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{{California-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Butte County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]][[California|California]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Butte County'''  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Butte County California genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Butte County
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| state = California
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| founded year = 1820
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Oroville
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| building address = Butte County Courthouse<br>25 County Center Dr; <br>Oroville, CA 95965; <br>Phone 530.538.7691 <br>[http://www.buttecounty.net/ '''Butte County Website'''] }}
  
'''1850--'''Butte County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Oroville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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County Recorder has marriage records from 1851, <br>born and death&nbsp; records from 1859 and land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate, probate and court<br>record from 1850; Meriam Library, California State<br>&nbsp;University Chico, has divorce, probate and court records <br>1850-1879 and natural records 1850-1960<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;<br><br>'''1850--'''Butte County was created 18 February 1850&nbsp;as an original county.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Oroville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Resources  ==
  
==== Biographies ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
[http://www.cabio.000space.com/Butte1882.html Butte County Biography Project]  
 
[http://www.cabio.000space.com/Butte1882.html Butte County Biography Project]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|California}}
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==== Church History and Records ====
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{{CA Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Oroville
 
*Oroville
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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===== Germans  =====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== History  ===
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{{CA History Intro}}
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=== Land and Property ===
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{{CA Land Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{CA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
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:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
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::*'''''Beckwourth Trail''''' 1850 left the Truckee Trail near present-day [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparks,_Nevada Sparks, Nevada] going to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oroville,_California Oroville] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]
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==== Military History and Records  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{CA Newspaper abstracts|Butte}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
The [http://www.pargenso.org/obituaries.html Paradise Genealogical Society] has a large collection of obituaries and death notices from local Butte County newspapers, The majority&nbsp;are full obituaries but also include short obituaries and death notices. The collection includes approximately 85,800 records covering the years 1855-2008.&nbsp; Letters A through F are indexed and online.&nbsp; Copies of the obituaries can be ordered for $5.00.&nbsp;  
 
The [http://www.pargenso.org/obituaries.html Paradise Genealogical Society] has a large collection of obituaries and death notices from local Butte County newspapers, The majority&nbsp;are full obituaries but also include short obituaries and death notices. The collection includes approximately 85,800 records covering the years 1855-2008.&nbsp; Letters A through F are indexed and online.&nbsp; Copies of the obituaries can be ordered for $5.00.&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/butte/webbbs_config.pl Paradise, California Obituaries Butte County, California] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. These obituaries were collected from local newspapers and funeral homes for genealogy research. The dates listed under the deceased's name represents the announcement date  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ca/butte/webbbs_config.pl Paradise, California Obituaries Butte County, California] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. These obituaries were collected from local newspapers and funeral homes for genealogy research. The dates listed under the deceased's name represents the announcement date  
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1883-1896, click {{FHL|631675|title-id|disp=here}}  
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1883-1896, click {{FHL|631675|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}  
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1902-1967, click {{FHL|628819|title-id|disp=here}}  
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1902-1967, click {{FHL|628819|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}  
*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1963-1990, click {{FHL|630101|title-id|disp=here}}  
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*For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1963-1990, click {{FHL|630101|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}  
*[http://www.cagenweb.com/butte/Gridley.A-G.htm '''Gridley Herald''']  
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*[http://www.cagenweb.com/butte/Gridley.A-G.htm '''Gridley Herald''']
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This collection was gleaned and indexed from Footnote.com. If you find possible family, the complete Obituary is available.
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{CA Probate Intro|Butte}}
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
  
This collection was gleaned and indexed from Footnote.com. If you find possible family, the complete Obituary is available.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Gridley California Family History Center]]
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*[[Oroville California Family History Center]]
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Societies  ====
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[http://www.pargenso.org/ Paradise Genealogical Society]<br>Library Address:<br>Paradise Genealogical Society<br>5587 Scottwood Road<br>PO Box 460<br>Paradise, California 95967-0460<br>Phone: 530-877-2330
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==== Taxation ====
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{{CA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{CA Vital Intro}}
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For marriages from 1851-1886 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
 
For marriages from 1851-1886 see [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].  
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Divorce =====
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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===== Death =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Voting Registers  ====
*[[Gridley California Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Oroville California Family History Center]]<br>
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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Guide to Butte County California genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Butte County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Butte County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
Location of California in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1820
County Seat Oroville
Courthouse
Address Butte County Courthouse
25 County Center Dr;
Oroville, CA 95965;
Phone 530.538.7691
Butte County Website


County Courthouse

County Recorder has marriage records from 1851,
born and death  records from 1859 and land records;
County Clerk has divorce, probate, probate and court
record from 1850; Meriam Library, California State
 University Chico, has divorce, probate and court records
1850-1879 and natural records 1850-1960[1] 

1850--Butte County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county.  County seat: Oroville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Berry Creek Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Butte County Biography Project

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Butte County, California Genealogy census records online, see: California Census.

Church History and Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about California denominations, view the California Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chico
  • Gridley
  • Liberty (Gridley)
  • Oroville

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories are available for Butte County, California Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section California Local Histories.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See California Land and Property for additional information about early California land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Butte County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[3][4]

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Butte County, California Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

The Paradise Genealogical Society has a large collection of obituaries and death notices from local Butte County newspapers, The majority are full obituaries but also include short obituaries and death notices. The collection includes approximately 85,800 records covering the years 1855-2008.  Letters A through F are indexed and online.  Copies of the obituaries can be ordered for $5.00. 

This collection was gleaned and indexed from Footnote.com. If you find possible family, the complete Obituary is available.

Periodicals

Probate Records

The county clerk is usually the custodian of probate records. The records include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

You can obtain copies of the original probate records (such as wills and estate files) by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for California - Butte - Probate records.

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Societies

Paradise Genealogical Society
Library Address:
Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
PO Box 460
Paradise, California 95967-0460
Phone: 530-877-2330

Taxation

California tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page California Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records. The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder.

Birth
Marriage

For marriages from 1851-1886 see Western States Marriage Index.

Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Amador County, California. Page 84 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
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