Coordinator of this Site

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I am Elizabeth E. Bullard, coordinator and website designer for The Alpine County CAGenWeb Project since 17 Jul 2006 and State Coordinator for The CAGenWebProject 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 coordinators, Donna Fornari (1996-2002), Carolyn Ferobin (2002-2004), and Kellie Crnkovich (2004-2006), for all of their hard work on this website, as well as to Nancy Thornburg and Walter Castor for their support and generous contributions to this project.


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A Little Bit About Alpine County

Alpine County was created from parts of Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mono Counties in 1864.

Alpine County, California, is situated along the crest of the central Sierra Nevada moutain range, south of Lake Tahoe and north of Yosemite. Its name truly describes the area. Rugged, snow-covered peaks, high alpine meadows laced with clear mountain streams, and beautiful forests are its primary geographic features. The main routes entering and exiting Alpine County are State Highways 88, 89, and 4.

Alpine County has the smallest population of all of California's 58 counties. Its population was just 1,175 2010. Most of the county's population is concentrated around a few mountain communities: Markleeville, Woodfords, Bear Valley, and Kirkwood.

Residents of Alpine County enjoy a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of several city areas in the neighboring counties. Markleeville is the county seat and home to many of the county’s offices. Alpine County contains no incorporated cities. Most public services are provided by county departments and agencies or outside agencies.

Neighboring Counties

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Amador County (west)
Calaveras County (southwest)
Douglas County, Nevada (northeast)
El Dorado County (northwest)
Mono County (east and southeast)
Tuolumne 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
















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