Butte County Library resources to help with your genealogy research:
Organizations Maintaining Butte County History/Genealogy Collections:
Butte County Historical Society
1749 Spencer Avenue
Mailing address: PO Box 2195
Oroville , CA 95966
Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
Mailing address: PO Box 460
Paradise, CA 95967
Meriam Library Special Collections
California State University, Chico
Meriam Library 305
Chico, CA 95929
Offers Historical Butte County City Directories online in PDF format.
Free Online Genealogy Resources:
California Digital Newspaper Collection is a project for the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research at the University of California at Riverside.
RootsWeb - Comprehensive set of free resources
WorldConnect Project -
Search family trees, including 480 million names
State by state resource listings
Connect to others searching a surname or location
Cyndi's List -
Categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources
Search immigration records - Ellis Island and Castle Garden (pre-Ellis Island) immigration records.
Find a Grave- Search grave and cemetery records.
Search for cemetery records .
California Death Records
Search California death records from 1940 to 1997
Chronicling America - Library of Congress site about historic American newspapers
Family history and genealogy records
U.S. Board on Geographic Names - Federal organization that maintains standard place names
National Archives and Records Administration -
Archive of Federal documents, including census records. Find locations and holdings of the National Archives