Research Requests

Our Library and Archives is one of the best places to research local history and includes:

  • Thousands of local photographs from the 19th and 20th-centuries.
  • Early county maps and documents, such as homestead records.
  • City and county directories from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.
  • Birth, death, marriage, and cemetery records.
  • Various local history books and newspapers up to 1940.

The library and archives are located at the Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001. We are happy to assist in any research requests about the Shasta County, California area for members and non–members alike. If your search request is out of our area, we will recommend the proper contacts. Researchers may schedule a consultation with one of our staff members in person, or can request to receive help with questions related to subject or genealogical research remotely.

The fee for initiating research is free for members, $20.00 for non-members and includes two hours of research. Research will begin upon receipt of initial fee and a completed Research Request Form below. Additional research time will be charged at $20.00 per hour.

  • All research requests should be submitted in writing, using the Research Request Form below.
  • Please write a clear and concise description of the information you are seeking.
  • Briefly, indicate what you know about the individual/surname or topic you are investigating.
  • List the sources of information that have been consulted so we do not duplicate information.
  • Research requests are processed in the order that they are received.
  • Please submit one request at a time.
  • Prepayment of the research initiation fee is required. Research fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee that any relevant information will be found.

Shasta Historical Society members receive free and reduced price research services. Enjoy the same benefit by becoming a member.

Beginning your Research Request:

  1. Complete the research request form at the bottom of this page. Please provide us with as much information as you can about your research topic.
  2. Research staff will review the request.
  3. You will receive an email with information regarding research fees and how to pay them.

Fee Schedule

Membership Status Time Frame and Cost Time Frame and Cost
Society Members 2 Hours — Free $20.00 / Each Additional Hour
Non-Members 2 Hours — $20.00 $20.00 / Each Additional Hour
Rush orders Please contact the Society.

Please complete name, email, and relevant information concerning your research and questions on the form below.  Requests are accepted through this form, by email to, or by regular post to Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001.  Print this form, if you would like to use regular post.

Research Request Form

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