Butte County, California Genealogy

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Template:California-stubUnited 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

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Berry Creek Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Butte County Biography Project

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. 

  • Paradise, California Obituarie 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 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
  • Gridley Herald

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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