Welcome To Stanislaus County, California


Knights Ferry Bridge, Stanislaus County, California



I am Lewis M. Ruddick, the California USGenWeb Project coordinator for Stanislaus County, California.

Please note: I am unable to do lookups for this county.  If you desire lookups please post your query to the query page.


Stanislaus County Links

Stanislaus County Queries
Stanislaus County Contributed Obituaries
Stanislaus County Lookup and Reference Page
Stanislaus County Government Offices
Stanislaus County Recorder
Stanislaus County Free Library
California State University, Stanislaus Vasche Library
Stanislaus County Landmarks
Stanislaus County Mining Communities Directory
History of Stanislaus County
The Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County
Stanislaus County Cemeteries - The Tombstone Transcription Project
Stanislaus County Cemeteries Index

Modeso State Hospital
McHenry Museum
Oakdale Museum
Gold Rush Bibliography Resource
Old Stanislaus County Obituaries
"Notaries Public 1891-1909" (Searchable Database-All California Counties)
Old Faces, Families and Views of Stanislaus County (includes some cemetery photographs)
U.S. Frontier Roads & Trails from 1820 - present -
A video presentation of routes to the west

Stanislaus County History

Stanislaus County, California. County seat, Modesto. Created on April 1, 1854, from a portion of Tuolumne County. The word Stanislaus is a corruption of Estanislao, the baptismal name of a mission-educated renegade Indian chief who led a band of Indians in a series of battles against Mexican troops. He was finally defeated by General Mariano G. Vallejo in 1826. The county is named for the Stanislaus River, first discovered by Gabriel Moraga in 1806, and later renamed Rio Estanislao for the Indian chief.

Other GenWeb Links

California Master County Index
USGenWeb Page
USGenWeb California County Archives
World GenWeb
Tuolumne County CAGenWeb Page
San Joaquin County CAGenWeb Page
Merced County CAGenWeb Page
Calaveras County CAGenWeb Page

Other California Links

The Virtual California Gold Country Tourguide
NorCal Genealogy Index This index is as thorough as you will find anywhere for Northern California genealogical or historical purposes

Other Genealogy Links

Cyndi's List

Stanislaus County CAGenWeb Coordinator

Lewis M. Ruddick

This page was last updated  August 6, 2017

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