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The MADERA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY has resources available for lookups HERE.



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Liz Brase



Madera County - People, Places, Genealogy

Alec Brown


Alec is a former Judge, and knows where everything is hidden. Lookups for Madera Historical Society Library.

Margaret Posehn

1905 - 1987 California Birth Indexes (1905-95 online HERE)
1949 - 1986 California Marriage Indexes
1905 - 1995 California Death Indexes (1940-97 online HERE)

Kenneth Frank Doig

Arbor Vitae Cemetery, Madera, A listing of burials to 1968, (Fresno Genealogical Society, May 1968).

As We Were Told, An Oral and Written History of Eastern Madera County, by Coarsegold Historical Society (Coarsegold, CA: Coarsegold Historical Society, 1991)

Madera City Directories, 1946, 1958, and 1962.

Madera Heritage Quarterly, 1983-2002. Journal of the Madera Genealogical Society.

Protecting Paradise, Yosemite Rangers 1898-1960, by Shirley Sargent (Yosemite, CA: Ponderosa, 1998)

Thomas Hildreth, Early California Cattle Baron, by Brenda Burnett Preston, (Aptos, CA: Rio Del Mar, 1995).

Thunder in the Mountains, The life and Times of the Madera Sugar Pine Company, by Hank Johnston (Fish Camp, CA: Stauffer, 1998) [railroad/lumbering]

Yesterdays of Chowchilla 1848-1933, (Chowchilla: Chowchilla District Historical Society, 2nd ed., 1991)

Harriet Sturk

History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the San Joaquin Valley, California, by Guinn (1905). Check HERE for Madera biographies.

Sierra Historic Sites Association

P.O. Box 451

Oakhurst, CA 93644. 559.683.6570.

Sierra Star Newspaper


                    Last update: May 1, 2013
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