Researching in Trinity County

This is a partial listing of resources available for research within Trinity County. Please let me know if I am missing any person, place or organization!

Trinity County Libraries

  • Weaverville Main Branch
    Address: P.O. Box 1226
         211 North Main St.
         Weaverville, CA 96093
    Phone: (530) 623-1373
    Fax: (530) 623-4427

    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10am to 6pm
    Wednesday - 10am to 9pm
    Sunday & Monday - Closed
    Oresta Esquibel, Librarian
  • Hayfork Branch
    Trinity Center

    Genealogical information pertinent to Trinity County found at the Trinity County Library:

    • Cemetery records up to 1993
    • Name file of early Trinity County Pioneers
    • Census 1850-1910
    • Great Register 1872-1934
    • Trinity Journal on microfilm (1856-1996)
    • "Trinity" - Yearbook of Trinity Co. Historical Society (1995-1996)

Trinity County Historical Society

Address: P.O. Box 333
                Weaverville, CA 96093
Hours: Our Museum is open on the follow schedule:
     January through March - Wednesday & Saturday Noon to 4:00 pm
     April we are open daily Noon to 4:00 pm
     May through October we are open daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
     November and December - Tuesday & Saturday Noon to 4:00 pm
Web address:

Phone: (530) 623-5211
Fax: (530) 623-5053

Genealogical & Historical Societies

  • Trinity County Genealogical Societies
    Address: P.O. Box 2304
                    Weaverville, CA 96093

  • Southern Humboldt Historical and Genealogical Society
    Address: Box 785
                     Garberville, Ca 95440

Cemetery Association

Weaverville Cemetery Association
Address: P.O. Box 2788
                Weaverville, CA 96093-2788
Contact: Randall C. Clement - (530) 623-9510

Vital Records

Request Look-up - CA Birth Index

Obtaining Vital Records From County Offices
  • Certified copies of birth and death certificates for individuals who were born or who died in California are available from the County Recorder’s Office in the county where the event took place.
  • Certified copies of public marriage records are available from the County Recorder in the county where the license was issued.
  • Certified copies of confidential marriage records are only available from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
  • Certified copies of divorce decrees are only available from the Superior Court in the county where the decree was granted.

Trinity County Registrar of Births & Deaths (Web link)
Address: P.O. Box 1215
                101 Court Street
                Weaverville, CA 96093-1215
Phone - (530) 623-1215
Fax - (530) 623-8398

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed between 12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Download request forms: (Acrobat or pdf reader required)

Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Marriage Certificate

Trinity County Recorder
Address: 11 Court Street
                 P.O. Box 1215
                 Weaverville, CA 96093
Phone: (530) 623-1215
FAX: (530) 623-8398