The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.

Butte County Library resources to help with your genealogy research:

Other organizations maintaining Butte County history/genealogy collections:

Butte County Historical Society
1749 Spencer Avenue
Mailing address: PO Box 2195
Oroville , CA 95966
Archives Hours: Thursday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Museum Hours: Saturday 11:00am to 2:00pm

Paradise Genealogical Society
5587 Scottwood Road
Mailing address: PO Box 460
Paradise, CA 95967
Paradise Genealogical Society Library Hours:
Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday Closed

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 helpful for family history researchers:

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
USGenWeb - State by state resource listings
GenForum - 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.
Interment.Net - 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

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