Welcome to the Amador County Archives


The mission of the Amador County Archives is to acquire, preserve, exhibit and provide access to records, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia that compose the rich history of the Amador County government and its citizens.

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Brief history of the Archives:

The Amador County Archives is a local history and genealogical research center and the repository of many of the records of Amador County. The original archives collection came from those records stored in the basement of the museum in the late 1940's, when the museum started, until the early 1980's. The papers were mostly Amador County records circa 1854 to 1890. Also in the original collection were the Armstead C. Brown family papers. Mr. Brown was an early Amador pioneer who built and owned the house which is now the museum.


The Archives houses various records, including but not limited to: local county government, mining, naturalization, probate, inquests, local families, Amador County newspapers, oral histories, a wide assortment of maps, including all original townsite and County maps, mining maps, and a complete set of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. The photo collection includes, but is not limited to: buildings, mines, businesses, families, schools, logging, aerials, as well as hundreds of other items covering all aspects of Amador County history.

The Archives is currently staffed by volunteers, we recommend that you schedule an appointment to ensure that assistance is available.

Contact Information


12200-A Airport Rd. Jackson, CA 95642


Mailing address:

12200-B Airport Road

Jackson, CA  95642

Email: Email us
Phone: (209) 223-6389
Public Access Hours:

10:00 am - 3:00 pm 


Appointments Recommended


Closed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays