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==== Boundary Changes  ====
==== Boundary Changes  ====
==== Record Loss  ====
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.
==== Records Loss  ====
For a list of record loss in California counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-counties/#courthouse California Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/california/ Maps of California (1850-1925)]
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=== Military History and Records ===
==== Civil War ====
:- [[1st Battalion Mountaineers, California Infantry (union)|1st Battalion Mountaineers, California Infantry (Union)]], Company C
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-vital-records/ How to order California Vital Records]
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== Websites ==
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/ca-society-archive/ List of California Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
== Web Sites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/california/trinity-county/ Trinity County, CA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104090835347610280512 California Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/120538224699188/ California Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/trinity/ Trinity County CAGenWeb]  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/trinity/ Trinity County CAGenWeb]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Trinity/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/CA/Trinity/ Linkpendium]  

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Guide to Trinity County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Trinity County, California
Map of California highlighting Trinity County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Founded February 18, 1850
County Seat Weaverville
Address Trinity County Courthouse
101 Court St
Box 1258
Weaverville, CA 96093
Phone: 530.623.1215
Trinity County Website

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth and death records indexes1873-1905
birth and death records from 1905 marriage record rec indexes 1857-1905
marriage records from 1905 and naturalization 1850-1940
Court Services has divorce and court from 1881
probate records from 1887 and land records[1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

18 February 1850: Trinity County was created as an original county. County seat: Weaverville [1]

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

For a list of record loss in California counties see: California Counties with Burned Courthouses


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records




For tips on accessing Trinity 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.

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Local histories are available for Trinity 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.




Military History and Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Trinity 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 Trinity County, California Genealogy:

- 1st Battalion Mountaineers, California Infantry (Union), Company C

Naturalization and Citizenship


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



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 - Trinity - Probate records.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Courthouse


Family History Centers



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





Voting Registers

Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 88. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.