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Guide to the Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records
CNTY0009  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records
    Dates: 1849-1979
    Collection number: CNTY0009
    Creator: Sacramento County Clerk Recorder
    Collection Size: 1249.6 linear feet (297 boxes + 6,236 bound volumes + ~825 photographs)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: The County Recorder as provided for by the California State Government Code is responsible for the recording of publicly registered documents. As a division of the Law and Justice Agency, the Recorder is responsible for receiving, verifying, dating, indexing, recording, and returning documents regarding land ownership, vital statistics, and various public matters.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records , CNTY0009, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred by the Sacramento County Clerk Recorder to the Center for Sacramento History between 1976-1999 (accessions #1976/005, 1976/035, 1977/075, 1977/076, 1978/052, 1978/061, 1979/058, 1979/080, 1979/109, 1980/008, 1980/017, 1980/096, 1980/125, 1980/157, 1982/013, 1982/136, 1982/175, 1983/051, 1983/079, 1983/158, 1984/066, 1994/037, 1998/010, 1999/079, 1976/005, 1976/035).

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, June 2019.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The County Clerk as provided for by the 1850 California State Statutes was the ex officio Clerk of the District Court, County Court, Court of Sessions, Probate Court, and Board of Supervisors and was responsible for the recording and care of all books, papers, and records generated by each. He was empowered to administer oaths, receive bonds, and issue all writs and processes required by the court. From 1857-69 he was also the ex officio Recorder. A separate Clerk of the Board of Supervisors was appointed in 1858. With the adoption of the 1880 State Constitution the older courts all became part of the Superior Court, with a corresponding change in the title of the Clerk's records but with no change in duties.
    The County Recorder as provided for by the California State Government Code is responsible for the recording of publicly registered documents. As a division of the Law and Justice Agency, the Recorder is responsible for receiving, verifying, dating, indexing, recording, and returning documents regarding land ownership, vital statistics, and various public matters.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder records consist of 58 series documenting records filed at the office of the Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder between 1849-1979. A majority of the records are legal documents establishing legal right to land deeds, licensing, debts, corporations, and also include the records created by the office of the Sacramento County (Calif.) Clerk Recorder. The deeds index has been digitized and is available as a search database on the Sacramento County Clerk Recorder's web site: http://www.ccr.saccounty.net/DocumentRecording/Pages/Index.aspx 

    Arrangement

    Series 1. Articles of incorporation Series 2. Attorney’s orders Series 3. Births index Series 4. Cash journal Series 5. Certificate of postponement of sale Series 6. Certificates of purchase Series 7. Certificates of tax sales Series 8. Corporation files Series 9. The Daily Recorder Series 10. Deeds Series 11. Deeds index Series 12 Fee books Series 13. Homestead declarations Series 14. Honor roll for World War II Series 15. Grand army of the Republic accounting ledger Series 16. Great ledgers (Registered voters lists) Series 17. Indian indentures Series 18. Journal of instruments [MISSING AS OF 06/19/2019] Series 19. Lessee-lessor books Series 20. Letterbooks Series 21. Maps Series 22. Marks and brands register Series 23. Marriage affidavits Series 24. Marrigage licenses Series 25. Mechanic liens Series 26. Mortgages Series 27. Notice of actions Series 28. Notice of Lis Pendens Series 29. Official bonds Series 30. Official records Series 31. Partnerships Series 32. Partnerships and fictitious names Series 33. Patents Series 34. Photographs Series 35. Powers of attorney Series 36. Preemption claims Series 37. Property sold to the State for taxes Series 38. Reclamation of Swamp Lands Series 39. Record book [MISSING AS OF 06/19/2019] Series 40. Record of bond & sureties companies Series 41. Record of stallion registration Series 42. Record of stray animals Series 43. Recovery of debt books (Attachments record books) Series 44. Register of divorces Series 45. Register of medical certificates [2 volumes MISSING AS OF 06/19/2019] Series 46. Return of deaths in Sacramento to the State Board of Health Series 47. Riverboat cargoes Series 48. Road deeds Series 49. School contracts [MISSING AS OF 06/19/2019] Series 50. Separate property of married women and sole traders [1 volume MISSING AS OF 06/19/2019] Series 51. Statement of banking assets Series 52. Statement of candidates Series 53. Statement of committees Series 54. Suttersville official record book and city of Sacramento 1850 assessment rolls Series 55. U.S. tax liens Series 56. Water rights Series 57. Private business ledgers Series 58. Assorted

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Deeds--California--Sacramento (Calif.)
    Sacramento County (Calif.)--History.