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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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Guide to '''Shasta County, California ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br> {{Click|Image:CA_ORP.png|California Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = Shasta County  
 
| county = Shasta County  
 
| county_map = California Shasta Map.png
 
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| founded date = February
 
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| seat = Redding
 
| 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'''] }}  
 
| 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'''] }}  
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Shasta County, California Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref> </center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Land_and_Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Shasta County, California Genealogy#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''18 February 1850:''' Shasta County was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Redding <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''18 February 1850:''' Shasta County was created as an original county. '''County seat: '''Redding <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named after Mount Shasta; the name "Shasta" is derived from the English equivalent for the name of an Indian tribe that once lived in the area. The county seat Redding and the county was created 1850. The County is located in the north central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Shasta County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/ 05/08/2017.</ref>
  
 
==== 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.
  
'''14 June 1853:''' Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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==== Records Loss  ====
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''14 June 1853:'''  All records were destroyed in the great fire of June 14th, 1853
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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=== Places/Localities  ===
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Lassen County, California|Lassen]]  
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*[[Lassen County, California Genealogy|Lassen]]  
*[[Modoc County, California|Modoc]]  
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*[[Modoc County, California Genealogy|Modoc]]  
*[[Plumas County, California|Plumas]]  
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*[[Plumas County, California Genealogy|Plumas]]  
*[[Siskiyou County, California|Siskiyou]]  
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*[[Siskiyou County, California Genealogy|Siskiyou]]  
*[[Tehama County, California|Tehama]]  
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*[[Tehama County, California Genealogy|Tehama]]  
*[[Trinity County, California|Trinity]]
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*[[Trinity County, California Genealogy|Trinity]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/bios.html Shasta County Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/bios.html Index to Shasta County Biographies] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/bios_index.htm Index to Biographies of Pioneers in Shasta County, CA] (CAGenWeb Project)
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{CA Cemeteries Intro|Shasta }}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Shasta, California''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=6&GScnty=227&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/cemeteries.htm California GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/cemeteries.html California Genweb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/california/shasta.html Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|449206|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Shasta+California&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=6&CScnty=227 Findagrave.com]
  
== Resources  ==
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=California&county=Shasta&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
=== Bible Records ===
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/california/ California's Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]
  
=== Biography ===
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california-genealogy Shasta California Cemetery Records]
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=== Cemeteries  ===
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The following web sites may have additional information on Shasta  County cemeteries.
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=120638 Saint Josephs Cemetery, Redding] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/CA/index.htm Interment.net] California cemetery records by County.
  
=== Census  ===
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*'''1850 - 1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1985807|California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Census  ====
  
 
{{Census|California}}  
 
{{Census|California}}  
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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==== 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 Records  ===
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
  
=== Crime and Criminals ===
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==== Directories ====
  
=== Directories ===
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
  
=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ===
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===== Germans =====
  
==== Germans ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
=== Gazetteers ===
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==== Genealogy ====
  
=== Genealogy ===
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==== History ====
  
=== History ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/history.html Shasta County History Records] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1891''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/history/1891/memorial/shastaco30nms.txt ''Shasta County 1891''] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Land and property ===
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==== Land and Property ====
  
=== Maps  ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
=== Migration  ===
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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[[Image:Cashasta.png|center|200px|Cashasta.png]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
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>  
 
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>  
  
 
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
 
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California  
:*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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:*The '''''Lassen Cutoff''''' 1848 was established by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush gold rushers] from [[Oregon, United States Genealogy|Oregon]] going to [[California, United States Genealogy|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.  
 
