Butte County, California Genealogy

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United States  > California > Butte County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1850--Butte County was created 18 February 1850 as an original county.  County seat: Oroville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chico
  • Gridley
  • Liberty (Gridley)
  • Oroville

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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. 

For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1883-1896, click here

For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1902-1967, click here

For FHL entries for the obituary file index, 1963-1990, click here

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).