California, Shasta County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Shasta, California, 
United States
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Location of Shasta County, California
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1851-1950
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Superior Court of California, Shasta County, Redding


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection include images of naturalizations, marriage applications, veteran burials and probate records from the Superior Court in Redding, California for the years 1851 to 1950.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Records may include the following:

Marriage license applications

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Residences of the bride and groom
  • Age and races of the bride and groom

Wills, probates and estate files

  • Name of testator or deceased
  • Event year
  • Event place
  • Names of heirs such as spouse, children, and other relatives or friends
  • Sometimes the date of death

Naturalization

  • Name of the immigrant
  • Country of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Date of Declaration of Intent or Naturalization
  • Names of witnesses
  • Signature of judge or court official

Veterans’ grave registrations

  • Name of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • War in which veteran served
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Branch of service, rank and unit of service
  • Discharge date and place
  • Next of kin
  • Date and place of burial
  • Gravesite location

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate age or date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death on the state and county level
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find probate records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land and property records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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