Platt, Lyman, ed.. Colusa, California Newspaper Records, 1876-84 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Vital Records from the Weekly Colusa Sun, 1876-1884.
Located about a hundred miles north of San Francisco, the quiet city of Colusa, California was home to nearly 9,000 residents in 1880. This database is an index of births, marriages and deaths from the local newspaper, the Weekly Colusa Sun. It covers issues published between 1876 and 1884 and includes the names of nearly 2800 persons. Each entry identifies the event, date of issue, and those persons involved. In most cases, the person's town of residence is also given. For researchers of northern California ancestors, this can be a valuable database.