Welcome to Placer County GenWeb

Today is: part of CA GenWeb


This county available for adoption!
If interested, contact the State Coordinator.

My name is Jeannette Harper and I have been your 'host' for the Placer County GenWeb site.

I have over 40 years of genealogy experience with family research. In the past, I have volunteered with the Placer County Archives as well as transcribing records for El Dorado County. I have researched my husband's ancestors who were pioneers to Nevada, Placer and El Dorado Counties. I am also a full time web designer.

Should you need to contact me, the on-line form is available for that purpose.

And if at any time you find a broken link, misspelled words or feel something else needs to be added to this website, then I invite you to let me know!

I have been taking advantage of the "California Digital Newspaper Collection" found on-line. You will see additional births, deaths and marriage notices posted from this source :-) Feel free to search for Placer County information and if YOU run across something for this website, I'd love to hear from you!!

I want to thank Kathie Marynik who was instrumental in getting this newly energized Placer County GenWeb site off the ground!! It is her timeless efforts which have provided the majority of the content you find on the various pages!! Thank you, Kathie!!

And for Kathie as well as anyone else who wants to volunteer a few minutes or more of their time, feel free to send obits, articles about Placer County as well as photos!! All contributions will be gladly accepted!

Placer County History


Placer County is a county located in both the Sacramento Valley and the Sierra Nevada regions of the U.S. state of California, in what is known as the Gold Country. It stretches from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. Because of the expansion of the Sacramento metropolitan area, Placer County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The county seat is Auburn.

About USGenWeb & CAGenWeb

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