My name is Jeannette and I am your host, the county coordinator and webmaster for the Shasta County GenWeb site. Please get yourself a cup of coffee and let's visit!
How to use this site:
- You will find 'same' links on many of the pages in this site.
- Do not hesitate using the
search feature - it will look throughout the whole site for your
- The County Resources page has items specifically identified FOR
Shasta County research
- The State Resources page has items 'generic' to researching in California
- Queries go back to 1997. The surnames page will ID all queries posted
on this site.
- The obits page will identify surnames found
in the obituaries posted on this site. (click the letter to take you
to that page...)
A warm and special Thank You to Wallace Miceli - the
former Shasta County Coordinator I am following behind.
I also must thank the former County Coordinator's
before Wallace! You know who you are! It took
me a few weeks to organize, clean 'code' and update
these many pages. Through it all, I have been amazed at
the volume of resource material accumulated over
the years to help you, the Shasta County researcher.
As a fellow researcher, I wish this kind of data
could be found on ALL GenWeb sites! And, with the
help of volunteers like these wonderful people,
it can happen!
Lately, I have followed in your footsteps by adding a variety of 'vital' record information from old newspapers found on the California Digital Newspaper Collection. If YOU, the person visiting this website, have not taken the time to 'browse' through old newspapers you are in for a treat! History comes alive!!
We are here to help you with your family research.
is in no way connected with the 'official'
Did you know:The name "Shasta" is derived from the English equivalent for the name of an Indian tribe that once lived in the area. The name of the tribe was spelled in various ways until the present version was used when the county was established. Originally Mt. Shasta was within the county, but it is now part of Siskiyou County, to the north. Its 14,179-foot (4,322 m) peak is visible throughout most of Shasta County.