Placer County California
Genealogy Trails History Group
Genealogy Trails
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Welcome to Placer County, California Genealogy Trails!

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers

Hosted by Brenda Wiesner

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.


We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research.

If you would like to offer help to others for
 Placer County, please let us know.



  Placer County, California
Placer County was created from parts of Sutter and Yuba Counties in 1851.  "Placer" is probably a contraction of the words plaza de oro (the place of gold)  and in Spanish means "a place near a river where gold is found." The county derived its name from the numerous places where the method of extracting gold from the earth, called placer mining, was practiced. 

 Auburn Miners
Auburn Miners ca. 1860's


Auburn - Colfax - Dutch Flat - Forest Hill - Granite Bay - Kingvale - Lincoln - Loomis
Meadow Vista - Northstar - New Castle - Ophir - Penryn - Rocklin - Roseville - Weimar
(Not a complete list)

County Seat: Auburn

Year Organized: 1851
Square Miles: 1,404


Check your Attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website,
Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at California Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.


Biographies Marriage Index
Birth Index Marriage Notices
Birth Notices Military
Books Mining
Burial Index Museums
Cemeteries News/Brevities
Census Data Newspapers
Churches Obituaries
County History Photographs
Crime News Pioneers
Death Index Postcards
Directories Research Help
Disasters Schools
Divorce Index Societies
FAQs Stories
Historical Landmarks Tax Lists
Libraries Towns
Maps Voter Lists
Website Updates:
Dec 2016: Roath Obit and Crime News



Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.


Don't miss an Update!
Join our Genealogy Trails Pacific Coastal States Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the States of :

, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii

You never know who you might meet and what family data they may share with you
-- it could start a whole new branch of the family!
We also use the mailing lists to announce our website updates.


Surrounding Counties
| Sacramento | El Dorado | Nevada | Yuba | Sutter |
| Douglas Co. NV| Washoe Co. NV | Carson City Co. NV |

California Genealogy Trails
Visit the California State Site

California Genealogy Trails

Visit the national site of

Copyright © Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails.
Full rights reserved for original submitters.