My name is Matthew D. Friend and I am the current County Coordinator and webmaster of the Trinity County CAGenWeb site.

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! 24 July 1858 - The Sacramento Union: Miners' County Convention in Trinity. — Weaverville, July 23rd. The Miner's County Convention is held to-day. The following delegates were chosen on Thursday night to represent Weaverville Precincts in the Convention: Sydney Hill - Wm. A. Lloyd, Martin Keefe; Weaverville - M.T. Crawford, Isaac Cox; WEast Weaver - Joseph Hutchinson West Weaver - H.A. Marshall; Democrat Gulch - N. Hoffman. The Democratic County Convention meets on Monday, July 26th. It has been recommended that the primary meetings in various precincts be held to-morrow. The Central Committees of Siskiyou, Shasta and Trinity meet at Trinity Center on Thursday, July 29th.

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!