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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Shasta County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[California|California]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Shasta County''  
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Guide to '''Shasta County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Shasta County
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| county_map = California Shasta Map.png
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February
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| seat = Redding
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| building address =  Shasta County Courthouse<br>1643 Market Street<br>PO Box 990880<br>Redding, CA 96099 <br>Phone: 530.225.5730  <br>[http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index.aspx '''Shasta County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
=== Quick Facts  ===
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County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1880<br>County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shasta County, California. Page 87{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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www.co.shasta.ca.us/
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/california/ "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps"] (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
'''14 June 1853:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''14 June 1853:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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=== Bible Records  ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120638 Saint Josephs Cemetery, Redding] BillionGraves
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=== Census  ===
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{{Census|California}}
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Shasta
 
*Shasta
  
=== Court  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Crime and Criminals  ===
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=== Directories  ===
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
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==== Germans  ====
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land and property ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
  
=== Taxation  ===
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[[Image:Cashasta.png|center|400px]]
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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=== Migration  ===
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon|Oregon]] going to [[California|California]]. It branched off the [[Applegate Trail]] at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Creek,_California Davis Creek], went through [http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecology/wildhorseburro/territories/DevilsGardenPlateau.shtml Devil's Garden] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_River Pit River] passing east of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Lassen Mt. Lassen], and turning west to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Bosquejo Lassen Rancho, California], and from there to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento]. In some years as much as 1/3 of emigrants mistakenly took the Applegate Trail-Lassen Cutoff, a much longer and more difficult trail than the Truckee or Carson routes.
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:*'''''Nobles Road''''' 1851 from the [[Applegate Trail]] at Rabbithole Springs in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Shasta,_California Shasta City, California]
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=== Military History and Records ===
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==== Civil War ====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Shasta}}
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{CA Probate Intro|Shasta}}
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Anderson California Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Anderson California Family History Center]]  
**Anderson, California  
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*[[Fall River California Family History Center]]<br>
*[[Fall River California Family History Center]]  
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*[[Redding California Family History Center]]<br>
**Fall River Mills, California
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=== Societies  ===
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=== Taxation ===
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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==== Birth  ====
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==== Marriage  ====
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==== Divorce  ====
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==== Death ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites ==
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== Web Sites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/shasta-county/ Shasta County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/ Shasta County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/ Shasta County CAGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Shasta/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Shasta/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/shasta.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/shasta.html USGenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/shasta/shasta.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/shasta.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site  
*{{FHL|206948|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|206948|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Shasta County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Shasta County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Shasta County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February, 1850
County Seat Redding
Courthouse
Address Shasta County Courthouse
1643 Market Street
PO Box 990880
Redding, CA 96099
Phone: 530.225.5730
Shasta County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1880
County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records[1]

www.co.shasta.ca.us/

Historical Facts

Parent County

18 February 1850: Shasta County was created as an original county. County seat: Redding [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating California county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation California County Boundary Maps" (1850-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

14 June 1853: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged. For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Big Bend Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Shasta County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Redding
  • Shasta

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Shasta County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Cashasta.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Shasta County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Shasta County, California Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Shasta County, California Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union), Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Shasta County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Shasta - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse

Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder. See also How to order California Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Shasta County, California. Page 87At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).