My name is Jeannette Harper and I am the County Coordinator and webmaster of the Trinity County CA GenWeb site.

NEW! I am starting to add an index for the WWI Draft Registration Cards for citizens of Trinity County! It's a slow process so please be patient as I add more card information!

If at any time you have a question about Trinity County, want to submit a query or find a broken link please use the form found on every page labeled 'Contact Us' to get in touch with me.

And please be advised, this website is in no way connected to the 'official' County of Trinity. We are a site for sharing information of and for family research.

In the news! 14 May 1851 - The Sacramento Transcript: The Longest Way Round the Shortest Way Home.
To show the conveniencies of travel established on some routes through our State, in comparison with those of others, we would jot down the following which has come within our notice. A friend of ours wishing to go from Trinity county across into the next couuty, Shasta, the two most northern counties of our State, found that the trip could be more conveniently, expeditiously, and comfortably made, by taking one of the ocean steamers at Humboldt Bay, running down two or three hundred miles to San Francisco, then round up the Sacramento river to this city, thence to Colusa by steam, and thence a hundred or so miles wiih mules, up into Shasta. This is a case of going from New York to Buffalo, by way of New Orleans

Some history about Trinity County

The county takes its name from the Trinity River, named in 1845 by Major Pierson B. Reading, who was under the mistaken impression that the river emptied into Trinidad Bay. Trinity is the English version of Trinidad.

Trinity County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county were given to Klamath County in 1852 and to Humboldt County in 1853.

Trinity County has no traffic lights, freeways, parking meters, or incorporated cities.

Weaverville, the county seat, has the distinction of housing some of California's oldest buildings. The courthouse, built in 1856, is the second oldest in the state, and the Weaverville Drug Store has been filling prescriptions since 1852. The Joss House is a locally famous Taoist temple built in 1873.


Some history about the USGenWeb 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!