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Genealogy

Butte County Library has microfilm and obituary 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
530.533.9418
Archives Hours: Thursday to Friday, 8:00am 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
530.877.2330
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

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. 
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
FamilySearch.org - 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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