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=== Land and property  ===
=== Land and property  ===
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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 2 August 2011).</ref>
:*'''''[[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.
:*'''''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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Revision as of 13:56, 5 August 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Shasta County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

14 June 1853: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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


Populated Places

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Big Bend Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Redding
  • Shasta



Land and property



Early migration routes to and from Shasta County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2]


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 2 August 2011).