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Shasta County, California Facts

When was Shasta County, CA Created?
Shasta County was established on February 18, 1850(For the first year of organization, Trinity County was attached to Shasta County.).

What is the County Seat of Shasta County, CA?
The County Seat is located in Redding also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Shasta County, CA?
Bordering Counties are Tehama CountyTrinity CountySiskiyou CountyModoc CountyLassen CountyPlumas County .

Shasta County, CA Vital Records

Where can find Shasta County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Shasta County vital records can be found at the California Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1905, marriage records that occurred from 1949-1986 and 1998-1999, divorce records that occurred between 1962 and June, 1984. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in California for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Shasta County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for California Birth CertificateMarriage or Divorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Local Registrar of Births and Death, 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding, CA 96001; Office (530) 225-5678

Shasta County, CA Census Records

What Shasta County, CA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Shasta County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Shasta Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Shasta Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Shasta Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another California census is the California State Census in 1852. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also California Census Records Research Guide.

Shasta County, CA Courthouse and Government Records

Shasta County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Shasta County Courthouse?

Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Shasta County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in California courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless California residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Shasta County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also California Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Shasta County, CA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Shasta County, CA?
A list of Shasta County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Californiia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Shasta County, CA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Shasta County, CA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Shasta County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is basically a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

Shasta Co. CA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Shasta Co. CA Cemeteries & Church Records

Shasta Co. CA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Shasta Co. CA General and History Websites

Shasta Co. CA Immigration & Naturalization

Shasta Co. CA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Shasta Co. CA Military Records