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It has come to my attention that not everyone doing family research understands the benefits of both finding as well as writing a well formed obituary.


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My name is Jeannette Harper. I am your host as well as the County Coordinator and Webmaster for the Tehama County CA USGenWeb Project website.

Though relatively 'new' to researching in Tehama County I have many years of experience both with family research in California as well as finding resources outside the Golden State. I sure can use your help. Here is a link to what I am looking for. Because I recently moved to the City of Red Bluff, I am going to take advantage of the local library and start transcribing obituaries as well as any other 'helpful' bits of information I can find. Let me know if you are looking for something specificall IN RED BLUFF and I will see if I can find it!

I have recently started adding 'news' items I have been finding while viewing old newspaper in the California Digital Newspaper Collection. If you have the time and want to transcribe birth, marriage and death notices, I will always welcome volunteer submissions!

At any time, should you discover a problem or, want to volunteer your services or suggest a place for me to visit, please use the form found when you click 'Webmaster' located on every page. By using this form you help make sure I only receive REAL email messages rather than SPAM or junk. And I thank you for helping out if you DO volunteer! How to get around? Click the square image on the left to return to this, the 'home' page!

About Tehama County

Tehama County was formed from parts of Butte, Colusa, and Shasta Counties in 1856. (Wikipedia)

The county is named for the City of Tehama. The origin of the name is not known. Suggested possible roots are the Arabic word tehama ("hot low-lands"), the Spanish word tejamanil (shingle), or "high water" in the dialect of local Native Americans.

The first permanent settlers in the area that is now Tehama County, were Robert Hasty Thomes, Albert Gallatin Toomes, William George Chard, and Job Francis Dye. The four men were each given land grants by the government of Mexico in 1844. Thomes received Rancho Saucos, Toomes received Rancho Rio de los Molinos, Chard received Rancho Las Flores, and Dye received Rancho Primer CaƱon o Rio de Los Berrendos. Later in the same year Josiah Belden received Rancho Barranca Colorado.

Famous early figures include Kit Carson (who took part in a fight that gave name to Bloody Island and Battle Creek), Jedediah Smith, John Fremont, and William B. Ide (the first and only president of the California Republic).

The county seat is the City of Red Bluff. (click here for more...)

About US GenWeb Project

The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together and having fun providing free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. Our national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. We also sponsor important Special Projects, gathering useful data you can access for free. You'll see variation in site style and content across our many web sites. It shows the wonderful diversity of our volunteers!

USGenWeb was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create online centers for genealogical research. Each of our literally thousands of web sites have been created and are maintained by volunteers. Some of the offerings you're likely to see in these diverse and creative sites include query boards, listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources. You'll even find transcribed records online, accessible for free from the comfort of your home. Our Special Projects, such as the nationally-recognized Tombstone Project, assist in the effort to gather these record transcriptions. The USGenWeb Archives are a major repository of data, which is provided by helpful contributors - people just like you!

USGenWeb was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create online centers for genealogical research.

About CA GenWeb Project

Yes, there IS a group of volunteers concentrating on California. We are proud to be a part of the US GenWeb project! The first California USGenWeb Project page was loaded on July 16, 1996. Space for the California portion of The USGenWeb project was originally donated by by Richard S. Wilson ~ From 2002, we are supported by Volunteers who contribute financially as they are able. Our main web page can be found at: http://cagenweb.com/

The project's volunteer participants work diligently to make the California portion of The USGenWeb Project a benchmark in on-line genealogical research locations.