Coordinator of this Site

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I am Elizabeth E. Bullard, coordinator and website designer for The Plumas County CAGenWeb Project since May 1, 2004 and State Coordinator for The CAGenWeb Project since 01 Sep 2017. I am a member in good standing of the California Genealogical Society, the California Historical Society, the New England Historical Genealogical Society, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

I hope that you will find this site helpful and that you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by emailing me at

My sincerest thanks to the previous county coordinator,
Tim I. Purdy,
for all of his hard work and for his continuing support and contributions to this project.


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A Little Bit About Plumas County

Plumas County was formed from parts of Butte County in 1854. It was only natural to name the county for the river that flows through it - Feather River. In 1821, the river was named el rio de las plumas (the river of feathers) by Spanish explorer Luis Antonio Argüelo for the multitude of waterfowl that he observed upon its waters. In about 1850, the river's name was anglicized to Feather River.

Plumas County tidbits:

Learn more about Plumas County, California, by visiting the
County History page.

Neighboring Counties

Map of Neighboring Counties

Butte County (west-southwest)
Lassen County (north and east)
Shasta County (northwest)
Sierra County (south)
Tehama County (west)
Yuba County (south)



The USGenWeb Project

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Organized in 1996, The USGenWeb Project is a loosely-organized group of volunteers that work to create a center for genealogical research for every county in the United States.

The USGenWeb Project is non-commercial and fully-committed to providing free access to genealogical and historical resources for everyone. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors several special projects at the national level.

To learn more about The USGenWeb Project and its history, visit the national site.

Our Founder

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Jeff Donald Murphy was born August 28, 1947, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a son of Powell Davis Murphy and Marjorie (Morrison) Murphy, and passed away May 20, 2001, Gresham, Oregon.

Jeff was the founder of The KYGenWeb Project, The USGenWeb Project, The USBiographies Project and co-founder of The KYBiographies Project.

The CAGenWeb Project

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First loaded onto the Internet on July 16, 1996, The CAGenWeb Project was created when The USGenWeb Project organizers expanded by creating individual projects for every state within the U.S.A. and its territories. To learn more about The CAGenWeb Project, visit the state site.

Richard S. Wilson was
The CAGenWeb Project's
1st State Coordinator, serving from
Jul 1996 to Jun 2009.
Martha A. Crosley-Graham served as
Co-State Coordinator from Oct 2007 to Jun 2009
and as the 2nd State Coordinator from
Jun 2009 to Sep 2017.

3rd State Project Coordinator:
Elizabeth E. Bullard
















This site was updated in some way on
04-Sep-2017 3:01