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Genealogy Resources

We have a whole area devoted to genealogy at the Redding Library with bound volumes, online resources, periodicals, newspapers, and microfilm. With two computers devoted to genealogy and devoted volunteers to assist you with genealogy and family history research.

Need more information? Call the reference desk at 530-245-7252.

In the Library

  • 1500+ Genealogy Collection (view in Catalog search catalog)
  • 2000+ Local History Boggs Collection (view in Catalog search catalog)
  • Periodicals, including Covered Wagon (local history; yearly1943-current)
  • Shasta County Newspapers (microfilm: from 1852-present)
  • Ancestry Library Edition - (accessible in library only)
    Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more in this extensive online database.
  • Genealogy Computers - Two dedicated computers to use while searching genealogy.

Online

Old Shasta County Newspapers

We have a comprehensive collection of Shasta County's major newspapers starting from 1852 on microfilm. From that time newspapers have merged three times to bring us to the current Redding Record Searchlight.

Shasta Genealogical SocietyGenealogy Help

Members of the Shasta Genealogical Society are available to assist you with your family history questions and research. This is a drop-in session, no reservations required.

Location: Boggs/Genealogy section of the Redding Library on the 2nd floor.

Hours
Wednesdays:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturdays:       1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Appointments
Call the reference desk at 245-7252, with your name, number, email, and area of genealogical research.
The Shasta Genealogical Society will get back with you to set up an appointment.

See more information - GenealogyHelp pdf

Placing an Obituary Request

To place an obituary request and/or research request,

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