:*'''''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]
 
:*'''''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]
  
=== Military History and Records  ===
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*'''1883''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/1883pensioners.html Shasta County – List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[4th Regiment, California Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, California Infantry&nbsp;(Union)]], Company C
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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*'''1886''' - [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/military.html Civil War Veterans Rosters, G.A.R. Posts, Shasta County, California] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/military.html Index to Shasta County World War II Army Enlistees] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.genealogytrails.com/cal/ww2honorlist5.html#Shasta Shasta County World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel] (Genealogy Trails)
  
=== Obituaries ===
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=== Periodicals ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Shasta}}
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/obits.htm Index to Obituaries for the Shasta County Area] - Click on the alphabet letter to go to the Index for that letter. (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/obits.html Early Shasta County Obituaries] (Genealogy Trails)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ca/shasta/obits.html Index to Shasta County Obituaries] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Shasta}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1782 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8639 California Wills and Probate Records 1782-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ 
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*'''1833 – 1991''' {{RecordSearch|1999181|California Probate Estate Files 1833-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Redding California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Redding California Family History Center]]<br>
  
=== 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}} 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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*'''1812 - 1988''' - {{RecordSearch|1674703|California Births and Christenings, 1812-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1905 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|2001879|California Birth Index, 1905-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/misc_items/birth_ak.htm Local Registrar's Record of Births (A - K)] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/misc_items/birth_lz.htm Local Registrar's Record of births (L - Z)] (CAGenWeb Project)
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1850 - 1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1674735|California Marriages, 1850-1945}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850 - 1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1804002|California, County Marriages, 1850-1952}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1850 - 1860''' - [http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/marriage.html Shasta County Marriages] (Genealogy Trails)
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*'''1854 - 1885''' - [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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*'''1854 - 1930''' - [http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/marriage_index.htm Marriage Records Index 1854 - 1930] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*'''1960 - 1985''' - {{RecordSearch|1949339|California Marriage Index, 1960-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/marriages.htm Marriages 'in the news' for the Shasta County area] (CAGenWeb Project)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/marrnot.html Early Shasta County Marriage Notices] (Genealogy Trails)
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1966 - 1984''' - {{RecordSearch|2015584|California Divorce Index, 1966-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Taxation ===
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===== Death =====
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*'''1905 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1932433|California Death Index, 1905-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940 - 1997''' - {{RecordSearch|2015582|California Death Index, 1940-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
=== Vital Records ===
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==== Voting Registers ====
  
==== Birth ====
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=== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries ===
  
==== Marriage  ====
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'''Shasta Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 994652<br>Redding 96099-4652<br><br>
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Shasta Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 493431<br> Redding, CA 96049-3431<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascogs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007840363&o_lid=0007840363&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
==== Death  ====
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'''Shasta County Historical Society'''<br> 1449 Market Street<br>Redding, CA 96001<br>Phone: 530-243-3720<br>[http://shastahistorical.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
=== Voting Registers  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Websites  ===
  
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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.net/ca/shasta/shasta.html USGenWeb Archives] backup site
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3Acalifornia%2C%20%2Bsubject%3Ashasta FamilySearch Catalog]
*{{FHL|206948|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/ Shasta County, California Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/CA/Shasta-County.htm Shasta County CA Genealogy] (LDS Genealogy)
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*[http://www.csga.com/CAResearch/Research_county.php?CountyName=Shasta&countycode=Shasta Shasta County Research, California State Genealogical Alliance]
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 August 2017

United States
California
Shasta County

Guide to Shasta County, California ancestry, family history, and 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
CaliforniaShastaCourthouse.jpg
Address Shasta County Courthouse
1643 Market Street
PO Box 990880
Redding, CA 96099
Phone: 530.225.5730
Shasta County Website


County Information

Shasta County, California Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1852 1873 1850 1852 1880

County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1880
County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records[2]

www.co.shasta.ca.us/

Historical Facts

Parent County

18 February 1850: Shasta County was created as an original county. County seat: Redding [3]

Description

The county was named after Mount Shasta; the name "Shasta" is derived from the English equivalent for the name of an Indian tribe that once lived in the area. The county seat Redding and the county was created 1850. The County is located in the north central area of the state.[4]

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: All records were destroyed in the great fire of June 14th, 1853

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

Cemeteries of Shasta, California online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See California Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites may have additional information on Shasta County 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

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Shasta County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[5][6]

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
World War II

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.

Online Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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 [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Shasta Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 994652
Redding 96099-4652

Shasta Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 493431
Redding, CA 96049-3431
Website

Shasta County Historical Society
1449 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: 530-243-3720
Website

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 62-75. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Shasta County, California Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/cal/shasta/ 05/08/2017.
  5. 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).
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).