter’s Registration (Women Only)
B. Index to Business Licenses (1899-1919)
C. Burden Undertaking Co. (1862-1953)
D. Burial Transfer Permits (1916-1988) - includes actual document
E. Cemeteries (incomplete)
F. Priest, Minister, Reverends, Pastors, Justices of the Peace in Tuolumne County & Church Records (incomplete)
G. Tuolumne County Students (1889 to 1930)
H. Early Militias (1853-1867)
I. WWII Selective Service Registration from local newspapers

TC Museum Library
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2nd Name to search

Category - Databases

Carlo DeFerrari Archives Actual Records

Records from the Carlo De Ferrari Archive can be obtained by contacting
Price is determined by how many pages need to be scanned and sent. Cost is $10 per hour, plus $1 per digitized page. Once records are found and pages counted, cost can be determined and payment made through the PayPal "Donate" button below.

Will & Probate (1851-1879)
Coroner’s Records (1850-1964)
Naturalization Records

When total amount is known, please enter on this "Donate" button.

Category - Local Histories

Miscellaneous Local Histories

Annals of Tuolumne, Thomas Robertson Stoddart (1848-1850)
History of Tuolumne County, B. F. Alley (1850s-1882)
Miners & Businessmen Index (1855-1856)
Saga of Old Tuolumne, Edna Bryan Buckbee (no later than 1930s)
Then Came the French- History of the French in Tuolumne County, CA,
      Mary Grace Paquette (1848-1900)
City & County Directory (1881)
Chispa-Quarterly of the Tuolumne County Historical Society

Misc. Histories
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TC Genealogical Library: 158 Bradford St., Sonora, California 95370 ~ 209.532.1317 ~ Email: