Source Information

Ancestry.com. Tulare County, California, U.S., Sheriff's Office and Jail Records, 1874-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Sheriff's Records. Textual records. Tulare County Sheriff's Office, Visalia, California, USA.

About Tulare County, California, U.S., Sheriff's Office and Jail Records, 1874-1963

This collection includes various records from the sheriff's office in Tulare County, California. Among them are jail registers, registers of actions, descriptions of criminals, a coroner's register, cash books, records of meals, warrants of arrest, and other books. Photos are included for several of the books, and there are some wanted posters and newspaper clippings. Registers of prisoner descriptions (with photos) from the California state prisons at Folsom and San Quentin are included as well.

In some of the books with descriptions of criminals that include photographs, the photos may be on the previous, same, or subsequent image, so be sure to page forward and backward to make sure you view the entire record.

The collections can include records of individuals who were not necessarily incarcerated or criminals. Sheriff's actions can include details on foreclosures, complaints filed, seizures, subpoenas, citations, sheriff's sales, and other orders.