The Yolo County Archives is pleased to host members of the Association of Professional Genealogist for a tour on Saturday March 2, 2013 from
11am to 2pm. The following is the tentative agenda:
11am -11:15am Welcome/Greetings/Sign In
11:15am – 11:30am Overview of Archives and Records Center
11:30am – 12:30pm In-depth Tour of Archives and Records Center
12:30pm – 12:35pm Break
12:35 – 1:30pm Research a group topic as an example
1:30pm – 1:45pm Q/A
1:45 – 2pm Final Thoughts
You will not need to bring anything. You will be given pencils to use
and an informational packet. The only item you may want to
collectively provide is a research topic specific to Yolo County and
or a Yolo County Pioneer.
226 Buckeye St.
Woodland, Ca 95695
From their website:
Yolo County’s collection of archives is extensive, ranging from original tax records to old newspapers. Among the gems are Yolo County court records of probates, wills, civil cases and criminal cases from 1850 to 1960 – a collection so comprehensive and so representative. Some of the most interesting and beautiful archives are the original grant line maps from the transition of Mexican to American governance in the 1850s, hand drawn on linen, with pictures of orchards, rocks, trees, and houses as markers. Prior to 1848, the Mexican government had granted most of the county’s land. After the U.S. took possession of California these grants were required to be confirmed by a Board of Land Commissioners and then surveyed.